James Mulkeen

Our story

As Hull UK City of Culture 2017, we delivered 365-days of arts and culture. The UK City of Culture programme contained over 2,800 cultural events and activities, including 465 new commissions, at more than 300 venues, galleries, museums and public spaces throughout the city. Attracting an audience of 5.3million it engaged with more than nine in ten residents in the city in cultural activity.

From the quality of the art and the extraordinary volunteers, to the change in perceptions and the increased pride and participation in the city. Hull’s momentous year touched people’s lives from all communities and permeated national consciousness on a scale never anticipated.

Now it’s time to build on that catalyst and find a new rhythm which can last long into the future. Made in Hull but with a far-reaching ambition, our story has only just begun.

Look back on some of the incredible events we produced during 2017 below.

Our story

We will continue to build on Hull’s year in the cultural spotlight. Made in Hull but with far-reaching ambition, our story has only just begun.