THE SOUTHAMPTON UK City of Culture 2025 bid team is delighted to announce three new ambassadors.

Jenny Packham, the fashion designer, is known primarily for her bridal gowns.
She was born in Southampton and went on to study fashion at Solent University before starting her fashion line.

Jenny has dressed a number of celebrities but her most important client is the Duchess of Cambridge. 

In 2008 she received an honorary doctorate from Solent University and continues to support the work of the university in addition to the city’s ambitions to become UK City of Culture 2025. 

In 2013 to mark the 25th anniversary of her brand she chose to partner with Debenhams because of her childhood memories of visiting the department store in Southampton. 

Her brother is naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham.

Artist Bill Woodrow studied at Winchester College of Art from 1967-68.

A former Barton Peveril College student his work was exhibited at Southampton Art Gallery in 1985 as part of the British Art Show.

His work Electric Fire, Car Seat and Incident is part of the Southampton City Art Collection. 
He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1986 and in 2002  was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts.

Dancer and choreographer Kate Prince grew up in Southampton and started local dance classes at the age of four. 

She founded her dance company ZooNation in 2002, and is responsible for Into The Hoods, the first hip-hop dance show in the West End.

ZooNation is an associate company at the Mayflower Theatre. 

Her work elsewhere has included choreography for BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance, the film StreetDance 3D and the musical Shoes. 

She has been nominated for two Olivier Awards, a Sky Arts Southbank Award, a London Dance Award and two National Dance Awards, among others. 

Kate continues to support culture in the city and will be doing during 2021 by hosting a number of workshops engaging with the young people of Southampton