European Capital of Culture: Stage 1

Closed 30 Nov 2017

Opened 7 Jul 2017


The European Capital of Culture Bid is about you, about us, about everyone in the region.  We want to create a bid which truly reflects the lives of all citizens living in this place. 

Help us make this everyone’s bid and tell us a yarn by answering the five questions in our survey:

  • What makes you happy?
  • What keeps you awake at night? 
  • What does "home" mean to you?
  • What colour makes you think of home?
  • Describe an object that represents your dreams for arts and culture here.

Your responses will help shape the vision and themes of our bid. 



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