Brave Sunderland loses bid to become UK City of Culture 2021

Brave Sunderland loses bid to become UK City of Culture 2021
 

Sunderland has lost its bid to become UK City of Culture 2021 to Coventry at the final hurdle. The announcement was made live on BBC1's The One Show on Thursday night.
The blow was delivered by arts and culture minister John Glen in Hull, the current City of Culture, shortly before 7.30pm.
Sunderland was one of five finalists alongside Paisley, Stoke, Coventry and Swansea.
Organisers hoped that victory would plough millions into the city's economy and bring thousands of visitors to Wearside.
The decision was made after an independent panel of culture experts, chaired by television producer... read more

 
7 December 2017 in Regional North East, Views: 42
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