From a royal visit to Liberty clash, bid message is spread
WE are slightly amused.
The Princess Royal might have wondered why a big fluffy heart seemed to be following her around the city during last week's visit, when she dropped in on Oystermouth Castle and the Wales National Pool.
The scarlet mascot behind Swansea Bay's bid to become the UK City of Culture 2017, also met up with Swansea City FC mascots Cyril and Sybill before the Arsenal match.
The Cwtch even managed to score a half time penalty against Cyril, who had a clear height advantage.
Heaven knows what Arsene Wenger, who is not famous for his jaunty personality, made of it all.
Russell T Davies, Michael Sheen and the Swans squad have given the campaign their backing, with Swansea Bay taking on Hull, Dundee and Leicester.
Swansea Bay, together with the three other short-listed cities, submitted a final bid to Department for Culture Media and Sport.
An independent advisory panel will decide upon a winner, set to be announced in November.
The Welsh Secretary, David Jones, threw his support behind Swansea and said he felt the area was in with a good chance when he visited the region on Friday.
"From its National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, the miles of stunning Gower coastline, and the National Botanic Gardens of Wales in Carmarthenshire, there is no doubt in my mind that now is Swansea Bay's time to shine," he said.