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Celebrating Hull’s year in the spotlight

The title of UK City of Culture is awarded every four years to a city that demonstrates belief in the transformational power of culture. In 2017 it’s Hull’s turn, and as a Principal Partner we’ll be shining a spotlight on the awe-inspiring experiences the year will bring and celebrating this chance to show our unique city at its best.

‘Sea of Hull’ 8-minute film

More than 3,200 people stripped off and donned blue body paint last July to take part in Spencer Tunick's ‘Sea of Hull’, commissioned by Ferens Art Gallery.

The display of Tunick’s final artworks is being shown as part of Ferens’ Skin: Freud, Mueck and Tunick exhibition, which runs from April 22 to August 13. Visit hull2017.co.uk/skin to find out more.

Watch 8-minute of Sea of Hull film

Sea of Hull

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Our picks of the month

  • The Humber Bridge sings for Hull 2017

    From Saturday 1 April, you’ll be able to listen to the intriguing sounds of the Humber Bridge as you walk across the structure.

     

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  • The UK City of Culture prepares for Flood

    From a thriving port, to a major source of whaling and fishing, to the home of P&O Ferries, Hull has used access to the North Sea to its benefit. But what happens when those very waters turn against us?

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  • Unveiled: Rembrandt masterpiece goes on display at Ferens Art Gallery

    Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery has added a painting from one of the world’s most famous artists to its already impressive collection – in another coup for the gallery during UK City of Culture year.

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Name a KCOM van

KCOM is keen to celebrate the success of Hull and East Yorkshire as the spotlight shines brightly on our wonderful city and region during UK City of Culture 2017 and beyond.

At the start of the year, we decided to name our vans after famous Hullensians, people who’ve contributed significantly to our city, or the region’s well-known landmarks – and we asked you, the good people of Hull and East Yorkshire, to vote for who, or what, you thought was worthy of this honour.

Thanks for all of your entries, the list of successful nominations will be published here soon.

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Where the Hull am I?

Keen to sample as much culture during Hull’s year in the spotlight, but unsure where it’s all happening? Our map, provided by those fine folk at Visit Hull and East Yorkshire, should help you get your bearings.

What's going on:

  • Pietro Lorenzetti: Siena to Hull, A Masterpiece Revealed - From January 13. Ferens Art Gallery
  • Francis Bacon: Nervous System - From January 21. Ferens Art Gallery
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: The Music of John Williams - February 2 (7.30pm). Hull City Hall
  • Circus of Horrors: The Never Ending Nightmare - February 15 (7.30pm). Hull City Hall
  • The Hypocrite - From February 24. Hull Truck Theatre
  • Hull Philharmonic Orchestra - February 25 (7.30pm). Hull City Hall
  • Calum Scott - March 2 (7pm). Hull City Hall
  • Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate Gold, Greatest Hits - March 3 (8pm). Hull City Hall
  • Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: A film retrospective - March 17 (6pm). Fruit
  • The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: Woody Woodmansey and Tony Visconti - March 25 (7pm). Hull City Hall

A guided walk around a cream coloured slice of Hull History

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