Reporter: Hull, the UK City of Culture

Hull is all set to start celebrating its role as UK City of Culture

Words by Emily Martin

Kicking off the new year in Hull is a spectacular fireworks event over the Humber, marking the start of its UK City of Culture 2017.

Photo Credit: Tom ArranPhoto Credit: Tom Arran

The 365 days of celebration has been divided into four ‘seasons’: the first being Made in Hull, running from January to March. Curated by the Hull-born, award-winning documentary filmmaker Sean McAllister, Made in Hull will feature large-scale projections and illuminations on to buildings and the historic skyline, moving images and live performance, to tell the story of the past 70 years of the city’s life.

Photo Credit: Tom ArranPhoto Credit: Tom Arran

Each season will showcase local talent, the vibrant cultural life of the city and the ideas and creativity across the whole of the North.

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The city will see leading UK cultural organisations joining the city in creative partnerships, including the Arts Council, Art Fund, the BBC, BFI, British Council and British Museum, A full programme of events can be found of the Hull City of Culture website.

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