We are backing the bid!

The Courtyard is proud to be supporting Hereford’s bid for City of Culture 2021. In June 2016 the campaign was officially launched with its logo and website and information on how businesses, residents and cultural bodies can get involved!

The Hereford Bid is a first of its kind, being led by a dynamic consortium of cultural organisations and businesses, and will include towns and villages from across the entire county. The organisations behind the initiative believe culture is key to the growth and prosperity of the city and the region. The consortium will submit an application to the DCMS Easter 2017

Hereford is at a tipping point;  winning City of Culture would turbo-charge existing cultural activity, help underpin success for the hugely ambitious new university as well as many other initiative across the city; driving economic growth, raising the profile of Hereford on the national and international map and making it more attractive to its visitors and new residents.

Roger Morgan, Chairman of Hereford 2021, said: “There has been an overwhelming response to Hereford going for City of Culture 2021. If nothing else it is bringing us all together as one county. The next few months will be crucial to make sure that our bid is unique, presenting what Herefordshire would do if we won the City of Culture status.

“One of the ways that you can show support is to download an ‘I back the bid’ poster from the new website and display it anywhere relevant with footfall to spread the word as far and wide as possible, and do ‘like’ our Facebook and Twitter pages

“Together it can be possible to create a new cultural Mappa Mundi with Herefordshire at its heart – it’s already been an adventure, and we would like everyone to get involved and help take it the next level”.

For more information look online: herefordcityofculture.org