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DISCOVERING THE NEW Welcome to our fourth season in this our first year as the UK City of Culture. By any measure it has been a revelatory time for the city and we want this last season to propel us into the years ahead. We started 2017 by celebrating the historic stories of this city and we want it to end by discovering the new.

Ambitious in its outlook, with a strong focus on technology, the work asks us to discover new stories, exercise our new-found voices and to ask big questions: in the case of our new commission from Jason Bruges, perhaps the biggest question of all, where do we go from here?

The season also underlines that not only have we celebrated Hull, we have also staged the UK’s first cultural quadrennial, and as such this season features some of our most celebrated contemporary artists, making urgent and world-class work. Maxine Peake, Blast Theory, Marshmallow Laser Feast, Martin Parr, Slung Low, James Graham, Tanika Gupta and the nominees for the Turner Prize 2017 to name just a few.

This year has been a collective act by a city, supported by partners and artists from across the world. From all of us in the Culture Company, thank you. Now, Tell The World! Martin Green, Director, Hull UK City of Culture 2017

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THEtwo WORLD OCTcommissions - JAN 8 Tell The WorldTELL sees major with The Deep, both innovative in their use of technology.

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8 – 10 Dec The Deep hull2017.co.uk/lookup Free INSTALLATION

A HALL FOR HULL WITH TROIS POINTS DE VUE Explore and interact with a monumental hypostyle room, open to the sky and the immediate surroundings, in Hull’s Trinity Square. A response to the historic heart of the city, this installation

from architect/artist collaboration Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Felice Varini, features 16 columns, each open on one side, challenging the way we think about architecture and the city and inviting new ways to imagine the use of public space.

1 Oct – 11 Nov Trinity Square hull2017.co.uk/hallforhull Free INSTALLATION

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Created in response to the architect’s vision for an expressive building, this piece will transform The Deep and its riverside setting, through light, sound and digital media. Part of the Look Up programme.

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A new artwork experience inspired by the iconic form of The Deep.

FROGMAN The Great Barrier Reef, 1995. Meera is 11. It’s her first sleepover. Strawberry Dunkaroos and Sega Mega Drive descends into torch-lit storytelling from sleeping bags. Outside over the reef, the Frogman hovers, looking for traces of a missing child. Time is running out. A coming-of-age, supernatural thriller, this is a groundbreaking world first, experienced in VR headsets. In association with Brisbane Powerhouse.

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097: WE MADE OURSELVES OVER It’s 9 . The city is on the cusp of a new century. You decide where to go next. The clock counts down. One minute to go. Ten seconds. Across the city, a chorus begins. Phone boxes ring inviting you to answer. At the end of the line, a voice asks who you are, and a character from 2097 asks for your help. Renowned internationally, Blast Theory has been making pioneering interactive artworks for over 25 years, bringing together the very best in film, installation, gaming and technology.

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The countdown has begun…

2097: We Made Ourselves Over is being delivered in association with KCOM.

1 Oct: Phone boxes From 1 Oct: Interactive app 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 Oct: Public film screenings More to be revealed hull2017.co.uk/2097 Photo: © Blast Theory

On 1 October at 2pm, every phone box across the city will ring. Pick up a phone to begin an unforgettable journey into the future. Catch pop-up screenings of new sci-fi films shot in Hull and Aarhus, Denmark or download the app to talk to the rulers of the future city.

2097 is a unique co-production between the two powerhouses of Hull 2017 and Aarhus 2017. It has been informed and inspired by residents in both cities and experts from a broad range of backgrounds including climate change, smart cities and community activism.

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great stature. A final Act and then we’re done. Await the treasure bound to come.

Throughout the year Across the city

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One’s an alley made of myth. Two’s a nose that doesn’t sniff. Three? A beacon

fuelling hope. Four will take your chirps and croaks.


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HUMBER MOUTH LITERATURE FESTIVAL Writer and political commentator Will Self heads up seven days of amazing authors, poets, spoken word artists and musicians as Hull’s own literature festival celebrates its 25th anniversary.

and album, Songs from the Novel Greatest Hits; a panel discussion with the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize; and prolific comedian Sara Pascoe on her book Animal.

Other highlights this year include: an exploration of world poets with Bloodaxe Books founder and editor Neil Astley; Versions of Us author Laura Barnett and Mercury-nominated singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams discussing their collaborative novel

There’s also an innovative new digital project called How Was Your Day? which gathers experiences of everyday life across Hull’s twin cities, using conventional and digital platforms to explore Hull as the gateway to Europe and the world.

And of course, the return of the extensive children’s programme which this year features Carnegie Medal winner Sally Gardner, author and illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson and master of fabulous foolery, Jarvis.

