Culture group’s momentum after Great Exhibition bid



By anyone’s estimation, Sheffield prepared a strong bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018.
An orchestral commission with the Hallé Orchestra, a new ‘promenade musical’ inspired by the cutlery trade and dozens of activities in city galleries and on Devonshire Green were envisaged if Government ministers gave the go-ahead for the £5 million celebration of arts and industry.
“The intensity of the bid has definitely brought us closer” But, in the event, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport chose Newcastle and Gateshead, swayed by the joint bidders’ vision of a 77-day... read more

 
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