Lancashire 2025
Back the bid

Have Your Say!

A once-in-a lifetime opportunity for Lancashire and our future generations

Lancashire is bidding to become UK City of Culture 2025. It will be the first time that a county-scale cultural programme will compete for the title and the team at Lancashire 2025 needs you, the residents of Lancashire, to help build a programme that will win this prestigious competition. Winning will bring about major change and lasting benefits for all of Lancashire.

Lancashire 2025 will be for everyone no matter what age, gender, race, sexuality, religion or education. Making sure everyone has a chance to get involved is at the heart of the Lancashire 2025 vision and by inviting everyone to have their say, we can make sure that the bid submitted belongs to us all, every single person in the county.

Lancashire 2025 exists to enhance the wellbeing of all people of the county, regardless of location, through a unique arts and culture eco-system. To make that happen we’ve created three easy ways to start conversations with the 1.5 million people who live in Lancashire and we would love you to get involved.

As our first countywide conversations take place and the project develops, we will start to introduce more ways to take part. But for now, check out the information below to get involved with Phase 1 of the project.


Fill in the Lancashire 2025 ‘Have Your Say’ survey. Completing this survey will help us to start understanding the things that are happening in Lancashire right now and what you think about them. We will use this information to make the strongest case possible for winning the title and bringing about a revolution for arts and culture across the county.

You can access the survey HERE

Join a Lancashire 2025 ‘Have Your Say’ drop-in session. For now we will be holding workshops online and, when things become safer, in person at various points throughout the lifetime of the project. Our drop-in sessions will be the perfect place to share your thoughts about culture, Lancashire and your hopes for the future.

We will post details of our first session here on our website soon. So please check back for further announcements.

Share a Lancashire Snapshot. Send us a photograph, video or piece of writing about a place, activity or event you care about. That could be a beautiful outdoor landscape perfect for a festival; a run-down area that you’d love to see cleaned up and re-imagined by artists; or a venue or event that was significant for your community but is no longer running and you’d like to see it come back. There are no right or wrong suggestions for our Lancashire Snapshots. By doing this you will help us to see and understand the things and places our communities value most across the county.

To find out more about how to submit a Lancashire Snapshot click HERE

Every completed Have Your Say Survey, Lancashire Snapshot or conversation at a drop-in session helps us take another step towards winning the title, so we thank you all in advance for your help and support.

Get involved – Have Your Say – Let’s win for Lancashire!


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