Hull 2017

Hull 2017

Martin Green: Why Hull will come into its own in the next 12 months

Martin Green is the mastermind behind Hull UK City of Culture 2017. He talks to Sarah Freeman about the year ahead.

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An art installation titled Arrivals and Departures by arts collective 'imitating the dog' is projected onto The Deep in Hull, forming part of the Made in Hull series marking the official opening of its tenure as UK City of Culture.

‘How this culture extravaganza has already changed opinions of Hull’

AROUND 60,000 people poured into Hull to see the opening night of City of Culture 2017, with tens of thousands more experiencing the spectacular fireworks display from vantage points across the North and South bank of the Humber.

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Mark Thomas brings his Red Shed show to Hull.

Away from main drag: City of Culture events on Hull’s fringe

The Pigeon Detectives definitely aren’t doing it for the money. “It won’t be the best-paid gig of the year,” says lead singer Matt Bowman. “But it might turn out to be one of the most memorable.” The Leeds band, whose debut album Wait For Me sold half a million copies, are part of an eclectic line-up in Hull City of Culture’s Back to Ours programme.

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Sean McAllister, the award-winning documentary film director, who is curating the opening event for Hull 2017 City of Culture. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Drawn from life: Hull’s amazing start to its year as City of Culture

When Sean McAllister was first approached to curate the opening event of Hull City of Culture 2017 his immediate reaction was to run away. However, the documentary filmmaker also knew that it if he did, he would almost certainly regret it.

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If Ursula Andress had surfaced in Hull...

Hooray for Hullywood!

BY the rocky Khyber Pass in East Park on a dank December day, Richard Hall is stripping off to become Wolverine – the mutant superhero of Marvel Comics.

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Juliette Binoche in Anthony Minghella's The English Patient

In its year as city of culture, a unique honour from Hull for Anthony Minghella

HE CARVED out a glittering career in Hollywood which was responsible for some of the most critically-acclaimed films of recent years before his life was tragically cut short at the age of just 54.

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Mishal Husain, with co-presenter John Humphrys, in the BBC Radio 4 studio

Back to ours: Radio 4 picks Hull and Nicola Adams for festive line-up

BBC boss Tony Hall promised that next year would be “unashamedly Hull-centric.”

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Animation director Zsolt Balogh stands infront of the Hull Maritime Museum, where his work will be projected. 
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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