So… we like to be ahead of the curve and over 20 years ago, when we set up shop in the East Yorkshire City of Hull, we knew this was a place that bred creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit and now we’re not the only ones to delve deep into the City’s uniqueness with Hull’s reign as European City of Culture. Commencing on January 1st with an amazing outdoor spectacle telling the story of the city using projections on buildings, and a firework display to rival London's New Year's Eve celebrations, there will be at least one cultural event happening in Hull every day during 2017 - and usually more than one!
For a city, which quite frankly was the unjustified winner of the worst place to live in the UK and number one crap town, this is quite an achievement and acknowledgement by the establishment that Hull has so much more to offer.
A £5.1m refurbishment of the Ferens Art Gallery boasts a Pietro Lorenzetti 14th Century masterpiece as the jewel in its crown. A further four loans from the National Gallery and others from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum and Birmingham’s Barber Institute of Fine Arts together with drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo on loan by the British Museum give art lovers an exciting and unique experience.
Opera North is turning the Humber Bridge into a giant musical instrument and 60 arts projects will be embedded in local communities plus the Royal Shakespeare Company is taking up residence. There is so much to see and do surely Hull should be on everyones list of places to visit.
We’ll keep the blog updated with some of the events taking place over the next 12 months, so look out for our posts!