Lancashire is a dynamic economic region with a distinctive sense of place that is underpinned by a compelling cultural narrative – our historic stories; diverse landscapes; locally produced food and drink; thriving business sectors; community traditions and way of life have all helped to shape our cultural identity, making Lancashire truly distinctive and special.
Our natural and built landscapes provide the opportunity to enjoy both urban and rural lifestyles, whilst our diversity and rich heritage has been inspiring artists, creators and makers for hundreds of years and never more so than in the 21st Century. Along the canals and coast, in cities and within towns, countryside and moorland, there are an array of innovative businesses, thriving communities and creative people who help to tell our cultural story.
Lancashire’s cultural story is one that celebrates our unique history, immerses people in our diversity and inspires our vision for the future through the great arts, design and innovation of our people.
Lancashire’s bid to become UK City of Culture in 2025 is now looking to evolve in purpose and direction after the DCMS announced that the county has not made the longlist of locations through to the final stage of the process.