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Scottish Colourists at home in Hull

I don’t know the Scottish Colourists. I have heard the name. I am aware that they were painters, but I’d have been hard-pressed to tell you any more, before last Thursday’s launch of Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection.  The new exhibition inside the Brynmoor Jones Library runs from  25 May – 15 July 2018 at Hull University.  Continue reading

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Wilberforce students channel spirit of Bowie for charity gig

Wednesday evening I trotted off to Polar Bear for a Bowie/Ronson themed, charity event called ‘oh no love you’re not alone’. Continue reading

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Trans by Trigger Press: a unique approach to understanding gender identity

Transgender is everywhere: trans stories in popular drama, trans politics debated in news stories, trans in the workplace sending HR departments into a spin, questions surrounding health outcomes accompanying campaigns for visibility, equality and awareness, all of which feed into an evolving view of gender and gender identity in society. Continue reading

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#SlowDeath of Hull School of Art and Design

Ever since I graduated in 2012, the threat of redundancies has hung over the staff at Hull School of Art and Design, like the blade of a guillotine. With the announcement made earlier this month by Hull College Group, that 231 jobs were to be lost under the guise of ‘rebuilding’, management have now dealt staff the cruelest blow yet. Continue reading

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The Dyslexia Portrait for Square Peg

‘I was told I was stupid… I was told I didn’t work hard enough, that I was lazy… I was made to feel less… that I’d never amount to much in life…’ just a few examples of the kind of experiences participants in The Dyslexia Portrait had to endure. Continue reading

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A place to play…

An artist needs a place to play. Last week whilst at the opening of Lou Hazelwood’s new exhibition Intersections  – inside Queens House on Paragon Street until 1st Sept  – the topic of infrastructure for creative progression, or rather the lack of it was raised within the group. Continue reading

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Voices of Women Fundraiser

Saturday 5th August Preston Road Women’s Centre invites you to Voices of Women at Union Mash Up. An evening showcase celebrating female voices and talent, whilst raising money for Preston Road Women’s Centre.  Continue reading

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Hull Pupils Design Solution to Chewy Problem

It is Chewing Gum Awareness Week and primary schools in Hull, have been responding to the sticky mess that blights our city streets.  Within days of the new paving being laid in the city centre – as part of the regeneration of public spaces – chewing gum began to re-appear. Continue reading

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The view from my window

The view from my window is dominated by the trees that tower over the row of terraces on the next street. The branch ripped from a tree by a gust of wind last week, lies just feet away, having narrowly missed the window. The roof of No. 3 is carpeted with moss, leaves and twigs. Occasionally birds peck for insects hidden within the greenery, squirrels and mice scamper over the nooks and broken tiles.  Continue reading

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Making Paxman Cry at Carnegie Heritage Centre Hull

Who Do You Think You Are? Nearly 13 years after first appearing on our screens, the BBC show continues to fuel the fascination in genealogy and research into family histories. Alex Graham is the man behind the show Who Do You Think you Are? ‘It was my idea,’ he tells a packed crowd at Hull’s Carnegie Heritage Centre.
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