Newport City Council backs Swansea to be City of Culture 2021

Posted on Thursday 7th December 2017

Leader of Newport City Council Councillor Debbie Wilcox is urging people to support the Swansea bid


The Leader of Newport City Council Debbie Wilcox is lending her support to Swansea’s bid to become UK City of Culture in 2021.

Swansea’s making a strong final pitch to the Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport in Hull today, Thursday, December 7, which is Swansea’s dedicated social media day.

Newport Council is sharing the campaign and is urging local residents to help bring the UK City of Culture 2021 to Wales for the first time.

Councillor Wilcox, who is also Leader of the WLGA (Welsh Local Government Association) said Swansea winning such a prestigious honour will give a boost to the whole country.

“I would like to wish Swansea every success in its bid to becoming UK City of Culture in 2021, it will be good for Swansea and great for the whole of Wales.

“I hope people will answer the call to join the social media campaign and spread the message far and wide,” said Cllr Wilcox.

A spokesman for Swansea said:  “Every bit of support we can get will make a difference because the judges will be watching as the messages come in.

“It’s easy to do and you’ll be helping to bring the UK City of Culture 2021 to Wales for the first time.”

Here is how you can help:

Step 1: Get on to your twitter and facebook accounts.

Step 2: Follow DCMS on and

Step 3: Share your support for Swansea and – this is the important bit – include the hashtags  #Swansea and  #CityofCulture2021 in your messages and tag @DCMS when you are on twitter

It’s vital you do it before 7pm today, December 7 as that is when Swansea finds out if they have won the bid to be UK City of Culture 2021, live on BBC’s the One Show.


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