Gig Buddies Hull announce their first post-Covid gig

Gig Buddies Hull, run by the learning disability charity Mencap, have announced their first gig back since the Covid-19 pandemic began, the Gig Buddies Gig’in. The project which matches people with a learning disability with a volunteer to go to gigs and enjoy nightlife activities together, aims to reduce loneliness and promote social inclusion for young people with a learning disability. On Friday 24th September 2021, Gig Buddies Hull will host an epic celebration at Wrecking Ball…

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Read more about the article Pasquale-vous Francais?
Aril In Paris

Pasquale-vous Francais?

With the nation desperately in need of laughter, who better than Joe Pasquale, in one of John Godber’s funniest plays, to lead the charge when April in Paris arrives in Hull later this week?   “Hull is a really exciting because John Godber has strong links with the city and the play is partly set there, so this will be a special part of the tour. John and his wife are understudying us. They’re not coming on the…

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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 Maritime Museum says a temporary farewell to its maritime collection
The Hull Maritime Museum is to undergo a major refurbishment

Hull Maritime Museum says a temporary farewell to its maritime collection

The enormous task of moving the whole of the Hull Maritime Museum’s collection from the Grade II* listed building has got underway. Some 50,000 objects – including the much loved the polar bear – are being packed and removed as part of a major decant as the museum prepares for a £12m refurbishment. Tens of thousands of priceless artefacts will be placed into secure storage to enable the start of a major refurbishment to the…

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Read more about the article Monet masterpiece arrives in Hull ahead of exciting new exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery
Antibes, by Claude Monet, will be on display at Ferens Art Gallery

Monet masterpiece arrives in Hull ahead of exciting new exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery

A masterpiece by the French artist Claude Monet will be the centrepiece of a new exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery, which will focus on the importance of mindfulness and reflection in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Monet’s Antibes (1888) is the inspiration and centrepiece of Monet in Mind, which will open on Monday 17 May at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. The painting travels to Hull for the first time as part of a partnership with The Courtauld, London.…

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Read more about the article The Deep hosted a magical sunset concert
The Deep in Hull

The Deep hosted a magical sunset concert

Hull’s iconic The Deep hosted a remarkable outdoor concert on Thursday April 8th 2021. The free event was livestreamed and included spectacular cinematic camera and drone shots of The Deep and the Humber. Artist R.MCL, renowned for his visual and innovative shows that put the spotlight on unique places and locations, performed from the nose cone of The Deep. The free event was broadcast on Facebook click here https://www.youtube.com/embed/SiP0cRxuJUA R.MCL is a musician, producer and artist.…

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Hull’s writing stars to feature on BBC with Humber Mouth

The creativity of Hull’s writing community is being celebrated with four new writing commissions for the Humber Mouth literature festival. And, the new stories and poems written for radio will be broadcast through a special partnership with BBC Radio Humberside. Created by Hull City Council in 1992, the Humber Mouth literature festival celebrates the city’s creative talent and culture. In a break from the usual festival format, during 2020 and 2021 Humber Mouth has developed a…

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Read more about the article Summer event to shine light on Hull’s creativity
Absolutely Cultured, the company behind events such as Urban Legends, will be bringing Creative Hull to the city this summer. Photo credit: Tom Arran.

Summer event to shine light on Hull’s creativity

A three-day event will take place in Hull this summer celebrating the city’s creativity and culture. Creative Hull, from Absolutely Cultured, will see installations and performances taking place all over the city in disused shops and buildings, outdoor spaces, existing venues and online. The event will take place from 16 – 18 July. Stephen Munn, CEO and artistic director at Absolutely Cultured, said: “There is a wealth of creativity and culture happening in Hull, much…

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Read more about the article Hull Truck Theatre are delighted to open their doors with an exciting new programme of socially-distanced shows as part of their Homecomings Season
The Greatest Play photo courtesy Savannah Photographic

Hull Truck Theatre are delighted to open their doors with an exciting new programme of socially-distanced shows as part of their Homecomings Season

Hull Truck Theatre will be safely welcoming audiences back to their Ferensway home with a summer programme of drama, music, comedy and family shows, following a year of closure. Headlining the Homecomings Season are three powerful monologues focused on love, loss and identity. All three of the monologues will also be available online, both as live streams and on demand, ensuring all audiences continue to have access to great theatre. The theatre have been working…

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Read more about the article HOUSE CLASSICS With The PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
HOUSE CLASSICS

HOUSE CLASSICS With The PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA

2022 UK TOUR INCLUDING HOUSE MUSIC LEGENDS ROBIN S, KYM MAZELLE, ANGIE BROWN & BEVERLEY SKEETE CURATED BY & FEATURING DJ ANDREW GALEA They were the songs that defined an era– Show Me Love, Young Hearts Run Free, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough), Finally – and the artists that defined an era – Robin S, Kym Mazelle, Angie Brown and Beverley Skeete – now for the first time, House Classics - celebrating the most iconic house tracks from the…

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Read more about the article Hull Truck Theatre are Setting The Stage to welcome audiences back to the building this summer
Setting The Stage

