National Youth Theatre success for Year 10 pupil Joyce

Congratulations to Joyce in Year 10 who has just been accepted as a member of the National Youth Theatre following a highly competitive audition process. Joyce attended the Hull Collegiate School  ‘Audition Preparation’ activity run by actor Jessica Duffield in order to prepare for the NYT workshop and interview. Thousands of young actors apply to join but only a handful are selected. The National Youth Theatre gives young people the opportunity to learn as much about…

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The Hull Hub Chats with Maniuko

The man, The Myth, The legend. What is your name? It shows Marek Lesiak on my passport, but I would rather be known as ManiuKO, a nickname I’ve had since my teenage years that has a funny story attached to it. What do you do? I share energy via visual art mainly creating murals/graffiti/street art, but as comfort zone stretcher, don’t limit myself. I have already spray painted a few cars, created book cover, book…

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The Quiet Star

Park Street Performing Arts Centre are well known in Hull for giving would-be stage and screen stars a big helping hand up the ladder to success. Hull actor and writer of hit TV series Benidorm, Derren Litten and award-winning actress and recording star Sheridan Smith were both taught by Park Street’s drama teacher and director, Richard Green. I’d like you to meet James, a new hopeful star. James has three sisters who are at Park…

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Meet Benjamin Ainsworth

Benjamin Ainsworth was born in Nottingham in 2008 and moved to the East Riding 4 years ago. He started attending stage school at the age of 6 on Saturday mornings; his natural talent having already manifested itself in his particularly evil depiction of Herod in his first nativity play and his elaborate performances of The Gruffalo and other favourite books at home, aged 2.  The arts have always been a big part of his young…

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Short Story

When English teacher Mrs Thompson picked a shortlist of story entries for a national writing competition last month, she had no idea she was entering a winning creation.Pupils from across the year groups at Malet Lambert entered the First Story 6-Word Story Competition, where entrants aimed to tell a complete story in just six words.Year 10 pupil Kingsley Campbell-Carter, 14, was the overall winner from thousands of entries nationally with his alternative festive story: “Christmas…

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Park Street Performing Arts

Park Street Performing Arts Centre are a well-established charity in Hull City Centre focusing on getting people from 3 to 99 into various disciplines of the Arts.  We are staffed by 5 Trustees – all voluntary and 5 members of teaching staff.  Due to transitional changes in July, we needed 4 brand new teachers and all have brought a real structure to the school and transformed the way we deliver Musical Theatre, Dance, Drama and…

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Brooklands Photographic Society

Brooklands Photographic Society was formed in 1968 as the staff camera club for Reckitts employees. In 1982 Reckits lost interest in the club and the club moved to the Brooklands Pavilion in Chamberlain Road but a few years later had to leave that and moved to Sutton on Hull Methodist Church where we remain today. The club retained the name it had used since its move to the Brooklands Pavilion. Today Brooklands PS is Hull’s…

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THE MAUREEN HUNTER SINGERS

MAUREEN HUNTER, ALCM, LGSM, FLCM … .started her musical education by studying the piano with her mother, the late Mrs Vera Pendrick, up to ALCM standard. However, at the age of 17 she was awarded an Exhibition of the Guildhall School of Music for singing, and her main interests settled in that direction. Further study resulted in her LGSM diploma. A consistent winner in musical festivals around the North of England, folk soon came to…

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Lifestylers are you up for the challenge?

We know that many of our young people are feeling sad that Lifestyle 2020 has been cancelled, and for some of last year’s winners prize trips have been postponed. So we have decided to keep the spirit of Lifestyle alive and set our young people a special challenge to help share our smiles and keep everyone going through this unusual time. Lifestylers, are you up for it?   One thing that has been really positive to…

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LOOKING TO THE FUTURE – STATEMENT FROM HULL TRUCK THEATRE CEOS ANNOUNCING CLOSURE UNTIL 31 JULY AND PLANS FOR THE FUTURE

Hull Truck Theatre continues to follow Government guidelines about coronavirus and today announces the further closure until 31 July 2020 and postponement of all performances that are part of the current spring/summer season, including our planned community production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We are working with partners and visiting companies to reschedule all shows so that audiences who have missed performances during the closure period still get to enjoy the great programme of entertainment that…

