At the moment it is not altogether clear how the plans will turn out. We already have some fantastic venues in the north, both in sport and arts and culture.
A strengthened northern economy, with local decision-making powers and booming creative industries will undoubtedly encourage investment into our cultural offer. At the moment there is still an attitude amongst some that nothing exists outside of the M25. A stronger north, both politically and economically, will undoubtedly help to explode that myth.