Culture champion Aidan Angus believes the region as a whole will benefit if Sunderland is named UK City of Culture 2021.
The 37-year-old is a management consultant and photographer from Fulwell.
He has lived in Australia, the US and Thailand and thinks this gives him a different perspective on his home city.
Today, with 16 days to go until the UK City of Culture final bid has to be submitted, he explains why he has become a culture champion.
“I’ve seen how the city has changed and progressed in recent years.
“We’ve gone through some hard times, but the city has reinvented itself and I think we now deserve something like the City of Culture title – it would really put us back on the map.
“It would be great for the city, especially the next generation, and if we’re…
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