WEB VOTE: Can Ripon become a capital of culture?

The location of the new cinema on North Street in Ripon. (1301294AM1)
The location of the new cinema on North Street in Ripon. (1301294AM1)

In Ripon’s promotional video bidding for Portas Pilot funding, the idea was put forward of making the city a “capital of culture and city of celebration”.

Ripon Cathedral already hosts top quality arts and music events, Fountains Abbey is a World Heritage Site, and there are many art gallerys and music venues dotted around the city and surrounding towns and villages, such as Masham.

There has been a further boost with the announcement top independent cinema chain Curzon will take over the running of the cinema/bar/restaurant complex currently under construction on North Street in Ripon.

We want to know: do you think Ripon can become a capital of culture and city of celebration?