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Durham reaches next stage of UK City of Culture 2025 competition

13 October 2021

County Durham is a step closer to being crowned UK City of Culture 2025 and this fantatsic news has been met with joy and resolve by the partnership driving forward the bid.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced its longlist of eight locations that will progress to the next stage of the prestigious contest.

County Durham is among those to have been selected from the 20 bidding locations and now has until January 2022 to finalise its bid.

Durham County Council submitted the initial expression of interest with principal partner Durham University on behalf of Culture Durham – a partnership of organisations united by their belief in the power of culture to transform lives. Durham Cathedral is proud to support the bid.

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