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Coventry's 2021 City Of Culture Bid

EDM number 315 in 2017-19, proposed by Colleen Fletcher on 13/09/2017.
Categorised under the topic of Cultural heritage.

That this House welcomes Coventry's shortlisting to be named UK City of Culture in 2021; recognises Coventry as a city of welcome and diversity, a city of innovation and invention, a city of peace and reconciliation, a city of extraordinary history, culture and heritage; further recognises the role of cultural assets like the Coventry Music Museum, Belgrade Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry Cathedral, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry Transport Museum, Godiva Festival and others in promoting the arts across the city; celebrates the diversity of Coventry's musical heritage as the city that pioneered electronic music, created 2-Tone, hosted the first legal all-night rave and brought Bhangra to the mainstream; notes Coventry's industrial contributions to cultural advancements as the birthplace of the modern bicycle, the jet engine and the motorcar, and its continuing role in automotive engineering; further welcomes the contribution to the city's cultural identity made by the University of Warwick and Coventry University, both of which add to the vibrancy and diversity of the city; further notes the cross-party support for Coventry's bid within the city and across the region; and calls on the Government to support Coventry's bid to be named UK City of Culture in 2021.

This motion has been signed by a total of 7 MPs.

Colleen Fletcher13/09/2017Coventry North EastLabourProposed
Jim Cunningham13/09/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Geoffrey Robinson13/09/2017Coventry North WestLabourSeconded
Adrian Bailey13/09/2017West Bromwich WestLabourSeconded
Matt Western13/09/2017Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSeconded
Hugh Gaffney14/09/2017Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon09/10/2017StrangfordDUPSigned

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