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Norwich and the eastern region has a rich and diverse cultural base. We have not been able to include every organisation whose activities add to the cultural life of the area. If you would like to be linked to the bid, please send us your link using the form in the right-hand panel.
Norwich was one of the shortlisted cities bidding to be the 1st UK City of Culture in 2013
Derry/Londonderry was chosen out of a field which included Norwich, Sheffield and Birmingham by an independent panel of judges led by Phil Redmond
The Norwich bid was led by a bid team made up of representatives of the Council - the lead body, the City of Norwich Partnership and representatives of major cultural organisations in the city through consultation with a wider range of groups, advisors and individuals
Although Norwich didn't win, the bidding and consultation process will help to develop a 2020 cultural vision for the next 10 years in the city through a new cultural partnership for Norwich
The Norwich bid was supported by Stephen Fry, Amit Chaudhri, Miranda Raison, Richard Jordan, Marco Pierre White,more than 6000 Facebook supporters, the Evening News and EDP, the business community, dozens of arts organisations and thousands of people across the city, county and region