See what the City of Culture has to offer at the Hull 10K

It’s shaping up to be one of the most exciting years in Hull’s recent history.

Record number of visitors have already flocked to check out Hull’s hidden – and not so hidden! –treasures as it celebrates its well-deserved UK City of Culture status.

As the Hull 10K hits the streets on Sunday 18th June, there’s a packed calendar of events taking place alongside this sporting gem.

Why not take the opportunity to check out some of the other great activities in Hull that weekend?

Here’s our pick of the best: 

  1. Prisoners at HMP Hull have created a full-scale replica of Amy Johnson’s Gipsy Moth which is on display in Paragon Interchange, Hull city centre. It celebrates the legacy of Amy Johnson, the Hull-born pioneering aviator who was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia, in 1930 in a Gipsy Moth named Jason.

 

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  1. Two gigs are taking place on Saturday 17th June and Tuesday 20th to mark Refugee week and to celebrate the contribution refugees make as they find sanctuary in the city. Saturday 17th’s concert takes place in Queen’s Gardens while the venue for the 20th’s will be the Holy Trinity Church in Market Square.

 

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  1. The City Speaks, at the Fruit Market, is a major commission by the artist Michael Pinsky and has been described as a 21st-century Speakers’ Corner. Visitors’ words are translated to text and relayed on the west tower of Hull’s tidal surge barrier.

 

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  1. The Hull School of Art and Design Degree Show, in the college’s Brodrick Gallery, celebrates the talent of the next generation of artists and designers across Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Textiles, Architecture, Film-making, Games Design, Journalism and Digital Media and Photography.

 

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  1. Travel the world without leaving Hull as the award-winning images from the 2016 international Travel Photographer of the Year awards go on display in Princes Dock Street.

Check out everything City of Culture-related here.

With all that’s on offer, why not make a weekend of it – and sign up to the Hull 10K, here.

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