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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 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.

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Our picks of the month

  • Pietro Lorenzetti - Siena to Hull, A Masterpiece Revealed

    In 2013, Hull's Ferens Art Gallery scored a major coup when it acquired Pietro Lorenzetti's nearly 700-year-old masterpiece, Christ Between Saint Paul and Saint Peter.

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  • Preview: Anthony Minghella: A Retrospective

    Oscar-winning director, screenwriter, producer and playwright Anthony Minghella holds the position of one of the most notable University of Hull alumnus.

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  • Francis Bacon: Screaming Popes

    Born in Dublin in 1909 to English parents, Francis Bacon began painting in his 20s and was first recognised in 1944 with his post-war triptych, Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion.

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KCOM Culture

KCOM Volunteer - Maria Sellors

KCOM Hull 2017 volunteer profile

Name: Maria Sellors

Position at KCOM: Propositions Lead (Consumer)

Date joined KCOM: June 2004

What motivated you to become a Hull 2017 volunteer? It’s an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be involved in something transformational.

What events have you been assigned to volunteer at? It’s early days, but so far I’ve volunteered at the Hull City v Chelsea match at the KCOM Stadium in October. I’ll also be doing quite a bit of volunteering at Ferens Art Gallery during the Pietro Lorenzetti exhibition.

Which Hull 2017 events are you most looking forward to? We only know about the first three months, so out of those: the January 1 fireworks – I’ve not got tickets, but I’m hoping to find a spot to see them; the Made in Hull installations and The Hypocrite (play at Hull Truck).

In three words, how would you describe the city of Hull? Quirky, Vibrant, Misunderstood

Finish this sentence: People should visit Hull because… of its unique vibe, beautiful buildings, fascinating history and appealing attractions.