The secrets behind Hull's successful UK City of Culture bid are being revealed to the public today at Hull University.
The team responsible for the bid will describe how the idea of "Hullness" and the strong public support for the bid were key factors in their victory.
They now want to show people how the CIty of Culture will be funded, how they can volunteer - and why elephants will once again be seen walking the streets of Hull.
Councillor Steven Bayes, Portfolio Holder for Hull UK City of Culture 2017 said: “The strength of support that local people and business partners have given to our City of Culture bid has been fantastic.
“We have a lot to look forward to as we build on and develop Hull’s cultural offerings in the run-up to 2017. At these events, people can find out exactly how we won, what we are doing to deliver the title and what it will mean to them.”
Transport Ministers have agreed to a request from Hull North MP Diana Johnson to meet a delegation from Hull to discuss rail electrification on the Selby to Hull stretch of line.
At the moment the Government is planning to submit the Hull rail electrification scheme to a Whitehall taskforce but it is not anticipated to get underway until at least 2019.
But since Hull won the contest to become 2017 City of Culture, city leaders believe there is new impetus to see whether rail electrification works can proceed in time for 2017, along with road improvement works on the A63 through Hull.
The city of Hull took its bid to be Capital of Culture to London today - with a little bit of help from a man who spreads the word covered head to toe in gold!
We are less than a month away from finding out whether the city has won the title, and today members of the bid team travelled by train - stopping off at towns along the East Coast Mainline - to sell the city to the rest of the country. Michael Billington joined them.