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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.


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Our picks of the month

  • Festive Family Favourites

    Hull Truck Theatre kicks things off with A Christmas Carol, Früit gets a lairy-tale makeover with Cinderella, Peter Pan plays at Hull's New Theatre and Bridlington Spa takes audiences on a Christmas carpet ride in Aladdin.

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  • Look Up

    A spectacular, large scale projection event and soundscape by artists Anna Heinrich and Leon Palmer, that will ‘virtually’ transform and remodel the architecture and facade of The Deep.

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  • Turner Prize 2017

    The four shortlisted artists for the 2017 Turner Prize, one of the world’s most renowned art prizes, will exhibit their work at Ferens Art Gallery from September with the overall winner announced in early December.

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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:

  • 2097: We Made Ourselves Over - Throughout October. Various locations .
  • A Hall for Hull with Trois Points de Vue -  October 1 - November 11. Trinity Square.
  • Humber Mouth Literature Festival - October 21 - October 8. Various locations.
  • Flood: New World (Part 4) - October 4 - October 8. Victoria Dock.
  • Turner & The Whale - October 7 - January 7. Hull Maritime Museum.
  • Heads Up Festival - October 11 - October 22. Various locations.
  • Hull Horror Film Festival - Throughout October. Vue Princes Quay and Früit.