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Gloucester aims for City of Culture by 2025

Posted on 16th March 2016

Gloucester will aim for the title of City of Culture by 2025 in a strategy presented by Gloucester City Council.

Gloucester aims for City of Culture by 2025

City leaders unveiled a far-reaching strategy to transform the city from a cultural blackspot into one of the country’s landmarks, hoping to bring in even greater numbers in tourism.

Following the likes of northern cities such as Liverpool and Hull, Gloucester hopes to improve its image for both visitors and residents, as the 10-year plan will potentially unlock millions in funding from Arts Council England and other groups.

Councillor Lise Noakes, cabinet member for culture and leisure at Gloucester City Council, told the Gloucester Citizen: “Gloucester is clearly on the up but we have a long way to go to have the cultural offering residents deserve, not just for their own enjoyment and wellbeing but also for the economic benefit of the city.”

“That is why the city council has been instrumental in setting up a cultural board but it knows it can’t act alone to develop culture in our city.”

Gloucester and its surrounding towns and villages are already home to beautiful landscapes and luxury Forest of Dean holiday cottages, leading the way for tourism in the county.

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