Humber Mouth is presented by Hull City Council and Shane Rhodes, Artistic Director of Wrecking Ball Press. 2 – 8 Oct Various hull2017.co.uk/ humbermouth Ticketed LITER ATURE

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CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE A major new poetry and performance festival in Hull. Starting on National Poetry Day with local, national and international poets, Contains Strong Language is a celebration of new and existing word craft, inspired by this literary city. Packed with world premieres, gala readings, events and concerts. 28 Sep – 1 Oct

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THE LAST TESTAMENT OF LILLIAN BILOCCA BY MAXINE PEAKE LIVE MUSIC BY ADRIAN MCNALLY & THE UNTHANKS

“Time is as short as her skirt and she’s as high as her hair… because these are our men and they measure up in more ways than one.” An extraordinary night of love, life and loss in a major new commission for our final season. Follow Hull hero Lillian Bilocca and her crew of head-scarfed women through The Guildhall, joining them in 1968 as they

dare to speak out and take action to improve the safety conditions for their men at sea. Witness the Three Day Millionaires’ riotous return home from the wet and wild west, and dance at the ghostly Silver Cod Ball – the trawler owners’ annual slap on the back. Become part of their story as it unfolds and immerse yourself in Hull’s fishing community. Celebrate the vivid and dangerous lives of its trawlermen and unite against the feudal power of the ship owners.

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Written by Maxine Peake, directed by Sarah Frankcom and Imogen Knight, and with an original live score by folk’s finest – The Unthanks – this unique site-specific production will take you on an unforgettable journey using music, storytelling, movement and performance to celebrate an inspirational period in Hull’s history and a force for change that resonated far beyond the city. It’s time to Tell The World. 3 – 18 Nov The Guildhall hull2017.co.uk/ lillianbilocca Ticketed SITE-SPECIFIC

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CREATIVITY, COLLABORATION AND COMMUNITY…

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Meet Nikolai, a retired Ukrainian engineer and tractor historian, and his daughters, Vera and Nadezhda, who haven’t spoken since the death of their mother. None of them are prepared for the fluffy pink grenade that’s about to explode into their lives.

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Nikolai is instantly besotted with 36-year-old bombshell Valentina, but is she a refuge searching for better opportunities, or visa seeker trying to cheat a vulnerable old man?

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We believe that everyone has the right to enjoy and be enriched by high quality artistic work that is culturally relevant to people and place.

Adapted by award-winning playwright Tanika Gupta (The Waiting Room, The Empress, Anita and Me) as a piece of ensemble storytelling, this modern family drama is a must-see piece of new theatre.

The sisters unite in horror to defend Directed by their father and what remains of his pension. Mark Babych. As Valentina’s dreams of Western prosperity begin to shatter, things take a darker turn. Nadezhda and her shaken family must face the ghosts of their past, confront their heritage and rediscover relationships.

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…have been the pillars of Hull Truck and have Theatre’s programme for all contributed to making this year one of our most successful yet.

ADAPTED BY TANIKA GUPTA FROM THE NOVEL BY MARINA LEW YCKA “This gold digging, blonde bombshell, with her superior breasts is not going to con our father of his small worldly possessions.”

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The second half of our year of exceptional drama builds on the energy pulsing through our communities and intensifies the ambition to look beyond our boundaries. Bringing Marina Lewycka’s bestselling novel to the stage has long been a passion of mine and I’m excited to be working with playwright Tanika Gupta on the first ever stage adaptation of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian. It’s a moving and timely story which will resonate with our audiences. Hull Truck Theatre is also working with playwright James Graham (pictured right) to create a new comedy that goes behind the scenes of Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017. James is well known for his razor-sharp observation (This House, The Vote), and has already begun his research. The play will premiere in January 2018.

As Hull’s cultural confidence has grown, so too has our audience’s appetite for imaginative storytelling. Support from the team at Hull 2017 has enabled us to increase the number, range and scale of our productions to satisfy this appetite. These include The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca - a celebration of Hull’s heritage and one of its most inspirational daughters, written by Maxine Peake. We round off the year with a new adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, by Deborah McAndrew, set here in Hull. By Mark Babych, Artistic Director, Hull Truck Theatre

“Hull means a lot to me. I spent important years here growing up, and learning to write, so to be part of this incredible year is a real honour, especially at Hull Truck where I first accessed new work. There’s definitely a fun piece of art to be made here about the making of art.” James Graham, Playwright 15


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“A feat of logistics, Flood is likely to stand as one of the highlights of the year.” The Guardian “A State of the Nation Parable.” BBC Arts

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BY JAMES PHILLIPS A year-long epic told online, live in Hull and on BBC TV. The ‘visually stunning, and deeply moving drama about belonging’ (The Stage) can now be seen in its entirety for the first time, as the final live play in the saga enters the repertoire. Fall in love with each section as a stand-alone piece, or see the entire series with each part enriching and linking to every other.

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Part Three: To the Sea Available to watch on BBC iPlayer for 30 days following transmission on BBC Two. What if the fleeing masses from our TV screens and Twitter feeds, in their boats and their orange lifejackets, had English accents? Because displacement is like disease: deep down we think it only happens to other people.

Part Four: New World The world is begun again, anew. The wave has struck. The world as we know it has ended. Gloriana, the girl from the sea, is missing. Can the shattered survivors of the flood build a new world?

Flood’s epic adventures come to audiences in Hull and beyond with support from The Space, Arts Council England, BBC Arts and Spirit of 2012.

Part 4: 26 – 29 Sep, 9pm Part 2 & 4 (double bill): 4 – 8 Oct, 7pm Victoria Dock hull2017.co.uk/flood Part 4: £10 – £12.50 Part 2 & 4 (double bill): £20 – £25 M ULTI-PL ATFOR M

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Part One: From the Sea Online now. Watch the story begin to unfold.

