In 2025, Rotherham will become the world’s first Children’s Capital of Culture. It’s a big title for a borough with a big dream.

Our journey to 2025 took off in February 2022, celebrating Rotherham’s incredible culture creativity, and community with a week-long Children’s Capital of Culture launch festival, created together with young people in our borough.

And it doesn’t stop there. Between February and June 2022, we want to give every child and young person in Rotherham the chance to get involved in designing the Children’s Capital of Culture programme, and play their part in shaping the borough’s future through a colourful series of events, workshops and collaborative opportunities.

We will also be using this time to give young people in Rotherham more life-changing training and skills opportunities than they’ve ever had before, that will make a lasting impact on them and on our borough.

Are you ready to become Children’s Capital of Culture 2025? Together, we will make Rotherham a place that young people are proud to call home.

Local stories for Children's Capital of Culture

Children's Capital of Culture Upcoming Events

- Tom Austen
Get up to Speed with Culture & Leisure

A new culture and leisure themed careers and networking event, which aims to inspire and excite children and young people to take an interest in working in the industries. Open… View

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Troll Festival

A Children’s Capital of Culture event inspired by Thor the Guardian Troll of Thurcroft. The post Troll Festival appeared first on Hidden Gems. View

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House Of Future Creatives

Our team of Trainee Creative Producers invite other young people to a red-carpet event designed to unlock the creative possibilities of the next generation in South Yorkshire. With filmmaking, art,… View

- Tom Austen
House Of Future Creatives

Our team of Trainee Creative Producers invite other young people to a red-carpet event designed to unlock the creative possibilities of the next generation in South Yorkshire. With filmmaking, art,… View

- Tom Austen
World Building with L.D. Lapinski

A reading and world-building workshop, followed by a Q&A and book signing. L. D. Lapinski is the author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency trilogy, published by Orion Children’s (UK), by… View