Live updates

Advertisement

Stunning sound & light show launches Hull's year as UK City of Culture

The UK City of Culture celebrations were launched this afternoon in the city centre, where films and animations were projected on to some of Hull's most famous landmarks, including the Maritime Museum, City Hall and Ferens Art Gallery.

The event, called Made In Hull was held at several locations around the Old Town.

We Are Hull by Zsolt Balogh with original soundtrack by Dan Jones, Queen Victoria Square for Sean Mcallister’s Made in Hull, Credit: Nigel Roddis for Getty
We Are Hull by Zsolt Balogh with original soundtrack by Dan Jones, Queen Victoria Square for Sean Mcallister’s Made in Hull, Credit: Nigel Roddis for Getty
Arrivals and Departures by imitating the dog The Deep for Sean Mcallister’s Made in Hull, Credit: Nigel Roddis for Getty

This evening a crowd of 25,000 people will flock to the Marina and Victoria Pier to watch a massive fireworks display called In With A Bang.

Morris Men see in New Year

Sheffield City Morris Men will be bringing in the new year with their traditional New Year’s Day dance-out today at 12 noon, in front of Sheffield Cathedral.

Sheffield City Morris Men perform the hanky dance

They will be joined by another local dance team, William Morris. The dancing will continue till around 12:50.

All are welcome to come along and start 2017 on a good footing, by enjoying this legendary display of rhythmic grace and athletic precision.

Advertisement

Young actors hope show will take West End by storm

Two young actors from the region are spending their Christmas in a rehearsal room - to make sure that they are ready to make their West End debut in the New Year.

Josh Benson from York and Ben Hunter from Hull are in the cast of The Girls - the musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth - which is inspired by the original WI Calendar girls, who stripped to raise money for charity.

The musical had it's world premiere at the Leeds Grand Theatre at the end of last year. It's since had a run in Salford, but is now hoping to take the West End by storm. They've been talking to Duncan Wood.

Load more updates