UK City of Culture 2021: Coventry Crowned – Congratulations👏👏

UK City of Culture 2021: Coventry Crowned
Share this story...Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

UK City of Culture 2021: Coventry Crowned.  Congratulations.  Now here are five things about Coventry. A city of art, cars and music. 

The city is jubilant.

Coventry, Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Swansea were in the running to be named UK City of Culture for 2021.

The shortlist selected from 11 towns and cities. They had registered bids to take over the title currently held by Hull.  The competition was close.

The winner of the award, which comes with a £3m Heritage Lottery Fund grant, was Coventry.  It was declared Thursday December 7.

Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, John Glenn, said: “We have received strong bids from across the UK and now have a fantastic shortlist of five that reflect the diversity and cultural ambition of our towns and cities.

“I want to congratulate all 11 bids which offered brilliant examples of how to celebrate their own unique culture and heritage. And showed just how prestigious and coveted the UK City of Culture is.

An exciting event.  Each town and city was perfect for the title. But a decision had to be made. And it was awarded to Coventry

The title is awarded every four years and it means the city will host a year-long celebration of arts and performance.

Hull was holder of the title until December 7.  Celebrations started off low-key.  But public supported it.  Some, though, not hopeful it would succeed.  However it did.  Now Hull among the most visited city in England. It is a proud city.

2 Responses to “UK City of Culture 2021: Coventry Crowned – Congratulations👏👏”

  1. Prof. Kamran Mofid December 8, 2017 at 5:45 am #

    My heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to Coventry, the city that inspired me to be who I am, the city that changed the course of my life: Coventry and I: The story of a boy from Iran who became a man in Coventry:
    http://www.gcgi.info/index.php/news/752-coventry-and-i-the-story-of-a-boy-from-iran-who-became-a-man-in-coventry
    Thank you Coventry, my Coventrian friends, the sources of my inspiration and strength. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to you all.
    Coventry for ever,
    In gratitude,
    Kamran Mofid (The Boy from Iran who became a Man in Coventry)

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Hull City of Culture 2017 - the year begins👏🎉 | YNUKtvYNUKtv - December 3, 2017

    […] City was once voted the ‘crappiest town’ in Britain.  Now Hull has won the award, beating Dundee and Swansea Bay.  A great achievement a great win and a huge […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *