#Wrecsam2025 – Our bid to become the UK City of Culture in 2025!
We’re Wrexham – We’re proud, passionate and ambitious.
We want the opportunity to tell OUR story – Wrexham’s story.
Becoming UK City of Culture allows communities that don’t usually have a platform to share their stories.
We want to do more than just talk about what we have, but showcase who we all are, where we’ve come from, and what we’d like our future to be.
We can celebrate our past whilst raising the bar on our ambitions.
From taking a quiet stroll along our UNESCO World Heritage Site to crowd-surfing at a gig, we’ve got a lot going on.
We’ll use our year as a platform to engage and promote our diverse and vibrant communities, whilst delivering a world class events programme.
We already know that Wrexham is awesome- but we need your help to spread the word…
The Football Association of Wales itself was founded at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel in Wrexham in 1876 – and the town has been an integral part in the development and success of Welsh football ever since.
“Clubs in the town and the surrounding areas are rich in passion, history and tradition. The recent developments taking place both on and off the field will hopefully create an exciting and successful future and we as an association want to play our part.
On the behalf of all of us here at the Football Association of Wales, we wholeheartedly support your bid, and we look forward to working with you over the next few months (and beyond) to plan a number of events and opportunities to ensure that Wrexham is named UK City of Culture 2025.”
“Can’t deny how much I adore Wrexham, from our traders, sporting legends and savvy local businesses to our musicians, wordsmiths and artists – spanning our green spaces, Chirk, Caia Park, to the Republic of Rhos. The brilliance of Wrexham is unquestionable. As a people and community, we’re proper mint!! I won’t apologise for banging our mighty drum, not sorry.”
“The National Eisteddfod of Wales is delighted to endorse and be a part of Wrexham County Borough Council’s City of Culture bid.
The Eisteddfod is the largest cultural festival in Europe and is a celebration of the Welsh language and culture. Encompassing all aspects of the arts and culture of Wales, the Eisteddfod is an inclusive and welcoming festival, which attracts over 175,000 visitors each year. Described as Wales’ leading mobile regeneration project, the Eisteddfod week is the highlight of a two year community project, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together.
Winning the City of Culture bid will be an amazing opportunity for Wrexham, and we’re confident the year will be hugely successful as well as providing a long lasting legacy to the future.”
What is the UK City of Culture Award?
Wrexham County Borough has been selected as one of the four areas shortlisted to become UK City of Culture in 2025.
This competition uses culture as a catalyst for levelling up areas outside London and puts new parts of the UK on the cultural map internationally.
This is the first time regions and groups of towns have been encouraged to apply to become ‘UK City of Culture,’ with 2 of the 4 remaining in the bid (us included) not being cities.