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Hull Is Officially Named The UK’s 2017 City Of Culture

The city beat out Dundee, Leicester and Swansea Bay for the prestigious title. Hull yes!

It’s been announced that the city of Hull has beat out Dundee, Leicester and Swansea to become the 2017 City of Culture.

The current City of Culture is Derry-Londonderry, and every four years the government chooses a new city to be the City of Culture to help tourism and economy. The title was created by ministers to try and replicate the success of Liverpool as the European Capital of Culture in 2008.

Here is Hull’s compelling “This City Belongs To Everyone” video:

Hullensians are obviously very excited.


2017Hull

@2017Hull

We are delighted to announce that Hull has been named UK City of Culture 2017. We are going to deliver a spectacular year of events #HullYes

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2017Hull

@2017Hull

CAN WE GET A #HULLYES!!! #HULL2017

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Twitter feed going crazy! Celebrating in my little flat in MCR about my Hull winning City if Culture! Best have a brew ...! #2017Hull

— ladyindi (@Indi Sanghera)

Indi Sanghera

@ladyindi

Twitter feed going crazy! Celebrating in my little flat in MCR about my Hull winning City if Culture! Best have a brew …! #2017Hull

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City of culture 2017, Hull. My hyper sleep pod worked!!!! Is this the future l. #hull #hypersleep #skynews #

— DarrenCastleman (@Darren Castleman)

Darren Castleman

@DarrenCastleman

City of culture 2017, Hull. My hyper sleep pod worked!!!! Is this the future l. #hull #hypersleep #skynews #

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Others just had one question about Hull being named the 2017 City of Culture: REALLY?

'Hull named city of culture for 2017' They're fucking kidding right? Hull? Really?

— James_ParkyCFC (@James)

James

@James_ParkyCFC

‘Hull named city of culture for 2017’ They’re fucking kidding right? Hull? Really?

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Hull....city of culture....really?

— Otokaaa (@Alex)

Alex

@Otokaaa

Hull….city of culture….really?

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Really?! Hull Named As UK's 2017 City Of Culture http://t.co/qWs4bKvAks

— Monaghankat (@Katharine Monaghan)

Katharine Monaghan

@Monaghankat

Really?! Hull Named As UK’s 2017 City Of Culture http://t.co/qWs4bKvAks

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REALLY?!

Hull, City of culture.... Really??

— amandabagnall (@Ambag)

Ambag

@amandabagnall

Hull, City of culture…. Really??

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Hull? City of Culture?? Really???

— freemanscoffee (@Freemans)

Freemans

@freemanscoffee

Hull? City of Culture?? Really???

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So, Swansea lost out to Hull as the city of culture....really?!

— ammanfordpastor (@Jonathan Thomas)

Jonathan Thomas

@ammanfordpastor

So, Swansea lost out to Hull as the city of culture….really?!

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City of culture ...Hull ...really !! : ?

— mekael123 (@mekael adu)

mekael adu

@mekael123

City of culture …Hull …really !! : ?

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As if Hull's been named city of culture, really??

— cycling_walker (@Mark Walker)

Mark Walker

@cycling_walker

As if Hull’s been named city of culture, really??

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Hull? City of culture - really?

— drivewithrob (@Roberto Perrone Show)

Roberto Perrone Show

@drivewithrob

Hull? City of culture - really?

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HASHTAG REALLY

Hull named UK City of Culture 2017 #really http://t.co/N6v1BWVZB7

— Karen_basford (@Karen)

Karen

@Karen_basford

Hull named UK City of Culture 2017 #really http://t.co/N6v1BWVZB7

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Hull - the city of culture for 2017 ?? #really??? #interestingchoice

— h3lenjacks (@Helen Jackson)

Helen Jackson

@h3lenjacks

Hull - the city of culture for 2017 ?? #really??? #interestingchoice

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Hull named UK City of Culture 2017- REALLY?? #hull #cityofculture http://t.co/2aoDdjEba6

— 84adk (@Alexander Kidner)

Alexander Kidner

@84adk

Hull named UK City of Culture 2017- REALLY?? #hull #cityofculture http://t.co/2aoDdjEba6

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Hull City Of Culture #Really?

— kye2050 (@Kyle Hull)

Kyle Hull

@kye2050

Hull City Of Culture #Really?

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Hull.... Culture ..... #really

— dablax (@dablax)

dablax

@dablax

Hull…. Culture ….. #really

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Hull has been named UK's city of culture 2017! #really?!?

— henrytheteacher (@Lewis Morgan)

Lewis Morgan

@henrytheteacher

Hull has been named UK’s city of culture 2017! #really?!?

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A person who has been to Hull one time also had something to say:

I went to Hull once, it was one of the worst places I've ever visited... #cityofculture

— thexhangman (@Mr H #31)

Mr H #31

@thexhangman

I went to Hull once, it was one of the worst places I’ve ever visited… #cityofculture

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TV producer Phil Redmond, who chaired the advisory panel that helped choose the winner, said of their choice that “ultimately it was the unanimous verdict of the panel that Hull put forward the most compelling case based on its theme as ‘a city coming out of the shadows’.”

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