Department for Culture Media and Sport

uk city of culture

Derry-Londonderry has been designated as UK City of Culture 2013.

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Derry-Londonderry will deliver a substantial programme of cultural activity which will lead to a demonstrable step-change in the city, and a lasting legacy.

City of Culture 2017

We are seeking a UK city or area to be designated as UK City of Culture 2017. Cities and areas across the UK are invited to register for the competition by 28 February 2013 and to submit their initial bids by 30 April 2013. 

An Independent Advisory Panel will assess all the bids and select the shortlist and the final winning bid to recommend to Ministers.

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