Five local councils have joined forces to strengthen the area’s local Armed Forces Covenants, which support those who are serving, veterans and their families.
Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, North Lincolnshire Council, North East Lincolnshire Council and Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council have secured £480,000 funding from the Ministry of Defence to form a Sub Regional Armed Forces Covenant Partnership. The funding will enable the local authorities to share good practice, develop training packages and working together to improve the support available for armed forces veterans and their families.
Over 200 schoolchildren are getting ready to take to the stage at Hull City Hall on Monday 5 June when they come together for Opera North’s Big Sing.
The younger singers are being supported by 2017 Hull UK City of Culture and come from three primary schools in the city: Gillshill Primary School, Ings Primary School and Thanet Primary School; they are joined by Year 7 and 8 pupils from Baysgarth School in Barton Upon Humber, together with pupils from Opera North’s Singing Schools: Adelaide Primary School, Kingswood Parks Primary School and Bude Park Primary School.
Following last year’s announcement of Hull’s ambition to become the UK’s skateboarding capital, skate jams, competitions and coaching sessions have now been organised to take place at various locations across the city for beginners and seasoned skateboarders alike.
Participants will learn to enhance their abilities, obtain skills coaching and advice and possibly some tips on tricks.
Humber Film is previewing their Hull music video A Place They Called Forgotten Town next Tuesday (28 February) evening ahead of its online release.
Featuring community groups from around Hull, the film has been produced for Not Forgotten Town, one of 60 projects funded through Hull 2017’s Creative Communities Programme, delivered in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund.
A “high performing” further education college has become only the third in the country to retain its overall grading of “good” after a full Ofsted inspection since the assessment criteria was changed.
Bishop Burton College has been praised for its impressive success rates, inspiring resources and facilities and strong links with employers and other partners, which ensure the vast majority of students secure work or a higher level of study at the end of their course.
The Leader of Hull City Council, Councillor Steve Brady, is preparing to present his Budget Statement for the 2017/18 financial year.
The proposals, which will be presented to Finance & Value for Money Overview and Scrutiny (17 February) meeting, Cabinet (20 February) and Full Council (23 February), set out the suggested plan for the budget in 2017/18, the financial plan for the next three years and proposals to raise Council Tax by 1.99% to help fund Council Services plus a further 3% to help fund Adult Social Care costs in line with the additional powers to do so by the Government .
The people of Hull are being invited to take part in an ambitious public art project inspired by the female trailblazers of the city as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
Revolutionary Makers is a large scale collaborative commission, which will culminate in an installation in Hull City Hall ahead of WOW Hull (10-12 March), part of a global movement to champion gender equality. Through a weekend of talks, music, debate, comedy and performance, WOW Hull will celebrate International Women’s Day.
Clarence House has confirmed today that The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Hull on the 8 February as Hull celebrates its year as the UK City of Culture.
The tour will take in visits to the Ferens Art Gallery, Holy Trinity Church, the literacy charity First Story at The Deep and The Royal Shakespeare Company outreach programme at the Goodwin Development Trust.
A major music video shoot for Humber Film’s Hull City of Culture 2017 – Creative Communities Programme will take place in the Old Fruit Market in Hull.
The song ‘A Place They Called Forgotten Town’ is a musical and lyrical reworking by Hull-born Henry Priestman of his late 1980’s chart hit ‘Forgotten Town’ by The Christians which was written about the state of the country at the time (the North especially), which particularly affected his home town.
As the competition to find the UK City of Culture for 2021 was announced at Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery today, Hull City Council urged other local authorities to consider bidding.
The launch of the 2021 competition comes in the same month that Hull kicked off its year as the second UK City of Culture and the city has already seen huge benefits from bidding and hosting the national celebration.
Get ready for the city’s year in the spotlight as UK City of Culture, get active and treat yourself to Hull Culture & Leisure’s amazing gym, swim and fitness memberships at knock down prices, at just £20 for 17 weeks.
The membership packages are especially created to mark the start of 2017!