UK City of Culture is a competition run by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) every four years.
Previous winners are Derry/Londonderry in 2013 and Hull in 2017, with both experiencing a massive boost in tourism in their year in the spotlight, as people travelled to visit the incredible events organised to celebrate in these cities. The title also prompted a challenge to keep the progress going with a ‘what can we do next’ attitude.
Coventry was announced as next UK City of Culture on Thursday 7 December 2017 on the BBC’s The One Show, fighting off fierce competition from Paisley, Stoke, Sunderland and Swansea, and the year as UK City of Culture starts in May 2021.
Find out more information and the latest news here: coventry2021.co.uk