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EAST KENT OUT OF THE RUNNING FOR UK CITY OF CULTURE COMPETITION

Today we learned that East Kent willl not be progressing to the next round of the UK City of Culture 2017 competition.
 

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Can bid defy the odds to reach City of Culture's final five?

East Kent will this week discover if it has been successful in it's bid to reach the shortlist to become the UK City of Culture 2017.

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Spaced star Jessica Hynes backs East Kent culture bid

SPACED and 2012 actress Jessica Hynes is the latest well-known name to throw her weight behind East Kent's bid to become UK City of Culture 2017.

With just a week to go before the judges decide which of the 11 areas will make it through to the next round, East Kent's bid has revealed some high-profile supporters...

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East Kent 2017: News Roundup

Run a business in East Kent? We'd like to invite you to take part in our dedicated survey for East Kent businesses, and add your voice to the campaign. The survey is designed to get your views on East Kent’s creative economy and gather ideas for what you would like to see as part of the area’s City of Culture year in 2017.

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East Kent 2017: News Roundup

The last few weeks have been busy ones for the campaign. We recently took one step closer to the title with the submission of our first phase bid to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. This is the first of several newsletters that will be...

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A delightful museum in all respects

A city centre museum could receive a massive cash injection after being shortlisted for the ArtFund Museum of the Year. The Beaney in Canterbury is one of ten across the country chosen to be finalists in the competition...

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MP Julian Brazier backs east Kent City of Culture bid

Julian Brazier believes east Kent's blend of vibrant urban centres and heritage make it the ideal place to become the UK's City of Culture in 2017. The Tory MP for Canterbury and Whitstable has written to culture minister Ed Vaizey...

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Big names backing City of Culture bid

Movie stars, TV presenters, musicians and even a saggy old cloth cat are among the high profile names to support East Kent's bid to become the UK's City of Culture in 2017. Among them is Canterbury-born Hollywood heartthrob Orlando Bloom...

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We could be the imagined city of culture

Dover and the rest of East Kent should become a "city of culture", council bosses have said. The area of East Kent is bidding to become the UK City of Culture 2017...

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Confidence grows over East Kent City of Culture bid

East Kent has taken a step closer to becoming UK City of Culture 2017, after it submitted its first phase bid to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport yesterday (30 April). The bid, consisting of a thirty-page document, has emerged out of extended consultation with an ever-growing list of cultural organisations...

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Hastings and East Kent battle for City of Culture title

Areas in East Sussex and Kent are among the 11 in the country hoping to be named the UK City of Culture 2017. Hastings and a joint entry from five districts in East Kent are among the contenders for the title. The deadline for bids passed on Tuesday and a shortlist is due to be announced in June...

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Orlando Bloom, Tom Daley and Billy Connolly support City of Culture bids

Celebrities including Orlando Bloom, Gary Rhodes and Tom Daley have shown support for their hometowns in placing a City of Culture bid. Tomorrow the 11 British cities which have been competing to become the City of Culture 2017 will formally submit their bids...

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Damian Collins: Back east Kent City of Culture bid

East Kent is bidding to become UK City of Culture 2017, and next Tuesday will make its formal submission to the Government, along with ten other shortlisted locations, including include local rivals like Hastings and Bexhill, as well as cities further afield such as Chester and Aberdeen...

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Orlando Bloom backs East Kent City of Culture bid

Lord of the Rings actor Orlando Bloom has backed a bid from his home county to become UK City of Culture in 2017...

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Bob and Roberta Smith mirrors support for UK City of Culture 2017 bid

East Kent’s bid to become the UK City of Culture 2017 hits the road this week, with a specially designed artwork touring sights asking people, quite literally, for their reflection on the local area.

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Hemingway and Chipperfield back East Kent City of Culture bid

Designer Wayne Hemingway and architect David Chipperfield have both given their backing to East Kent's bid to become UK City of Culture in 2017...

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Culture is an economic force...ask Kent

Amid the economic debate of budget week, the role of the arts as a driver of growth is all too often ignored. This, in English Tourism Week, represents a missed opportunity, when we could be celebrating the regeneration potential of the arts and heritage industries.

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