City of Culture battle sees introduction of new publication

A new magazine has been launched by The Sentinel – in support of a bid by Stoke-on-Trent to be named as UK City of Culture.

Ten other places are hoping to claim the crown in 2021 – including Coventry and Hereford.

As part of its backing, The Sentinel has launched a new magazine called The Place 2 Be, which will be distributed at public buildings across Stoke, and a new channel on its website.

Sentinel Editor Martin Tideswell said: “Whether or not the bid is successful we believe that auditing our cultural inventory and creating a positive narrative about our city is a ‘win-win’.

“Staging good quality public events, promoting brilliant local businesses and terrific entertainment venues or world-class museum collections and exhibits can only be positive and nurture a sense of pride in our patch.”

“We are extremely proud of the Potteries and its people. Like any city, Stoke-on-Trent has its challenges, but we believe it is a great place in which to live, work and invest and The Place 2 Be reflects this,” he added.