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Bash Street Kids meets I Daniel Blake with Jason Wilsher-Mills

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

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Alien Sex Capsule Changing views of HIV

Never have I felt such a buzz around an Artlink show as there is around Alien Sex Capsule by artist John Walter and for the next six weeks, until Sept 29th, it is here in Hull for Square Peg at Artlink. Continue reading

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All we ever wanted was… gig theatre

Stamp the back of my hand, straight in to see the band, at the bar a tog grabs me for an All We Ever Wanted Selfie. Buy a drink and to the front to dance and sing to the best band in the city. This is a nightclub; this is Welly and this, this is gig theatre. Continue reading

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Rules Broken At Transgressions Dance Festival

THREE. TWO. ONE! BREAK THE RULES! Hull holds its first festival dedicated entirely to contemporary dance and performance. Called Transgressions the eye-catching poster image featuring dancer and the Blade carried the tagline. ‘It’s all about dance, but not as you know it.’  Continue reading

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Hull Gallery Returns to Roots for Disability and Diversity Programme

Artlink the Centre for Community Arts on Princes Avenue returns to its beginnings as a centre for disability arts, for Roots and Routes, season two of Hull 2017.  Back in 1982 Artlink was part of the Shape Network, a national movement started in 1974, that sought to raise the profiles and increase opportunities for disabled artists.  In 2017 Square Peg will see the community arts gallery delivering a year long disability and diversity programme of events.   Continue reading

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It is not all about me: Portrait Untold with Tanya Raabe

It is not all about me, the opener the group hit upon as I sat having my portrait painted last week by artist Tanya Raabe. The renowned painter was in Hull for a weeklong residence with her national Portraits Untold project as part of Square Peg, a new disability and diversity initiative devised by staff at Artlink Centre for Community Arts. Continue reading

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Crowds congregate for Lorenzetti icon

Upon gazing at the Lorenzetti icon at the Ferens tonight, I am struck by the thought of all those others, who have done so before me. The painted panel ‘Christ between Saints Paul and Peter’ by Sienese master Pietro Lorenzetti is a devotional piece, it has in times past, been the focus of devout prayer.  Do these icons still have similar appeal, beyond that of being treasures to be put on display? Continue reading

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Review: Sometimes I feel like being alone…

“Sometimes I feel like being alone…” There was not much chance of that last night, as thousands of folk descended upon the marina to usher in ’17’. The lush vocals of Sarah Johns – one half of awesome ambient/electro duo Mr Beasley – filling the night air complimenting the cascades of gold and silver, green and red, from the firework display of In With a Bang. Continue reading

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#REDboard2017 – Made in Hull Starts 2nd January 2017

Red Contemporary Arts is launching its REDboard project for Hull UK City of Culture 2017 with a billboard designed by Hull-based artist Yol on Cottingham Road. Celebrating 20 years of RED Contemporary Arts (formally RED Gallery), billboards across the city will be transformed into platforms for artistic excellence, as well as playing host to site-specific cultural events. Continue reading

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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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