Lancashire 2025
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About Us

Lancashire 2025 will comprise of one hundred urban, coastal, rural, multi-scale and ambitious creative projects that will showcase the county’s ambition and grit to the UK. Bringing Lancashire together, the programme will represent the full scope of our creative cultures by combining Culture, Commerce and Creative Communities. Creative projects will be delivered by our most progressive leaders and pioneering creatives, under- represented voices and fresh talent.

Our Purpose

Lancashire 2025 exists to enhance the wellbeing of all people of the county and future generations, regardless of location, through a unique arts and culture eco-system.

Our Mission

Lancashire 2025 aims to produce an ambitious and inclusive cultural programme at county scale that can be woven together to integrate the urban, the coast and the countryside.

Lancashire 2025

Lancashire 2025’s bid is driven by a strategic partnership between Lancashire County Council, The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and the University of Central Lancashire. Delivered in partnership with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Blackpool Council, Lancaster City Council and Preston City Council. In association with all our local authorities. Supported by Marketing Lancashire, Creative Lancashire and Digital Lancashire.

A new company 'Lancashire 2025 Ltd’ has been established to deliver the bid, overseen by an independent chair and board. Debbi Lander is the Bid Director for Lancashire 2025.

The Team

Tony Attard OBE - Chair

Graham Baldwin - Company Director

Mark Rawstron - Company Director

Jenny Rutter - Company Director

Angie Ridgwell - Company Director

Debbi Lander - Bid Director -

Ben Blackman - Operations Director -

Andrew Caleya Chetty – Technology Consultant -

Sarah Rowland - Project Producer -

Loz Kaye - Citizen Engagement Manager -


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