Part Two: Abundance One day it starts to rain and no-one knows why. Far out on the North Sea a fisherman raises a girl in his net, miraculously alive from the deep sea. Is she one of the migrants now washing up on Britain’s shores? Or someone sent for some higher purpose?

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TURNER PRIZE Turner Prize, one of the world’s most renowned art prizes, is awarded by Tate to an artist who has exhibited outstanding work in the previous year. The four shortlisted will artists for exhibit their work at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, from September with the overall winner announced in early December. Through genres such as portraiture, landscape and still life, the four artists explore how art is able to respond to political and social upheaval.

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Hurvin Anderson’s paintings encompass both portraiture and landscape to distil a sense of place, with works that shift between representation and reality. Andrea Büttner’s multifaceted work, which operates across print, installation and painting, explore the language of poverty and value. Lubaina Himid’s work references the political power of graphic language, with decorative motifs often used to confront the sense of invisibility felt by the people of the African Diaspora. .co.uk

Rosalind Nashashibi uses time in film to build a steady yet often repetitive picture of everyday experience, through footage that combines movement and stillness.

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Hurvin Anderson Flat Top, 2008 Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop, Art Gallery of Ontario 2016 Image courtesy the artist

Lubaina Himid A Fashionable Marriage, 1986 Installation view of The Place is Here, Nottingham Contemporary 2017 Image courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens Photography: Andy Keate

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Andrea Büttner Detail from Beggar, 2016 Image courtesy the artist, Hollybush Gardens, London, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, and Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz © Andrea Büttner / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017 Photography: Lee Thompson

Rosalind Nashashibi Electrical Gaza, 2015 Still from Electrical Gaza by Rosalind Nashashibi (2015) Image courtesy of the artist Photography: Emma Dalesman

26 Sep 2017 – 7 Jan 2018 Ferens Art Gallery hull2017.co.uk/ turnerprize Free EXHIBITION

Image: The four shortlisted artists (L-R) Lubaina Himid, Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner and Rosalind Nashashibi. Photo: © James Mulkeen

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TURNER & THE WHALE An exhibition that unites Hull’s own whaling collections with works from J.M.W. Turner, Turner & The Whale offers unique insight into Hull’s finest artists and the artistic mind of one of the art world’s most revered landscape painters. On loan from the Tate’s national collection, Turner’s three rare whaling scenes and one maritime scene date

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from the period when Hull held the title of the UK’s largest whaling port, bringing context to our own nationally recognised pieces and providing the perfect complement to the Turner Prize that bears his name. In partnership with the University of York and the Tate. Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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7 Oct 2017 – 7 Jan 2018, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat, 10am – 5pm, Thu, 10am – 7.30pm, Sun, 11am – 4.30pm

From Motor Theatre’s unflinching look at the myths of modern love with James Fritz’s Ross and Rachel, Vic Llewellyn and Kid Carpet’s anarchic and moving The Castle Builder Showcasing the best to Kirsty Harris’ in internationally fabulously creative renowned and locally Almost Always Muddy, curated talent, this and for young season’s programme audiences will include a heady E52’s brand new, mix of performance, cutting-edge work panels and workshops. Pale Blue Dot, along with new work by Luca Rutherford and Alan Williams. This is a chance to experience some of the most innovative works on the circuit.

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E52 returns with its second installation of brave and brilliant performance for the UK City of Culture year, as the autumnal edition of Heads Up Festival gets underway.

11 – 22 Oct Kardomah, Hull College and other venues hull2017.co.uk/ headsupautumn Ticketed FESTIVAL

Hull Maritime Museum hull2017.co.uk/ turnerandthewhale Free EXHIBITION

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SURROUNDINGS Art and science collide in this multi-platform exploration of the environment.

Part of Humber Museums Partnership’s three-year programme of international residencies, commissions and events, curated in collaboration with not-for-profit art and environment organisation, Invisible Dust.

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Inspired by the heritage and workers of Hull and South Korea, The Tool Appreciation Society delves into the making, crafts, tools and techniques used in both the UK City of Culture and one of East Asia’s most intriguing countries.

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Uniting artists and scientists to produce unique, exciting works that explore our environment, Surroundings features everything from photography showcasing the impact of seasonality, to choreography inspired by bread baking. With artists including Ahilapalapa Rands, Gayle Chong Kwan and Laura Wilson.

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CLASSICALLY YOURS Classically Yours brings a series of quality live performances to Beverley, Bridlington and Withernsea venues, in order to improve access to classical arts.

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The final season’s programme includes Afternoon Tea with the Manchester Camerata,

It’s literature, but not as we know it…

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There’ll be no shortage of opinion as the newly created Lit Up Festival plays host to Cosey Fanni Tutti, Ben Okri and

Plus, see what happens when Hullborn artist Patrick Coyle takes over one of the UK’s busiest leisure centres.

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28 Sep – 21 Oct Various hull2017.co.uk/ outofthisword Ticketed LITER ATURE

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Thu 9 Oct, pm Afternoon Tea with the Manchester Camerata Meridian Centre, Withernsea Sat Oct, .30pm Mother Goose presented by Britten Sinfonia Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley Thu Nov, 7.30pm Viva Vivaldi presented by La Serenissima Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley Tue 7 Nov, 7.30pm Phoenix Dance Theatre Bridlington Spa Thu 4 Dec, 7.30pm Richard Durrant’s Candelit Christmas Concert with Amy Kakoura and Nick Pynn Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley

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Out of this Word brings top writers, poets, playwrights, artists and musicians from the UK to the East Riding to celebrate the power of language.

