Back the bid to see city join culture club
SOME people might raise a quizzical eyebrow at Hull's bid to be the UK Capital of Culture in 2017.
But the ambitions behind the bid being spearheaded by Hull City Council deserve praise rather than mockery.
Think for a moment of what Hull currently has to offer as a cultural attraction.
A rich maritime history, an Old Town still packed with charm and character, a nationally acclaimed cluster of award-winning free museums, major professional sports clubs, an art gallery with a string of recent prestigious national exhibitions under its belt, the country's most successful Millennium Project and a varied calendar of popular festivals are just a few which spring to mind.
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With plans for a major new visual arts centre in the pipeline for the Fruit Market, success for the Capital of Culture bid would be the icing on the cake.
Competition for the title is expected to be strong.
Other bidding cities include the likes of Aberdeen and Chester while a joint bid from Portsmouth and Southampton will present a rival to Hull's maritime appeal.
But as the old saying goes, you can't win it if you're not in it.
Let's back the bid to really put Hull on the map.