I was fortunate enough to have been invited to the Guildhall to hear the result of the 2013 City of Culture bid last night. And what a night it was! We won! The link will take you to a video of us hearing the announcement - not sure how to upload it to the blog sorry!
Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard - a well deserved win for us in the North West. And a massive thank you to everyone who supported the bid.
For those of you who haven't yet seen our bid video, here it is. If you have a spare few minutes please take a look - it's beautifully put together and makes you proud to live in this lovely city!
The atmosphere in the city over the past few weeks and months has been electric. I'm off this afternoon to join in the celebration in the guildhall square. For anyone around there will be live music and dancing in the city centre today until 5pm I think. Happy Days!