UK city of culture

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I get knocked down: Leeds’ year of culture rises from the ashes of Brexit
Leeds’ bid to be European capital of culture was scuppered when Britain left the EU – but the city is carrying on regardless with dancing, barn-building and statues to local heroes

Robyn Vinter

10, Jan, 2023 @3:43 PM

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Ten reasons why Bradford deserves to be 2025’s city of culture
From Charlotte Brontë to David Hockney and Zayn Malik, my home town of Bradford has a rich cultural history – and its beauty is balm for the soul

Saima Mir

02, Jun, 2022 @2:38 PM

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The Guardian view on Bradford, city of culture: Yorkshire’s triumph| Editorial
Editorial: The latest city to win the cultural crown must now work to transform its citizens’ hopes and possibilities


01, Jun, 2022 @5:53 PM

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‘Welcome home sexy’: Bradford relishes its year in the limelight
Unloved by outsiders for decades, the West Yorkshire city is delighted to be UK’s city of culture 2025

Josh Halliday North of England correspondent

01, Jun, 2022 @5:28 PM

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I used to balk at telling people I was from Bradford – now it’s a UK city of culture | Ghazal Abbasi
Forget the negative media portrayals: from the Brontës to chai shops, this city is teeming with culture old and new, says the investigative journalist and researcher Ghazal Abbasi

Ghazal Abbasi

01, Jun, 2022 @2:29 PM

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Bradford named as the UK city of culture 2025
City announced winner after months of competition, beating Southampton, Wrexham and County Durham

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

31, May, 2022 @6:40 PM

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New Music Biennial review – a broad-minded mix of genres and styles
On its 10th anniversary, the biennial featured 10 new pieces and 10 revivals, from Paul Purgas’s pulsing tape piece to Arlene Sierra’s touching work for three pianos and birdsong

Andrew Clements

24, Apr, 2022 @2:09 PM

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Ghosts in the Ruins review – Nitin Sawhney’s ‘new take’ on Britten’s War Requiem falls short
With only a vague sense of narrative and precious little to stir the emotions, this new work struggles to reflect Coventry’s proud, vibrant history

Stephen Pritchard

05, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Ghosts in the Ruins review – Nitin Sawhney’s Coventry celebration fails to rise to the occasion
There’s poetry, pulsing ambient music, choirs and even Britten, but this site-specific work marking the 60th anniversary of Coventry Cathedral’s consecration was disappointingly bland

Andrew Clements

28, Jan, 2022 @1:16 PM

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Send us to Coventry! How the Turner Prize and a touring bin put the city on the map
It started with lockdown and a broken angel, but Coventry’s year as city of culture is highlighting its reputation for resilience

Claire Armitstead

11, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Eight candidates for the next UK city of culture announced
Areas will receive £40,000 grants to support the next step of their applications to succeed Coventry

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

07, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Turner prize 2021: a collective effort to make art radical again
Pickled cows and unmade beds: the art award has always challenged convention. But in 2021 it is going further, by abolishing individual artists altogether

Jonathan Jones

27, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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