City of Culture 2017

City of Culture 2017

Welcome to Hull, UK City of Culture 2017

I know, we're excited too.

In 2017 the eyes of the nation will be on us as Hull hosts the UK's next big cultural event. Rooted in Hull but global in ambition, our streets, rivers, buildings, parks and bridges will play host to the imagination of the world's finest artists as part of a world-class UK City of Culture programme.

We're ready, are you?

The programme for the first season of Hull's tenure as City of Culture has now been revealed, featuring a vast array of activities happening at the University. These include music events at the newly reopened Middleton Hall, drama at the Gulbenkian Centre, and fantastic art at the Brynmor Jones Library Art Gallery. Find out more at

Get in on the action

As a principal partner for UK City of Culture 2017, we're helping to create an unmissable, 365-day sugar rush of art, music, drama and creativity – and our students will get the unique chance to join in. From performing and production to putting on your own show, this could be your big break.

But you don't need to be an artist, performer, director or producer to be involved. There'll be hundreds of important jobs to choose from – which one do you want on your CV?

Think you know the University? Look again!

Take a look below and discover how there's always 'More to the Story' at the University of Hull #culturecampus

You can't buy culture. But a £9.5-million investment won't hurt

You could benefit from our multimillion-pound investment in Middleton Hall, which will include state-of-the-art theatre facilities, industry-standard HD digital cinema, world-class recording studio and cutting-edge TV editing suite.

The power of culture

As the exclusive academic research partner for the UK's City of Culture 2017, we'll explore and debate the transformative power of culture. Our Institute for Research on Culture and the Creative Industries will study Hull's UK City of Culture year in 2017. The research will help make Hull a blueprint for cities considering cultural investment as a tool for urban development.

So bring a friend …

Bring your mum, bring your weird cousin, bring that quirky guy you met at WelcomeFest, bring your dog, bring your partner, you can even bring Paul from halls. Bring everyone.

Get in touch

The University has created a Campus of Culture 2017 Office to manage the planning of this unique year. Should you wish to get in touch with us, please either ring Marianne Lewsley-Stier on 01482 465620 or email .

Visit for all the latest University events, or find out more about the City of Culture plans at