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Gordon Brown & New Cities of Culture

Jan 9th, 2009 | By

Following on from yesterday’s blog on the success of Liverpool as one of the 2008Cities of Culture, I thought which city this year.As is now the custom there are two, Vilnius in Lithuania and Linz in Austria. Linz is twinned with Edinburgh but as far as I can see, Vilnius is not twinned with any UK city. As would be expected, both have a series of special events to celebrate the year.But it is not only Europe that has cities of culture. Since the nineties
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Will we have more cities of culture?

Jan 8th, 2009 | By

As we wrote a year ago, Liverpool was one of two European cities of culture in 2008. the Liverpool Culture Company has just presented it’s report on the effects of the year and reckons that it generated about £800 million for the city and encouraged 3.5million first time visitors. To me this seems a tremendous achievement and, it seems the Culture Secretary, Andy Burnham, thinks so too since he has asked officials to look at the possibility of having a British city of culture every
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