Bradford, Stirling, County Durham, and Wrexham are among the spots in the running for the title of the UK’s City of Culture 2025.
The longlist, revealed by new Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries, likewise incorporates Cornwall, Southampton, Derby and Armagh City, Banbridge, and Craigavon.
The triumphant city, which will succeed Coventry, will be declared in spring one year from now.
Interestingly, each listee will get £40,000 worth of speculation.
They will all work with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) to finish their offers before the waitlist is reported right on time one year from now.
She added: “I anticipate seeing what this splendid longlist has in store as they proceed in the opposition.”
More places than any time in recent memory put in offers to turn into the following UK City of Culture. An underlying rundown of 20 spots was trimmed down to eight possible champs by an autonomous warning board.
All bidders were approached to clarify how they would utilize culture to develop and fortify their neighborhood, how they would utilize it to recuperate from the effect of Covid.
Just as Coventry, other past champs have included Hull and Londonderry.