In 2017, Hull will celebrate being named City of Culture, and our very own Sales and Marketing Manager, Chris Head, will be doing his part by getting involved as a Pioneer Volunteer, working through all four “seasons” of events throughout 2017.
As part of its year round programme, the City of Culture team have split the mammoth amount of events into four seasons; Made in Hull, Roots and Routes, Freedom and Tell the world. The seasons have been created to each reflect something very different about the unique and fiercely independent city that is Hull.
Originally from Harrogate, Chris explains how he signed up to the programme to give back to the city. “After nearly 25 years of living here and with Hull having adopted me, employed me and provided me with so many great opportunities and experiences, I feel it’s only right to offer my help to this fantastic and supportive city.” he said.
The volunteering programme involves helping and supporting the general public, prospective cultural participants and the wider communities learn more about Hull 2017, as well as giving advice on how they can get involved and encouraging everyone to participate. “So far we’ve only just begun our briefing and training sessions.” he said. “However, we’ll all be out and about over the next few weeks at a number of roadshows #Hull2017Roadshow and pop-in events across Hull & East Yorkshire.” He added “Look out for The Cube and The Aspiration Tree.” possibly hinting at exciting things to see and to come from the Hull 2017 team.
Chris believes, with his creative knowledge of sales and marketing, he can make a difference through his volunteering. “I want to lean on my own knowledge and personal experience wherever I can to help others. If I can pass on just a little of what I think makes Hull and its culture such a unique place, then that will be success for me.”
The Strata Group have already been involved with the engineering creation of the Hull 2017 logo in Queens Gardens pond and we are excited to work with the 2017 team on further projects to make the year a great success for all.