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Quest to build a written and oral history of all that is Hull……

Quest to build a written and oral history of all that is Hull……

Hull is a place with a bright future, thanks in no small part, to the numerous changes and developments we’ve seen take place over the last few years. The things that make Hull the city it is however, are based in it’s past. They are attitudes and stories that have grown from the city’s rich and compelling history, it’s people, the families that have called Hull their home and those who we have welcomed, and said farewell to as they leave, often carrying a piece of Hull in their heart.

At the moment there is no place like Hull for excitement…

At the moment there is no place like Hull for excitement…

As the city centre bids farewell to the stunning installation that was The Blade, we welcome more art in the form of the incredible, moving and poignant installation that is the Weeping Window. A cascade of thousands of brilliant red hand-made ceramic poppies can be seen pouring from a window high up on the Maritime Museum, to the ground below, inviting viewers to consider the huge sacrifices made by British and Colonial soldiers during the First World War. Hull becomes the latest city become home to the sculptural installation by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper as audiences are asked to consider, discuss and reflect upon the legacy of the First World War and indeed, subsequent wars.

I can’t wait to see what Hull’s young people can create…

I can’t wait to see what Hull’s young people can create…

Young people in Hull aged 11-14 have been challenged to take part in a prestigious painting competition as part of a public art commission to be unveiled at Hull Central Library on 25 March. The competition is looking for anyone who fits into the age-bracket to get involved, no matter what their perceived artistic ability may be. This is about being creative, expressing ideas and taking part.

HU1’s impressive line-up stands up to other festivals across the UK…

HU1’s impressive line-up stands up to other festivals across the UK…

As Mr Zebedee Scaping, headmaster of Hull Trinity House Marine School between 1854 and 1909, walked the hallowed corridors of one of Hull's oldest and most historically important schools, he could barely have imagined that the grounds on which the school once stood would one day be named in his honour. He would no doubt be equally astonished that those grounds, where pupils marched in starched blue and white Naval uniforms, would one day play host to Hull's newest open air festival.

Painting for an audience is a totally different experience…

Painting for an audience is a totally different experience…

Last week I put in my second stint of the last few weeks, painting live at the brilliant Furley & Co on Princes Dock Street as part of the ever popular Speak Easy. The recently opened bar and restaurant is fast becoming a favourite haunt for creatives and those looking for a combination of great beer, music and art under one roof. It is also the new weekly home to one of Hull's best and most celebrated live music events, The Speak Easy, which brings together the cream of Hull's acoustic singer-songwriters and bands, new talent and popular performers from further afield.

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