The Wigley Group is proud to be backing Coventry’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021.

We have recently become 2021 Club members – which means we are contributing to the city’s effort to become UK City of Culture, a title currently held by Hull, alongside many other businesses and organisations in the area.

As well as our 2021 Club membership, we also launched a photographic competition where we have offered up-and-coming photographers the opportunity to use our equipment to help capture the city from a different angle.

Becoming UK City of Culture in 2021 would bring huge benefits to Coventry – and the surrounding region – not only culturally, but socially and economically too.

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport set a deadline of February 28 for cities to put themselves forward and now that deadline has passed, it has revealed that Hereford, Paisley, Perth, Portsmouth, St Davids, Stoke, Sunderland, Swansea, Warrington and Wells will be moving forward with a bid – alongside Coventry.

An initial bid must be submitted by April 28 before shortlisting takes place in May/June of this year. Full and final submissions will be required from shortlisted cities by September 29.

The final decision on who is UK City of Culture 2021 will be announced in December.

The bid team need all of the support it can get on social media so make sure you are following @coventry2021 on Twitter and Instagram, as well as like its page on Facebook.