Hull is a proud, independent and creative city with culture in its DNA. And on Yorkshire day, we take a look at five things the city has given to God’s own country.
Yorkshire’s Maritime City
The Spurn Lightship.
Over the next five years, the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project will deliver the refurbishment and preservation of four historic maritime sites and two historic ships. Once completed, visitors will be invited to chart a course through Hull’s 800 years of seafaring history, exploring the city’s connections and contributions to the UK and the world. Find out more here.
Humber Street Sesh
Yorkshire’s biggest unsigned music festival in a urban setting, bringing together local bands, a ton of food and drink options – an annual favourite in the city’s calendar. The weekend brings together local creatives, from photographers, writers and local podcast shows, to help promote the bands. Fatherson, Plague Vendor and Skaters are just a few names to have graced the stage in the last 12 months alongside more than 1,000 performances during its history. Taking place this weekend, get your tickets here.
Hull Daily Mail
The largest selling regional newspaper in Yorkshire selling around 20,000 copies per issue. The local paper was once again crowned Yorkshire and the Humber’s number one newspaper at the 02 Media Awards and claimed the top Daily Newspaper prize for the sixth time in eight years.
Aunt Bessie’s. The name resonates with one thing only and that’s Yorkshire puddings. Born in a grocer shop in Scale Lane, Hull, their roots go back over 160 years. From 1974 to 2018, the brand became part of the William Jackson Food Group, originally serving Yorkshire Puddings to Butlin’s Holiday camps. What started as a small, family-owned business grew into the national food group we know today.
UK City of Culture 2017
And not forgetting the city’s biggest year yet. Back in 2017, Hull delivered 365 events, claiming the title as the only Yorkshire city to have hosted the City of Culture title. The year proved to be one of cultural regeneration, inspiring cities such as the next title holder Coventry for 2021 and Leeds – who have vowed to host their own version of city of culture come 2023.