Launch Of Hull’s Family Summer Activity Plan

Launch Of Hull’s Family Summer Activity Plan
July 20, 2020

Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd have today revealed their summer activity programmes. The plans will begin today and be available until Friday 4 September for families to enjoy.

With events limited due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, 2020’s programme includes a range of activities that can be done in at leisure and are accessible via HCAL’s website.

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Communities To Join Country For The Biggest Thank You Yet

Communities To Join Country For The Biggest Thank You Yet
July 3, 2020

People in Hull and the East Riding are being urged to take part in the biggest ‘thank-you’ the country has ever seen on the birthday of the NHS this weekend, culminating in an epic pause for applause at 5pm on Sunday.

This major country-wide coming together will thank all those who have been helping us through the pandemic and recognise the vital community connections that continue to support us all.

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What Was Here App Takes On A Whole New Dimension

What Was Here App Takes On A Whole New Dimension
May 29, 2020

Last year, East Riding Archives unveiled a new app to turn back time. 

‘What was Here’ is a virtual ‘time machine’ on smartphones or tablet devices to let users see what used to be at various locations across Hull and East Yorkshire, using historic photos. 

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Queen Victoria’s Jewel-Cabinet To Visit Hull And Is Well Worth Seeing

Queen Victoria’s Jewel-Cabinet To Visit Hull And Is Well Worth Seeing
March 14, 2020

In the centre of Hull, proudly overlooking Ferens Art Gallery, stands Queen Victoria’s statue. Now, in Ferens’ latest exhibition, the monarch’s own Jewel-Cabinet will visit the city, as part of an ongoing partnership with Royal Collection Trust. 

This collaboration brings the artistic masterpiece, designed by Ludwig Grüner, to Hull for the first time, generously lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection. 

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Hundreds Of Artworks To Go On Display At 2020 Open Exhibition

Hundreds Of Artworks To Go On Display At 2020 Open Exhibition
February 10, 2020

The 53rd Annual Open Exhibition, which celebrates some of the best artistic talents in the region, opens at Ferens Art Gallery on Saturday 15 February.

The exhibition will feature more than 370 artworks including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, textiles and film produced by local amateur and professional artists.

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Evaluation Report Highlights UK City Of Culture Impact

Evaluation Report Highlights UK City Of Culture Impact
November 20, 2019

City and cultural leaders have welcomed the publication of an independent evaluation of Hull’s year in the spotlight as UK City of Culture 2017, which confirms the continuing impact the title has had on the city.

The report, published by the University of Hull, says “the most significant impact of all” was an estimated £676m of new private and public investment that was generated for the city.

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Artist’s Underwater Images Explore Social And Environmental Concerns

Artist’s Underwater Images Explore Social And Environmental Concerns
November 12, 2019

In collaboration with Invisible Dust and Ferens Art Gallery, visual artist and filmmaker Estabrak presents Sea; the Remains Between, the latest in the artist’s award-winning series of underwater photographs.

Estabrak’s intriguing photographs feature natural and human-made bodies of water in East Yorkshire. People from diverse communities in Hull are portrayed submerged in water, having braved the elements to participate in the artwork.  

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Sir Thomas Lawrence’s Portrait Of William Wilberforce To Go On Display In Hull

Sir Thomas Lawrence’s Portrait Of William Wilberforce To Go On Display In Hull
September 19, 2019

Sir Thomas Lawrence’s famous portrait of William Wilberforce will be exhibited in Hull as part of a major project, COMING HOME, launched by the National Portrait Gallery.

The COMING HOME project sees the National Portrait Gallery lend 50 portraits of iconic individuals to places across the UK where they are most closely associated. This country-wide initiative will enable the Gallery to work with local museums, galleries and other venues and provide communities across the country with the opportunity to celebrate their local heroes.

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