#Wrecsam 2025

#Wrecsam 2025

Why are we doing this?: 

#Wrecsam 2025

Wrexham County Borough has been announced as the only place in Wales, and one of the final eight places in the UK, longlisted to become ‘UK City of Culture 2025’ (a title awarded to towns, cities and local areas across the UK once every 4 years). Previous holders of the prestigious title, awarded by UK Government, have gone on to secure millions of pounds in investment, create jobs and attract thousands of visitors to their local areas. The current title-holder is Coventry.

The full longlist places in the running for the 2025 title is:

 

  • Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon
  • Bradford
  • Cornwall
  • County Durham
  • Derby
  • Southampton
  • Stirling
  • Wrexham County Borough.

 

With financial support from the UK Government, a full application is now being prepared to bring the title to the county borough. This application will be submitted in February 2022, with the winning place announced in May 2022. Key to our application, vision and plans, will be sharing the passion, creativity and pride of all those who make Wrexham their home. From Pontfadog to Pentre Broughton, Rhosnesni to Rhosllanerchrugog – we want to make sure that everyone has the chance to have their say, and support Wrexham in becoming UK City of Culture 2025.

More information about UK City of Culture 2025 title can be found HERE.

Questions regarding Wrexham County Borough’s application can be emailed to wrecsam2025@wrexham.gov.uk

Keep following our social media and #Wrecsam2025 for more news and information.

 

(Please note that this engagement is distinct from the ongoing assessment of ‘cultural wellbeing’ being delivered by Wrexham’s Public Service Board, about which we may have already spoken with you; and distinct from Wrexham’s application for city status).

What do we want to know?: 

With financial support from the UK Government, a full application is now being prepared to bring the title to the county borough. This application will be submitted in February 2022, with the winning place announced in May 2022. Key to our application, vision and plans, will be sharing the passion, creativity and pride of all those who make Wrexham their home. From Pontfadog to Pentre Broughton, Rhosnesni to Rhosllanerchrugog – we want to make sure that everyone has the chance to have their say, and support Wrexham in becoming UK City of Culture 2025.

More information about UK City of Culture 2025 title can be found HERE.

Questions regarding Wrexham County Borough’s application can be emailed to wrecsam2025@wrexham.gov.uk

Keep following our social media and #Wrecsam2025 for more news and information.

 

(Please note that this engagement is distinct from the ongoing assessment of ‘cultural wellbeing’ being delivered by Wrexham’s Public Service Board, about which we may have already spoken with you; and distinct from Wrexham’s application for city status).

What we found out: 

This engagement helped in our understanding of what Wrexham culture is, and what culture means to the people of Wrexham.

To read the full City of Culture engagement report, please click here.

 

What difference has it made?: 

Culture plays a part in people’s daily lives and has a capacity to change and improve our surroundings and wellbeing.

We want to ensure that the links made during the City of Culture 2025 competition and the learnings from it are not lost, and head towards a future where culture plays a key role in our planning and decision making for the benefit of the county.

Consultation start date 04 January 2022
Consultation end date 31 March 2022

Contact

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Guildhall
Wrexham
LL11 1AR
Elaine Smith