Hull named UK City of Culture

  • 20 November 2013
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Hull to be UK City of Culture in 2017

Hull has been named the UK's next City of Culture, beating Leicester, Dundee and Swansea Bay to the title.

It will become City of Culture in 2017, taking over from Derry-Londonderry in Northern Ireland.

Hull is known for its enormous aquarium The Deep and its two super league rugby teams. The famous Humber Bridge is also nearby.

The government chooses a new destination every four years to help tourism and the economy.

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Hull council leader Stephen Brady said winning "will give Hull a platform to tell the world what this great city has to offer."

The city is planning a stadium sound and light concert with 500 dancers for 2017.