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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.

Plans for new Hull entertainment venue move forward

Plans for a new 3,500 seater entertainment venue for Hull have moved a step closer.

Hull City Council's agreed to put more than £36m towards building the venue on disused land behind Princes Quay.

It is hoped it will attract international music acts and sports events, as well as creating five hundred jobs.

The complex, dubbed Hull Venue, is due to open in 2018.

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