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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.
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.
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.
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.
A guided walk around a cream coloured slice of Hull History
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.