Hull City of CultureThe Digitalquill Head Office is located in East Yorkshire in the town of Hessle, near Hull and we are very proud that our nearest big city has been chosen as the UK City of Culture for 2017.

Many of our clients are from outside of the UK, and may not be aware of the City of Culture, which is a designation granted to a UK City for a year, and is intended to build on the economic success of Liverpool which was the European Capital of Culture in 2008.

The city of Hull will host events every day of the year, ranging from music to theatre, light shows to firework displays. The City will also host the Turner Prize and exhibit art on loan from the British Museum. The City of Culture Website has the full itinerary – it is definitely worth visiting Hull this year.

Hull was once one of the biggest fishing ports in Europe, and was originally built up from money from the whaling industry. Culturally, the city has been home to dozens of notable people including the poet Philip Larkin, film director Anthony Minghella, pop band The Housemartins and playwright John Godber.

The year kicked off with a huge fireworks display on the Humber Estuary which was even bigger than London’s New Year fireworks, and a light display in the City Centre is projecting scenes from the City’s past onto the historic City Hall, Ferens Art Gallery and Maritime Museum throughout the first week.

Digitalquill support Hull 2017 UK City of Culture

We sincerely hope that this year will attract people to the city, and also boost investment in Hull across the whole economy and not just the arts and culture sector.

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