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Medway launches its aspiration for City of Culture 2025

We’re delighted to announce Medway’s aspiration for to become the next City of Culture in 2025.

Medway has a rich heritage and great future, with so much to offer including historic sites, award winning country parks, excellent schools, a thriving economy and inspirational residents.

City of Culture will create a legacy for Medway, improve local pride within communities & promote the cultural offer not just across Medway, but across the country too. Medway’s aspiration will further establish the area as a great place to live, work, learn & visit.

We’d love for you to join Medway’s exciting journey, sharing your stories about why you love Medway and helping to promote Medway and the City of Culture campaign with your family, friends and work colleagues. Medway hosts a number of events and activities, including cultural, sports and festivals, for residents to enjoy and take part in.

Why should we bid for City of Culture?
o To create a legacy for Medway and sense of belonging
o To support our young people through the provision of creative and cultural skills in our schools, our college and our Universities, creating employment opportunities
o To deepen local pride within our communities
o To enhance our cultural and creative offer, raising our creative ambitions and aspirations
o To improve diversity and inclusion, supporting both the social regeneration and social isolation agendas
o To recognise the importance of arts and culture in improving health and wellbeing
o To attract inward investment, growing our local economy.

We want you with us on our journey and would love you to:
o Promote Medway’s cultural offer with family and friends
o Get involved with our journey to become City of Culture, joining us at our festivals and arts events
o Share stories and photos about Medway’s history, and your part in it. Tell us what you love about Medway
o Be proud of Medway as a great place to live, work, learn and visit!