Jenny Eclair, while the DiscovERstories pop-up theatre production challenges John Godber and a trio of emerging playwrights to reimagine local stories as they tour the region’s libraries.

conceptual choreography from Phoenix Dance Theatre inspired by classic literature, an evening from La Serenissima dedicated to the music of Antonio Vivaldi and a candlelit Christmas concert courtesy of Richard Durrant with Amy Kakoura and Nick Pynn.

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Writing the Photograph Poet John Wedgwood Clarke leads a workshop exploring the connection, movement and voice in Larkin’s poetic form. Born and Bred Poets Dean Wilson, Joe Hakim and Vicky Foster join writers Martin Goodman and Russ Litten for a frank discussion about Larkin’s influence on literature, past and present.

The BP Cultural Visions Lecture Series is hosted by the University of Hull, in association with BP and Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

Wed 5 Nov St John Simpson Wed 3 Dec Sir Ian Blatchford

Part of the Larkin Reflections series of events. 1 Oct: Writing the Photograph, 10am – 1pm, 25 Oct: Born and Bred, 6.30 – 9.30pm

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Explore Philip Larkin’s poetic legacy.

Hear from Alex Beard, CEO of the Royal Opera House; Peter Mather, BP’s Regional VP for Europe; Sandy Nairne, former Director of the National Portrait Gallery; St John Simpson, Senior Curator for the British Museum; and Sir Ian Blatchford, Director and CEO of the Science Museum Group, as they share with us their personal creative journey, the obstacles they faced, the challenges they overcame and how this shaped them into cultural leaders.

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The final season of BP’s Lecture Series looks to the next stage of Hull and the rest of the UK’s creative journey.

Wed 4 Oct Alex Beard with Peter Mather

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AN EYEFUL OF WRY: GOVERNMENT ART COLLECTION Presenting works rife with wit and a hint of the absurd, An Eyeful of Wry is an exhibition intent on exploring art cut with a wry sense of humour. From droll, 18thcentury caricatures by James Gillray, to satirical prints and Simon Faithfull’s video of an impossible journey, these works in different media explore our respective positions

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- the artist as the joker and the viewer as a sharpeyed observer. They offer an insightful look at the blend of art and comedy that has shaped the Government Art Collection since its inception.

20 Oct – 26 Nov, Mon – Fri, 10am – 7pm, Sat & Sun, 10am – 5pm Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull hull2017.co.uk/ eyefulofwry Free

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HULL, PORTRAIT OF A CITY

Hull UK City of Culture 2017 has partnered with international photography co-operative Magnum Photos to create this bespoke exhibition, commissioning Martin Parr and Olivia Arthur to explore the culture and creativity of Hull. The exhibition highlights the qualities that have made the city stand apart in an unforgettable year of culture.

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Hull, Portrait of a City owns the discussion about where, what and how. How might we define Hull? How has culture changed our landscape and regenerated our city? What impact has it had on everything from economy to civic pride? How do we record it? As stories merge and new ones begin, we start looking to the future and exploring what’s next.

Magnum Photos is a photographic co-operative of great diversity and distinction, owned by its photographer-members. Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret its people, events, issues and personalities. Through its four editorial offices in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo, Magnum Photos provides photographs to the press, publishers, advertising, television, galleries and museums across the world. 13 Oct – 31 Dec, Mon – Sun, 10am – 6pm, Thu until 8pm Humber Street Gallery hull2017.co.uk/ portraitofacity Free EXHIBITION

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Following its multi-million pound refurbishment, Hull New Theatre welcomes a world-class programme cultivated from every corner of the arts world.

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Some of this autumn’s must-see shows...

The Kings of Hull Wed 27 Sep – Sat 7 Oct

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Wed 18 – Sat 21 Oct

Hedda Gabler Mon 13 – Sat 18 Nov

One of Hull’s most irreverent exports, John Godber, brings his new production to the city.

The UK’s foremost narrative ballet company, Northern Ballet, transports us to Nazi Germany, where World War II rages and an unlikely friendship blossoms against the backdrop of devastation in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Depicted through dance for the very first time this heartbreaking story is driven by themes of childhood curiosity, innocence and freedom.

Join the National Theatre in the heart of Hull as they present their acclaimed version of Ibsen’s classic masterpiece Hedda Gabler. A story of newlyweds just returning from their honeymoon who, rather than skipping joyously over the threshold, have seemingly already opened the door to a destructive relationship as Hedda tries desperately to control those around her.

The Kings of Hull follows three generations of Kings - a family bonded by love, but divided by rugby, a river and sibling rivalry - as they experience every up and down going, from the highs of a lottery win to a bottom bunk in Hull Prison.

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Tues 21 – Sat 25 Nov Olivier award-winning production Beautiful - The Carole King Musical leaves its West End home for a stint in Hull, as part of its first ever UK tour. Charting the life and lyrics of one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, the show follows singer-songwriter Carole King’s rise to stardom, set to the soundtrack that defined a generation.

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Hear in Hull explores the thoughts and feelings of people who stammer and the general public.

