Medway’s UK City of Culture 2025 bid has announced an opportunity for everyone in and around Medway to get involved in helping to shape Medway’s UK City of Culture bid.
Creative Estuary is a huge supporter of Medway’s UK City of Culture 2025 bid and it’s another example of why Creative Estuary is one of the most exciting cultural hubs in the world.
Medway’s 2025 bid together with Creative Medway launched Medway’s Great Big Ideas Call Out as part of an event attended by locals and bid supporters on board a newly revealed Medway 2025 bid boat on the River Medway.
We encourage everyone in the local area to support the bid by getting in involved in the call out, which is open to everyone of all ages to make suggestions, pitch ideas and voice what they would like to see happen in Medway during 2025 and over the life of the area’s new decade-long cultural strategy.
Digital resources will be made available to every school in the area with the ambition of allowing every child and young person in education to submit their ideas as part of the development of the bid.
Whether in the form of creative commissions, public events, community projects or changes to Medway’s places and spaces, people across the area are invited to share who they would like to see perform in Medway, what opportunities they would like for local people and how they would like to bring Medway to life. No idea is too big or too small, with locals invited to say if they would like to be involved in bringing their ideas to life themselves should they be picked.
To submit an idea, locals can head to the Medway 2025 website homepage, fill out a form at their local Medway library or pop their idea into any of the ideas post boxes popping up around Medway. Submissions are welcomed in video, audio or written formats or in British Sign Language in any language.