Hull wins prize for City of Culture programme

Hull wins prize for City of Culture programme

The team who organised the programme for Hull being City of Culture last year has won a National Lottery award, according to the BBC.

Actor Christopher Eccleston broke the news yesterday (Wednesday 12th) to Absolutely Cultured, whose programme was voted Best Arts Project in the National Lottery Award.

The programme, funded by £10m of National Lottery funding, attracted more than five million people to 2,800 events in the city, including the presentation of the Turner Prize and a series of light installations.

Eccleston said the City of Culture status put Hull in the national spotlight. "It set the bar as high as it could go. I think Hull used the City of Culture exactly as it should be used, to express what was original and vital about this wonderful city."

Katy Fuller, creative director and c.e.o. of Absolutely Cultured, said: "This news is incredible, not only for us here at Absolutely Cultured but for the entire city and everyone who was involved in making Hull's year as UK City of Culture such a tremendous. success.

"This National Lottery Award is for the city of Hull and we would like to say a huge thank you."