Hull 2017: Season 4 announced

Wednesday 13th September 2017

Hull 2017 has revealed its fourth and final season – Tell The World. Bursting at the seams with an action-packed programme of events, the final leg of Hull’s UK City of Culture year looks to cement the city’s burgeoning reputation as a cultural hot spot.

Running from October to December, the programme reflects on how Hull is redefining itself and celebrates the city’s unique and independent spirit. Check out our top 10 picks and make sure you visit before the season ends!

Slung Low’s Flood

Victoria Dock (ends 8 October)
Shown online via BBC TV and live in Hull, Slung Low’s Flood is an epic apocalyptic production. Parts 1 and 3 are available online now, and catch parts 2 and 4 can live on Victoria Dock this Autumn.

BBC ‘Contains Strong Language’

Various locations (28 September to 1 October)
Contains Strong Language is a major new poetry and performance festival in Hull. Inspired by this city’s rich literary history, the event promises to be packed with world premieres, gala readings, events and concerts featuring local, national and international poets.

2097: We Made Ourselves Over

(1 to 29 October)
Here’s your call to take part in a memorable live event. On 1 October at 2pm, every phone box across the city will ring. Pick up a phone to begin an unforgettable journey into the future. Pop-up screenings of new sci-fi films will appear or download the app to interact with the rulers of the future city.

A Hall for Hull with Trois Points de Vue

Trinity Square (1 October to 11 November)
This installation features 16 columns – each open on one side – and has been designed by Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Felice Varini. Delivered as part of the Look Up programme, this installation will challenge the way we think about architecture and invite new ways to imagine the use of public space. Delivered with RIBA and British Council and supported by Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd.

Turner Prize 2017

Ferens Art Gallery (26 September to 7 January 2018)
Turner Prize

The prestigious and world renowned art prize, awarded by Tate, is this year hosted at Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery. Come and view the work of four shortlisted artists – Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid and Rosalind Nashashibi – before the overall winner is announced in December 2017.

Humber Mouth

Hull Central Library (2 to 8 October)
Humber Mouth is a 7-day event celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hull’s literature festival. Will Self (writer and political commentator) will head up the week of amazing authors, poets, spoken word artists and musicians. This event is presented by Hull City Council and Shane Rhodes, Artistic Director of Wrecking Ball Press.

Hull, Portrait of a City

Humber Street Gallery (13 to 31 December)
This bespoke exhibition explores the culture and creativity of Hull. Partnered with international photography co-operative Magnum Photos, Martin Parr and Olivia Arthur highlight the qualities that have made the city stand apart in a redefining year.

An Eyeful of Wry: Government Art Collection

Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull (20 October to 26 November)
The Government Art Collection is part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. From droll 18th-century caricatures by James Gillray to Simon Faithfull’s video of an impossible journey, this collection is rife with wit and a hint of the absurd.

Back to Ours

Various locations (27 October to 5 November)
Back To Ours returns to take over local venues during the October half-term. Shopping centres, school theatres and gymnasiums are bursting with everything from acrobatics from comedy. Supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Hull Old Town (TBC)
Presented by Jason Bruges Studio, this ambitious intervention will manipulate light in response to the city’s unique geometries and architecture, revealing unseen spaces and details.

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