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Celebrate your shortlisted 2025 UK City of Culture location

Show your support for the 4 shortlisted places before the winner is revealed

The 2025 UK City of Culture is soon to be revealed. The winning location will be selected from a shortlist of 4 UK places which includes Bradford, County Durham, Southampton and Wrexham County Borough.

How to get involved

Ahead of the winner being announced, we’ll be shining a spotlight on each of these places in turn through our social media channels on the following days:

You can also show your support and get involved in celebrating what you love about each of these places on these days through your social media channels by:

Following DCMS on TwitterInstagram and Facebook to follow and share our content.

  • Sharing your messages of support for your favourite shortlisted city on their day.
  • Posting images and videos about your favourite places to visit and enjoy in these cities.
  • Sharing your stories and facts about what makes each shortlisted place unique.
  • Make sure you include your city as a hashtag alongside the #CityofCulture2025 hashtag to join the conversation.

About the UK City of Culture

The 2025 UK City of Culture competition follows the success of previous winning cities: Coventry 2021 which is live to the end of May 2022, Hull in 2017 and Derry-Londonderry in 2013.

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