Deadline passes for Plymouth's City of Culture bid

The deadline for bids to become UK City of Culture 2017 has now passed. Plymouth has submitted its 30-page document to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. A shortlist will be announced in June. Plymouth will be competing against:

  • Aberdeen
  • Chester
  • Dundee
  • East Kent
  • Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea
  • Hull
  • Leicester
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Swansea Bay

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Plymouth culture city bid

Plymouth has handed in its bid to become the UK City of Culture for 2017 (30 April 2013). It could mean financial rewards of many millions of pounds and global recognition.