Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Support the Derry~Londonderry City of Culture Bid 2013

Above: The Diamond by Ronto on Flickr

Support Derry ~ Londonderry in its bid for the 2013 City of Culture!

Register on the City of Culture website.

PLACE is working in partnership with Derry City Council and Ilex and is harnessing energy and support to achieve a winning bid for UK City of Culture 2013. The bid is bringing together the creative energy of public and private sector agencies to build upon the outstanding physical, social, and cultural achievements in the city with a focus on celebrating and debating the uniqueness of Northern Ireland.

How you can help!
How to Register Your Support online & by Email

Register your support using the form on the website: and pass this on to colleagues and friends! Include a sign-off in your email signature, as part of your own e-zine campaign and forthcoming literature asking your audiences and customers to support the campaign it would be really helpful. A suggested sign off is “register your support now for Derry~Londonderry’s bid for City of Culture 2013 at

Facebook Call to Action for Businesses

Become a fan of City of Culture 2013 facebook site and make sure the world knows that Derry has the best supported bid of all the candidates. City of Culture 2013 Facebook Page: become a fan, ask all your Facebook friends to become a fan, ask them to ask all their facebook friends to become a fan. For ALL employers out there - just this once, why not encourage your staff to do the same? The ripple effect could be the thing that gets us over the line.

Information Points

Actively display leaflets, posters or provide a web link to the site. Please forward your details through to [email protected] or by telephone 02871 363558 or call into the Northern Counties Building, Waterloo Place for further info. We aim to have literature ready before Easter for distribution.


We are also keen to get endorsements from any organisations/individuals/artists. These are endorsements for the city to win the title so any suggestions please drop a quick email outlining a name and relevant contact details to [email protected]

Case studies

We really want to showcase creativity during April to the end of July and would be interested in speaking with individuals (of all abilities and ages) who you feel have really added something unique to the culture and creative achievement of the city. The core of this is answering the statement “We’re legenderry because...” If you have any suggestions again just drop a short email detailing name, contact details, a short description of what you feel the achievement/contribution is to [email protected]

Up and coming events

We are also working up ideas regarding online competitions, a showcase weekend of culture in May and the opening of the city centre culture information point which is now open in Unit 1 & 2 Northern Counties Building, Waterloo Place (t) 02871 363558. We have made a commitment to issue a weekly e-zine with updates so please feel free to circulate freely.

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