Nick Quantrill

Published by The Yorkshire Post to celebrate Hull being crowned UK 2017 City of Culture.

Was anyone really surprised when Hull was crowned 2017 UK City of Culture? I don’t think we were in the city. As the bid stated, this is a place ready to come out of the shadows. A new skyline has emerged and the Larkin 25 trail showed how culture can reach out to people and be inclusive. No longer are we prepared to be the butt of everyone’s jokes. We’re better than that. Hull is home to a thriving and growing artistic scene, be it theatre, poetry, comedy or the growing pool of crime writers I belong to. But the city’s artistic endeavours didn’t win the title alone. Add in the overwhelming support from residents and the business world and it’s clear just how passionate we are about making this the best ever UK City of Culture. 2017 will be an unforgettable year which promises to transform perceptions of Hull and enrich those who live here. Whether you’re seven, seventeen or seventy, you’re going to find something to inspire and delight. Be sure to join us. We’ll deliver something truly spectacular, but more importantly, something which will reflect who we are in this special place at the end of the M62.

 

Nick Quantrill

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