Congratulations Sunderland on City of Culture Bid 2021

Congratulations to all those involved in submitting the bid for Sunderland to become City of Culture in 2021.

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"The bid was submitted to the Government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and will be considered along with 11 cities that are bidding for the title.

The bid has been written by a team from the University of Sunderland, the MAC Trust and the City Council, with lots of help and support from everyone across the city to make the best bid for Sunderland.

We will find out at the end of June 2017 if Sunderland will be one of the four cities on the shortlist who will be invited to put in a more detailed second stage bid. The winner will be announced at the end of the year."

To find out more and support the City's bid to become the City of Culture 2021 - sign-up for updates at the Sunderland2021.com website or follow the bid on the official Facebook Page.