Artist delves into Hull’s rich archives for new exhibition

Books and items buried deep in the archives of Hull Libraries will be the focus of a new exhibition delving into the city’s rich history. The Stacks: Bodies of Work opens at Hull Central Library on Saturday 20 November, highlighting hidden reference collections of Hull Libraries and examining hidden archives of literature, records, surveys and maps. The exhibition is the culmination of a six-month arts and research residency project with visual-media artist, Matt Fratson. Matt said:…

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Read more about the article Remembrance Day 2021
Remembrance

Remembrance Day 2021

Hull remembered the millions of people who lost their lives in the First World War, and subsequent conflicts, this Sunday, on the 103rd anniversary of the 1918 armistice. At 10.30am on Sunday 14 November, a parade left from Pease Street and traveled to the city centre Cenotaph before the annual service of remembrance took place at 10.55am. A two minute silence was held at 11am. The Service of Remembrance was conducted by The Right Reverend Alison White,…

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Hull city centre will be filled with Christmas cheer as the festive season kicks off with the annual Christmas lights switch-on

Following its cancellation in 2020, next Thursday (18 November) Queen Victoria Square will come alive with live entertainment from Hull City Hall balcony, full lighting displays and a stunning 50ft Norway Spruce. Kicking off at 5pm, compere Father Christmas (Andy Train) will introduce a number of local artists who will entertain crowds until 6.45pm when there will be the countdown and switch-on from the Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Lynn Petrini. A short fireworks display…

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Read more about the article Burton Constable at Christmas
Christmas at Burton Constable

Burton Constable at Christmas

A visit to this fascinating country house at Christmas is the perfect chance to lift your spirits for the festive season ahead. Meander upstairs and downstairs though 30 evocative rooms filled with fine art and furniture that will be transformed with seasonal floral displays, stunning decorations and garlands. Children can experience the magic of the Hall at its twinkling best searching for the Christmas Reindeer hidden in each room. Hall: open daily 11am - 4pm,…

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Read more about the article Director of Royal Museums Greenwich visits Hull to see transformational maritime project
Visit to North End Shipyard

Director of Royal Museums Greenwich visits Hull to see transformational maritime project

A high-profile leader in the UK museum world has visited the city, following a request to find out more about the Hull Maritime project and the ambitious plans to bring the city’s maritime heritage to life. Paddy Rodgers, the Director of Royal Museums Greenwich (Incorporating the National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark, Queen’s House and Royal Observatory), visited Hull on Friday 12 November to hear about the plans and progress to date on the Hull Maritime…

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Read more about the article Work begins on £1m key maritime heritage site
South-blockhouse

Work begins on £1m key maritime heritage site

A decision record, published today, confirms that Hull City Council is moving forward with the first phase of a £1m National Highways (formerly Highways England) funded programme. Work will now begin on the South Blockhouse Project, which sees the Council’s in-house archaeologists, Humber Field Archaeology, deliver a community archaeology programme including archaeological works and the creation of a visitor attraction, on the site of the 16th century South Blockhouse fortress. Located on the east bank of the…

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IMMINGHAM PORT’S NEW SHIP TO BE NAMED AFTER 6-YEAR-OLD HULL GIRL

Towage operator Svitzer Europe has announced that one of the tugs servicing the busy Port of Immingham will be renamed Svitzer Eleanor, following the suggestion from Eleanor Wright, daughter of local Hull man Sam Wright, who is a crew member and Trainee Master on board the small ship.Eleanor’s involvement in the naming of the ship came about when Svitzer’s Immingham Port Manager Phil Bailey realised that Sam Wright’s children might like the opportunity to choose…

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HOW HULL CITY BECAME KNOWN AS “THE TIGERS.”

Hull City is often referred to as “The Tigers,” or “The Hull Tigers,” but it recently came to my attention that the origin of the name was somewhat unknown. I decided to go back into the archives to see how the name came to be. Searching for the term “Hull Tigers” in the British newspapers I came across The Yorkshire Evening Post, dated Saturday April 13th 1907 listed the team as Hull City, but referred…

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Visionary film to show global leaders why the world needs the Humber to tackle climate change

A new cinematic film will reveal to world leaders the critical role the Humber has in the global fight against climate change.The film, titled “Eyes on the Humber”, will be shown at the COP26 international climate change conference in Glasgow next month.Every country in the world will be represented at the event, with US President Joe Biden expected to attend to mark America’s return to the Paris Agreement committing nations to work together to tackle…

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The sights, smells and sounds of Hull’s most historic event Hull Fair returns this Friday (8 October), now in its 728th year

Officially opened at 5pm by Lord Mayor, Councillor Lynn Petrini, the Walton Street site will be filled with white knuckle rides, tasty treats, traditional fairground stalls, bright lights and music. The largest travelling fair in Europe always offers something for everyone from the young to the old, whether you love the fast and furious or the traditional fairground offer. Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Lynn Petrini said: “Hull Fair is ingrained in the people of…