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Challenge your own preconceptions with a new animation from Fuzzfeed’s Peter Snelling, installation and an exhibition of portraits by Hull College students.

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Hear in Hull and A Song for Hull are both part of the Creative Communities Programme.

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Shopping centres, school theatres and gymnasiums are bursting with everything from acrobatics to comedy as Back To Ours returns to take over local venues during the October half-term holiday. Those who came along in February and May were treated to mesmerising circus show, Tipping Point by Ockham’s Razor and some French hilarity with Untied Artists’ The Boy Who Bit Picasso.

Music fans got their rave on to The Pigeon Detectives, and the likes of Cher and Shirley Bassey (a.k.a. Ceri Dupree) went down a storm in a night that will prove hard to forget. In October, we guarantee more of the same – musical moments, spectacular surprises and lots of laughter in your neighbourhood.

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CENTRE OF ATTENTION A fascinating exhibition of film, photography and bespoke prosthetic limbs that investigates the relationship between disability and fashion.

SO HE PULLED THE RIGHT LEVERS AND YOU DID THE ASKING

Working in partnership with The Alternative Limb Project and Fly Girl Films, the exhibition is accompanied by a series of artist talks and masterclasses.

Sculptor Brian Griffiths has invited a number of friends, family and colleagues to make a puppet of themselves - a self portrait, a kind of imposter or impersonator, like all representations.

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CURATED BY ARTLINK Square Peg is Artlink’s year-long disability and diversity arts programme supported by Hull UK City of Culture 2017. This season, as part of Square Peg, Artlink presents Centre of Attention. Alongside this exciting exhibition, Artist in Residence, Jason Wisher-Mills, will be continuing his series of Hull

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UK City of Culture 2017 workshops with different communities in the city to create a selection of new work. This work, created during 2017, will form part of Jason’s exhibition which will launch in January 2018.

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An exhibition as part fantasy, part social experiment, Griffiths considers ideas and forms of self-presentation, where intimate content gets swept along with the impossibly dramatic. 9 Oct – 14 Dec Artlink hull2017.co.uk/ levers

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HOW DO YOU HAVE A HAPPY LIFE? The people of Hull and Freetown in Sierra Leone might be separated by thousands of miles, but this 12-part video series from Nova Studios Ltd, creators of the This City Belongs to Everyone film, reveals that we’re much closer than we might first think.

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In discussion with regular people from two very different cities, each short film looks to uncover the values, people and purpose that make up a happy life to see whether the things that bring us joy are universal or unique.

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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? In our last major , commission for and as a challenging companion piece to Made in Hull, Jason Bruges Studio will shine an enquiring light through Hull’s Old Town. This ambitious intervention will produce a playful manipulation of light, responding to the city’s unique geometries and architecture, revealing unseen spaces and pinpointing unconsidered details.

The work, accompanied by new soundscapes, seeks to propel us into a bright and yet unknown future, engaging everyone in arguably the most important questions of the year for Hull and the nation: What kind of place do we wish to live in? What role should culture play? Where do we go from here?

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Supported by Arts Council England and Spirit of 2012.

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WE ARE 5 SENSES 17 Nov, 7.30pm Freedom Centre hull2017.co.uk/ fivesenses

A SIGHT TO BEHOLD Local sight loss charity HERIB invite you to explore a new multi-sensory sculpture which aims to prove that art transcends vision.

Created by a group of individuals with visual impairments, this tactile exhibit

will be on permanent display at the Eye Hospital at Hull Royal Infirmary. From 11 Oct, Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm

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In a theatrical performance designed to ignite and inspire creativity, an eclectic mix of Hull-based musicians join the cast to take audiences on a journey of discovery through Hull, its heritage and its culture.

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HULL BEERMAT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL Forget sterile studios and clinical galleries, this is a photography exhibition like no other.

social media in mind, direct to pub tables and bars across the city in a series of beermats featuring local scenes.

World-renowned photographer Martin Parr brings his new festival, curated specifically with social settings and

Get involved: upload your photo of Hull or East Yorkshire to Instagram using the hashtag #HullPhoto

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All the explosive power and energy of opera packed into five shorts that range from 45 to 75 minutes. 26 – 28 Oct, 7.15pm Saturday matinee of L’enfant, 2.15pm, plus workshop Hull New Theatre hull2017.co.uk/ littlegreats £10 – £42.50

The ultimate evening of iconic Italian opera.

Pagliacci, Leoncavallo The tale of a jealous husband, his unfaithful wife and her lover unfolds as a group of actors prepare for their performance. Cavalleria rusticana, Mascagni A story of obsessive love, with gorgeously lyrical melodies that are the essence of Italian opera. Experience two musical theatre classics.

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THE HULL DANCE CHOREOGRAPHIC PRIZE Dancers from across the Yorkshire and Humber region present a dazzling display of cutting-edge choreography as they vie for your vote. Now in its fourth year, the Hull Dance Choreographic Prize sees the winner selected by a professional panel and a secret audience vote.

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SINGING CITY – ONE WORLD Award-winning songwriter Helen Yeomans brings a specially adapted version of the critically acclaimed One World production to Hull. A unique show featuring stunning choral music beautifully interwoven with poetry and spoken word, depicting the crossroads at which we now stand. Exploring themes of industrialisation, finite resources and the cost of warfare.

