Yesterday news broke that Sunderland had failed in their bid to become the City of Culture 2021.
Twitter has reacted to Sunderland being pipped to the post by Coventry in the City Of Culture bid. Many people reacted in different ways to the news:
TWLieutenancy who is the Her Majesties representative for Tyne and Wear had her say.
So disappointed that the City of Culture 2021 is not Sunderland, yet so proud of the bid and what the team have achieved so far. We must rise to the challenge and continue to achieve the city’s cultural ambitions #Sunderland2021
— TWLieutenancy (@TWlieutenancy) December 8, 2017
— Carnival Kids (@Carnival_Kids) December 8, 2017
The main feeling on Twitter was that people were “gutted” and “disappointed”. Also, a lot of people were proud of what Sunderland has achieved and praised Coventry on their victory.
The campaigners who fought for the City Of Culture have been resilient throughout and will carry on to do so.
It wasn’t to be, but we certainly gave it our best shot! Well done and thank you to everybody in Sunderland who put so much energy and passion to this. We know it will bring amazing things to the city regardless. This is just the beginning! Everyone is still #WelcometoSunderlandpic.twitter.com/27jRNpS0rG
— Sunderland 2021 (@Sunderland2021) December 7, 2017
The Sunderland 2021 campaign account sent out this tweet soon after the news broke. The tweet thanked everyone for their belief and the energy and passion that was put into the campaign. Although it wasn’t the result that Sunderland wanted a lot of positives can be taken from this as the tweet said: “We know it will bring amazing things to the city regardless” and “this is just the beginning!”.
Sunderland is now part of a family of cities all working hard to change our future through culture. Brilliant to travel back from Hull with the @Paisley2021 team. #Sunderland2021 #Paisley2021 pic.twitter.com/fkd5LQQHJl
— Sunderland 2021 (@Sunderland2021) December 8, 2017
All smiles around as the campaigners from Paisley and Sunderland travel back home from Hull together. No doubt the hard work will continue onto the next City Of Culture bid!