Leicester culture plans will still go ahead

A member of the City of Culture board has said that despite losing out on the 2017 title, plans for the city will go ahead anyway.

Fiona Allan, CEO of Curve Theatre, told ITV News that some of the ideas created as part of the bidding process could happen as soon as next year.

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Leicester 'City of Culture' bid

Leicester has lost out in its bid to become UK City of Culture 2017. The announcement that Hull has made the successful bid was made this morning.