The journey towards Hull 2017

I have spent a day in Hull, discussing regeneration opportunities, the challenges of event-driven urban strategies and the many ways in which local people can define success after hosting the UK City of Culture title.

We talked & rebated numbers, anecdotes, expectations met, surprises and disappointments in many other cities that have previously undergone a similar journey.

I’m left with the wish to return and continue this conversation, as well as a bunch of memorable images from yet another city that has been ignored too long while having extraordinary stories to tell.

You can listen or watch me discuss ideas via BBC Radio & TV Humberside. (Direct links to follow)

For now, here you have a few pics: