The UK City of Culture primarily targets the community in Hull. It also targets the rest of the UK and is expected to pull audiences from the rest of Europe. The estimated number of people including both adults and children is (600,000) people (using conservative estimates) and (1,000 000) people using optimistic estimates.
Saint Lucia’s participation in the Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival will focus on a prominent, shared and representative theme promoting the island’s jazz & arts performances; visual arts & crafts exhibition and food & beverage offerings. In brief, the thematic activities will encompass performing arts renaissance; vibrant music performances, celebration of heritage through fine arts, food and beverages. These activities will be grouped within the same project. The focus will be on the “Visitor Experience” turning persons into active characters of a Saint Lucian educational, emotional and entertaining experience. Key-words being quality, export, entertainment, attractiveness, exposure, promotion, innovation and visibility.
This contemporary, public exhibition space in Burton Agnes Hall attracts a great variety of artistic works from across the East Yorkshire Riding and beyond. Exhibitions run throughout the year, on a regular basis from one week to four weeks, sometimes with a single artist, though more often with a number of different exhibitors. Exhibitions may be launched with a special preview evening on the first day. Members of the public can view any exhibition when touring the great hall. The Burton Agnes Hall attracts over 55,000 visitors a year.
Through our partnership with the British-Caribbean Chamber of Commerce (BCCC), Saint Lucia has been invited to showcase some of our excellent local jazz artists at Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival scheduled for June 30 – July 2, 2017 in East Riding of Yorkshire. Saint Lucia’s participation in the event will set the stage for the island’s participation in the UK City of Culture 2017 events hosted by Hull City. The Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival is 10 years old and The Times and Independent national newspapers acknowledge it as one of the ‘very best small jazz festivals’ in the UK and it draws people from all over the country.
Hull was announced the winner of UK City of Culture 2017 in 2013. The award is given every four years to a city that demonstrates the belief in the transformational power of culture. To deliver on this promise, Hull City Council has set up Hull UK City of Culture 2017 as an independent company and charitable trust. The team is charged with the responsibility to plan and deliver 365 days of transformative cultural activity in 2017.
The arts and cultural programme for the year will celebrate the unique character of the city, its people, history and geography. In 2017, the programme will run from 1 Jan to 31 Dec. The programme of activities will be split into four seasons, each with something distinctive, intriguing and created to challenge and thrill.
The City of Culture 2017 aims to work with the artists of Hull and celebrate the culture of the city and its place in the wider cultural offer of the North, and make Hull a cultural destination for must-see events. Young people are at the heart of the programme – it is this group who will inherit the longer term
benefits as a result of our focus around Education and Skills. Hull 2017 seek to partner with public and private funders, trusts and foundations, businesses and individuals to help us to achieve and to deliver a transformational year in 2017.