London, Hull’s year as UK City of Culture has
been voted Best Arts Project in the National Lottery awards.
Former Doctor Who actor Christopher Ecclestone broke the
news to the team behind the city’s year-long series of events and to
“blue coat” volunteers today.
Hull City Council previously said more than Pound 1bn of investment
had flowed into the city.
Ecclestone said the City of Culture had been “an overwhelming
The National Lottery said the city’s programme attracted 5.3m
people to more than 2,800 events, cultural activities, installations and
The programme began with Made in Hull, which saw light
installations added to many of the city’s best known buildings, and
ended with the Turner Prize being awarded in the city, the BBC
Source: Oman News Agency