Stoke-on-Trent has lost the bid to become the next UK City of culture 2021 against Coventry.
The results were announced live tonight (7 December) on BBC One’s The One Show.
The City has been participating in the bid to take over Hull’s title who were announced winner of UK City of Culture 2017 in 2013.
Stoke was shortlisted for the 2021 title amongst other contenders Coventry, Paisley, Sunderland and Swansea.
The award is given every four years to a city that demonstrates the belief in the power of culture.
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