Trouble in Tahiti, Bernstein Influenced by Broadway musical theatre, Hollywood and jazz, Bernstein unravels the American Dream in this witty satire.

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Trial by Jury, Gilbert & Sullivan A courtroom drama quickly leads to a delightful farce in this comic opera.

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HULL JAZZ FESTIVAL 5TH ANNIVERSARY Godfrey Reggio’s cult masterpiece Koyaanisqatsi, and New York power trio Moon Hooch amongst many others.

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In a star-studded silver anniversary celebration Hull Jazz Festival presents 20-time Grammy awardwinning guitarist Pat Metheny. Also featuring rare performances by UK Jazz Electronica outfit GoGo Penguin, who will perform with their exhilarating new live score to

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Confirmed performers include Greg Davies, Katherine Ryan, Joel Dommett, comedy legend Ken Dodd, Hull’s own sketch comedy heroes The Live Naked Idiots, A City of Culture Quiz, The Kagools and the Hullarious Free Fringe.

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To mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Hull Philharmonic Orchestra presents an evening of works from two of the country’s most lauded composers. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Violin Concerto in D alongside Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 12, The Year of 1917.

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Hull Independent Cinema presents a short season of Ted Lewis-related crime films, including Get Carter, Point Blank and Dead Man’s Shoes. Supported by BFI and Film Hub North.

Highlighting Hull’s crime fiction heritage from Get Carter author Ted Lewis through to the current crop of writers working in the city, the festival forges new connections and examines the themes of contemporary crime fiction.

And Hull-based Ensemble 52 present writer David Mark’s highly acclaimed first novel, Dark Winter. This stage adaptation by Richard Vergette and Nick Lane is a work in progress.

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ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA A duo of captivating classical performances including: Last Night of the Proms It’s Union Jacks at the ready for the ultimate British spectacular, conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton. Myths & Fairytales Conductor Alexander Shelley leads a spectacular rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Suite and Rimsky-Korsakov’s colourful Scheherazade.

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Celebrating the best of British and international crime fiction, Hull Noir plays host to the prestigious Iceland Noir on their bi-annual travels from the festival’s home city of Reykjavik.

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SIMON ARMITAGE IN THE CITY OF CULTURE Poet Simon Armitage invites you to join him on a festive foray through ‘God’s Own Country’ to the edge of the end of the world. Inspired by the language and landscape of West Yorkshire where he was born, Simon’s latest collection, The Unaccompanied, looks beyond the region to larger global concerns.

Simon’s acclaimed translation of the 14th-century quest narrative - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, set in King Arthur’s court at Camelot at Christmas - has sold over 100,000 copies. Part of the Reading the Ridings/Writing the City series, a celebration of the rich literary heritage and culture of Hull and Yorkshire.

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Depicting torn poppy petals, this powerful digital, photographic, sound and mixed-media installation, TORN, is a stark reminder of the destruction war wages on women around the world.

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Over the last decade, Hull-born documentary photographer Lee Karen Stow has devoted her photographic practice to recording the personal narratives of female survivors of war and conflict.

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BRITISH COUNCIL, HULL UK CITY OF CULTURE AND PARTENARIAT DU QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES Does arts-led regeneration exist? What exactly are the creative industries? Has the digital revolution democratised arts and are we all curators now? And most importantly, what happened in the past 11 months and what does it mean for the future?

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A COLOSSAL WAVE

MARSHMALLOW LASER FEAST Virtual reality is usually a solitary affair yet here you can share the immersive experience with others. Witness an explosion of colour after a real ball is thrown from a great height and hits the ground to create a huge virtual wave.

Venues across Hull city centre play host to discussions, film screenings, debates, unique installations and the next generation of artworks and performances.

A Colossal Wave is co-commissioned by the British Council, Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles to celebrate the creative partnership between Hull and Montreal. With additional support from the GREAT Britain campaign, Canadian High Commission, Phi Centre and the BFI Vision Awards.

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HULL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL Are you brave enough to tackle Dead of Night, Hull’s very own horror film festival? Hull Independent Cinema hosts a terrifying series of bone-chilling blockbusters featuring new, cult and classic movies. Enjoy horror films where they work best

on a huge screen, Oct with great sound, in the dark, with friends Vue Princes Quay (and strangers). & Früit hull2017.co.uk/ Screening the best hullfilm in art house, world, independent and £6 – £7 short film, Hull Independent Cinema FILM hosts exclusive screenings of the latest award-winning and thought provoking films from the UK, USA and around the world.

An exhibition curated by sculptor Saffron Waghorn, Re:defined at Eleven unites works created by professional female artists from across the region and beyond. Featuring new conceptual sculptures from Waghorn herself alongside photography-focused artist Sarah Daniels, Anna Kirk Smith, whose exploration of natural history sits at the intersection

of art and science; and Adele Howitt, a ceramic experimentalist whose innovative work has graced the Chelsea Flower Show and a series of galleries across the world. Saffron Waghorn has been conceptualising and creating inspiring public works and private commissions for more than 20 years.

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OUR CITY. OUR STORY. Our amazing volunteers, our blue-coated ambassadors, have been busy telling the world how great Hull is since the very beginning. Writing their very own chapter of the city’s epic year, here three of our volunteers tell us about their experiences.

