Sunderland Loses City of Culture Bid 2021

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Sunderland Loses City of Culture Bid 2021

Post: # 14401Post cam
07 Dec 2017, 21:53

Sunderland Loses City of Culture Bid 2021

The results came in at the end of the BBC's One Show about 7:30pm tonight.
Sunderland done all it could to get the title but it wasn't to be this time around.
We were one of five cities shortlisted, the others were; Paisley, Stoke, Coventry and Swansea.
The judges in their wisdom gave the City of Culture 2021 to Coventry.
It was a bitter blow to Sunderland who really couldn't do any more in its attempt.
The city gave its all and prepared well enough but its a case of better luck next time.

https://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/bra ... -1-8899218
I might have the day off today!

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Re: Sunderland Loses City of Culture Bid 2021

Post: # 14402Post Sandy Mackem
07 Dec 2017, 23:13

Not nice for the city, but the Sunderland is still on the up.
Together with the new bridge and the City Centre being rejuvenated, there will be other opportunities to sell the city.

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Post: # 14407Post Mawsey
08 Dec 2017, 10:21

Ah well, better luck next time. Its their loss not ours, lets keep Sunderland's little secret to ourselves ;)

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Post: # 14410Post Light Brigade
08 Dec 2017, 10:43

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. There will be quite a few unhappy people today but its not the end of the world. Lets move on and get the city back on track in other ways. The lads can help start things off.

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Post: # 14415Post Gibsy
08 Dec 2017, 19:53

Sunderland can apply again for the 2025 City of Culture so its not the end of the world. By then I expect much more of the city to be developed. The new bridge or Northern Spire will help with this in its own way.

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Post: # 14423Post Jenky
09 Dec 2017, 12:40

Lets just give it to Coventry because that place is in far more need of a boost than Sunderland ever will be ;)

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Post: # 14433Post blockheed
09 Dec 2017, 15:32

Roll on 2025 then, good things come to those who wait.

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Post: # 14465Post Crawford
10 Dec 2017, 15:43

It's not the end of the world for Sunderland.
I am sure behind the scenes, those in charge are bitterly disappointed but there will be another opportunity to show off our great city.

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