Hull 2017

Hull 2017

Revealed: Plans for Hull spectacular that will rival the Olympics

The artist behind the centrepiece of a seven-day light and sound spectacular in Hull says it will be as good as work created for the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.

The festival will pay tribute to Hull-educated Hollywood film director Anthony Minghella.

Top ten Hull UK City of Culture events not to miss

THE programme of events for the first three months of Hull UK City of Culture have been unveiled.

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David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust taken in 1973 at Hammersmith Odeon, London by amateur photographer the late Peter Hardy from Hull. Bowie's backing group The Spiders from Mars were all also from Hull and will perform as part of the city's UK City of Culture programme. Picture: Peter Hardy

Hull 17: David Bowie’s The Spiders From Mars return as City of Culture programme unveiled

THE wait is finally over.

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The art installation, Sea of Hull, by artist Spencer Tunick in Hull

Revealed: How Hull will launch its year as UK City of Culture in 100 days’ time

Hull says its tenure as UK City of Culture in 2017 will leave a lasting legacy for the city, Yorkshire, and the country as a whole.

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The skyline of Hull, which will be the City of Culture 2017

Include us in your plans, culture city Hull urges nation’s retail giants

A senior council official in Hull says he hopes major retailers will consider next year’s city of culture “as part of their long-term expansion plans” as he launched a prospectus to attract new investment.

The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines pass the William Wilberforce Monument in Hull on Yorkshire Day

Famous statue to get a golden highlight

Plans have been submitted to make Hull’s landmark William Wilberforce statue look even more spectacular when it is lit up as part of City of Culture celebrations.


Hull ‘can cope’ with 1m visitors set to arrive for City of Culture

TRANSPORT campaigners have maintained plans are in place to cope with a major influx of visitors for next year’s City of Culture events as figures revealed Hull ranks as one of the worst places in the country for the number of railway stations per population.

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Work being carried out on Queen Victoria Square, in Hull, this week. (Pictures: Simon Hulme).

Hull’s shops counting the cost of city centre revamp

The transformation of Hull ahead of it becoming UK City of Culture next year has turned the city centre into a building site. Chris Bond spoke to some of the businesses affected.

Ferens Art Gallery

Major new exhibition announced as gallery marks milestone in revamp

His name may not be familiar - but his work is. Now two pieces by acclaimed international sculptor Ron Mueck are to be shown in Hull as part of the City of Culture celebrations.

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