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Image from Derry Londonderry City of Culture 2013. Image courtesy of Derry City and Strabane District Council.

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Image: Derry-Londonderry 2013 (Derry City & Strabane District Council)

How are UK Cities and Capitals of Culture evaluated?

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The Height of the Reeds, Opera North (Hull 2017) Photo: Tom Arber

People and processes: who’s behind evaluations of UK Cities and Capitals of Culture?

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© Without Wall's Urban Astronaut, Wakefield Council. Photo: Andrew Benge

My essential reads: the role of culture in place-based development

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Opera North's As You Are in the County Arcade, Leeds 2023. Photo: Justin Slee.

UK Cities and Capitals of Culture evaluation reports: a quick guide

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