HULL TO BE UK CITY OF CULTURE 2017
20th November 2013
Hull has today been named the UK's next City of Culture, beating Leicester, Dundee and Swansea Bay to the right to hold the title in 2017. Hull, known for being the home of poet Philip Larkin, the Ferens gallery and the Truck theatre, will follow the 2013 City of Culture, Londonderry.
The UK government chooses a new destination every four years, with the aim of helping tourism and the economy.
This award will give Hull a platform to tell the world what this great city has to offer, transform perceptions and bring a welcome boost to the local economy.
The Port of Hull, part of the Humber cluster of ports, including Goole and Grimsby & Immingham, together operated by Associated British Ports is at the centre of the local and regional economy. With strong connections to European and Scandinavian markets, the UK's most inland port (Goole), and the UK's largest port by tonnage (Grimsby & Immingham) the region is already in prime position to take advantage of the benefits this award will bring to help to boost the local economy as well as help to build a longer term legacy for the city.
Congratulations for all the hard work so far, role on 2017!!