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Phil Redmond

Phil Redmond
Chair of the City of Culture Independent Advisory Panel

Reflecting on Coventry’s crown as the UK #CityofCulture2021

December 19, 2017 — Culture

Chair of the City of Culture Independent Advisory Panel

There have already been a lot of words spoken, written and recorded about why Coventry and not Swansea or Stoke or Paisley or Sunderland, and on the night of the announcement there was neither the time, nor probably the expectation to give a line by line report against the criteria in the Government’s guidance notes.…

UK City of Culture 2017

January 23, 2013 — Culture

Chair of the City of Culture Independent Advisory Panel

Television producer and screenwriter, Phil Redmond, creator of popular series Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks and Chair of the UK City of Culture independent advisory panel, on how the competition galvanizes bidding cities.