Brandon Lewis – 2021 Comments on the 2025 City of Culture Bidding Process

The comments made by Brandon Lewis, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on 29 May 2021.

As Derry-Londonderry proved in 2013, the UK City of Culture is a prestigious title which served to harness its wonderful heritage and culture to change perceptions of the city, attract investment and create local employment.

I encourage cities in Northern Ireland to enter the 2025 competition to showcase the very best of what Northern Ireland has to offer the UK, as an integral part of the Union.