Church ‘fantastic’ for City of Culture

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Published: Saturday 15th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A Hull church has been lauded as a “fantastic” UK City of Culture venue by the official who will mastermind the event’s cultural schedule.

Chair of the 2017 programme Rosie Millard’s comments come a week after a £4.5 million plan was announced to upgrade Holy Trinity Church to host the celebration’s gigs, banquets and cultural events.

Ms Millard, who watched opera, ballet and Shakespeare at the event’s launch ceremony, believes the 13th-century building will play an important role in the event.

She described Holy Trinity as an ancient, beautiful and fantastic venue for part of the culture-based programme.

The proposals for the year-long celebration include transforming Trinity Square into what local politicians hope will be a piazza-style public venue.

Individual donors have pledged £1.5 million, while the other £3 million is likely to come from trust funds, foundations and donations.

Hull was named as the City of Culture 12 months ago, beating off competition from Swansea Bay, Leicester and Dundee.

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Published: Saturday 15th November 2014 by The News Editor

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