Hull named UK City of Culture 2017
Hull has been named as the UK City of
Culture 2017, beating Leicester, Swansea Bay and Dundee to the
Secretary of State for Culture, Media
and Sport Maria Miller said: "This is brilliant news for Hull and
everyone involved in the bid there.
"This year's UK City of Culture,
Derry-Londonderry, demonstrates the huge benefits that the title
brings. These include encouraging economic growth, inspiring social
change and bringing communities together.
"It can produce a wonderful mix of
inward investment and civic pride, and I hope Hull's plans will
make the most of all that being UK City of Culture can bring."
TV producer Phil Redmond, who chaired
the advisory panel that helped choose the winner, said all four
shortlisted cities showed a "real understanding" of what the award
But he said: "Ultimately it was the
unanimous verdict of the panel that Hull put forward the most
compelling case based on its theme as 'a city coming out of the
Posted on: 20/11/2013
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