European Capital of Culture

Clash of Drums
IF 2014. Faust by SouthPaw Dance at Xscape

Milton Keynes is bidding for the European Capital of Culture title for 2023.  

We are looking to become the third UK city to hold the title following on from Glasgow in 1990 and Liverpool in 2008; whose campaigns were the catalyst for regeneration and a boom in the culture and creative.

MK will be bidding places like Leeds, Truro/Cornwall, Dundee and a joint bid from Belfast, Derry & Strabane for the 2023 title.

Festive Road are helping to link in with the local community to inform and obtain views on Milton Keynes’ European Capital of Culture 2023 bid, and culture generally in MK. Festive Road have created a cycle powered bus, the MK Culture Coach, and a Travel Lounge  which will 'pop-up' at events and places in Milton Keynes. Visit Festive Road for more information. 

We are asking people four questions to collect information and help shape the bid. Please take five minutes to answer our survey.

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