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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.

2097: We made ourselves over

When all of Hull's boxes ring at once, will you answer the call and step into the future? It’s 2097 and We Made Ourselves Over is offering Hull a glimpse into a future where anything is possible.

Starting at 2pm on Sunday, 1 October, and continuing throughout the month, We Made Ourselves Over will begin when all the city’s iconic cream phone boxes ring at once, creating link between now and the cusp of the next century.

What will the future be like? How will we live? Where will our planet find itself in 80 years’ time – and is it too late to save ourselves?

Brought to you by the groundbreaking Blast Theory, We Made Ourselves Over is a pioneering new interactive commission bringing together Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and Aarhus European Capital of Culture 2017 for a once in a lifetime project with support from KCOM.

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Our picks of the month

  • 2097: We Made Ourselves Over

    It’s 2097 and We Made Ourselves Over is offering Hull a glimpse into a future where anything is possible. What will the future be like? Where will our planet find itself in 80 years’ time – and is it too late to save ourselves?

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  • Flood: new World (Part 4)

    Flood: New World, created by Leeds-based theatre company Slung Low, will be the fourth and final part of this extraordinary year-long epic commissioned for Hull 2017. It will be performed live in Hull at Victoria Dock.

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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.