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Spectacular fireworks mark start of Hull's UK City of Culture year

Fireworks light up the sky over the Humber River during the official opening of Hull's tenure as UK City of Culture.

Fireworks light up the sky over the Humber River Credit: Danny Lawson/ PA Wire
Fireworks light up the sky over the Humber River Credit: Danny Lawson / PA Wire
Fireworks light up the sky over the Humber River Credit: Danny Lawson / PA Wire
Thousands watch the UK City of Culture fireworks display Credit: Danny Lawson/ PA Wire
Thousands watch the UK City of Culture fireworks display Credit: Danny Lawson / PA Wire
Spectacular fireworks light up the Humber Credit: Danny Lawson / PA Wire
25,000 watched Hull's UK City of Culture opening fireworks display Credit: Danny Lawson / PA Wire
Stunning fireworks display launches Hull's City of Culture celebrations Credit: Danny Lawson/ PA Wire

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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.

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