Hull 2017

Hull 2017

Larkin around: Poet’s personal collection goes on display in Hull

HE REMAINS one of Britain’s best read poets, yet the more that is disclosed of the contradictory, private life of Philip Larkin, the less understood he becomes.

Curator Robin Diaper with an amplification horn mistaken by one child as a device for making crumpets, on show as part of Bill Bailey's Cabinet of Curiosities exhibition at Hull Maritime Museum.  Picture by Tony Johnson.

Hull museum drafts in comedian Bill Bailey for new exhibition

Today we might write it off as a vanity project, but to Sir William Constable, it was a window of wonder on to everything in the known world.

The BBC Proms

BBC Proms to broadcast from Hull as part of City of Culture celebrations

The BBC Proms may be as much part of the London scene as the Changing of the Guard.

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The portrait of 'JK Rawling is placed on the wall

Harry Potter and the art show where the eggs follow you around the room

A PORTRAIT it may be, but unlike the Mona Lisa it’s not the eyes that follow you around the room, it’s the boiled eggs.


Royal seal of approval as Charles and Camilla play Game of thrones in Hull

IT’S HAD already won plenty of plaudits but Hull’s tenure as City of Culture now has the Royal seal of approval.

Artist Michael Pinsky and poet Dean Wilson on the first night of The City Speaks. Picture: Sean Spencer/Hull News & Pictures Ltd

City of Culture 2017: Speakers’ Corner gets a 21st century reboot as new work unveiled in Hull

A major new commission challenging the way people see and experience public spaces has been unveiled in Hull as its City of Culture 2017 programme continues.

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Dr Lee Tsang at Hull University.' Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Hull’s unlikely musical genius

Ethel Leginska was reckoned one of the greatest pianists of her day. She wowed audiences with her dazzling playing and charisma. “Leginska Held Her Audience Spellbound” was a typical headline.

Kirsten Simister, curator of art at the Ferens Gallery. Picture: James Hardisty

Six of the best from Hull’s refurbished Ferens Art Gallery

Walking through the Ferens Art Gallery, it’s not immediately obvious where the money has been spent. Closed for 16 months while a £5m restoration project – the biggest in its history – was completed, the walls have been given a lick of paint, the works of art rehung and the cafe and gift shop have received a makeover. However, much of the work has taken place where visitors can’t see.

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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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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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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