thisisull's Michelle Dee and Cilla Wykes Listening Project Revisited
Hull Media Graduate selected for national BBC radio project to have her contribution re-broadcast by BBC Radio 4 after listeners voted it amongst their favourite…
In 2012 Michelle Dee was chosen by BBC Radio Humberside's David Reeves to take part in The Listening Project, an ambitious venture that
brought together national and regional radio networks and the British Library in order to 'Capture the voices of the nation in conversation.'
In local BBC radio studios up and down the country, participants recorded their stories, with a close friend or loved one given the opportunity to ask those questions
they'd always wanted to.
The recorded 'conversation' was then skillfully edited, in such a way as to capture the essence of the relationship, between the two.
Since its launch on 30th March 2012, The Listening Project on Radio 4 presented by Fi Glover, has shared hundreds of inspirational stories and received considerable media attention. In October this year the Listening Project joined 50,000 selected recordings of music, spoken word, human and natural environments, as the first three hundred conversations
were made available in their entirety for anyone to access, as part of the British Library Oral History Archive.
Michelle says, 'I was really pleased to be asked to be part of such an innovative project. Just think, long after I'm gone my voice will be echoing in the
British Library: that is a strange and compelling notion'
Almost two years since it was first broadcast, the emotive story told by Michelle and her friend Cilla will be broadcast again at the end of the year, after listeners voted it as one of their favourites.
'It was a daunting prospect,' said Cilla, 'being challenged to ask Michelle questions about aspects of her life that I'd never asked about before. But knowing we were such close friends, I knew there was enough trust between us to make it ok. I am truly surprised and delighted that our tiny bit of oral history has been chosen as a favourite by the Listening Project!'
The Sunday Edition of the Listening Project featuring 'listeners' favourites' will be broadcast on
Sunday 29th December at 2.45pm and again on Tuesday 31st December at 8.40pm
News, Arts - Hull: City of Culture 2017 By Michelle Dee
Well, well, well. Hull City of Culture 2017. You did it folks. We are Hull. We are proud.
We at http://www.thisisull.com/ have been celebrating Hulls many achievements and saying #HullYes for 10 years. We are thrilled at this morning’s announcement.
Here we are, in the foyer of Hull Truck Theatre, with two hundred or more early risers, all waiting for 7.45am.
News, Arts - Lou Hazelwood: Memory and Magic By Michelle Dee
The work of visual artist Lou Hazelwood revolves around memory - in particular, creating images that appear familiar and evoke a sense of nostalgic comfort or provoke feelings of uncertainty and unease.
The current works are suggestive of magic lantern slides of British and Germanic origin, the sort that were the height of entertainment and fascination during the Victorian era.
News - Hull Poets To Perform on Pitch
Poets in Hull are looking forward to two important dates in the Cultural calendar. The first is Friday 8th November and the launch for the annual Humber Mouth Literature Festival.
The literary launch takes place Friday evening at Hull Central Library.
For the past month poets have been working,
News - Try Reading - Free Poetry Workshops
Write to Speak in association with Hull Libraries presents Try Reading Poetry, an exciting opportunity for up-and-coming poets that are looking to perform their work in public.
To coincide with Rugby League World Cup matches that are taking place in Hull in October and November, Hull Central Library is hosting a series of
workshops that culminate in a special performance at the launch of the Humber Mouth Literature Festival.
News, Arts - Write To Speak Presents ... at Heads Up Festival - Saturday 28 September 2013
Saturday 28 September 2013`,
Holy Trinity Church, Market Place, Hull, HU1 1RR
Following four years development of local poetry, Write to Speak and thisisUll present an evening showcasing some of the best and brightest of Hull’s spoken word community.
News, Arts - Heads Up Festival
By Michelle Dee
A while ago I spoke about my love for the Arts in an article called ‘Theatre in Hull – A Lifelong Passion'. The piece concludes that in order to flourish, theatre-makers must keep innovating, challenging audiences and companies alike while finding a sustainable balance between populist and specialist work.
