Saturday, 12 January 2008
Capital of Culture kicks off officially
Last night was the opening ceremony for Capital of Culture Year - music, fireworks, acrobatics, light shows - all on and around St Georges Hall. Thousands of people there - and from what I have seen, some great news coverage. I know that, despite what we living here have seen of positive change, the image of the City in other parts of the UK is not always good (negative stereotypes take a long time to disappear). Hopefully the ceremony coverage, and all the fantastic things coming this year, will hope change some of those preconceptions and bring many more people to visit us.