Live in Hull: FAQ

You can dial 01482 50 2097 from any Hull phone box during October to talk to a character from 2097. Some lucky callers will be given the opportunity to meet a character face-to-face on a journey in an electric car. You can also join us for free pop-up screenings in Hull every weekend in October. See the full list of screenings here.

No, the phone boxes won’t ring again after October 1st at 2pm but you can still dial in from any phone box to talk to a character from 2097.

From a KCOM phone box, mobile or landline dial 01482 50 2097.

Our partners KCOM have made calls from phone boxes free.

Where the customer’s home phone package includes free local calls the call will be free from their home phone, or otherwise will be called at the standard local call rate.

The phone call lasts up to 10 minutes.

Media trucks will screen an exclusive preview of all five sci-fi films shot on location in Hull and Aarhus (Denmark), so you will see the films before they are released online. Our team, with the help of Hull 2017 volunteers, will be on hand to ask you about your hopes for the future of your city.

Electric cars are only running during weekends in October.

Dial 01482 50 2097 from the right phone box at the right time and you will be given the extra option of being picked up by a car. Spaces for the electric car journey are very limited.

To find out times and locations of these pick ups, dial 50 2097 from any phone box at any time and you’re then given the option to find out where cars will be picking up people from in the coming weekend.

Or come to a screening to learn where to go.

Yes, there will be a wheelchair-friendly, bookable car experience on Sunday 29th October 2017.

To find out more about accessibility at the experience please email

You can see the full list of screenings and sign up for local alerts at

Captions will be available at all screenings.

There will be an audio described version of the films playing on Sat Oct 14th at Pickering Park 3pm – 4pm.

Chairs will be available at the screenings for those that need them.

A new film will be released online every weekend in October on the 2097: We Made Ourselves Over YouTube channel.

The films are set 80 years into the future in a hybrid city of Hull and Aarhus (Denmark). The story follows three young girls who have to make a decision that will affect their entire city. The scripts were inspired by future workshops we held in November 2016 with residents of Hull and Aarhus before they were shot on location in both cities in summer 2017.

  • Humber Bridge
  • Humber Bridge Anchorage
  • Preston Road Estate
  • Marshland by the Humber
  • Humber Bridge water ski club
  • Victoria Dock & Admiral’s steps

Also included (using VFX):

  • The Deep
  • Hull River flood defence
  • Saltend Chemical Plant
  • The National Gas Services building on Hedon Road
  • Factories along the south Clough Road

There are five films in total; a new one will be released online each weekend in October along with an accompanying interactive smartphone episode.

The films are rated U for Universal.

The app includes the five films plus five interactive episodes that let you speak to characters from the films directly.

You can download the app for free in the App Store or Google Play by searching ‘2097’.

A new film and interactive smartphone episode will be released online every weekend in October. Be sure to check back to the 2097: We Made Ourselves Over YouTube channel every Saturday to watch the latest film or download the smartphone app to receive a notification when the new film is available to watch.