07-12-2017 23:25 - edited 07-12-2017 23:26
Say Coventry to me & I think of the cathedral
I have followed online the Yorkshire city of Hull as Capital of Culture as I don't travel much ... = ... brill
@jonsie you mention Bolton for shopping ... when I lived in Castleton, a district of Rochdale I'd go to Bolton for shopping via 2 or 3 buses = just can't think atm ... the 3 storeys of Marks & Spencer was my favourite = this'd be well before my son was born & he's 32 now
Hull, light show at The Deep
Wishing Coventry all the best
on 08-12-2017 00:27
on 08-12-2017 22:35
on 09-12-2017 21:00
Hard to miss them
If that's the case then they haven't lost the bid....so go boil your head grumpy chops....
Merely telling it like it is....?
Not seen them myself soo couldn't possibly comment. Last time I was in Coventry was to see someone called Godiva.... and although sent there many many times since, I never actually arrived 😂
on 09-12-2017 21:21
Anything they can do to improve it can only be a good thing but keeping the money away from the Council Christmas party fund might be a challenge in itself.....
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on 09-12-2017 21:58
I don't dispute it has gone downhill badly over the years. However, they have applied before and lost out. This time they got it. If it follows the trend of the other Cities that have been chosen it will be a total bonus, for the city, it's residents and hopefully, like Liverpool and Hull, bring jobs to the region.
I doubt the council will be pocketing any of the funds, The Culture committee spokesman said they will be keeping a close eye on all the proposed developments and visiting
As a Coventry kid born and bred and seen the results of the targeted bombing of the city, I wish them all the best. I am proud they got it. The judges chose them over all the others so there has to be a damn good reason why....
on 09-12-2017 22:40
Lovely photos @Cleoriff ... have visited the cathedral several times in the past ... 1st when studying sculpture at school to see Sir Jacob Epstein's Saint Michael & The Devil seen at the right hand bottom of Cleo's top photo ... lovely to see a link with the old & the new cathedral
Lady Godiva is synonymous with the city innit?
When living in Leicestershire we went to The Toy Museum in Coventry... & ... it's memorable, this was me + my now x-husband & our son
Pleased Stoke-on-Trent didn't get the award ... it had the 1st National Garden Festivel 1985/86 ish (x-husband was part of the design team) ... & ... what's Stoke done with it I wonder?
imhho now't but good can come of Coventry 2021
Thinking of the horror the city & it's people sufferred during WWII
Hope for Coventry ... yeah!