Make It Happen

Don’t miss out on unforgettable moments in your city.

It’s not all about art and culture. There are so many things that you can do to feel happier and healthier. Even by making a small change, you’ll be playing a part in Hull 2017’s lasting legacy and that’s bound to feel good.

So, if you’re looking for inspiration, here are 5 ways to get involved.

Take Notice

Look up, look out, look around you. We’re not ones for stating the obvious but life’s a lot more exciting when you make the effort to notice and engage with what’s going on around you. Hull is full of surprises – so don’t miss out.

Be Active

Even if heading out for a run isn’t your thing, there are endless ways to get out and about in our beautiful city. Take a walk around an area you’ve not been to for ages, cycle to an event instead of taking the car or learn a new dance. Let this year be the year you discover a new activity and make it part of your life.


Don’t be shy, make the first move and connect with the people around you. Some of the city’s longest standing community groups began with an individual ‘reaching out’ to their neighbours. Strike up that conversation and see where it takes you.

Keep Learning

Learning new things keeps the grey matter ticking along and can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. Visit the History Centre to find out about Hull’s past, try your hand at life drawing or learn to play a musical instrument – you’ll be glad you did.


We’re not suggesting you give away all of your worldly goods. But the smallest act of giving – a smile, a compliment, a thank you – can go a long way. Bigger time commitments, such as volunteering, give you the opportunity to play a more active role in the Hull 2017 programme and contribute to its legacy.

The 5 ways are all about feeling great and making the most out of Hull. So, go on! Get up off the sofa, get out and about in this wonderful city of ours and don’t look back. Take notice, be active, connect, keep learning, give, but most of all – MAKE IT HAPPEN!