Live updates: Swansea Bay's UK City of Culture 2017 bid taken to London
SUPPORTERS of Swansea Bay's bid to claim the prestigious City of Culture in 2017 are waving the flag for the region in London.
They are heading to Westminster in their busload, with others travelling to the British capital by train to showcase the area.
Cultural stars including Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones, actor Michael Sheen, singers Katherine Jenkins and Cerys Matthews, along with comedian Rob Brydon and screen writer Russell T Davies are all linked to Swansea Bay.
Swansea entertainer Lyn Mackay will be performing at the Jubilee Room event in the Palace of Westminster along with Mal Pope and members of the Phoenix Choir.
Lyn, who set off with other supporters at 6.30am this morning, said: "I am proud to be representing Swansea Bay today.
"I love Swansea and have always lauded it globally.
"The City of Culture 2017 is another event which will help put Swansea on the map.
"We have so many choirs and operatic societies, actors and so many comedians and entertainers - it's a cultural hub."
Members of Swansea Tourist Office, Mumbles Love Spoon Gallery, Jenkins Bakery, the Mumbles Collective, Joe's Ice Cream and Thomas Watkin are also at the event.
Treboeth-based Sian Pearce, musical director of the Phoenix Choir, added: "I feel so privileged to be here today.
"What better way to show off Wales than through a male voice choir.
"We have welcomed the Olympic torch and X Factor judges to Wales - it's a huge honour to be asked to perform in Westminster."
Reporter Liz Perkins will be bringing you updates and pictures from London in the live feed below.