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NEWS: Four Towns and Cities Shortlisted to Host Great Exhibition of the North

Friday, July 29th, 2016


After much deliberation, the four shortlisted towns and cities who will battle it out to host the the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018 have been named as Blackpool, Bradford, Newcastle-Gateshead and Sheffield.

Strong bids were also submitted by teams in Halifax, Harrogate, Scunthorpe, St Helens and Whitehaven.  Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture, explained:

“The Great Exhibition of the North is a unique opportunity to celebrate the creativity of Northern England and I am thrilled we received so many innovative bids.”

After the final four venues are assessed by the Great Exhibition board, the final venue will be chosen by Ministers and announced this autumn.

The exhibition will run for at least two months, showcasing the great creative, cultural and design sectors across the whole of the North with a view to helping boost investment and tourism in the region.  The Government is contributing £5 million towards the exhibition and a further £15 million to a legacy fund to attract further cultural investment in the North.

To read the full press release published on Gov.UK, Click Here.