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.
Hullensians are obviously very excited.
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
CAN WE GET A #HULLYES!!! #HULL2017
Twitter feed going crazy! Celebrating in my little flat in MCR about my Hull winning City if Culture! Best have a brew …! #2017Hull
City of culture 2017, Hull. My hyper sleep pod worked!!!! Is this the future l. #hull #hypersleep #skynews #
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?
Hull….city of culture….really?
Really?! Hull Named As UK’s 2017 City Of Culture http://t.co/qWs4bKvAks
Hull, City of culture…. Really??
Hull? City of Culture?? Really???
So, Swansea lost out to Hull as the city of culture….really?!
City of culture …Hull …really !! : ?
As if Hull’s been named city of culture, really??
Roberto Perrone Show
Hull? City of culture - really?
Hull named UK City of Culture 2017 #really http://t.co/N6v1BWVZB7
Hull - the city of culture for 2017 ?? #really??? #interestingchoice
Hull named UK City of Culture 2017- REALLY?? #hull #cityofculture http://t.co/2aoDdjEba6
Hull City Of Culture #Really?
Hull has been named UK’s city of culture 2017! #really?!?
A person who has been to Hull one time also had something to say:
Mr H #31
I went to Hull once, it was one of the worst places I’ve ever visited… #cityofculture
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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