From Friday this week banners will be flying around the City of Chester to announce Chester’s hectic summer of events.
The colourful displays will be highlighting the various activities taking place throughout the summer in Chester to coincide with the countdown to Chester submitting its bid to become City of Culture 2017.
There will be 41 banners hanging from lamp posts along the central reservation of the outer ring road from HQ to the Barrs roundabout, just up the road from the Entyce studio.
We can’t wait to see the colourful displays in our city which are designed to highlight some of this summer’s programme of events and bringing the city’s cultural activities to life. The deadline for the 11 cities bidding to be shortlisted for the City of Culture 2017 title is 30 April, with a decision expected in June and a winner chosen by the end of 2013.
Councillor Stuart Parker, Executive Member for Culture, and Recreation, said: “The banners fluttering around the city will highlight just how many activities are planned for the summer and, with the new theatre and other significant developments, underline why Chester should be chosen as City of Culture 2017.
“There is some serious competition for the title with cities keeping each other guessing over exactly what their bids will contain. The wraps will come off our submission next week.”
We naturally think that Chester is a clear winner for the City of Culture title, not only is Chester the home of the best web design agency in the world but it has such a fascinating history and attracts many interesting businesses and shops.
To find out more about how to back the bid for Chester, visit www.chester2017.co.uk