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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.
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?
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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Made in Hull
To celebrate the start of what will be an amazing year for our unique city, sign up for our KCOM Culture e-newsletter below for opportunities to win Hull 2017 goodies throughout the year. ***Please note due to unprecedented demand, we have run out of cream phone box keyrings.*** We're still offering plenty of prizes and giveaways throughout the rest of the year - please register to hear about all other great, upcoming opportunities.
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