LIMITLESS – A Festival Without Rules

LIMITLESS – A Festival Without Rules
November 30, 2017

A year of young people’s creativity will be celebrated at LIMITLESS, a two-week festival, running from noon until 9pm, every day this week and until Wednesday 13 December.

Taking over the former Argos building in Lowgate, Hull; the festival is a showcase of work undertaken by children as part of hundreds of activities during the city’s tenure as UK City of Culture.

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FCUK’D: New Show By Hull Writer And Director Niall Ransome To Open In London

FCUK’D: New Show By Hull Writer And Director Niall Ransome To Open In London
November 30, 2017

It is estimated that around 100,000 children run away from home every year. Hull-born Niall Ransome, member of Olivier Award-winning Mischief Theatre Company, explores this important issue in FCUK’D: an alternative show for the festive period, backed by Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

Dealing with themes of abandonment, loyalty, family, and the real experiences of young working-class lads in Britain today. Drawing on his experiences of growing up in Hull, in FCUK’D Niall tells the brutal and heartfelt story of a teenage boy who kidnaps his younger brother in an attempt to flee his decrepit council flat and escape his daily encounters with the authorities.

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Finale Of Year-Long Hull 2017 Project Exploring Effects Of Dementia

Finale Of Year-Long Hull 2017 Project Exploring Effects Of Dementia
November 28, 2017

The finale of an inspirational year-long project exploring the lives of people living with dementia takes place in Hull this Friday.

The Butterfly Effect, part of the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 programme, has celebrated individual stories whilst inviting people to question their preconceptions of what life with dementia is like through various workshops.

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Marshmallow Laser Feast Unleashes ‘a Colossal Wave!

Marshmallow Laser Feast Unleashes ‘a Colossal Wave!
November 21, 2017

Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) – the creative studio that explores human perception through bleeding edge tech – is set to unleash its latest virtual reality (VR) art installation, A Colossal Wave!, on Hull UK City of Culture 2017, from 1 to 10 December.

Commissioned by the British Council in collaboration with pioneering Canadian artists (Presstube, Dpt. and Headspace), the MLF-spearheaded installation is an artistic extravaganza that combines the latest innovations in interactive and interconnected VR with computer graphic ‘voice fruit’ artworks generated by the public, Newton’s theories of cause and effect, a giant sculpture and a thought-provoking message about marine pollution.

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Last Chance To Join The Cultural Pilgrimage From Beverley To Hull

Last Chance To Join The Cultural Pilgrimage From Beverley To Hull
November 21, 2017

There are only two weeks left to visit the colossal artwork by Gary Saunt – ‘A Cultural Pilgrimage from Beverley to Hull’ – on display free of charge at the Treasure House in Beverley until Saturday, 2 December.

The huge digital painting – measuring over 20 metres in length – has been produced to celebrate the transformational impact of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 on Hull and the East Riding.

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Bricks From Installation To Be Retained As Part Of Market Regeneration

Bricks From Installation To Be Retained As Part Of Market Regeneration
November 17, 2017

Bricks from The Sixteen Thousand, the hugely popular art installation currently on show at Unit 1 @TheDock, adjacent to C4DI in Hull, are to be retained as part of the regeneration of the Fruit Market, it was announced today.

The Sixteen Thousand is a unique Hull 2017 learning and participation project involving around 150 nursery schools, early years’ settings and children’s centres in Hull.

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Act Of Wanton Wonder Comes To Hull As Land Of Green Ginger Is Unleashed

Act Of Wanton Wonder Comes To Hull As Land Of Green Ginger Is Unleashed
November 1, 2017

A flagship Hull UK City of Culture 2017 project will culminate next month with Land of Green Ginger Unleashed, a spectacular parade by masters of story-telling and street performance Macnas.

Renowned the world over for spell-binding experiences, Galway based Macnas’ impressive portfolio includes performances in China, Australia, San Francisco and most recently in Austin, Texas for SXSW Festival 2016. They’ve even brought the magic to the MTV Awards and to Wilderness Festival.

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HULL 2017 : Tiger Success Off The Pitch

HULL 2017 : Tiger Success Off The Pitch
October 24, 2017

An exhibition celebrating the history of Hull City is heading into extra time.

On The Road, the third and final instalment of the Tiger Rags exhibition at the Streetlife Museum, will showcase away and changed shirts through the years.

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Emotionally Charged Hip Hop Show Exploring Gender Dysphoria

Emotionally Charged Hip Hop Show Exploring Gender Dysphoria
October 23, 2017

A hip-hop theatre show exploring one boy’s intimate journey of gender transition, directed by an award-winning choreographer who has worked with the likes of Lady Gaga and Coldplay, is heading to Hull.

After a sell-out international tour of their production Smother, 201 Dance Company’s contemporary hip-hop style returns with SKIN a journey of self-discovery as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017’s Back to Ours festival.

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A Pilgrimage From Hull To Beverley – Colossal Artwork Comes To Beverley

A Pilgrimage From Hull To Beverley - Colossal Artwork Comes To Beverley
October 17, 2017

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has commissioned a colossal artwork by Gary Saunt, which goes on display free of charge at the Treasure House in Beverley on Saturday, 21 October, as the latest stage of its contribution to Hull UK City of Culture 2017

The huge digital painting – measuring over 20 metres in length – has been produced to celebrate the transformational impact of this cultural event on Hull and the East Riding. Gary’s artwork takes the viewer on a cultural pilgrimage from Beverley to Hull.

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New Exhibition ‘Centre of Attention’ Uses Prosthetics to Create Art

New Exhibition 'Centre of Attention' Uses Prosthetics to Create Art
October 16, 2017

An exciting new exhibition that uses the unique medium of prosthetics to create highly stylised art pieces is being brought to the city by Artlink as part of Square Peg, a diversity and disability arts programme funded by Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and backed by its Principal Partner Spirit of 2012.

Working in collaboration with The Alternative Limb Project, Fly Girl Films, Kelly Knox and Omkaar Kotedia, Centre of Attention will showcase cutting edge prosthetic limbs, film, and photography. It opens on Friday 3 November and will be on display every weekend through the month at Hull’s Princes Quay until Sunday 26 November.

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Virtual Reality Transports Audiences To Great Barrier Reef

Virtual Reality Transports Audiences To Great Barrier Reef
October 13, 2017

Virtual reality will transport audiences to the depths of the Great Barrier Reef in supernatural coming-of-age thriller Frogman.

Following previews at Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of the #HullTakeover, the ambitious show, which fuses live theatre with 360 film in Virtual Reality, is coming to C4DI from 1 to 11 November.

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HULL 2017 : Major New Photography Exhibition Puts Hull In Focus

HULL 2017 : Major New Photography Exhibition Puts Hull In Focus
October 11, 2017

Acclaimed photographers Martin Parr and Olivia Arthur from internationally renowned photography collective Magnum Photos take a unique look at Hull life in a new exhibition, Hull, Portrait of a City, that opens at Humber Street Gallery on Friday 13 October.

The photographers, whose work has been shown around the world, were commissioned by Hull UK City of Culture 2017 to explore two different aspects of the culture of the city.

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Mother Goose By Britten Sinfonia Coming To Toll Gavel United Church

Mother Goose By Britten Sinfonia Coming To Toll Gavel United Church
October 10, 2017

There are still tickets available for Britten Sinfonia’s presentation of Mother Goose on Saturday, 21 October 2017, at 2pm at Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley, as part of the Classically Yours series.

This will be an interactive concert, designed to introduce children to the delights of classical repertoire for chamber orchestra in a fun and collaborative environment.

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