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Back from the edge: Hull, UK City of Culture

Words: Mark Smulian

A city ‘on the edge of things’, Hull is undergoing a reappraisal, thanks to its designation as UK City of Culture 2017. It couldn’t have happened without planning, finds Mark Smulian

When hearing mention of Hull you may think first of its seafaring roots and its port industries rather than its cultural offerings. 

Yet the city and unitary authority in the East Riding of Yorkshire has been home to many notable writers, actors and musicians (see overleaf), and perceptions about its cultural character may change during 2017.

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