Bradford presented its Great Exhibition of the North bid to Great Exhibition board chair Sir Gary Verity yesterday at the National Media Museum in the city.
Bradford’s bid promises to deliver spectacular and immersive mass participation events which unite the North of England and celebrate its important role in the future of the United Kingdom.
The Great Exhibition will bring together leading artists, designers and business innovators to create a world-class experience that will be thought provoking, transformative, life affirming, welcoming, playful, optimistic and fun.
The city will take visitors on a journey of discovery that pays tribute to the past, celebrates the present and allows them to imagine the future using wearable technology and augmented reality.
Organisers also plan to commission a renowned director to make a crowd-sourced film with contributions from across the world about the kind of future people want to see.
The Exhibition will cover the universal themes of transport, health, energy, home, food, communication, music, fashion, education and sport.
Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader of Bradford Council, said: “Bradford is a re-emerging as a strong force in the North of England, following a focused period of regeneration in the city centre.
“Locating the Great Exhibition of the North in the city has the power to rebrand Bradford as a diverse, modern and vibrant global city, giving a strong and positive message as a role model for the rest of the UK.”