The Awakening is returning to Hull in 2023, bringing a new perspective to our maritime identity. This week, the team is revealing more information about the artists coming to Hull as part of the event

Freedom Festival Arts Trust has curated a creative programme of installation and performance which highlights the city’s relationship with nature, the changing of the seasons and folkloric traditions. In partnership with Hull City Council and supported by Hull Maritime Yorkshire and the Heritage Action Zone, focus is drawn to historic parts of the city centre around Queens Gardens, Whitefriargate, Ferens Art Gallery, Trinity Square and Zebedee’s Yard. Audiences can wander into the city centre to…

Read more about the article Spurn Lightship returns to Hull Marina following restoration
William Wright Dock, Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 03 February, 2023. Pictured: Spurn lightship restoration progress

Spurn Lightship returns to Hull Marina following restoration

Following a major restoration, Hull’s historic Spurn Lightship will make its final journey to Hull Marina to a temporary berth on Thursday 9 March, subject to weather conditions Preparations to move the lightship are expected to get underway from 5.30am and is due to leave Dunston Ship Repairs on William Wright Dock at 6am, making the short journey to Hull Marina for 7am. The vessel will be towed along the Humber estuary by Deans Tugs…


Calling All Artists

The Ferens Art Gallery is welcoming submissions from amateur and professional artists for the 2023 Open exhibition. Online submissions start on Tuesday 7 March at 9am and the deadline to submit artwork is Tuesday 28 March 2023. Artworks will then be selected for an exhibition by a panel of specialist judges. This year’s selectors for the 2023 Open are: Artist and Curator Nahem Shoa, Visual Artist Divya Sharma, and Music Services Manager at the Warren Youth Project Scott Langthorp.…


Rhinox ready to scoop the benefits from US distribution network

A small firm in the heart of rural East Yorkshire which has increased sales of its excavation buckets and attachments five-fold since its launch in 2018 is now shaping its American dream as it plans the next phase of growth. Rhinox Group Ltd has taken turnover from £3.5 to £17m in just five years and is aiming even higher having set up a distribution network in the United States which will cut delivery times from…

Read more about the article <strong>Artworks created by dementia group will pack a punchline at new exhibition</strong>

Artworks created by dementia group will pack a punchline at new exhibition

Works of art created by people living with dementia will be showcased at an event in Hull to raise awareness of the condition and to promote understanding of its impact on the senses – including humour. Music, sculpture, paintings and photography are among the art forms which will feature in the three-day exhibition at Social in Humber Street from Monday 13 March until Wednesday 15 March. All the work has resulted from a project delivered…

Read more about the article <strong>App founder partners with restaurant to tempt diners on a vegan venture</strong>
Chai Cooking and Nostalgia Bistro

App founder partners with restaurant to tempt diners on a vegan venture

The founder of an app designed to help people make the transition from meat eating to a plant-based diet has partnered with a local restaurant to highlight the dining options. Danielle Welburn – whose grandfather Maurice had his own butcher’s shop in Hull – is working with the owners of Nostalgia Bistro to devise a special menu which will take diners on a journey from the restaurant’s meat and fish dishes and introduce them to…

Read more about the article Sad news from the Sewerby Hall zoo

Sad news from the Sewerby Hall zoo

With great sadness, we have to announce the death of Rosie, thought to be the world’s oldest Humboldt penguin, just a few weeks short of her 33rd birthday. Rosie passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday (10 March). Our Head Zookeeper John Pickering picked up Rosie and her partner Dion, who were both four months old at the time, from Birdworld in Surrey in 1990, and the couple successfully hatched chicks over the years.…

Read more about the article REMINDER TODAY – Media call: Biggest community archaeological project seen in Hull this century begins
The Manser Practice will come on board with designs for this historic site

REMINDER TODAY – Media call: Biggest community archaeological project seen in Hull this century begins

The largest volunteer-driven archaeological dig in the city this century has started this week by the Deep. The South Blockhouse, a Scheduled Ancient Monument on the east bank of the River Hull, will see around 50 per cent of the site exposed for the first time in over 150 years, with over 4,500 volunteer hours assisting the council’s in-house archaeological team, Humber Field Archaeology (HFA), over an 11-week programme. Volunteers have been gathered by HEY!…

Read more about the article Hull’s maritime history at the heart of a major installation in Portsmouth
Ship of the Gods 1 © Heinrich & Palmer

Hull’s maritime history at the heart of a major installation in Portsmouth

Hull’s historic vessels Arctic Corsair, the Spurn Lightship and models found within Hull Maritime Museum have been selected to feature in major street and light festival in another well-known port city - Portsmouth. Originally commissioned for Urban Legends: Northern Lights event by Absolutely Cultured in 2018, Ship of the Gods, and created by contemporary artists Anna Heinrich and Leon Palmer using the cloud point survey data, saw Hull’s maritime history merge with stunning Norwegian landscapes to…


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…

Read more about the article Ethical Business Growing in Hull
photos were by Christopher McNally.

