City Of Culture 2017

As a Stokie, I know all too well the difficulties faced by the Potteries breed during the rare occasions we decide to grace
Photograph by Andy Houghton 2017 has finally arrived and in Hull, it's a year much anticipated since we were awarded City
Hull has been an unsung lynchpin in the historical makeup of our nation, a role it continued to fill effortlessly, even during Britain's darkest days during World War Two. Just as we have done throughout recorded history, Hull played an indispensible role in the allied defence of home soil, and indeed in the eventual allied victory, with the inhabitants of the city paying a massive price.
So, what do you do when your team lose 50-0 in the Challenge Cup Final (yep, that wasn't a typo!) at Wembley? Emmigrate? Hide
Hull has finally and deservedly been recognised on a national level and is currently undergoing a much needed renaissance. It would be wonderful if Martin Green and the City of Culture team could take Rank's legacy one step further...
Hull Children's University is a registered charity in of course, Hull. They're an incredible team of amazing people who dedicate themselves completely to giving the children of Hull and the surrounding areas amazing learning experiences.
I for one, am particularly proud of what my friend has achieved and very excited about what it will mean for the children of Sierra Leone. Sam's work is a vital addition to all of the hard work already going on within the country to provide the next generation with the education they have a right to.
The news that Hull is to be the next UK City of Culture brought back all sorts of memories. I spent three years in the East Yorkshire outpost as an undergraduate. At first it seemed so far away from my midlands home, and my main memories of my first term are of everything getting progressively colder and darker...
You might have noticed some sneering going on at the news of Hull scooping the prize of the UK's next city of culture. Perhaps
Hull has been crowned as the UK's future City of Culture, beating off Dundee, Leicester and Swansea Bay. It described itself