VIDEO: Apples, pears and poets as the Swansea Bay UK City of Culture 2017 bid came to Swansea Market
IT was a case of apples, pears and a chorus of poets in Swansea Market.
The local poets gathered to give an impromptu performance of their work for market shoppers.
It was organised by the #CwtchTeam who are hoping to help Swansea Bay win the UK City of Culture title in 2017.
The Bay is in the final four of the competition where it is battling for the prestigious title against Dundee, Hull and Leicester.
A host of major events are being lined up for the region — which includes Carmarthenshire and Neath Port Talbot — if the bid is successful, ranging from surfing festivals and theatre to lectures from world leaders in the arts, entertainment and science, and international rugby matches.
It has been estimated that winning the bid could be worth £70 million to the region’s economy, as well as providing a lasting cultural legacy. The four candidates vying for the title have all submitted their bids and next month will have to give a final presentation to the panel of judges.
The winner is expected to be announced in Derry/Londonderry, which currently holds the title, in the week beginning November 18.