Russell T Davies: 'We need to feel proud of our region'

Russell T Davies says Swansea has a 'wealth of creative talent' and culture. Credit: DCMS

Russell T Davies, the television producer and screenwriter who famously revived 'Dr Who' is hoping Swansea Bay will win the City of Culture 2017 title and thinks it will be a great opportunity for those living in the area:

"There are so many people in this region who have songs in their hearts, or plays or stories. Give them a platform and all the ideas will come tumbling out.

"We need to walk taller and feel proud of our city and our region. If I had a billion pounds to spend on Swansea I’d revitalise the seafront and get the Mumbles train working again."

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Swansea Bay loses City of Culture bid

Swansea Bay has lost out to Hull in its bid to become the UK City of Culture 2017. Dundee and Leicester, were also in the running for the prestigious title.