Viola Trust Partners With Businesses For New Gin Launch Event

Viola Trust Partners With Businesses For New Gin Launch Event
October 30, 2019

Trustees behind a campaign to bring the world’s oldest remaining steam trawler back to its home in Hull are urging people to back the venture by snapping up some superb Viola merchandise in time for Christmas.

Last week the Viola Trust launched its “Homeward Bound” calendar featuring 12 ships with a historic Hull connection. Sales have been brisk through the Viola website and at outlets including 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar at Hull Marina – where the launch took place – and Hotham’s Distillery in Hepworth’s Arcade.

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Viola Campaign To Benefit From Calendar Of Famous Ships

Viola Campaign To Benefit From Calendar Of Famous Ships
October 28, 2019

Trustees behind a campaign to bring the world’s oldest remaining steam trawler back to its home in Hull will be crossing off the days after taking delivery of a commemorative calendar and revealing the ship could be back next summer.

The Viola Trust unveiled the “Homeward Bound” calendar to sponsors at a special launch event held at 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar.

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Major Maritime Project Gets Green Light By Planning Committee

Major Maritime Project Gets Green Light By Planning Committee
September 6, 2019

Plans to transform some of Hull’s maritime treasures have been given the go-ahead at the council’s Planning Committee.

The decision now means that if the £13.6m bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund is successful, funding would protect and promote 800 years of Hull’s seafaring history by creating the best maritime trail in the north of England.

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Arctic Corsair Set To Move Ahead Of Restoration Project

Arctic Corsair Set To Move Ahead Of Restoration Project
July 31, 2019

Hull’s Arctic Corsair and the country’s last distant water side-winder trawler is set to move from its current berth for the first time in 20 years on Sunday 4 August.

From 7am, LGSA Marine and Dean’s Tugs will undertake the complex operation to move the 693-tonne trawler down the River Hull.

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The Story Of Beverley’s Shipbuilding Powerhouse Hits The Big Screen

The Story Of Beverley's Shipbuilding Powerhouse Hits The Big Screen
July 26, 2019

As preparations get underway for the Arctic Corsair to be re-berthed in Hull, the story of its builder, Cook, Welton & Gemmell of Beverley, is about to receive a big-screen preview showing at the town’s Parkway Cinema in August.

‘Trawling Through Time: The Story Of Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Shipbuilders’ is the culmination of the East Riding Archives project of the same name, sponsored by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Ferens Art Gallery In Hull To Host Swinging the Lamp

Ferens Art Gallery In Hull To Host Swinging the Lamp
January 29, 2019

A performance of the dramas of a life at sea and in the words of a former fisherman is to come to Hull for the first time.

The dramatic ‘Swinging the Lamp’ will take place at Ferens Art Gallery on Saturday 9 March, 7pm and is part story-telling, part theatre and part folk music, evoking life as it was in the fishing communities of Hull and Grimsby and remembering the life of skipper Jim Williams.

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