ON THE WEEK WHEN I WAS LOOSING THE PLOT COS BUSY…
SERIOUSLY SCRAPING FOR CULTURE THIS WEEK, WHY? YEAR IS COMING TO A CLOSE AND THINGS REALLY SLOWING DOWN?!
LIST FOR THIS WEEK:
- WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? by JASON BRUGES STUDIO HUNT ACROSS THE CITY CENTRE NR. 2
- CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH ON PREP – FERENS ART GALLERY N’ BITS
- COCA- COLA TRUCK TOUR UK – KINGSTON UPON HULL
- QUEENS HOUSE SHOWCASE AND CLAIRE HOLDSTOCK’S RUIN VALUE
- CENTRE OF ATTENTION @PRINCES QUAY
I can’t wait until they reveal the “magic”.
The same day I was a witness to the preparations to CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH ON PREP which is a massive attraction to everyone in Hull. the word Christmas now is on everyone’s vocabulary and of course the event is expected to be AMAZING, cos Hull 17.
I loved how taken from a specific angle, I was able to imagine that Ferens Art Gallery is moved to rich and green woodlands.
Event organisers and workforce was running like little bee’s and I felt a bit sad that I will miss the light switch-on.
People, however most of the time minded their own daily business.
THESE ARE NOT COLOURED PORK SCRATCHINGS – JUST IN CASE YOU WONDERED.
The artwork is very pleasant – in and out of context. I really want to find out more about the artwork and I might attend one of the many drop-in sessions at the Queens House Showcase on the 7th December.
On Saturday the big hype about the COCA- COLA TRUCK TOUR UK – KINGSTON UPON HULL was very obvious – the traffic in town and masses of people in general and quite honestly I was not sure I can be asked. It wasn’t really about the culture, it was very cold and do I really want to ruin my childhood vision about the Coca-Cola Christmas adverts, Santa Claus and the magic truck???
But I happened to be in the area, so eeehhh – why not.
Quite honestly – there was no feeling of Christmas spirit and there was no chance that I would wait 30 min to get a SMALL can of ice cold Coca-Cola.
But there was a lot of people making the most of it and that is always worth celebrating.
Twice I visited and the shutters were hiding potentially one of the most interesting exhibits this season.
On Friday, I found out it is open from the 24-26th November. Lovely. But this is a lesson to learn for the future.
After a quick sneak around I thought – I don’t have enough, I want more of this creative madness. The brave people who are wearing prosthetics are worth celebrating anyway, they have moved on and making the most of their lives. But this is the next level awesomeness. I would definitely like to see more of this. And not just in the galleries – on the streets [although probably not very practical] and definitely in the fashion magazines, fashion shows, runways. Amazing!!!!!!
HAPPY CULTURE PEOPLE.