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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:

    View this video on YouTube

    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

    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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    CAN WE GET A #HULLYES!!! #HULL2017

    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

    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 #

    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

    @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?

    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

    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??

    Ambag

    @amandabagnall

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

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    Freemans

    @freemanscoffee

    Hull? City of Culture?? Really???

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

    Jonathan Thomas

    @ammanfordpastor

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

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

    mekael adu

    @mekael123

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

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

    Mark Walker

    @cycling_walker

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

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    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

    @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

    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

    Alexander Kidner

    @84adk

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

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    Kyle Hull

    @kye2050

    Hull City Of Culture #Really?

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

    dablax

    @dablax

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

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

    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

    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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