WARRINGTON’S bid team is heading to London to hand over its document to become 2021 City of Culture today, Thursday, ahead of Friday’s deadline.
Bid chairman, Dan Price: “I accept that we are not UK City of Culture now but this is about making the best of our resources and skills so we can be by 2021.
“We will be a city by 2021 but we do not need to be a city to apply. This is about getting it right in four years. Hull weren’t City of Culture in 2013 and Derry weren’t four years before that.
“Some people think City of Culture is about delivering regeneration. But it is not. It is about making the most and capitalising on existing regeneration plans.
“And we have those in place and they will be here by 2021.”
Read more about what is contained in the 100 page bid, over on the Warrington Guardian website. The bid has been supported from organisations across the borough including Wire FM and both Warrington Worldwide and Warrington Guardian.
We wish the bid the very best of success here at WArringtonMusic.co.uk
Visit the warrington2021.com website for more information about the bid.
The department of culture, media and sport will look at the bids and says a shortlist of four will be given in June.