Creating a culture of positive change
"CULTURE" can bring positive change, says Plymouth Theatre Royal boss Adrian Vinken.
Mr Vinken, pictured right, chairman of the Plymouth Culture Board, said: "This prestigious title presents a great opportunity for the city not only to put on a fantastic year of cultural celebration in 2017, but also to use the prize to bring in additional investment to the city in the run up to 2017 and during the year.
"Plymouth has a fantastic history and a landscape and geography second to none. We have great stories to tell.
"We believe we can harness these strengths and the enthusiasm and creativity of the people here to put forward a compelling case to Government, demonstrating how we will use culture to bring about positive change.
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"Winning the City of Culture would enable us to put on a world-class programme of events, and would be a key milestone for us as we build towards our ambitions for the Mayflower anniversary celebrations in 2020."
Chris Arscott, chairman of the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, said: "It's fantastic that Plymouth aspires to this.
"Not long ago we would have though it was way outside our aspirations.
"The city as a whole will gain a lot and it will help to build our confidence."
Mr Ascott added that the Waterfront Partnership would contribute towards the bid.