The UK can no longer take part in the European Capital of Culture 2023 due to Brexit. Five cities: Dundee, Nottingham, Leeds, Milton Keynes and Belfast/Derry were applying to host the programme and the bidding process was almost complete, but the European Commission has now confirmed that the UK will not be allowed to hold the role after it leaves the European Union (EU) in 2019.
‘Art on the move’ by Lorenzo Hernandez
Jesus Montero, film director and writer
My Spanish friends have expressed similar bemusement at our saccharine traditions. What on earth do decorated eggs, a generous rabbit and flowery hats have to do with the Passion? Probably nothing really, which may be why I like them so much.