Norwich misses out in UK City of Culture race


Norwich was pipped at the post after Derry/ Londonderry was named UK City of Culture 2013 at a ceremony in Liverpool. However, it has been recognised as a cultural city and some of the creative ideas that helped get us into the ‘fantastic four’ cultural cities will still happen in the run-up to and during 2013.

Read the "Norwich Will Celebrate Anyway" press release here

Welcome to Norwich City of Culture site


Norwich is a City of Culture!

On this site, you can find out about the recent UK City of Culture competition; the Norwich bid,  who  supported the bid and why, and more about what makes Norwich a creative and cultural place. This site was the bid site and will gradually change into a Norwich culture site with news and updates of what is happening in Norwich, so be sure to keep dropping in, sign up for our newsletter, or join the Facebook group and take part in the conversation!

So, Norwich didn't win the recent competition but people who live here know that it is already a city of culture and that we intend to build on the bid to guide the development of the city forward. The competition was not about who is the most cultural city but also about who will benefit most from having the title in 2013. The Norwich case was built upon the need for greater profile for the city and also to use culture to improve the lives of people living in Norwich and surrounding areas. We can still do this without the title - winning would have made it easier but we can still do it if we work together.

This site continues to tell the story of Norwich, your culture, your ideas and what you like about the city. Go to the Get Involved page, send us your ideas for developing culture in Norwich or showcase what you do. You can help show off some of the great things that make Norwich unique by loading up photos, videos and music produced here. We want to show everyone that Norwich is a buzzing place with talented people that will take the city forward.

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