James Mulkeen

Our story

As the company behind Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017, Absolutely Cultured is born of Hull.

This momentous year of arts and culture set in motion a transformation which saw Hull regain its rightful position in the national consciousness. It showed everyone the creative appetite prevailing in Hull and what the city has to offer.

But there is still more to come.

Our events, our work at Humber Street Gallery and our award-winning Volunteering Programme are all underpinned by engagement work in schools, with local community groups and with our initiatives to support and develop the cultural sector.

We know culture and what it can do for people and communities, as well as tourism and the economy. We are dedicated to creating world-class cultural experiences that are free and accessible for all, for long into the future.

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.