How Bradford can become UK City of Culture – The Yorkshire Post says

THERE WAS a significant omission when Bradford Council leader Susan Hinchliffe and chief executive Kersten England were joined by Shelagh O’Neill and Clare Morrow to launch the city’s ultimately unsuccessful bid in 2016 to host the Great Exhibition of the North.

Adeeba Malik is helping lead Bradford's bid to become the 2025 Uk City of Culture.

For, while the quartet was keen to counter male dominance in society, their photo was not representative of Bradford’s multi-cultural diversity and, in fact, attractive negative comment from BAME representatives.

How refreshing, therefore, that inspirational individuals like community champion Adeeba Malik CBE are spearheading its new bid to become the 2025 UK City of Culture. Bradford has a great story to tell and deserves to follow Hull which enjoyed its year in the spotlight in 2017.

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But its case will be even more compelling if it builds grassroots support by embracing people of all faiths and demonstrating how arts in a multi-racial society can be a social and economic force for good.

This was the photo used to launch Bradford's ultimately unsuccessful bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North.

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