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Derby is a city that has always had creativity and innovation at its heart.

The UK City of Culture is run by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), inviting places across the UK to set out their vision for culture-led regeneration.

The title is awarded every four years, with the winning city creating a year-long cultural celebration which is rooted locally and has national significance.

Derby, the birthplace of the industrial revolution, site of the world’s first factory, a leader of the English enlightenment, a city of innovation, and industry home to Rolls-Royce, Bombardier, Toyota and many others, will put its rich and vibrant heritage at the centre of a bid to become City of Culture 2025.

Derby is at its best when it works together, and the city’s bid will unite communities, organisations and businesses.

Through city-wide collaboration, effort and focus, Derby’s bid will act as a springboard for culture-led regeneration in the city.

Recognising that culture is fundamental to the city’s recovery, and its ambition to create a confident, diverse economy, and a place of health and happiness.

Read our full media release here

Culture Strategy