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Hull UK City of Culture 2017 is an event of international significance, bringing together transformative cultural events inspired by the city.

Season two, called Roots and Routes, runs until June. It explores Hull’s unique place in a changing world. Freedom is season three, which runs from July to September and is packed full of events that will celebrate Hull’s rebellious streak.

BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend was one of the musical highlights of the year when it came to Burton Constable Hall in late May. Artists such as Katy Perry, Little Mix, Kings of Leon and Stormzy lit up the stage in front of packed crowds.

The city will also play host to PRS Foundation’s New Musical Biennial – a celebration of new music which features an impressive line-up of talented UK composers taking place from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July. Each composer has created a 15-minute piece of music, including a number of brand new commissions for the festival.

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Head to Humber Street Sesh – a spectacular one-day event on 5 August which has made a name for itself as one of the best festivals in the city. Rediscover your favourite acts and stumble across new ones while also enjoying art exhibitions, family entertainment and the ever-popular silent disco.

Or take a moment to reflect and take in the beauty of Weeping Willow. This cascade of several thousand handmade ceramic poppies came from the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London and is now touring the UK. It will be installed until 24 May at the Maritime Museum, formerly the Dock Offices, which witnessed many of the defining events of the First World War.

With so much culture to soak up, why not extend your stay in Hull and check into Dunedin Country House in Holderness, where you’ll be met with the warmest of welcomes. Discover Hull Truck Theatre - a pioneering theatre with a unique, powerful, contemporary Northern Voice.

For something a little different, head to North Star Club, in Sancton. Nestled in 500 acres of native English woodland in the peaceful Yorkshire Wolds, this is an extraordinary getaway from the pressures of 21st century living.

This article was taken from our Summer Guide 2017