Hull has made the final shortlist to become UK city of culture 2017. If it wins, it could bring significant social and economic benefits to the area, as Sarah Clark reports
Hull North Labour MP Diana Johnson has welcomed today’s news that Hull has been shortlisted for City of Culture 2017.
– Hull North MP Diana Johnson
“I am delighted that Hull has been shortlisted for the next stage of City of Culture 2017. With Hull City’s footballers back in the Premiership, making the top four for City of Culture is a great opportunity, alongside green energy, to bring business and much-needed jobs to Hull. I’m sure that everyone in Hull will now step up the efforts to win that bid.”
The Department for Culture, Media and sport has today announced that Hull has made the shortlist for the City of Culture in 2017. The bid ties in with the aims of Hull’s 10-year City Plan to regenerate Hull as a visitor destination and centre for creative industries.