Southend, the Capital of Culture?

In case you’ve not been following the local press, the town of Southend-on-Sea is bidding to become the UK’s Capital of Culture 2013.

So, what are Southend’s selling points?

  • Events such as the Southend Airshow, Southend Carnival and Leigh Art Trail?
  • Tourist attractions such as our 7 miles of beaches and our pier?
  • Or perhaps our two theatres, new University campus, football team, and our pub and club scene?

Liverpool won European Capital of Culture status in 2008, setting a benchmark for a UK culture capital. Are we as cultured as Liverpool? We’re apparently competing against Manchester, Derby and Durham for the Capital of Culture title, and we’ll know by Spring 2010.

Any thoughts on our bid?

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  1. Spencer Smith 27 October 2009 Reply
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