Britain launches competition to choose the capital of European culture
The British government has launched a competition for cities that want to become the capital of European culture in 2023.
Leeds, Dundee and Milton Keynes in UK have announced their desire to win the prestigious title awarded to two European cities each year. Britain had chosen to host the 2023 event prior to the Brexit referendum last June. Whether the previously agreed plan will be followed through post triggering of Article 50 last week is still unclear. "The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union, but we are not leaving Europe,” said Culture Secretary Karen Bradley. She added: "Celebrating the cultural heritage and creativity in British cities is part of our plan for a global trend.”

12 April 2017 | Mohammed Helmy

Leeds Town Hall (photo by: Jules Li-WIKIMEDIA)