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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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African Stories in Hull and East Yorkshire

A community project organised by the William Wilberforce Monument Fund is attempting to tell the stories and create a vivid picture, of the African presence in East Yorkshire. African Stories in Hull & East Yorkshire, is a Heritage Lottery funded project, lead by senior lecturer Gifty Burrows. Continue reading

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Powerful photography exhibition reveals universal truths

Last night I attended the opening night of the EYESeeMe exhibition, curated by Humanitarian Photographer Rebecca Robyns. EYESeeMe is a registered charity set up by Rebecca that works with children and young adults from S.E. Asia many of whom are orphaned, living with HIV, marginalised, living as refugees or just abandoned. Continue reading

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Young Designers Launch New Dinostar Exhibition

A new exhibition comes to Hull’s Dinostar, created by young designers working with animatronics from the BBC’s Walking with Beasts series. The exhibition was officially opened Saturday 6 February, in front of a large crowd of visitors, as part of Kids in Museums Day. Continue reading

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UK To Australia – Flying In The Slipstream of Amy Johnson

Flying 14,500 miles across 23 countries recreating Amy Johnson’s famous long-distance flight, Tracey Curtis-Taylor  landed in Sydney Australia in January 2016. The modern-day adventurer flew ‘in the slipstream’ of Amy in Spirit of Artemis, an open cockpit biplane, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Beverley born aviation icon’s, pioneering solo-flight in May 1930.  Continue reading

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