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Hull - UK City of Culture 2017

This year is Hull's time to shine. As UK City of Culture 2017, there’s plenty happening up North in the way of theatre, music and art.

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1. Hull City Hall

You'll find a varied calender of events put on inside this grand building, including the Women of the World festival from 10-12 March.

2. Ferens Art Gallery

It first opened in 1927 but Ferens Art Gallery has just reopened following a multi-million pound makeover in preparation for hosting the Turner Prize later this year. Check out Inspired by Bacon (11 March), an artist-led workshop exploring Francis Bacon’s 'screaming popes' series.

3. Kardomah94

As a bar, restaurant and events space, you can spend a whole day at Kardomah94. It’s a great venue for alternative music and films, as well as fringe theatre. This month, head there to watch theatre productions 'Made in Hull' (9-10 March) and 'The Other Man' (21 March).

4. Fruit

Fruit is an old warehouse turned cultural space, where you’ll find art of all kinds, from live music, comedy and theatre, to local produce and vintage markets, film screenings and banging club nights.

5. HIP Gallery

See both touring exhibitions and newly commissioned works at this photography gallery in Princes Quay. The Hullywood Icons exhibition (18 Feb-2 April) from lens-based artist Quentin Budworth will make you smile with his recreations of iconic moments from Hollywood films using the people of Hull and East Riding.

6. Blade

A 75-metre blade hovers above Queen Victoria Square until 18 March, created for Look Up, a programme of temporary artworks in public spaces.