Summer is the busiest time of the year for me and I feel like in August I haven’t really engaged with culture in Hull. But then I forget that my photographers job is very cultural and Hull based, so actually I have been in a very centre of culture this month. YAAS QUEEN.
+ Hull bits
STUDIO ELEVEN is a small space with big potential always having high quality art displayed. Due to its opening times, I don’t often pop in, but this exhibition was worth making effort to come in. John Crreighton is witty and detailed prints draws my eye close in. Marie Lofthouse in contrast to that offers bold, clean shapes that to my culture-experienced eye [sorry, couldn’t resist] remind me of arms reaching up.
This art space/shop/workshop space is a beautiful celebration of Hull talent in art/crafts and general sustainability of local talented people. To my surprise, the space is loaded with a wide range of gifts, bits’ n’ bobs, framed artwork, postcards…plus it hosts many workshops across the year. Some are tempting to be part of, some interesting to view. I was welcomed with opened arms, the staff is super lovely and friendly.
Yum Food&Drink Festival is always a good treat for Hull food lovers. And Saturday was packed busy.
Special shout out to Atom Beers. Your brews are delicious across the board.
DOMINOES HULL by Station House Opera was one of those where you really see the sense of the community. The city centre was packed with people, everyone keen to see the long waited fall of the dominoes. Laughs, smiles, cheers and all the good vibes.
I was kind of following the trail of dominoes, but looking at the promo video, I missed quite a bit.
Massive shout out to Absolutely Cultured volunteers. You are the most important element of most all the celebrations, you are hard workers and often feels like you are the glue that holds together the whole thing. Thank you.
So the few Hull bits alongside the culture chunk:
Do you know about the bench in Hull that repeats what you say if you speak to it close enough? I do. Guess were it is…
Bean & Nothingness is officially opened and I am so glad to come back over and over again.
And how about a whole new and eco-friendly way of shopping at the refurbished Trinity Market…
The Eco Shed is pretty cool, little shop that sells my new favourite toothpaste.
Hello to Face Painting 4 You for always being on my side at most of my event-based photo jobs. It is always so good to see you and keep a track on your good work.
AND FINALLY MY FAVOURITE PHOTO FROM RECENT MONTHS
[it can’t get any more Hull than this]