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 Follow the White Rabbit and discover Hull’s Old Town wonderland
The White Rabbit Trail will shine a light on the history of Hull's Whitefriargate as part of the areas multi-million pound regeneration.

Follow the White Rabbit and discover Hull’s Old Town wonderland

The history of Hull’s magical Whitefriargate and Old Town area will be celebrated with a new trail inspired by the White Rabbit from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll’s family had a strong connection with Hull, with his mother being raised in the city. The trail will visit locations in the Old Town that are linked to the Carroll family and the work of Lewis Carroll. The White Rabbit Trail, which will run from…

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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 Support available for businesses in Hull ahead of next stage of roadmap out of lockdown
Visit Hull is supporting businesses with its 'Reopening the High Street Campaign'. Pictured, Ed Hawkes, White Rabbit Chocolatier.

Support available for businesses in Hull ahead of next stage of roadmap out of lockdown

On Monday 12 April, the country will reach the next stage of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, which will see a variety of businesses being allowed to reopen. This will include non-essential retail, such as personal care premises including hairdressers and nail salons, and public buildings, including libraries and community centres. Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms will also reopen (but only for use by people on their own or in household groups), as…

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Read more about the article New supermarket opens in Hull’s Old Town
The One Stop store on Silver Street has only been open a few weeks, but is already proving to be popular with the local community.

New supermarket opens in Hull’s Old Town

A new supermarket has opened its doors in Hull’s historic Old Town. The One Stop on Silver Street offers a range of convenience products, as well as made-to-order sandwiches from sandwich-makers Stacked. It is one of a number of new businesses and investments in the Old Town, which includes a new cycle hub in Trinity Market. The store is the latest business to open in Hull’s popular Old Town. The One Stop investment has been supported by…

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Read more about the article The Punch Hotel poised to reopen with stylish new look after major investment
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The Punch Hotel poised to reopen with stylish new look after major investment

A popular city centre pub is getting ready to unveil its stylish new look after making the most of lockdown to complete its long-awaited refurbishment. The Punch Hotel in Queen Victoria Square reopened in September 2019 after being taken over by Forrest & Co who brought plans for a comprehensive makeover. The project was delayed first by bad winter weather and then by the disruption and uncertainty of Covid-19 but now the pub has been…

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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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Hull city centre turned purple in celebration of Census 2021

Hull city centre will join more than a hundred buildings and landmarks across England and Wales by lighting up purple to celebrate the upcoming census and its importance to communities. The event is being organised by The Office for National Statistics (ONS) to raise awareness of census day on March 21, a survey that happens every ten years and gives a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. Alongside Hull City…

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Read more about the article Hello World! Wheels in motion to welcome families back to The Big Malarkey Festival this summer
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Hello World! Wheels in motion to welcome families back to The Big Malarkey Festival this summer

Preparation is underway for the return of Hull’s much loved family festival, The Big Malarkey, this summer. Hosted by Hull Libraries, the team is hoping to bring a smile to people’s faces and welcome families back with an invitation to come together to celebrate and experience the magic of The Big Malarkey Festival. After a year in which books and imagination provided escapism for all ages, The Big Malarkey Festival will bring together well-known authors…

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Hull’s Guildhall carillon bells and clock fall silent for repairs

Hull’s Guildhall carillon bells and Barnard Cook clock have fallen silent to make way for major repairs to one of the last remaining Time Balls in the UK. The historic Guildhall Greenwich Time Ball is the highest in the UK at 60 metres above ground level, which stands above the clock tower, is to be replaced with a new one and reclaim its position in the city’s skyline. Hobson and Porter are currently installing 21…

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Read more about the article Writer commissioned as part of Queen’s Gardens refurbishment project
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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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Read more about the article New £30m plan to transform Hull City Centre gateway
The new £30m proposals for land off Ferensway that feature 250 new homes

New £30m plan to transform Hull City Centre gateway

A major new £30m development that will transform Hull city centre has been submitted to planners.  The plan for Shirethorn House and the adjacent land and buildings at the corner of Ferensway and Spencer Street, will feature more than 250 residential and retail units and include stylish new townhouses and an internal winter garden for residents. The development will incorporate the look and feel of nearby historic buildings while adding a range of dynamic new…

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Historic Truelove flag to be restored

The Truelove flag, dating back to 1873, is to be conserved as part of the major Hull Maritime project.The 147 year-old flag hung from the north wall of the old Pickering Park Museum and was on open display on the ground floor of the Hull Maritime Museum for four decades. Last month, the rare 15ft wide flag of the Hull whaler Truelove mounted on the wall on the ground floor was lowered and moved to…

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Hull University Business School receives prestigious AMBA re-accreditation

Hull University Business School has been ranked as one of the top two per cent in the world after securing prestigious re-accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Accreditation from AMBA, one of the world’s leading authorities on post-graduate business education, represents the highest standard of achievement in post-graduate business education. It demonstrates the University Business School’s efforts to provide the highest-calibre teaching, curriculum and student interaction opportunities, with a focus on adapting the curriculum…

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Hull city centre lit up ready for Christmas

Hull’s Christmas lights have been switched on overnight, brightening up the city centre as national lockdown lifts. In a change to the usual switch-on event, which attracts thousands each year, a drone has captured the moments the that all 45,600 lights have brightened up city centre streets for 2020. As well as the 45ft Norway Spruce in Queen Victoria Square, a 15ft tree has this year been added to the already picturesque Museums Quarter, alongside…

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RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR TO VISIT HULL IN 2021

Riverdance will bring their 25th anniversary tour to Hull next year. The show will visit the Bonus Arena on Saturday, 30 October for a 4pm matinee show. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday, 18 September. A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved family favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan…

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Read more about the article Wykeland secures growing beds and furniture retailer for Whitefriargate store
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Wykeland secures growing beds and furniture retailer for Whitefriargate store

Wykeland Group has secured a new occupier for a vacant retail unit in Hull city centre just days after announcing it had acquired the building. The Hull-based commercial developer and property owner has let the 35,000 sq ft former New Look unit in Whitefriargate to growing retailer Durham Bed Centre. The Hull store will be the latest opening by Durham Bed Centre outside its heartland in the North East where it has seven stores and…

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Cod & Communism – New Film from the Carnegie Heritage Centre

The Carnegie Heritage Centre in Hull have produced a new documentary about the experiences of Humber fishermen who were fishing in Icelandic waters between 1957 and 1977 – the era which has become known as the Cod Wars. Promo trailer here vimeo.com/435000640  ‘Cod and Communism’, a film  funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, has seen volunteers from Carnegie Heritage Centre help  research,  plan and help film the documentary which has involved  interviews with trawlermen and their families,…

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Read more about the article Ethical Business Growing in Hull
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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…

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Humber Talking pod coming to Orchard Park Hull

The Humber Talking community pod is due to be moved to Orchard Park, near to the shops on Ellerburn Avenue, on Monday 10 August. The pod, previously located in Hull City Centre, is a space where people can come and talk to police, the fire service and the council about any concerns or issues. Chief Inspector Lee Edwards said: “We’ve had the Humber Talking Pod in Hull City Centre for almost a year now and…

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