A thank you from us

Since early November, we have been holding city wide consultations in order to gather ideas for our bid to become UK City of Culture 2025. Led by Bid Director, Claire Whitaker OBE, our virtual focus groups have covered all aspects of culture; from food to sport and music.

In addition, we have been asking you to complete a short questionnaire on our website so that you can let us know your ideas and have a say in what you want for Southampton. At the end of November we launched a competition to give away 100 limited edition City of Culture t-shirts to those of you who completed our survey and it's safe to say that they disappeared pretty quickly!

‘Listening to our local community is at the heart of Southampton’s bid to become UK City of Culture and our programme will be shaped having identified the themes for our bid. We want people of every age, faith, ability, race and sexual orientation from across Southampton to share their ideas with us and to have a say in shaping the future of our city.’ Claire Whitaker OBE.

Thank you to all of you who have taken the time to complete our questionnaire which will close on December 13th.