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Hull Truck Theatre at Home – Creativity Can’t Be Closed

Over the coming weeks Hull Truck Theatre will be releasing a programme of great drama and creative activities to keep audiences and communities entertained and inspired whilst we are all at home. On the week commencing Monday 6 April they will begin releasing a stream of engaging and accessible content, all of which can be found on their new page: https://www.hulltruck.co.uk/hull-truck-at-home/   Hull Truck Theatre are passionate about the positive and transformative power of theatre and believe that having…

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HULL TRUCK THEATRE UPDATE | Coronavirus: a message to our audiences and community

In direct response to Government and NHS advice about coronavirus, Hull Truck Theatre, along with theatres across the country, will be closed until Sunday 10 May 2020. All performances and events within that time have been postponed or cancelled to ensure the safety of our audiences, staff and communities.   The Box Office team are working hard to contact all the people affected by the closure. Customers who had booked for a performance that is now…

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Going bananas over World Book Day

What did a rotten banana have to do with World Book Day? In a bid to get children thinking outside the box for World Book Day, this year, Hull’s School Library Service chose The Day the Banana Went Bad as its focus, inviting schools to get involved with a whole host of themed lessons    The picture book, by Michelle Robinson and Tom Knight, is a fantastically funny book about celebrating differences and individuality.  When Banana is…

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Moon On A Stick

Scientific research has proved that creative activities help raise your levels of happiness, increases mental resilience and helps battle seasonal lows. By keeping your mind active you release ‘feel good’ chemicals into your system which in turn actually make you feel more positive. As a Life Coach using Theraputic Art, I have been researching the creative opportunities available in our City. Part of this research has been to attend a wide variety of activities in…

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In My Mother’s Day

It’s dark outside but I know its morning, because I hear the weary stamp of Mam’s tightly booted feet, on the bare boards of our rickety staircase. She is nearing the end of her fourth pregnancy and her swollen feet and ankles must, at all costs evade the prying eyes of the midwife. As I wait to be carried downstairs into the warmth of our sparse kitchen, I marvel at the feathery pattern Jack Frost…

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Hull Art Circle

Hull Art Circle was formed in 1966 with the object of providing a well equipped studio, heated and with adequate lighting, where artists could meet, work and leave their materials. I went along to the Monday evening group at Cottingham Civic Hall offices to find out what a Hull Art Circle meeting was like. As I entered there was a scene made up with a model sat at a small table with a bottle of…

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Hull venues join forces for the first time to put the city’s music scene on the map

Some of Hull’s biggest and most prestigious venues have joined forces to promote the area as a City of Music.  Key partners have come together for the first time to promote and acknowledge the rich music culture in Hull, its history and its aspirations.  Hull City of Music aims to encourage the experience of live music within the community through attendance, participation and education. The group – made up of venues such as the Bonus Arena,…

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Exciting new era for Humber Street venue

The venue formerly known as Fruit will open its doors soon, operated by the team behind the Humber Street Sesh. “Social” on Humber Street in Hull’s Fruit Market will reflect the eclectic, spontaneous programming of its predecessor, with live and visual performance at its core. It will be operated by Sesh Events UK, which runs the hugely popular annual Humber Street Sesh grassroots music festival, as well as The Sesh weekly music nights and Made…

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Hull set to be illuminated as part of captivating three-day event

Hull city centre is set to be illuminated as part of the three-day Navigate event that opens this evening (Thursday 30 January). Navigate, which celebrates the start of the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project, will feature mesmerising sculptures and outdoor exhibits from Kazimier Productions. The event will include Oracle, a floating lighthouse in Prince’s Dock that predicts the weather using unique light and sound displays. Councillor Dave Craker, portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism,…

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City singing projects come together for Christmas celebration

A celebration of singing is coming to the Guildhall this week and you can bag a ticket to join them. Singing City Christmas will see a selection singing groups who have grown out of the council’s Singing City initiative come together to entertain an audience this Wednesday (18 December). Hull Freedom Chorus, Hull Visual Choir and the Hull Chaps Chorus will bring festive performances to the evening, alongside a whole host of other entertainment including…

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