The year may be coming to an end, but Hull’s status as UK City of Culture certainly is not. The title is Hull’s for three more years and here at East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) we know there is a lot to look forward to.
As the final weeks of Hull’s first year as the UK City of Culture draw to a close, we are soaking up the festive cultural offering in the city and making plans for what to enjoy in the new year. And we already know how we’re going to travel!
EYMS is giving its customers a gift this Christmas – an additional five free days of travel to help you explore the culture.
Until 24 December, any 30-day ticket bought on the EYMS Buses app will last 35 days. So, what will you do with your extra five days?
With an action-packed cultural calendar for the festive period and new year, here’s our recommendations for December and January:
Where Do We Go From Here?
Until 7 Jan 2018, from 5pm (Free)
Hull Old Town
Visit this ground-breaking immersive experience in Hull’s Old Town, which uses lights, robotics and sound to create a visually stunning piece of art. Take the trail and explore the city.
Turner Prize 2017
Until 7 Jan 2018 (Free)
Ferens Art Gallery
One of the world’s most renowned art prizes is in Hull, don’t miss your chance to visit Ferens Art Gallery to see it. Whatever your opinion is, you won’t be wrong!
Turner and the Whale
Until 7 Jan 2017 (Free)
Hull Maritime Museum
If the contemporary art of the Turner Prize isn’t your thing, cross Queen Victoria Square to the Maritime Museum to see an insight into the artistic mind of another Turner, JMW Turner, one of the art world’s most revered landscape painters.
Various opening times (Free)
Hull Old Town
Hull has some superb museums, including the Streetlife Museum of Transport, the Hull and East Riding Museum and Wilberforce House. And they’re all free! The perfect post-Christmas activity to keep the kids entertained until they’re back at school.
Visit Hull Libraries to read ten new books, by ten national artists that explore themes of Freedom. Commissioned by Freedom Festival Arts Trust this project includes work by Turner Prize 2017 winner Lubaina Himid and is exclusively available in Hull Libraries.
Hull Truck Theatre
Still in the Christmas spirit? You can catch A Christmas Carol at Hull Truck Theatre until 6 January. On 6 January, you can also watch a performance of Young Marx, broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre in London, a new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.
Claire Robinson, Marketing Manager at EYMS said: “We want to wish our customers a happy Christmas and thought that an additional five days of travel would give people an extra five days to enjoy the culture. There is so much to see and do in Hull and the festive break is a great time to get out and about to explore the city with your friends and family.”
“Simply buy a 30-day ticket on the EYMS Buses app and you’ll get five days of travel for free. The offer is on until 24 December, so if you buy a monthly travel ticket between now and then you’ll get an extra five days of travel, free.
“This year has been truly fantastic for Hull. We want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy every single opportunity to soak up the culture, 2017 and beyond.”