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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 Star this if you like it!

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 Star this if you like it!

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 Star this if you like it!

Hi,

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!

Harriet