More than 3,000 people have stripped naked and been painted blue to mark Hull’s City of Culture next year. Hull City Council said the art project, named Sea of Hull, was the largest of its kind ever to be staged in the UK. The work by renowned photographer Spencer Tunick involved 3,200 participants from 20 countries

posing in front of various landmarks. Commissioned by the Ferens Art Gallery, the images will be exhibited during 2017’s UK City of Culture events. Thousands of volunteers gathered just before dawn to be daubed with four shades of blue body paint which represented water. FULL REPORT