A family firm, which has been building and renovating landmark properties in Hull and East Yorkshire for more than 140 years is streamlining its business in readiness for embarking on new projects worth more than £20m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.