Hull Truck Theatre are Setting The Stage to welcome audiences back to the building this summer

Hull Truck Theatre are working with up-and-coming Yorkshire-based theatre designer, Caitlin Mawhinney to bring the theatre building back to life ahead of re-opening to audiences this summer after a 15-month period of closure. The artistic intervention entitled Setting The Stage will begin to grow over the coming weeks and be visible through the windows of Hull Truck Theatre’s iconic building on Ferensway for audiences and passers-by to enjoy. As Covid restrictions begin to ease, the theatre…

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Status Quo Come To Hull

Status Quo make their first ever visit to the Bonus Arena, Hull on Wednesday, 2 March 2022. In September 2019, QUO performed a triumphant set at the massive Radio 2 ‘Festival in a Day’ event in London’s Hyde Park in front of 65,000 fans. That turned out to be their last UK show as the ‘Backbone’ Winter Tour of 2020 was cancelled in its entirety due to Covid-19.  Now, STATUS QUO are delighted to be able to announce their…

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Read more about the article This autumn we’re ‘Chasing Rainbows’ with Shed Seven
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This autumn we’re ‘Chasing Rainbows’ with Shed Seven

Acclaimed York five-piece and one of the leading lights of Britpop, Shed Seven return to Hull City Hall with their Another Night, Another Town, Greatest Hits Live Tour.Shed Seven have achieved great success since they burst onto the scene in 1994. The Sheds have so far released five studio albums including 2017's top 10 album 'Instant Pleasures' and this year marks the 25th anniversary of their landmark album 'A Maximum High', featuring the anthems 'Going For…

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Read more about the article Russell Watson set to visit Hull this November!
Russell Watson

Russell Watson set to visit Hull this November!

Singing sensation Russell Watson performs a spectacular concert of career highlights when he visits Hull later this year. Russell will be joined live on stage by a harmonious choir to celebrate 20 years since his debut album THE VOICE was released. It’s an evening not to be missed! Russell Watson never imagined he would someday be hailed as one of the world’s greatest classical singers. Since being described by the New York Times as a performer…

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Read more about the article The John Godber Company brings live outdoor theatre back to Hull with “Moby Dick”
Stage@theDock, Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 26 April, 2021. Pictured: LtoR: Dominic Gibbons, John Godber, Natalia Cleary. Wykeland are working with The John Godber Company to bring live outdoor theatre back to Hull for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.

The John Godber Company brings live outdoor theatre back to Hull with “Moby Dick”

A radical new reworking of Herman Melville’s epic, classic novel, Moby Dick, will be put on at Hull’s Stage @TheDock by The John Godber Company this June.  The production is supported by Wykeland Group, a leading supporter of the arts and culture in the city, and Arts Council England, and sees the return of live performances to the stunning waterside amphitheatre. Adhering to social distancing rules, with a playing time of 70 minutes and no interval, this fast-paced physical production of one of the greatest…

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Exciting Plans Springing Forth

Welcome to my column again, it’s definitely been a very happening month with some very exciting plans springing forth, giving me plenty of reasons to be very optimistic. At the time of writing this, I’m in fairly advanced discussions with my fellow columnist Shaun French, about plans for later in the year, from which both Park Street Performing Arts Centre and the Jack Harrison VC MC Charitable Trust will hopefully benefit. Of course, Covid 19…

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Read more about the article Hull visitor attraction to be a UK leader in energy efficiency
State-of-the-art new 'Passivhaus' building

Hull visitor attraction to be a UK leader in energy efficiency

A new maritime experience at Hull’s historic North End Shipyard is set to become one of the most energy efficient buildings in the UK’s cultural and heritage sector. As part of the ambitious Hull Maritime project, the historic shipyard will become the new home of the Arctic Corsair, Hull’s last remaining sidewinder trawler. To showcase and celebrate the trawler’s dramatic story, a state-of-the-art new 'Passivhaus' building – which is sympathetic to the industrial heritage of…

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Read more about the article Writer commissioned as part of Queen’s Gardens refurbishment project
Joanna Walsh

Writer commissioned as part of Queen’s Gardens refurbishment project

A writer has been commissioned to produce work that will displayed as part of the Queens Gardens refurbishment. Author and artist Joanna Walsh has been jointly commissioned by the project and Humber Mouth literature festival to write prose that will feature alongside of a number of public art installations in the gardens. Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “As part of the refurbishment of Queens Gardens, we wanted to include…

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‘Mother’

“But there's a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heart-breaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin.”― Mitch Albom, ‘For One More Day’. I’m in my local convenience store buying a bottle of ‘red’ to go with dinner. I think of my mother. In her twilight…

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Hull mum pens her first children’s book to support parents and their children in lockdown

Kat Arksey, Hull mum of two young boys, took the opportunity during the latest lockdown to write her debut short children’s book from the eyes of a child. She wrote the story to help her eldest son, aged 4, understand more about why we’re all having to stay at home and why his school is closed. When Harry Stayed Home: A Child’s Perspective of Lockdown was self-published through Amazon on Valentine’s Day this year.  As…

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