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UK City of Culture 2017

Imagine the elation we felt when Hull was named the UK City of Culture 2017 in November 2013, after facing tough competition from 11 other great cities.

We’re looking forward to the prospect.

Building on existing arts and cultural strengths, attracting new talent, welcoming inward and outward investment, new jobs and skills and of course putting our city on the map and in a positive light (now the world will know what we’ve known for a long time!).

The city is the venue… 1500 events, 25 festivals
See you there

"A city coming out of the shadows" The best bid - Phil Redmond

"This City Belongs To Everyone"
Watch the film that supported Hull's City of Culture bid

It was produced by and is the property of the Hull 2017 team.

Culture review

From an explosion of culture, ‘pop up’ street art to ‘Hull Calling’ at Wembley,
have a read of what we’ve done to help put our city on the map.

Culture Phone Boxes

Culture Phone Boxes

The people of Hull have been patiently waiting since 1904 for their football team Hull City AFC (with or without the ‘Tigers') to make an appearance in the FA Cup Final at Wembley.

Culture Bomb

Culture Bomb

Hull, UK, Wednesday 20 November 2013: Students at Hull School of Art & Design are hoping to begin Hull’s prospective City of Culture status in explosive fashion.

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Culture Cabs

#KC Culture Cabs

Hull, UK: Hull-based marketing firm Sowden & Sowden used a strategy of community engagement to launch KC’s Lightstream service – the fastest fibre broadband in the UK.

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Our little blue book

Sowdens. The guys that installed a catwalk inside England’s largest parish church, the team who dreamed up the KC #CultureCabs project, who created a 24-hour creative hub in Hong Kong and delivered Hull’s first ever Folk Festival.

Made in Hull, we're a creative outfit with a passion for all marketing that motivates, in a place we call home – Hull.

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