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UoN backs Nottingham's bid for European Capital of Culture 2023


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Nottingham will be bidding to become the European Capital of Culture 2023. The announcement was made at a launch event held on Wednesday 16 August. The University of Nottingham is backing the city’s bid.

The European Capital of Culture is a city — or cities — designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year. During this year the European Capital of Culture will host a series of cultural events. In 2023 both the UK and Hungary will host a European Capital of Culture.

Nottingham will be competing against Belfast, Dundee, Leeds and Milton Keynes but Nottingham’s European Capital of Culture 2023 bid team is confident of heavy support from across the Midlands.

University of Nottingham Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir David Greenaway added: “Creativity and cultural vibrancy is an engine for growth, business and graduate retention and poses huge opportunities for our city, students and public.”

Nottingham’s bid forms part of the Nottingham Cultural Strategic Partnership’s 10-year cultural framework plan and will be developed by Festival and Events International.

Visit the Nottingham ECOC website to get involved and show your support for the bid:


You can also show your support by following the Nottingham ECOC channels below:

Instagram: @Nottingham2023
Twitter: @Nottingham2023

Posted on Wednesday 16th August 2017

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