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Claudia Murg

Founder, Executive Director

UK City of Culture

UK City of Culture - 01 June 2022

On 31 May, the winner of the UK City of Culture 2025 was announced. It was not Southampton. Cllr Kaur, the Labour Leader of the council said that 'Even though Southampton may not have secured the title for City of Culture 2025, we proved that we are indeed brimming with culture and in incredible communities the bid has unlocked a scale of ambition, vision and financial commitment that is unprecedented, with over 150 businesses, cultural and community organisations and 11 neighbouring local a...

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Is This Street Made for Me?

Is This Street Made for Me? - 07 January 2022

We Make Southampton is pleased to announce the launch of a new community research and film project with the working title ‘Is This Street Made for Me?’ We Make Southampton (WMS) CIC is running the initiative with the Future Cities Community Hub of the University of Southampton Public Engagement with Research unit. Listen to Claudia's interview discussing the project on BBC Radio Solent here Project Aims ‘Is This Street Made for Me?’ aims to explore and capture the stories embedded in t...

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Wake me up when it's all over!

Wake me up when it's all over! - 19 November 2021

As I finished reading the INews opinion piece on the outcome of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), the first thing that crossed my mind was to hide under the duvet in a dark room and sing to myself ‘Wake me up when it’s all over’. The Inews article, written by someone I know, trust and respect, Dr James Dyke, articulated with depressing clarity the outcomes of the Glasgow conference, earlier this month. James is an Earth system scientist and Assistant Director of th...

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