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Hull 2017: a packed series of events for UK City Of Culture

Basil Kirchin, COUM Transmissions and Peter Cusack just some of the artists in the limelight for UK City Of Culture next year

A series of sound and music events have been lined up for Hull 2017: UK City Of Culture. They include Peter Cusack's Favourite Sounds Of Hull online archive; a major retrospective of Hull born composer Basil Kirchin (17–19 February); an exhibition of material from COUM Transmissions’ archive (3 February–27 March); and David Bowie’s former band The Spiders From Mars will be returning home with a line-up of Woody Woodmansey, Tony Visconti and Glenn Gregory to perform the first live rendition of Bowie’s The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars in its entirety (25–26 March). More information can be found on the Hull City Of Culture website.