Eleven rubbish dwellings have applied for Britain’s ultimate pity-trophy.
The City of Culture is a tradition dating back a mighty nine years and is bestowed upon cities that are otherwise poor, unpleasant, or basically un-London in some other way.
“We’ve got some crackers this year, one of them is SUNDERLAND which is really bloody Northern,” beamed Culture Awardist, Simon Williams.
“We like the Northern towns as it makes us look like we’re into them when actually the award is a chance for us to ignore them for longer, hence why we gave the previous award to Hull, which it best avoided at all costs.
“Coventry has thrown their hat in as well, and there’s literally nothing there. They’ll probably win.
“Then there’s a city called St. Davids, which is the smallest city in the UK and doesn’t really count, to be honest, but the fact they’ve had a go is cute. It’s like when Baldrick tries hard in Blackadder.”
A spokesperson for Sunderland City Council said, “we are very keen to win this award, or to win ANYTHING, quite frankly.
“We’ve painted all of our citizens in green and made them stand in the city centre.
“No idea why but it’s the kind of bollocks those arty twats seem to jizz over.”