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What are the best music/art cities in England?

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1. Posted by Siirii (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

What are the best cities to live in for an 18year old artist and musician? Dont need any schools or universities just the best environment (:

2. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

Recently, the BBC did a survery of the best music in Britain - and London didn't even make the top 10. In fact out of those top 10 places, only 3 were in the South. Bristol is the winner for 2010 - closely followed by Cardiff, Wakefield and Glasgow.
For arts - the top places are Manchester, Cambridge, Chester and Stratford-Upon-Avon. Not me speaking, but again - another recent survey.
There are some fantastic free art galleries scattered around the UK. The choice is pretty much endless.

3. Posted by Harriet 25 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y


I studied and lived in Glasgow for 4 years and it has an amazing atmosphere both music and art wise. Really like nothing else I have experienced. Also you are close to Edinburgh (like 1hr on train) and you can always hope on a train down south if you fancy a break.

There are lots of small gigs going on in around Glasgow and plenty of small and large art exhibitions.

I would recommend it!