Do you have a friend or relative who is elderly, dealing with dementia or has other mental health issues which can leave them confused, lost or disorientated?
On August 9 visitors to St. Stephen’s Shopping Centre Hull will be able to learn more about The Herbert Protocol a national initiative, to help keep vulnerable people safe at ‘A Grand Day Out’ a family event organised by Hull Dementia Collaborative. Continue reading
Hull Dementia Collaborative Present A Grand Day Out: On 9th August the two famous Hull rugby league teams will put their rivalry aside to raise awareness of the benefits of exercise at A Grand Day Out presented by Hull Dementia Collaborative at St. Stephen’s Shopping Centre.
The ‘Airlie Bird’ and ‘Rufus the Robin’ mascots from both teams, will be supporting the aim of making Hull a dementia active city. Continue reading
This colourful quintet were spotted shuffling across the footbridge next to C4Di during the afternoon of Friday 20 July. They were visible for over an hour and could be seen quite clearly on the footbridge and down inside the amphitheatre known as Stage@the Dock. Staff members working inside the technology hub stopped what they were doing and stared out of their office windows at the strange beings. Continue reading
Join us for a fun family day to raise awareness of all the services and support groups dedicated to helping people to live well with Dementia. Visitors and shoppers alike can take part in the arts and crafts activities and enjoy the entertainments inside and outside St. Stephen’s. Continue reading
Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group and friends invite you to the launch of ‘Hessle Road’ by P.H. Rose at Kardomah 94. The debut collection of poems reads as testimony to the author’s home town, its people and the street where he lived. Continue reading
For many people their way in to Whisky Galore will have been the 1949 film, directed by Alexander Mackendrick, which told the story of a group of Scottish islanders trying to plunder the cargo of 28,000 cases of malt whisky, from a ship stranded on their coastline. Continue reading
Liking the Jason Schneiderman manifesto quote Helen Mort uses to focus the divisions sown in PN Review. Particularly the line from Hamlet and the paperclip v poetry debate.
I’m sitting down to start this blog after the very first ‘Poetry Corner’ at Manchester Metropolitan, a Wednesday drop-in session open to anyone who wants to talk, read magazines or share poems. This week – perhaps inevitably – the first topic of discussion was Rebecca Watts’ article in PN Review lambasting the ‘cult of the noble amateur’, a piece which Hollie McNish responded to very eloquently and generously in her recent blog. Our creative writing students come from many different backgrounds and bring a range of experiences to their studies but they were uniformly outraged by what they saw as an attempt to question whether poetry is something that can be accessed in many ways by many people. One student, Heena, contrasted the apparent exclusivity this implies to Asian network radio stations she used to listen to with her gran in the car as a child where poetry…
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This weekend many of us will dig the tree out from the loft or bring one in from outside, to decorate with tinsels and baubles like we do each December. On Saturday December 2 communities across the region will be filled with festive goodwill, at the sight of familiar trees in their own neighbourhoods, adorned with beautiful, unique and meaningful decorations. Continue reading
Women of Words Welcome Back Poet Kate Fox for Xmas Special
Renowned poet Kate Fox is to return to the city to perform Queens of the North a spoken word show co-written with Hull’s Women of Words, that celebrates trailblazing women of Hull. The hour long show takes place Wednesday December 6 at Kardomah 94 and will form part of the all-female collective Women of Words’ Christmas Special. Continue reading
Ahead of attending the Dyslexia Portrait Artist Talk by Miranda Harr (Wednesday 6.30pm 25th Oct) it occurs to me I know very little about dyslexia, aside from a notion that letters get reversed or somehow, appear to move around on the page… Continue reading