Peppermint Swirl a sweet retro name – shades of tangerine trees and marmalade skies – is in fact the name of a new boy/girl duo at the start of their musical journey. A journey that began on Orchard Park specifically St. Michael’s Youth Club, earlier this year, where James Bolt and Ellie Price decided to form a group together after finding a shared passion for Detroit rock duo The White Stripes. Continue reading
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With a certain feeling of symmetry and satisfaction, we end the current Square Peg programme where we began, with portraiture in the community. Jason Wilsher-Mills is a Lincolnshire based artist, Continue reading
‘That lass playing Lil Bilocca’s good ‘int she?’ I say. ‘Yeah she is and she’s got all her mannerisms an’ all,’ this comes from a woman who used to see Mrs Bilocca on road. Continue reading
Delicate Flowers written and directed by Mark Rees of Single Story Theatre Company tells the story of Barbara Buttrick, a Hull woman who has rapidly risen to iconic status, through the telling and re-telling of her achievements in women’s boxing. Born in an era when women were expected to play the good housewife, have tea on the table, look pretty for their man, Barbara proved with her determination and fighting spirit, that women should be allowed to box, finally winning the Women’s Bantamweight Championship. ‘Not bad for a girl from Hull’ says Karen, a young boxer inspired by Barbara’s story Continue reading
A group of local residents have been left feeling upset and disappointed, after the council did not consult them over the sale of Newland Avenue Primary School. The group, calling themselves Newland Avenue Community Action Group, firmly believe that Newland Avenue does not need any more shops or accommodation, but instead, needs vital space for community activities. Continue reading
Beverley Road is to get a new gallery called GROUND in 2016, during a steady build up of arts and cultural provision, as we move towards the City of Culture year. Taking Martin Green Hull2017 CEO at his word when he said at a public meeting, ‘You don’t need permission to be part of City of Culture,’ – a group of Hull artists have grabbed the opportunity with both hands and are due to open Ground in the new year.
I began, like many others, inside KAG at the members show enjoying the art on the walls in the familiar surroundings. I made a beeline for KAG because I felt sure there would be people there who I knew. I also hoped there’d be a welcoming glass of vino – which there was. Continue reading