Simon Hart – 2021 Comments on the 2025 City of Culture Bidding Process

The comments made by Simon Hart, the Secretary of State for Wales, on 29 May 2021.

A thriving arts and culture scene has long been at the heart of a successful Wales and will remain so as we recover from the pandemic.

The UK City of Culture competition represents an opportunity to not only bring significant financial investment and regeneration benefits, but also to boost Wales’ established reputation as globally-recognised creative hub.

I encourage towns and cities across Wales to get involved in the competition, to champion hidden talent and promote local art scenes so that we can continue to highlight the unique cultural and artistic talents of Wales.