The initiative is administered and judged by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The title is awarded once every four years and is a hard fought for honour. The inaugural holder was Derry-Londonderry in 2013, with Hull taking over the title this year. Both cities have reported significant social and economic benefits as a result of holding the title. Winning UK City of Culture status would result in a multi – million pound boost for the City, which would do wonders for Swansea’s economy.

The result will be announced next Thursday, 7th December on the One Show.