Inspiring culture
for 90 years

Creativity lives and breathes at the University of Hull. Always has done, always will. It’s central to what universities do. But at Hull, we’re unfaltering in our passionate support of the arts and culture – whether that's on our campus or in the wider city. For example, we're once again sponsoring the legendary local music festival, Humber Street Sesh.

That’s why we’re ecstatic to be a principal partner of Hull UK City of Culture. Every four years, the UK City of Culture title passes to a different British city. And from 2017, it's been our turn to shine. That's been a huge economic shot in the arm for the area. And it's brought a programme of spectacular events and opportunities to get involved.

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COMMITTED TO CULTURE

The greatest aspects of culture don’t appear one day only to disappear the next. Just look at the Ancient Greeks. Or the Romans. Or James Blunt. Here in Hull, we’re trying to build something that lasts – inspiring our students and the people of the city long into the future.

We’ve assessed the effects of City of Culture and how much economic value it's added to Hull (spoiler: it’s a lot). And we’ve looked at how culture influences people and places through our Culture, Place and Policy Institute.

We've got culture on campus, too. The art gallery's perfect for a moment’s calm, and our student societies cover interests from Anime to Big Band. Oh, and then there's Middleton Hall ...

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Money can't buy happiness. but it can buy a state-of-the-art concert hall.

When it comes to culture, we’ve put our money where our mouth is. A £9.5-million investment has turned Middleton Hall into a world-class concert venue and creating brand new recording studios rivalled only by Abbey Road.

That’s on top of the £28 million spent on revamping the Brynmor Jones Library. It now houses an art gallery which played an integral part throughout 2017 and will continue to add colour to our campus in future: playing host to exhibitions curated by the National Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.

Campus highlight

Conor & Levi from the series British Boxing by Tom Cockram 2018 (c) Tom Cockram

TAYLOR WESSING PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2018

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the vitality and excellence in portrait photography today. This prize is one of the most important platforms for contemporary portrait photographers internationally, and reproductions of the selected works provide an excellent overview of current photography styles, trends and techniques.

Exhibition Space, Brynmor Jones Library

8 February - 2 June 2019

Free

Find out more about all of our events at CultureNet.co.uk

hull events coming up

Pride in Hull

Pride in Hull

One of the country's biggest Pride events takes place right here in Hull! Over 50,000 people turned up to Pride in Hull last year and this year promises to be bigger, brighter, bolder and prouder than ever. Alaska 5000 is one of the star names already announced for Hull's annual celebration of LGBT+ life.

Queens Gardens

20 July 2019

Free

Find out more about all events at Visit Hull

get-in-touch

Get in touch

Being City of Culture has changed Hull for good. It's created new opportunities to enjoy music, art, literature and the city's eclectic and dynamic vibe.

And our campus is now more cultured than ever. To find out how you can make the most of it, contact Marianne Lewsley-Stier via either of these routes ...

  01482 465620   culture@hull.ac.uk