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Coventry named UK city of culture 2021

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West Midlands city sees off competition from Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Swansea to take title Coventry has been named the UK’s city of culture for 2021, a one-off opportunity to boost the economy, tourism, civic pride and access to the arts but also, its backers hope, a chance to be in the limelight and have some fun. It follows Derry and Hull as the third UK city of culture, a programme modelled on the European capital of culture concept which had such a dramatic effect on the fortunes of Glasgow in 1990 and Liverpool in 2008.
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