Ethical Business Growing in Hull

Despite all the problems 2020 has been throwing at us, ethical shopping is continuing to grow in Hull. On Saturday, 25th July, Julie and Richard of the Fair Trade shop Near & Fair were joined by the Lord Mayor of Hull to cut the ribbon to their shop's new, much larger home in one of Trinity Market’s biggest non-food retail units.Social distancing rules dictated that a large crowd could not gather in the space outside…

Read more about the article Daisy Appeal urges supporters to take to the roads for virtual events
Claire Levy

Daisy Appeal urges supporters to take to the roads for virtual events

A charity which is working to establish an internationally renowned scanning centre in the Hull and Humber area is urging cyclists and runners across the region to show their support in two major fundraising events. The Daisy Appeal, which is planning to open a Molecular Imaging Research (MIR) Centre at Castle Hill Hospital early next year, is targeting the My Prudential RideLondon cycle challenge and the Great North Run to boost its bid to raise…


Join us for Summer Holiday Fun

We are over half way through the summer holidays and if you want to do something fun and worthwhile to do, why not take part in our ultimate Summer Holiday challenge?   You can take part as an individual, with friends or family or something to get your children involved in to help make the summer holidays fly by!2020 hasn't exactly been the year we all hoped for but that doesn't mean we can't have…


Musicians in tune with mental health as The Warren announces online release of Three Minute Heroes album

A project which uses music to deliver mental health messages from young people about what’s on their mind will this week showcase the products of its second phase with a virtual launch. Three Minute Heroes, led by The Warren Youth Project, brings together musicians from across the Hull area, draws on writing from students in East Yorkshire and is already having an impact on health and social care in Manchester. A second album featuring music…


Protectors of land and sea – how our specialist teams are helping Op Galaxy

Through every step of Operation Galaxy, our Special Operations Unit (SOU) have had their hand in the action. SOU covers our Roads Crime and Roads Policing units, firearms, dogs and marine, meaning they can be deployed across land and sea, on a wide variety of jobs from drugs warrants, to stolen goods seizures. SOU Chief Inspector James Glansfield, said: “Our Roads Crime team are concerned with taking down serious criminals using our roads to commit…


Arcade transformation is catalyst for creative start-ups

The transformation of a Victorian arcade has tempted two natives of Hull to take their first steps in business in their home city. Polly Langham worked at TONI&GUY salons in locations including Hull, London and Sydney before deciding to strike out on her own with Milk. pure hairdressing. Ellen Crabtree still works as a barmaid to supplement her work making babywear and has made the move from online selling to bricks and mortar by opening…


Hull’s Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre recognised for outstanding service design around patient care

The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre (ICC) has won the best Community/Primary Care Service Redesign in the North, Midlands and East at last night’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards – recognising the outstanding contribution the ICC team has made to improving the lives of frail, older people in the city. The HSJ judging panel, made up of a diverse range of influential figures within the healthcare community, chose Hull’s ICC as the winner, beating incredible…


SGS Apprentices Raise £852 for Four Local Charities

With offices across the globe, SGS Packaging Europe defines how the packaging for household brands will look when it hits the supermarket shelves. In an initiative to encourage young people to enter the industry and explore its many career options, in 2018 the company launched a comprehensive apprenticeship programme. As an apprentice at SGS, individuals receive in-depth training, development days, one-to-one mentoring and specific tasks as part of their training. This combination of approaches ensures…


Historic engineering company marks rebirth as bumper Britvic order brings traffic to a standstill

An engineering company which marked its 120th anniversary last year by entering a new era after a takeover will bring the streets of Hull to a standstill this weekend as it delivers its biggest order since securing the investment. Edwin Snowden (2018) Ltd will load two 10-tonne tanks built in its yard at Fountain Road, Hull, onto low loaders ready for the journey of 140 miles to Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd at Rugby in Warwickshire. David…


University of Hull venue to be used for training specialist teams

We’ve teamed up with The University of Hull to help us prepare our Specialist Operations Unit to respond to future incidents, with The Lawns in Cottingham soon to be used as a training space for our teams. The university has agreed to our teams using Ferens Hall for training, whilst the long term future of the site is considered. From training our firearms officers, to practising handling large scale public order incidents, to helping our…