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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.

WATCH: 2017 Pride in Hull video

The first ever UK Pride event took place in Hull on Saturday as the city kicked off a week-long celebration to mark 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK.

The party began with an afternoon parade starting at Hull College, before a Queens Gardens concert featuring B*Witched, Marc Almond, Sonia and many more.

LBGT 50 runs until Saturday, 29 July.



Our picks of the month

  • The Hessle Roaders: Hull’s Fishing Community by Dr Alec Gill MBE

    Hessle Roaders lived both a magic and tragic life, their community spirit linked with the perilous work of trawling Arctic waters. In 1971, with his Rolleicord camera around his neck, Alec Gill began to photograph the community.

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  • Tidal Waves Festival

    Tidal Waves is a beach music festival over two days on South Cliff beach in Bridlington. International trance act Enigma UK open the festival on the Friday evening; sharing billing with the renowned local folk duo, Seafret.

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  • Mighty Atoms

    The gloves are on. In a struggling pub on one of Hull’s toughest streets, ex-pro boxer Taylor Flint runs a women’s boxercise class.

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KCOM Culture

A guided walk around a cream coloured slice of Hull History

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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:

  • PRS Foundation's New Music Biennial: a festival of new music - June 30 - July 2. Hull city centre.
  • Larkin: New Eyes Each year - July 5 - October 1. Hull University.
  • States Of Play - July 6 - September 25. Humber Street Gallery.
  • LGBT 50 - Jul 22 - July 29. Hull city centre.
  • Humber Street Sesh - August 5. Hull Marina.
  • Freedom Festival - September 1 - September 3. Hull city centre
  • One Day, Maybe - September 1 - September 3. TBC.
  • The Royal Ballet: opening the new - September 16. Hull New Theatre
  • Turner Prize 2017 - September 26 - January 7 2018. Ferens Art Gallery.
  • Contains Strong Language - September 28 - October 1. Various locations.