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Theres More To The Story – Hull UK City of Culture

It seems like only yesterday we were standing at 8am inside Hull Truck awaiting the big announcement. The city collectively held its breath, and then jumped for joy when we realised we’d got it. Hull was going to be UK City of Culture. Underdogs for most of the way, never really given a chance but with such a massive impact and effort from the city for #HullYes campaign we proved that there really is more to us than some people thought. Continue reading

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Grounds For Confidence In New Gallery

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.

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Shooting from the HIP – Hull International Photography Festival

It appears many are still unaware that Hull International Photography Festival, is taking place right now in the city, despite it being picked up by major arts and culture publications this week, including The GuardianContinue reading

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Freedom Festival A Window On To Hull2017

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

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Breakout The Branding For 2017

I can think of few better places than Thieving Harry’s on the corner of Humber Street to invite interested parties to come together to discuss the brand identity for 2017. With the sun streaming through the windows, it was just a shame that we had to spend three hours upstairs eating brownies and drinking Thieving Harry’s renowned coffee.  Continue reading

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Art as buses

Wait for one art gathering and three come along at once. After a week that would fly by in a blur of visual presentations and slideshows, a week of energised speakers sharing experiences and passions, I try to make sense of it all.  Continue reading

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