Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sean Bean Supports Sheffield's Bid to Become UK's First City of Culture

Four locations in the UK will battle it out to become the UK's first City of Culture, it was announced today.

Culture Minister Margaret Hodge revealed the line-up after bids from 14 long-listed cities were scrutinised by an independent judging panel.

The successful city will hold the inaugural title in 2013.

Sheffield-born actor Sean Bean said:

I am delighted to support Sheffield's bid to become the first UK City of Culture in 2013.

Sheffield boasts an impressive array of cultural facilities, events and celebrations and is renowned for its diverse festivals around the city.

As a city that prides itself on its history of creating culture, Sheffield has the passion and the capacity to make it happen.

My message to the city is good luck with the shortlist, I think you've got the ability to go all the way and win it.

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Remember you can see Sheffield's favorite son, Sean Bean, in CASH coming to a theatre near you March 26.

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