An additional Sea of Hull image, by Spencer Tunick, will join the Ferens Art Gallery’s permanent collection as a result of generous donations made by the public with the support of the Friends of the Ferens.
Three artworks were on display as part of the dramatic SKIN exhibition last year, and now a fourth image with join the collection as a fantastic reminder of that unique day on Saturday 9 July 2016 when Hull made worldwide headlines.
Ferens Art Gallery has gained a new principal sponsor to support a fantastic 2018/19 exhibition programme.
Local company Kingstown Works Ltd (KWL) will become the first ever principal sponsor of the Ferens exhibition programme, meaning it will continue to host the best of national and international exhibitions, following a record-breaking 2017.
Hull Central Library users can learn how to make better use of e-books and audiobooks at a demonstration of digital publications.
A representative from Borrowbox, one of the library’s digital resource providers, will be at the library in Albion Street, Hull, on Wednesday 17 January from 1pm to 3pm to demonstrate how to easily access the online services on tablets and other electronic devices.
More than 519,000 people have visited Ferens Art Gallery in 2017, as Hull celebrated being UK City of Culture and has been hailed the most successful year in its 90 year history. This is an increase of 309 per cent compared to 2014.
Since reopening on 14 January 2017 after a £5.2m major refurbishment, the gallery, operated by Hull Culture and Leisure, has hosted an array of critically acclaimed exhibitions including the world’s most prestigious contemporary art awards the Turner Prize.
Hull Culture & Leisure and Hull City Council are delighted to announce the continuation of a significant partnership for a further five years with an international orchestra – the Royal Philharmonic – securing their presence in the city until 2024.
The announcement was made at the beginning of the Orchestra’s concert at Hull City Hall, which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
Business leaders from across the region will be reflecting on the success of Hull 2017 while getting the first look at the county’s tourism strategy for the next five years when they attend next week’s annual tourism conference organised by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire.
Some 250 delegates will be attending Thursday’s (November 9) event at the Mercure Grange Park Hotel in Willerby and will hear from Fran Hegyi, executive director Hull 2017, and Matt Jukes, chief executive of Hull City Council, reflecting on all that has been achieved during City of Culture, before listening to industry expert Professor John Lennon, who will unveil VHEY’s new five-year tourism plan.
For one week only, the beautiful and historic Court Room at the Hull Maritime Museum will be transformed into a movie theatre screening a series of films relating to the sea and seafaring as part of the national Museums at Night.
This is a chance to see some much loved classics, family favourites and fascinating documentaries on the big screen in a magnificent museum setting. Screenings start on Saturday 21 October and run until Friday 27 October.