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CITY OF CULTURE: We’re backing the bid, are you? #Sunderland2021

28 April 2017 Community News Culture Entertainment


Today the button has been pushed on in the first stage for Sunderland’s bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021.

The Sunderland 2021 bid team has submitted the first stage of its City of Culture Bid, and the decision to whittle down the final eleven bidding towns and cities is now down to the judges.

The 11 bidding location are expected to be cut down to a shortlist of four, and that decision is now in the hands of judges representing the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

It’s estimated that the Sunderland bid could deliver a multi-million-pound boost for the whole of the North East.

Sunderland’s bid will face stiff competition in a battle for the coveted title.

Winning City of Culture status could do wonders for Sunderland’s economy, delivering a multi-million-pound boost for the successful city.

It is estimated that this year’s City of Culture, Hull, will see an extra £60 million coming to its economy by the end of 2017.

The city has already seen a £1billion boost in investment since being announced as the winner of the title in 2013.

So come on Sunderland – get behind our City!

Spark is proud to be backing the bid!


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