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Read more about the article Law firm marks milestone by sharing “in camera” interviews with colleagues
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Law firm marks milestone by sharing “in camera” interviews with colleagues

A law firm which is celebrating its 180th anniversary is turning to a combination of tradition and technology to share the stories of its rich history. Rollits still has copies of the hardback book published in 1991 by the then Senior Partner Tom Farrell to celebrate 150 years of the firm. Thirty years on the practice is adding to the archive by filming interviews with members of its team from offices in Hull and York.…

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Celebrated Hull historian and photographer Dr Alec Gill MBE gifts his life’s work to city

Hull historian, author and photographer Dr Alec Gill MBE has gifted his extensive research – representing 50-years of documenting the city’s Hessle Road Fishing culture – to Hull History Centre. Almost one hundred large box files, containing tens of thousands of pages, have been deposited at the archive in Hull. The collection of work includes information on hundreds of trawlers that were based and set sail from Hull’s once thriving fishing community. Dr Gill said:…

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City centre pubs collaborate with Theatre Quarter Beer and Cider Festival

Licensees of two city centre pubs are taking centre stage to bring an array of top tipples to Hull with the inaugural Theatre Quarter Beer and Cider Festival. Tony Garrett, landlord of the Hop & Vine basement bar in Albion Street, has joined forces with Ian Ibbetson, just round the corner with Chilli Devils @ New Clarence in Charles Street, to present a 10-day celebration of real ales and ciders. Between them they have scoured…

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Read more about the article Whitefriargate awarded £100,000 for cultural programme
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Whitefriargate awarded £100,000 for cultural programme

Hull City Council has been awarded a £100,000 grant from Historic England as part of the Whitefriargate High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) to create and deliver community-led cultural activities on the high street over the next three years. Whitefriargate HSHAZ is one of more than 60 high streets to receive a share of £6 million for their cultural programme. The Hi!Whitefriargate Cultural Programme will explore the significance of Hull Old Town’s most historic street. Over the…

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Read more about the article Smart city screens set to transform Hull’s Paragon Interchange
The new real-time screens are now live

Smart city screens set to transform Hull’s Paragon Interchange

The new smart city digital screens in Hull’s Paragon Interchange are now live following a period of testing. The first of its kind in the city, the long-awaited screens will enable bus passengers to plan their journeys as efficiently as possible, with real-time updates on bus arrival and departure times using smart technology. Paragon Interchange will now benefit from 42 LCD display 22in screens at each bus stand, with an additional seven 49in screens along…

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Read more about the article Hull City Council to become ‘trailblazer’ for care leavers
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Hull City Council to become ‘trailblazer’ for care leavers

Hull City Council has committed to becoming a “trailblazer” authority for a national charter that supports care leavers into employment and training. The Care Leaver Covenant is a promise made by organisations to provide support for care leavers aged 16 to 25 to help them live independently. The local authority will be joined by Hull construction firm Ashcourt Group, which has also committed to the covenant. The company has agreed to fund a program of activities to…

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Read more about the article Hull museums announce plans for reopening
The Ferens Art Gallery in Hull

Hull museums announce plans for reopening

Three of Hull’s most-treasured museums and galleries plan to reopen on Monday 17 May, subject to government guidance. Ferens Art Gallery, the Streetlife Museum and the Hull and East Riding Museum plan to reopen, with safety measures and guidance in place to protect both visitors and staff. Simon Green, cultural services director at Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “Everyone on the team is incredibly excited about the potential of being able to welcome visitors back…

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Read more about the article Hull local elections 2021: as it happened
The Bonus Arena.

Hull local elections 2021: as it happened

The results of the local elections are in. Labour has retained control of Hull City Council with 30 seats out of a total of 57. The political make-up of the council is: Labour Group 30Liberal Democrat Group 26Conservative Group 1 Any changes to the Cabinet will be announced by the Leader in due course. Full data is available here. Elections: as it happened 6.42pm: The 19th election result, and last, is now in. Sutton Ward: Lib Dem…

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Read more about the article Give your views on Hull’s Economic Strategy for next five years
The strategy will respond to the immediate effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on local businesses and industries.

Give your views on Hull’s Economic Strategy for next five years

Hull City Council is developing an Economic Strategy for the city and asking businesses and residents for their views. The aim is to boost employment, make the city more attractive to visitors and both existing and new businesses and to increase productivity and wages. The strategy will build on the city’s achievements over the past decade. It will respond to the immediate effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on local businesses and industries. It will also…

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Read more about the article New £1.5m plan for seven business units unveiled
An artists' impression of the new parade of seven business units at the Boulevard Unit Factory Estate

New £1.5m plan for seven business units unveiled

Hull City Council has unveiled £1.5m plans to create a stylish new parade of seven business units at the Boulevard Unit Factory Estate. The successful estate is the largest council factory estate in the city and home to over 30 small businesses. The Estate will be extended by the new parade with units which have fully glazed frontages onto Goulton Street and rear loading bay areas. Located at the junction of South Boulevard and Goulton…

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