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"From Hell, Hull and Halifax, good Lord deliver us," - Hull wins 2017 UK City of Culture bid.
DHA are extremely proud to have been a part of the team that produced Hull's successful 2017 City of Culture bid.
Hull was announced as winner on the 20th November 2013 and after months of campaigning and planning the hard graft finally paid off.
Hull was chosen from a group of shortlisted cities that included Leicester, Aberdeen, Dundee, East Kent and Plymouth.
Hull described itself as a 'city coming out of the shadows', wowing the judges with the poetry of Philip Larkin and revealing future plans that include an opening ceremony featuring theatrical elephants and dancing phone boxes.
The judging panel said: "We were particularly impressed with Hull's evidence of community and creative engagement, their links to the private sector and their focus on legacy, including a commitment to enhance funding beyond 2017 and I'd like to congratulate all involved."
The leader of Hull City Council, Councillor Stephen Brady, told the BBC: "What I'm saying is thank you to the panel for changing Hull. Never again will Hull have the reputation that some people have put on it in the past.
This beautiful video sets the tone for the campaign: http://bit.ly/1h2hmGE
And this one shows the emotional reaction of Hull residents to the announcement: http://bbc.in/17ojlzq
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