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.
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.