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!

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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.

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)

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

— DarrenCastleman (@Darren Castleman)

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)

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

— Otokaaa (@Alex)

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

— Monaghankat (@Katharine Monaghan)

REALLY?!

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

— amandabagnall (@Ambag)

Hull? City of Culture?? Really???

— freemanscoffee (@Freemans)

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

— ammanfordpastor (@Jonathan Thomas)

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

— mekael123 (@mekael adu)

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

— cycling_walker (@Mark Walker)

Hull? City of culture - really?

— drivewithrob (@Roberto Perrone Show)

HASHTAG REALLY

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

— Karen_basford (@Karen)

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

— h3lenjacks (@Helen Jackson)

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

— 84adk (@Alexander Kidner)

Hull City Of Culture #Really?

— kye2050 (@Kyle Hull)

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

— dablax (@dablax)

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

— henrytheteacher (@Lewis Morgan)

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)

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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