Happy New Year! Yes, we’ve waved the rollercoaster of 2016 out the back door and welcomed 2017 through the front. We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see what the new year brings!
And while for many of us the celebration of the onset of a new year ends as the sun sets on the 1st of January, here in Hull we’re gearing up for a monumental year-long celebration – as we officially take the podium as the UK’s City of Culture 2017!
We can’t wait to share the hidden gems our great city has to offer. It’s going to be jam-packed with music, theatre, art, film and many more events, acclaiming the vibrant life which brims within our historic city.
Hull City of Culture 2017 aims to commemorate the past while looking to the future, and amplify the cacophony of cultural heritage the city hosts. Spreading a positive message of community and togetherness.
And come to think of it, we pretty much do this a lot throughout our lives. Christmas, New Year, Birthdays, Weddings… they’re all about bringing people together to celebrate family, success, individuals, marriages. Bonding people through mutual respect, understanding and unity, and creating powerful experiences that stick with us forever. Bringing us closer to ourselves, and to each other.
We, the people, are the crux of it all. We’re at the heart of our cities and countries; cultures and communities. We bring them to life. That’s what Hull City of Culture 2017 is applauding, as will future Cities of Culture the world over.
But what about our organisations? People are at the heart of those too; the oil making the machine run smoothly and efficiently. Unique personalities and talent making amazing things happen, every day.
Hull 2017 City of Culture’s mantra is to make the city even better for the people who call it home. Don’t you think that sounds like a pretty good New Year’s Resolution for our organisations too?
After all, our organisations would be nothing without the people who bring them to life.