Why Nottingham shouldn’t be Capital of Culture in 2023

Thanks, but no thanks...
    • We’re from Notts, we live in Notts, but we’re just a little bit bored of everyone saying how great Notts is all the time.

      It seems that there’s a broken record playing somewhere that’s led to some big-wigs thinking we should become European Capital of Culture in 2023. With just weeks to go, it appears our city’s gone mad and already thousands of people have pledged their support to back the bid. Madness!

      Contrary to popular belief, at DYT HQ we don’t think Nottingham should win.

      And here’s why…

       

      There isn’t much in the way of food…

      Pizza is only served by the metre…

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      Someone say metre long pizza? ❤️#pizza #metrelongpizza #food #friends #nottingham #oscarandrosies

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      The doughnuts are bigger than your face…

      You can have your favourite meal in a meal…

      The world’s cuisine is available on your doorstep/opposite the 68 bus stop…

      Eat Global, Dine Local @nottsstreetfood #Yum

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      Did someone say mushy peas?!?!

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      There isn’t anything to do in Nottingham…

      Nothing to do at all…

      Who’s had one of these before? #cockonastick #nottsalgia #goosefair #cocksonsticks #Nottingham

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      Nope.

      Nothing.

      Not.

      Feeling magical inside the Nottingham caves.

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      A.

      Single.

      Thing.

      Nottingham is just ugly to look at…

      Attenborough walks ? #bankholiday #monday #attenborough #attenboroughnaturereserve #walk #views

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      Just look at this building…

      Admiring a bit of #watsonfothergill victorian architecture as I walked around #nottingham today. #itpaystolookup ?

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      and this one…

      #hero #watsonfothergill #architect #nottingham …….?

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      …bloody hell, he’s everywhere!

      One of Nottingham’s finest #architecture #watsonfothergill #nottingham #citylife

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      ew.

      #oldmarketsquare #nottingham

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      Uh no.

      Its almost time to return to this beautiful campus. We cannot wait to see you all this term!

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      And you’d think with a couple years of practice Nottingham would get it right…

      There’s no character in the city…

      #robinhood #robinhoodtour #nottingham #tourists

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      The trees are old AF…

      800 – 1000 years to be specific

      Speaking of old, the pubs are olddddd.

      Nottingham isn’t even famous for anything.

      Some lovely Nottingham poetry adorning the walls of the Gooseberry Bush. #poetry #nottingham #literature #robertmillhouse

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      MTV haven’t even been round Bat Man’s crib…

      And it doesn’t have a thriving independent scene

      And top reading material. Get yersen one here :)#nottingham #leftlion

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      The people of Nottingham are not very charitable

      and all they do is quack…

      #duck #duckeh #ayupduck #nottingham @holliemax90 alright duckehhhh ??

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      It’s not a nice city…

      Nottingham by night ✨ #nottingham #wheel #councilhouse #lovelynottingham @mynottingham #nottinghamisok #freezing #fridaynight #travel #england #eastmidlands #oldmarketsquare

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      It’s the BEST CITY IN THE WORLD!

      Sorry not sorry another #nottingham2023 photo! Still buzzing ? #lovenotts

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      Okay, so we may have clickbaited here… we clearly think Nottingham should be European Capital of Culture in 2023. Why? Because we’re awesome!

      Agree with us? Let everyone know by supporting the bid!

      Can you think of any other reasons Nottingham shouldn’t win? Comment below.

      Aged 13 – 25, and love Nottingham as much as us?
      Check out these awesome opportunities we have for 13-25s as part of #Nottingham2023

      Join in the Capital of Culture conversation:

      Instagram: @Nottingham2023
      Facebook: facebook.com/Nottingham2023
      Twitter: @Nottingham2023

      • Courtney Nettleford

        Courtney is a filmmaker living in Nottingham, in between filming and looking at Reddit, she also works as a producer for the Cultural Studio Nonsuch.

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