WELCOME TO THE 27th WEEK OF HULL CITY OF CULTURE
I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT I HAVE MANAGED TO BE CONSISTENT FOR 27 WEEKS IN A ROW. AFTER THE FIRST WEEK AND THE SPECTACULAR OPENING FOR MADE IN HULL I TOOK ON THIS CHALLENGE NOT THINKING MUCH ABOUT ITS IMPACT ON MY LIFE.
I AM THANKFUL TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY AND FREEDOM TO TAKE PHOTOS OF 2017 IN HULL. YAAY.
This week I had strict plan. And despite some fall backs, I have gone through the plan and it feels GOOD.
AND LITTLE EXTRA VISIT TO A VERY CULTURAL TWO GINGERS COFFEE SHOP
I was very excited for the PAPER CITY for so many good reasons – I absolutely love G.F Smith paper and products, I love the feel, look and smell of paper in general and the locations are the culture hot spots that are pleasure to visit.
“Ten days celebrating colour and the freedom to play – installations by some of the most exciting creative minds from the worlds of contemporary art, design and architecture – using the specialist coloured paper, Colorplan, from Hull company G . F Smith.
The creatives participating in Paper City are Adam Holloway, Max Lamb, Lazerian, Made Thought, Jacqui Poncelet, Joanna Sands, Bethan Laura Wood and Richard Woods, all of whom have been invited to play with the most fundamental creative material – paper.”
Source: Hull City Of Culture 2017
I am so glad that such large scale company as G.F Smith share their passion for paper and we can appreciate the amazing produce they create.
The artwork is pretty spectacular and the space collaborates with its scale. Amazing.
The paper fish by Lazerian was the most talked about so was the main point of interest. As spectacular as it was, I was more fascinated and amused by the artist and his little workshop van in the same space.
I watched him for a couple of minutes and could not resist to become his ONE POUND FISH CUSTOMER.
Plus there is no chance I can get photos of him without buying something, that would be way rude.
I got a full set of paper fish&chips in the box, plus a double sided fish cut out artwork….
I promised him not to discuss the price of my delights in the blog, so cccsssssstt, but it was well worth every penny.
He really reminded me of a very silly Zach Galifianakis, the American actor from Hangover and other films. As he is artist, his personality is a bit of a mystery, character overload and guessing game, I really really enjoyed my five minutes with him.
It was about the space, size and the feel of it [without touching].
PAPER HEAVEN IN THE CITY.
COLOURFUL | WONDERFUL | BEAUTIFUL MADNESS.
SATURDAY MORNING STARTED WITH A CHURCH [ST. JOHNS BAPTIST CHURCH]. DRESSED INCREDIBLY INAPPROPRIATE BUT KEEN TO SEE THE HULL FISHING HERITAGE ART EXHIBITION WAS WAY TOO IMPORTANT.
The exhibition was as wonderful as the people working in the church [coffee and tea, biscuits and warm welcomes]. The lady from church told me that as soon as the community recognized the opportunity to share their story, they collected the art and people connected to the such an important and big part of Hull, once upon a time.
It was touching to see the Lord Landline building at St. Andrews Dock as it was many years ago. I was also hearing stories from people who remember to be it just like that back in the day and how they feel about the loss of industry.
On Thursday I was in the new Two Gingers Coffee Shop for a quick meet up and OH MIGHTY DUCK. COFFEE TO DIE FOR AND CUTE LIL’ INTERIOR THOUGHT THROUGH IN EVERY INCH. LOVED IT.
One of the “two gingers” was there on the day and he is as lovely as ever, pleasure to have some coffee time there. The coffee to die for part definitely applies to one of the most expensive coffee beans ever bought, but smell [and taste] wonderful. So again – forth it.
Good to see other parts of the city changing and adding good places to be on the list.
TWO GINGERS COFFEE SHOP OWNER
THE WEEK OF THE CULTURE JOYS HAS ENDED SUCCESSFULLY. WEEK 28th IS A MYSTERY JET, AS I AM PRE-HOLIDAY PANICKING AND WORKING A LOT THIS WEEK.
DEFINITELY WILL KEEP SOMETHING UNDER MY SLEEVE FOR THE TWO WEEKS AWAY FROM HULL.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND GET OUT FOR SOME DOSE OF CULTURE!!!!!