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Podcast: Suffrage Stories from Hull #Vote100

“Suffragette Suffragette, the word alone conjures a struggle so ugly a cause so just…” Last year, an opportunity presented itself through Apples and Snakes, to create a new spoken word piece, to mark the centennial anniversary of women getting the vote in the U.K. Continue reading

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Catching up with Women of Words

Despite feeling like warmed eggy death, it wouldn’t be right not to mention the success, that was Women of Words on Feb 1. Now on our eleventh outing (I think…. I’ve lost count Vicky?) Women of Words is a monthly spoken word platform here in the City of Culture, solely dedicated to supporting and encouraging the voices of women. Continue reading

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Turning The Tide

The 1968 Triple Trawler Tragedy And The Wives’ Campaign For Safety

You think you know the story, perhaps you have seen the model boats in the Maritime Museum or visited the Arctic Corsair.  Maybe you can recite the names… Romanus, Peridot, Cleveland. You may have read the reports in Flashback or heard tales through song and literature. You will almost undoubtedly know the figures: 6000 trawlermen from Hull lost at sea between the mid – 19th century and the end of the fishing industry. Continue reading

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