The story of Hull 2017 is one of successful partnerships and this week a new exhibition, Tell The World, will open to showcase the organisations who helped make our year of culture possible.
Tell The World will run from Tues 9 Jan until Sat 13 Jan in Block C of C4Di, providing a host of partners with the opportunity to tell their stories of the year and share plans for the future.
From bus operators to law firms, manufacturers and construction companies, a total of 80 partners had the belief, commitment and confidence in Hull to give £32 million.
But it wasn’t just about money: behind the scenes, thousands of staff from organisations across the city did their part to make the year truly remarkable. They embraced every moment and every opportunity to try something new and demonstrate what makes this city so incredible.
Hull law firm Rollits, founded in the city’s Old Town more than 175 years ago and firmly rooted in Hull, is hosting the celebratory event. A firm believer in the city and a supporter of cultural and artistic programmes for many years, Rollits quickly got behind Hull 2017, supporting it every step of the way.
Ralph Gilbert, managing partner at Rollits, said: “The amazing spectacle of Hull 2017’s year would not have been possible without the partner organisations who have sponsored the programme.
“From funding the volunteer army to enabling some of the year’s biggest events, the support has helped make the year truly remarkable. It is with great pride that not only have we supported the programme but that so many organisations have got behind Hull and given the city such a boost. We’re so glad we’ve been part of the story. It has been quite a journey.”
Fran Hegyi, executive director at Hull 2017, said: “The partners of Hull 2017 have been crucial to our success. They have contributed both significant financial investment and broader experiential support which helped ensure our programme excelled.
“It has been fantastic that so many organisations recognised Hull’s year as something worth supporting and saw what it could do the for the people and the city. Their generous support for Hull’s year of arts and culture has been enormous and the impact can be seen far and wide.”
Tell The World runs from 9 to 13 Jan in Block C of C4Di within Hull’s Fruit Market.