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Swansea awaits City of Culture 2021 reveal

Swansea is due to find out if it will be named the UK City of Culture for 2021.

The city is up against Coventry, Paisley, Stroke-on-Trent and Sunderland for the coveted title.

If successful, it's hoped over 5,000 jobs could be created in Swansea as tourism to the city is boosted.

After so much hard work everyone in Swansea is on the edge of their seats ahead of the Thursday. It's brilliant news that the winner will be announced on such a fantastic platform and of course we are all hoping and praying for a good result!

To see our bid being backed from the across of the world is truly staggering. As we get ever closer to the final decision the support has been pouring in from all over Swansea, Wales, the UK and now the world! We hope we can do our namesakes proud.

– Cllr Rob Stewart, Leader of Swansea Council

Famous faces have been throwing their collective weight behind the bid.

Actor and activist Michael Sheen OBE quoted Swansea's most famous son, Dylan Thomas in support of the city.

This is Michael Sheen here in support of Swansea, the ‘ugly, lovely town’, where ‘ambition is critical’ and we all ‘sing in our chains like the sea’. Come on Swansea!

– Michael Sheen, Actor

Swansea 2021 has drawn so much backing since the culture bid was launched, from artists, writers, sportsmen and women, from business leaders and from people from overseas who have a soft spot for our city. This has been one of the most heart-warming aspects of the Swansea 2021 campaign and I’m hopeful that this groundswell of support could help us win this important title.

– Kevin Allen, Film writer and Director

The winner is due to be revealed in Hull by the UK Minister for Arts, Tourism and Heritage at 7pm.