TREVOR Trevor Sylvestor who lives on Victoria Dock, admits to being a little hesitant applying to become a volunteer back in June 2016. However, his first shift on 1 January completely won him over and he now fits his day job as a designer around his volunteering shifts. Trevor explained: “Some people have a gap year, well I’m calling this my culture year.

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Looking for a positive way to contribute to her new city, she immediately signed up to become a Hull 2017 volunteer – a once in a lifetime opportunity which she says she has felt truly honoured to be part of. Syeda explained: ”My volunteering journey has been quite magical so far, every opportunity has been a unique learning experience, every day is like an adventure, some days I am acting in a film, others I am an art gallery invigilator. I believe that Hull should be given the title UK City of Culture permanently.”

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MAURICE Life-long Hessle Roader Maurice Houlden, a retired chef, was inspired to become a volunteer after watching Made in Hull. Keen to be part of the action, he said: “Being a volunteer has given me the courage and knowledge to speak to people who I never would have spoken to before. “It’s also reignited my musical passion and I’ve even been inspired to write a piece of music motivated by being a Hull 2017 volunteer.” All three volunteers plan to continue their efforts in 2018 and beyond.

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“Being a volunteer has firmly pushed me outside my comfort zone, however the uniform gives you confidence, people trust and respect you, and I’ve learnt that I’m actually quite good in a public facing role, skills I never thought I had.”

SYEDA Syeda Nudrat moved to West Hull from East London in November 2016.

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THE SIXTEEN THOUSAND LIMITLESS

In November 2016, Hull UK City of Culture 2017 launched its learning programme: NO LIMITS. Building upon Hull’s rich history of innovators, radical thinkers and creators, it uses culture to generate a new population of thinkers and thinking in Hull.

sure that Hull’s children and young people are making the most of this once in a lifetime opportunity and are being heard amongst the celebrations.

Celebrating the creativity and ambition of the city’s young people, LIMITLESS is the culmination of a year-long project to encourage the next generation of artists.

Using the power of art and culture; nurseries, schools and colleges have been making

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UNLEASHING CREATIVITY

Our year of unbounded learning opportunities culminates in LIMITLESS.

Unleashing creativity in the classroom and taking risks never seen before, this joyful and colourful celebration brings together performances, films, poetry, art exhibitions and discussions, showing that there really is no limit to what young people can achieve. 27 Nov – 10 Dec

Building a powerful work of art, the city’s youngest residents create an impressive installation featuring 16,000 hand-made clay bricks. Clay is a material at the heart of the city of Hull. The city was built on clay and its buildings made from bricks from surrounding clay pits. Each of the 16,000 bricks in this installation bears the unique marks of the young person who made it and offers a platform for every child under five from nurseries, schools and other early years settings to explore their creativity. 2 Oct – 5 Nov Fruit Market hull2017.co.uk/ sixteenthousand

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FESTIVE FAMILY FAVOURITES ‘Tis the season to be jolly and the region’s jam-packed festive programme is set to make the merriment easy to come by.

Hull New Theatre’s Peter Pan production also gets a fitting twist for the UK City of Culture year, as the journey to Neverland leaves from the Darling family’s new home in Hull. In the first panto to grace Hull New Theatre’s stage since its multi-million pound refurbishment, the venue welcomes an all-star cast that includes singer and TV personality Darren Day, Emmerdale star Charlie Hardwick and Coach Trip’s legendary host, Brendan Sherrin.

Hull Truck Theatre kicks things off, bringing the Ghost of Christmas Past bang up-to-date as they put their own spin on the Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. Pioneers of the alternative panto, Middle Child, return with their trademark chaotic comedy. A performance as unmissable as it is unorthodox, this time it’s Cinderella getting the lairy-tale makeover, with raucous live music and the messiest mess scene in the country making Früit the perfect place to let kids unleash their energy.

Meanwhile, further afield, Bridlington Spa takes audiences on a magical Christmas carpet ride in Aladdin, with a little help from Strictly Come Dancing pro Robin Windsor.

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THE KEY TO OUR UK CITY OF CULTURE LEGACY team draws back the curtain on As the Hull our fourth season as UK City of Culture, the question everyone is asking is “What’s next?” The remarkable programme of arts and culture we’ve experienced so far has had a huge impact on the city and now, with a truly inspiring final season still to come, it’s understandable that everyone wants to know what’s going to happen in 2018 and beyond.

of arts and events; we wanted to change our city forever.

In 2017 we’ve seen a new public realm, complete with fountains, trees and poetry etched into our pavements; a refurbished Ferens Art Gallery, a rebuilt Hull New Theatre, a regenerated Fruit The word ‘legacy’ has Market, new public been on my mind since art and a makeover the day we decided for Beverley Gate to bid to host UK and Trinity Square. City of Culture back in 2013. In the days In 2018, the new that followed the Hull Venue will open announcement that its doors for music, we’d won, the sense events, exhibitions of excitement about and conferences along what City of Culture with a refurbished could do for Hull Woodford Leisure was palpable and Centre. In the longer expectations were term, we can look incredibly high. forward to an iconic We didn’t just want bridge connecting to be a City of the new town to Culture; we wanted the waterfront, the to be one of the best development of a there had ever been. cruise terminal and We didn’t just want to the regeneration of host a wonderful year the Maritime Museum, Councillor Stephen Brady, Leader of Hull City Council 60

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two historic ships and our oldest docks to create a brand new attraction exploring our heritage as Yorkshire’s Maritime City. These physical manifestations of Hull’s future ambitions are nothing, however, without the people who create, activate and enjoy our places and spaces. The success of City of Culture is undoubtedly down to the local residents, volunteers and businesses whose pride and passion is always on show; the artists, producers and partners who make it all happen; and the visitors who embrace our city for what has been, what it is and what it is becoming. My thanks go to all of them for they are the foundation upon which Hull’s future success will be built.

