This week saw the first Hull Street Food Festival draw in over ten thousand people, who filled the newly refurbished, regenerated and revitalised Trinity Square and made a part of town that has for many years been neglected, feel vibrant and exciting. The bustling festival was just the latest in a long line of events and exhibitions in recent months that showed how far Hull has come, and how far it is going as a result of being named City of Culture.
Another week, another plethora of cultural and creative goodies to be found across the city. Seeing the iconic Dead Bod on public display in the newly opened Humber Street Gallery is wonderful. It looks great in its new home where people are now able to fully appreciate the piece that has grown to represent Hull’s past, and future so well. Not bad for a piece of graffiti scrawled on some old corrugated steel.
A TRIO of new creative industry start-ups in Hull are to have their journeys captured on film throughout 2017 to portray the ‘warts-and-all’ experience of starting a new business and to demonstrate the importance of the creative industries to the local economy in the UK City of Culture.
You may have noticed one or two changes around the city recently. Changes that begin to reveal some of the exciting developments happening all around us as we draw ever closer to 2017.