Hull is to get an extra £3 million to spend on it's year as UK City of Culture.
The money, which will come from the Heritage Lottery Fund, was announced at a breakfast gathering in Hull called to launch a series of events in the city this summer.
Martin Green, the man in charge of the city's cultural celebrations says it will mean a boost for local libraries.
The search is on for one thousand people to get naked in public in Hull. World renowned photographer Spencer Tunick has chosen the city for his latest nude art installation.
His artwork has been staged worldwide, from Sydney to Mexico City. Now he wants to paint people blue and green for the piece called 'Sea of Hull' in July.
It's difficult to get up for one of my works really at sunrise, but once you're there you realise "I'm going to go through with it" and the end result will be an artwork that not only will hang in a gallery or museum, but also hang in their homes. I need people's help you know. People are my medium.
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It is perhaps the most famous award in the world of art - both for its prestige and the controversy it generates - and today it has been announced that Hull will be the home for the Turner Prize in its year as City of Culture in 2017.
The competition, to be staged at the Ferens Art gallery, is the first major event of the year to be confirmed and it's expected to attract thousands of visitors to the area.
Fiona Dwyer reports:
Hull's City of Culture organisers have released a promotional video for the 2017 event.
It is based on four seasons of the year, with different attractions and events reflecting the season they take place in.
It was released today as the city announced it would host the Turner Prize the same year:
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