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Help shape the County of Culture bid!

An invitation from Weymouth Town Council and Portland Town Council:

Weymouth and Portland are bidding to be the County of Culture in 2025. Weymouth Town Council and Portland Town Council are working in partnership on the bid and would like your help on what should be included.

To help shape ideas, two workshops take place where residents, businesses, creatives can come together and share their ideas, hopes and dreams for the future of Weymouth and Portland!

The two workshops take place on the following dates:

Tuesday 28th May, 5.30pm – 8pm. The Council Chamber, The New Town Hall, Commercial Road, Weymouth DT4 8NG.

Wednesday 5th June, 2pm – 4pm. Portland Community Venue, Three Yards Close, Fortuneswell, Portland, DT5 1JN.

The County of Culture is an opportunity for towns, villages or hamlets in Dorset to work together and deliver a year’s worth of extraordinary cultural activity. This can include new and existing creative events and projects that our communities and visitors can enjoy. Weymouth and Portland are through to the second stage of the formal bid process.

In a joint statement, Jane Biscombe, Town Clerk at Weymouth Town Council and Matt Ryan, Town Clerk at Portland Town Council, said: “We did it! We got through to the next round of the County of Culture application process and together, Weymouth Town Council and Portland Town Council will now write the full bid. We have until the 24th June to submit our final, exciting, partnership-based submission and for that reason, our partnership working is even more crucial to secure our success. And we need your help!

“Come along to our open, drop-in workshops and share your experience and expertise. Help us expand on key areas of the bid with exciting ideas, hopes, dreams for the future, information, and evidence. With so much to showcase in Weymouth and Portland, there is no better time to bid to become County of Culture 2025!”

For more information on the County of Culture, visit https://www.theartsdevelopmentcompany.org.uk/whats-happening/county-of-culture