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#MoreToTheStory - Nathan Simms

Nathan Simms, a dedicated third-year Computer Science undergraduate and DJ, is urging students to make a cultural difference by exploring and being a part of the city’s thriving arts scene.

20th September 2016

DJ and clubnight founder Nathan Simm - who doubles up as a studious third-year Computer Science undergraduate at the University of Hull - says he is continually amazed by the city’s thriving cultural scene.

And he is looking forward to playing a big part in Hull’s year as the 2017 UK City of Culture which he is convinced will shine a national spotlight on everything that the city has to offer.

Simm said: “The cultural scene in Hull is amazing. There's such a wide variety of exciting events happening almost every day – most of which are being driven by hard-working and passionate people that keep going just for the love of doing it.

“My main issue is that there is so much going on that I can't make it to everything I want to go to!
 
“I think it's great that Hull is the UK’s City of Culture: it will shine a much brighter light on Hull's music and art scenes for many years to come, not just for the year 2017. I'm very much looking forward to getting involved as much as I can!”

And Simm urged other students to get involved in the city’s cultural scene, adding: “Hull is the perfect-sized city for people who want to make a cultural difference – there's a massive thriving scene and there’s lots to explore.

“I spend my spare time running radio shows, DJ'ing and playing a part in organising some of the biggest events in Hull. I've been fortunate enough to be involved in bringing many acts to Hull – mostly from relatively niche genres – that are playing in the city for the first time. This is something that's very rewarding for me, as I'm sure other promoters will agree!

“The University of Hull was my first choice, I had heard lots of good things about the Computer Science department and once I came on the open day I was sold. In my time here both the University and Union have given me lots of amazing opportunities which I am very grateful for.”

For further information on Simms’ clubnights, visit www.getdownhull.com.

“The cultural scene in Hull is amazing. There's such a wide variety of exciting events happening almost every day – most of which are being driven by hard-working and passionate people that keep going just for the love of doing it."

“I think it's great that Hull is the UK’s City of Culture: it will shine a much brighter light on Hull's music and art scenes for many years to come, not just for the year 2017."