In 2019, the City of Bradford announced its intention to bid for City of Culture 2025. With stiff competition expected from cities across the UK, Director of Bradford 2025 Richard Shaw will share the background to Bradford’s bid, the process and milestones, their progress to date and how the new guidelines are impacting the bid.

About The Speaker

Richard Shaw

Richard Shaw is the Bid Director of Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture bid. After roles at English National Ballet, the National Theatre, Lion Television and the BFI, he moved to Bradford in early 2020 to work on the district’s bid for the 2025 designation.