Voice of the city

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Ever since Nova produced ‘This City Belongs To Everyone’ – the 2013 film that helped Hull to win the bid to become City of Culture – we’ve been pleased to be embedded in the cultural life of the city.

The recent Cultural Tides conference was one of the ways Hull City Council is engaging with local people to help shape the city’s cultural policies – and we were proud to be selected to produce a film to close the day’s events.

The brief was to ask a group of Hull people the apparently simple question “What does culture mean to you?”.

Apparently simple – but culture is a word that is interpreted in so many ways, as the film perfectly illustrates…

We love meeting and interviewing people. It’s a really satisfying part of our job to help people relax in front of the camera so they open-up and express their views.

It was fascinating to talk to people in their own homes and workplaces and hear how they feel about their own culture and communities.