TWITTER | 21 - 09 - 2017

DUNDEE CULTURE SOCIAL MEDIA HUB

Hello! My name is Andrew Batchelor, Dundee's youngest ambassador who has studied at Harris Academy in Dundee! Dundee is my home and I am proud to be a Dundonian. I have always had an interest in my home city but in recent years have been interested in the culture in Dundee!


I started Dundee Culture back in August 2013 to originally support Dundee's UK City of Culture bid in 2017 where I posted the latest news on the bid process and spread the word out, but in the end, Hull's bid impressed the judges more and won. I originally wanted to end Dundee Culture at this point but by influence from popular demand, I continued my Facebook and Twitter pages under a new name: Dundee: A City of Culture, then to, Dundee Culture.


I think after the bid process for the UK City of Culture, Dundee Culture has been proven very popular: over 30,000 people now view Dundee Culture's Facebook page every week and both Facebook and Twitter likes and follow combine to over 10,000 likes and followers.


From the first few years of Dundee Culture, it has been amazing, I have held the Queens' Baton as part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, won the inaugural Evening Telegraph Community Spirit Awards, been named as one of four young people who have ruled the tech world and in 2017, was named by Digital Leaders as one of 10 top young digital leaders. Dundee Culture is an amazing platform to show Dundee's cultures! Dundee is an amazing cultural place - so if you are wanting to visit - why not come down?


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BBC MUSIC | 20 SEPTEMBER 2017

Dundee Culture is also featured on social media networks: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn


Dundee Culture's editors picks are a new feature to our site picked by creator Andrew Batchelor. The editor's picks are chosen mostly every week and will be added to the site afterwards. The current editors picks will be added on to an archive page which will be created soon. 


Why don't you have a read at the editors' picks? They are amazing reads!

Andrew Batchelor

Founder & Admin, Dundee Culture


THE SCOTSMAN | 23 SEPTEMBER 2017

Welcome to Dundee

THE COURIER | 20 SEPTEMBER 2017

Dundee Culture is a hub to all things cultural in Dundee. A Facebook page was launched on August 12, 2013 to originally support Dundee's bid for the UK City of Culture in 2017 by Andrew Batchelor, who is a 16-year old from Dundee. The page was originally titled Dundee City of Culture 2017, but after the bid process it was re-titled, Dundee: A City of Culture.

The Dundee bid officials thought the Facebook page was a work of a university student, but they didn't realise it was the work of a 12-year old at the time. Andrew joined the official bid team and continued to post on the bid and the updated news for the bid.


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Welcome to Dundee! Scotland's most cultural city! The city has previously been known as the City of Discovery but is now also a city of design. Dundee was named the first UK UNESCO City of Design and was named as the UK's 'coolest little city' by GQ Magazine. Check out our website where you can find what to do in this amazing city and keep up to date to see what exciting things are happening to the city as this exciting city begins to get even greater!