Join us to explore some of the highlights of Hull 2017 as we look back on a successful year that is sure to put the city firmly on the cultural map.
Our work in arts
Arts is a cornerstone of the British Council’s mission to create a friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and the wider world. We find new ways of connecting with and understanding each other through the arts, to develop stronger creative sectors around the world that are better connected with the UK.
Find out about our current and upcoming international opportunities for artists, creatives, professionals and organisations.
Arts is a cornerstone of the British Council’s mission to create a friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and the wider world.
This December, in Hull, experience 'A Colossal Wave!', a real world and virtual reality experience that plays with scale and shared context to explore humanity's obsession with producing things, marine pollution and nods to Isaac Newton’s theories of cause and effect.
Through the promotion of arts, English, science, and education we work on high-profile international festivals and seasons to introduce millions of people around the world to the best of UK culture and innovation.
Keep up to date with our projects and the latest news from the UK arts sector. Our latest is a Hull special where we share our Hull UK City of Culture arts tour, hear from this year's Turner Prize nominees, take a look at new VR installation 'A Colossal Wave!' and much more.
As part of the 2017 UK/India Year of Culture, Actress, Sandunes, Jack Barnett, percussionist Jivraj Singh and vocalist Priya Purushothaman have been collaborating on a series of three audiovisual events titled Different Trains 1947. Taking influence from Steve Reich’s original work of the same name, the artists will perform their newly-composed work in Liverpool, London and Rajasthan.
To mark the International Festival's 70th anniversary, explore our special Spirit of '47 programme at the Edinburgh International Festival 2017 online. Through a major partnership with BBC Arts Digital, catch up on theatre, music and discussion with artists from all corners of the world. Bloom photo: © Chris Scott
Our crowd-sourced digital storytelling project in partnership with Aardman is continuing to take shape as we reach the midway point of the story. Each week, audiences have been contributing and selecting another line to the story, which is then interpreted and illustrated by 7 artists from the UK and India. Take part in developing the story and see each artist’s version online now.