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.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller MP appears on the early morning BBC News bulletin. The crowd brace themselves, cross everything and dare to dream…and the UK City of Culture 2017 is…. Hull!
The place erupts in celebration, people leap about, hugs all round, fist pumps, arms aloft, scream, shout then wipe away tears.
The Hillbilly Troupe strike up a rousing tune and with smiles a mile wide, we have done it! It is such a far cry from Hull being the butt of the joke after the candidate cities were announced. .
Earlier this year we secured the Creative People and Places Award to deliver the Roots and Wings strand in 2014 and beyond. Now, as Hull is named
City of Culture 2017, we have the chance to prove again and again and again to the world that we are no longer the forgotten town in the North of England, the wrong end of the M62,
or any of the other slights Hull has endured over the years.
Hull, we’ve won, and we deserve it. Enjoy the party, then get out there and tell the world what it means for the city, for now the real work begins. We have the passion and the people to deliver
the City of Culture - always have done - but it can only be a success and more importantly be seen to be so, if everyone gets involved.
It’s not just about financial investment, more money in the city, it is about participation.
Ask yourself when was the last time you went to the museum, saw a new exhibition in a gallery, went to a gig, or visited the theatre? It really is for you, but if City of Culture is to work and have a lasting legacy for the city then you have to believe that culture is for everyone.
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