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Hull is UK's City of Culture 2017

The winner of the UK City of Culture 2017 is Hull. The city's bid beat Dundee, Leicester and Swansea Bay for the prestigious award.

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Sir Tom Courtenay backs Hull's City of Culture bid

Actor Sir Tom Courtenay has backed Hull's bid to become the UK's City of Culture 2017 by starring in a short film to be shown to the competition's judges.

Featuring the poetry of Philip Larkin, Sir Tom and the people of Hull explain why "this city belongs to everyone".

He narrates, "A place cannot produce poems, it can only not prevent them and Hull is good at that, for Hull has its own sudden elegancies".

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