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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

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Eye Hospital, Hull Royal Infirmary

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A Song for Hull

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Family Take Over Weekend

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The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca

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Come & Sing with Gabrieli!

2 Dec

Hull Minster

A Colossal Wave

7 – 10 Dec

To be revealed

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Substance

7 – 10 Dec

Various

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Peter Pan

7 – 31 Dec

Hull New Theatre

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Look Up

8 – 10 Dec

The Deep

5

9 Dec

Früit

48

12 Dec

Middleton Hall

49

Hull City Hall

47

BP Cultural Visions Lecture Series: Sir Ian Blatchford

13 Dec

Middleton Hall

26

Hull Truck Theatre

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Aladdin

15 Dec – 2 Jan

Bridlington Spa

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Cinderella

16 – 30 Dec

Früit

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Slade

23 Dec

The Welly

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Hull Noir

12 – 19 Nov

Various

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13 – 18 Nov

Hull New Theatre

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BP Cultural Visions Lecture Series: St John Simpson

15 Nov

Middleton Hall

26

Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival 2017

16 – 18 Nov

Hull Minster

We are 5 senses

17 Nov

Freedom Centre

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Richard Dorfmeister

Hedda Gabler

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Simon Armitage in the City of Culture

Various

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COMEDY

EXHIBITION

FILM

LITERATURE

MUSIC

OTHER

DANCE

FESTIVAL

INSTALLATION

MULTI-PLATFORM

OPERA

THEATRE

All information correct at time of going to print (Jul 2017). Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the event details in this programme, Hull UK City of Culture 2017 Ltd cannot accept responsibility for any errors and omissions, nor for any consequences arising from the use of this guide.

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ACCESS FOR ALL During the most vibrant display of art and culture Hull has ever seen is coming to life. With events taking place in every corner of the city, in public spaces and historic old buildings, we want to make it possible for everyone to have the opportunity to access the arts. We will support our creative partners, contractors and members of the wider community to join us in this effort.

There will be a range of assisted performances across each season.

HOW TO BOOK We’ve created the ultimate What’s On guide .co.uk to help you at hull find jaw-dropping cultural experiences. Here you can buy tickets for events and activities taking place during our final season, Tell The World, as well as discover the latest news, features and behind-the-scenes content.

If you have purchased your ticket via our website and need help, check the online help pages provided at hull2017.co.uk or contact the Hull 2017 Box Office via boxoffice@hull2017.co.uk

Hull 2017's website acts as a central box office for the purchase of tickets for bookings across the city, and sells tickets on behalf of key cultural partners.

Sign up online at hull2017.co.uk to create your account and subscribe to receive regular updates.

Please do not go direct to venues with enquiries for tickets purchased via the site as they will redirect you back to us.

If you do not have access to the internet, visit your local library or customer service centre, where you will be able to access it free of charge. For more information about the age appropriateness of an event, click on the relevant page on our website.

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More information will be published online. Look out for these icons on our website: hull .co.uk Level Access

Hearing Loop

BSL Interpreted

Captioned

Wheelchair Access

Changing Places Toilet

Accessible Toilets

Blue Badge Parking

Text Transcribed

Relaxed Performance

Family Friendly

Assistance Dogs

Baby Changing

Audio Described

Touch Tour

Accessible Information Points

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I always knew Hull would be a magnificent and brilliant UK City of Culture. But I never knew just how magnificent and brilliant 2017 would be. The city has embraced this year with emotion, enthusiasm and energy. All of Hull’s children and young people have been engaged. We have had volunteers across the city, art everywhere, visitors from across the world, and stunning critical acclaim on a national and international basis. Our wonderful arts institutions have been boosted and we have new delights across the city. I would like to say thank you – to our partners and the individuals and groups who have worked so hard to make this year the triumph it has been. We could not have done it without you.

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Thank you to the brilliant trustees of the Board. You have given your time and your wisdom freely to help the year run smoothly. Thank you to the DCMS and the Independent Advisory Panel chaired by Phil Redmond, for having the vision to choose Hull. Thanks also to our creative partners. Through you, and the indefatigable Hull 2017 team, we have been able to deliver a terrific, wide reaching and engaging programme. Thanks to Hull City Council. You have been there, cheering us on, throughout. As for our volunteers, you have been out there, greeting people with the crucial combination of broad smiles and accurate information, so that everyone can get the most out of 2017. You are all amazing.

Photo: © Mark Dawson Photography, Tipping Point by Ockham’s Razor

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A huge thank you to all our funding partners, not only for their generosity, but also their commitment and confidence in us. You have made this epic year possible. The final accolade goes to you. The people of Hull and the many visitors to our great city. Thank you for being part of the story. Our story. Everyone back to ours! Rosie Millard, Chair, Board of Trustees, Hull UK City of Culture 2017

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