News - Well I Never Knew That - Guided History Walks With Barry Leonard By Michelle Dee
Photos Courtesy Gavin Hewitt
Reconnect with past through a season of guided tours around historic Hull.
Well I Never...! invites walkers to explore the Old Town in the company of Barry Leonard who is stoutly passionate about his hometown.
Beginning his working life in the early seventies, the young Barry spent four years at RP Carmichaels, where he worked alongside
Hugh Rice and John Fearnley.
News, Arts Hull Poet, Mike Watts' Latest Collection Available Now
Published by Burning Eye Books
Slip Between The Covers Of A New Collection Day and Night in the Damaged Goods Factory is the new collection of poetry from Hull writer Mike Watts.
Available now from Amazon, Burning Eye Books and Waterstones Hull.
Raw and heartfelt, this uncompromising poetry is about fighting your corner, counting down the hours and dreaming of making it to
the end of the week. Cynical, yet celebratory, Day and Night in the Damaged Goods Factory is about surviving and savouring each moment.
News, Arts - Three Million Pound Boost to City's Cultural Economy
By Michelle Dee
Creative industries in Hull will be celebrating tonight at the announcement of a three million pound grant from Arts Council England.
The Creative People and Places program was set up to aid more people to experience and be inspired by the arts irrespective of where they live or their social background.
Hull's bid aims to build upon existing arts provision while finding new ways to engage people in arts and culture activities.
News - Former BAE SYSTEMS Brough employee to reinvent the fishing trip
A new website aims to become the definitive website for the fishing community.
www.fishingadviser.co.uk was launched by a Brough-based businessman, Martin Credland on 1st May with a passion to reinvent the way that people plan and organise their fishing trips.
The site will become realised with the help of Martin's project partner Breon Snowdon of Real Design Studios of Hull who is providing specialist design and website support.
News, Arts - Dale Theatre Company presents New Hull Drama Double Bill at The New Adelphi from Wednesday 15 May 2013
Two new Hull plays that pack an entertaining, emotional punch will open in the city during May.
One act plays; A Delicate Man, by Beverley writer Joanna Morris and 7Iron, by Hull-based Julian Woodford
premiere at the New Adelphi on May 15 for a limited run, along with new music by local songwriter Martin Clappison.
'A Delicate Man is about a brilliant, creative academic who ends up homeless and unable to live within
News, Arts - Neil Cook Digital Photographer - One of A Kind Casting a digital eye over the city of Hull
I can't recall the first time I noticed Neil Cook's images on my newsfeed, but for the past half year I've enjoyed a steady stream of
city-views, urban landscapes and quieter, introspective photographic studies.
The city of Hull has many familiar landmarks, whether it is the iconic Humber Bridge; the jutting prow of The Deep;
the Wren-inspired domes on City Hall or the Queens Court Fountain radiating outwards.
News, Arts Write to Speak presents Northern Elements with Kate Fox - Sunday 3rd March 2013 at Fruit
An evening of spoken word featuring a headline set from Radio 4 Saturday Live regular
Kate Fox, Write to Speak presents: Northern Elements is part of a pioneering Arts Council initiative to develop spoken word throughout the North.
Produced in conjunction with Fruit and the ARC in Stockton-on-Tees, this special show is part of a series of events that will be taking place at different venues throughout the North during March.
News, Arts New Media: Old Ideas Collide On Six Degrees of Harry Campaign By Michelle Dee
Hull based Film company One For Courage Productionsare using converging marketing techniques to raise awareness and promote their debut Short Film, Harry's Ransom.
The promotion campaign for the film is called Six Degrees of Harryand uses real life and online connectivity to generate interest
in the new work scheduled for release in Spring 2013.
News, Arts Lucy Beaumont Wins Top Comedy Award By Michelle Dee
Lucy Beaumont from Hull has won BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award 2012: the nationwide search to find the best new stand-up comedy talent in the UK.
The heats for the annual competition were held in venues across the country between August and October 2012. Lucy Beaumont made it all the way to the finals
held at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool.