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21 reasons why Sunderland deserves to win the bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021

From folleys and former Futureheads to stadium gigs and award-winning brass bands; and from internationally renowned cultural spaces and pop-up record shops to top drawer glass making and a learning legacy which stretches back 1,400 years, there are many things Sunderland clocks up big scores for on the culture scale.

Here are the first 21 we’ve compiled with The Cultural Spring in Sunderland.

Read the full list here!

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