Derry’s MP has congratulated Hull on being named the next UK City of Culture.
“I would like to warmly congratulate Hull on winning this positive accolade,” Mark Durkan said this morning after Hull was announced as the 2017 City of Culture.
“I know that the MPs for Hull really believe that they have a cultural edge and also really believe in the difference that City of Culture status can make.
“Hull will now get a bit longer to plan their year than Derry had and will also have the benefit of Derry’s experience as the maiden City of Culture.”
The SDLP MP continued:“I have assured the MPs that all of the delivery partners in Derry will share all relevant insights with them so that Hull can make the most of this significant civic and cultural opportunity and the economic potential that comes with it.”