Londonderry celebrates its 2013 City of Culture status
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Swansea to bid for UK City of Culture 2017

Representatives from Swansea Bay, Hull, Leicester and Dundee arrive in Northern Ireland to pitch to be the next UK City of Culture in 2017.

Representatives of each of the shortlisted bids have travelled to Londonderry to hand in their submissions.

The trip is also a chance for the cities to learn lessons from those involved in running 2013's events.

The government set up the UK City of Culture competition after the success of Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture in 2008.

Swansea Bay is the bookies favourite with William Hill are offering odds of 2/1 on the event coming to Wales.

The BBC's Mark Hutchings reports from Swansea.

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  • 14 Nov 2013