Hull confirms £250m culture legacy plan

Hull City Council has confirmed its continuing commitment to investing in culture with a £250 million plan to deliver further improvements to the city’s cultural and visitor infrastructure.

Having been UK City of Culture in 2017, the council has also announced plans to maintain the momentum of positive change and creating the conditions for Hull to achieve its City Plan ambition of becoming a world-class cultural destination.

The investment will contribute £30 million towards a 3,500 capacity regional music, arts and conference venue that will open in the summer of 2018, as well as the creation of a major new £27 million attraction that will shine a light on Hull’s unique heritage as Yorkshire’s Maritime city.

Stephen Brady, leader of Hull City Council, said: “Hull’s journey towards City of Culture and the year itself has shown that investing in the arts and culture works. From raising our city’s profile and attracting record numbers of visitors to regenerating our places, improving the opportunities and well-being of residents, inspiring our young people and capturing the spirit of our wonderful volunteers, it’s an investment worth making.

“2017 has been incredibly successful, but is just the beginning for Hull. Our collective ambition for the future is bigger and bolder and with the whole city working together, as we have done in the build up to and delivery of 2017, we will deliver.”

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