MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – WEEK 45

HELLO CULTURE LOVERS.

FOR THE FIRST TIME I HAVE GIVEN MYSELF TOO MUCH CULTURE HENCE TOO MUCH WORK TODAY SO I’LL KEEP THIS SHORT ‘N SWEET.

FIRST OF ALL – IN A NORMAL WEEK I WOULD BE RATHER HAPPY WITH THE AMOUNT OF CULTURE ACHIEVED LAST WEEK, BUT AS THE HULL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2017 IS TAKING UP SOO MUCH TIME AND ENERGY, I AM RUSHING TODAY TO SQUEEZE IN MY CULTURE WONDERS IN ONE SENTENCE.

WEEK 45 LIST:

THE TOOL APPRECIATION SOCIETY @HULL CENTRAL LIBRARY

TORN @HUMBER STREET GALLERY

RE:DEFINED @STUDIO ELEVEN

ACT VI:THE LAND OF GREEN GINGER UNLEASHED

+ 4 NIGHTS OF LIVE COMEDY ACROSS VENUES IN THE CITY

 

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HULL CENTRAL LIBRARY IS PRETTY COOL LIBRARY AND BEFORE HEADING TO  THE TOOL APPRECIATION SOCIETY @HULL CENTRAL LIBRARY EXHIBITION I FOUND THIS BEAUTIFUL PHOTO 3D SCULPTURE THAT CELEBRATES EVENTS VIA CULTURE OF READING, LOVING BOOKS AND LITERATURE (?)

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NOTE: APOLOGISE IF I HAVE BROKEN RULES BY TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE TOOL APPRECIATION SOCIETY @HULL CENTRAL LIBRARY DISPLAYS/EXHIBITION. I ONLY NOTICED THE SIGN ON MY WAY OUT WHEN IT WAS ALL DONE AND DUSTED. WOOPS.

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EXHIBITION IS LOVELY, SPACE CERTAINLY GIVES A SENSE OF GREATNESS. FOR WHAT ITS WORTH – WE RARELY THINK ABOUT ART OF MAKING TOOLS, AS WE USE TOOLS TO MAKE SOMETHING. ARTIST LINDA BROTHWELL HAS TAKEN THIS THOUGHT TO ANOTHER LEVEL AND I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF FOR RECOGNISING THE IDEA BEHIND THIS. CULTUREEEEEEEE!!!!

ON MY WEEKS ONLY PROPER CULTURE DAY [APART FROM ACT VI:THE LAND OF GREEN GINGER UNLEASHED] I ACTUALLY WAS LOOKING FOR CLUES OF SATURDAY’S EXTRAVAGANZA, SO I TOOK AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAY HELLO TO MY CITY JUST BY WALKING THROUGH THE TINY STREETS AND ALLEYS.

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AND SAID HELLO TO THE WEIRD AND  WONDERFUL HULL

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I FOUND THREE CLUES OF ACT VI:THE LAND OF GREEN GINGER UNLEASHED AND ONE OF THEM PROUDLY SPOTTED IN THE DARK HOUR TUESDAY NIGHT.

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THERE WAS A FEW IDEAS OF VISITING EXHIBITIONS, BUT SOME WERE STILL ASLEEP WHEN I WALKED PAST, SO I POPPED DOWN TO HUMBER STREET FOR THE TORN @HUMBER STREET GALLERY AND RE:DEFINED @STUDIO ELEVEN.

TORN @HUMBER STREET GALLERY

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THIS CERTAINLY WAS NOT MY CUP OF TEA AND I THINK YOU CAN TELL, HUH?

RE:DEFINED @STUDIO ELEVEN

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I AM ABSOLUTELY INLOVE WITH STUDIO ELEVEN AND I NEED TO BE A BIT ASHAMED THAT I’VE NEVER BEEN IN THERE BEFORE.

I HAVE STARTED TO LEARN THAT SOMETIMES THE PLACES THAT YOU LEAST EXPECT TO SURPRISE YOU, ACTUALLY MAKE YOUR DAY/WEEK. AND THIS WAS DEFINITELY THE CASE.

COASTAL DISAPPOINTMENTS WAS MY FAVOURITE EXHIBITION [THAT IS NOT PHOTOGRAPHY OF COURSE] SINCE STATES OF PLAY @HUMBER STREET GALLERY BACK IN AUGUST. AND I WAS RAVING ABOUT THAT EXHIBITION…..

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IT IS SO WITTY,SHARP AND A PERFECT DOSE OF CONSUMER-CONCERNED SARCASM. LOVED IT. AND MOST OF THE LITTLE SOUVENIR BITS WOULD BE THE PERFECT PRESENT FOR MY LOVELY SISTER. AN THIS IS WHAT ART SHOULD BE ABOUT – FINDING THE PEOPLE WHO WOULD MAKE SENSE AND USE OUT OF IT.

OTHER BITS LOVELY TOO:

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+ THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS CARDS.

 

SATURDAY OFF COURSE WAS THE DAY FOR ACT VI:THE LAND OF GREEN GINGER UNLEASHED TO FINALLY SEE DAYLIGHT [NIGHTLIGHT]

THE LEGEND SAYS THAT ANETE WAS WAITING FOR THIS IMPATIENTLY FOR WEEKS AND DESPITE THAT WAS LATE FOR THE BEGINNING. AHHH.

IT WAS A VERY TIRED SATURDAY WITH A FULL ON COMEDY NIGHT AFTER, SO THE ENERGY THAT WENT INTO TAKING PERFECT SNAPS WAS JUST NOT THERE. HOWEVER I LOVED EVERYTHING. IT WAS SWEET, CLEVER, TINY BIT SCARY AND FUN FOR THE LITTLE ONES. I WAS ALSO “ATTACKED” BY ONE OF THE CHARACTERS, I WISH SOMEONE RECORDED THAT…

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OVERALL GREAT WEEK, I JUST WISH I HAD A BIT OF SENSIBILITY TO MY ABILITIES TO FINISH EVERYTHING AND STILL BE CAPABLE OF PHOTOGRAPHING/EDITING THE HULL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2017

THIS WEEK IS CRAZY, MY DIARY IS FULL, SO I WILL BE LUCKY TO GET OUT AND GET CULTURED. IF…

PLEASE, HAVE A LOOK AT THE HULL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2017 PROGRAMME, THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON AND 99% OF IT IS TOP MARKS COMEDY FOR ALL SHAPES AND SIZES [OF THE BRAIN CELLS].

SEE YOU NEXT WEEK :)

MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – WEEK 44

HELLO.

INTERESTING, TOUGH AND FULL OF THINGS THIS WEEK.

FIRST OF ALL – BIG SHOUT OUT TO HULL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2017 AS THIS WEEK IT KICKED OFF WITH A BANG – ANNA MORRIS: THE BITCHELORS AND THE NOT SO LATE NIGHT SHOW WITH ROSS AND JOSH. 

+ A LITTLE PEAK IN TO A SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE @JUBILEE CHURCH

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I HAVE THE HONOURS TO BE PART OF THE FESTIVAL AND CALL MYSELF THE OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER.

SECOND – I HAD A BIT OF CULTURE AS WELL AS COMEDY:

TURNER & THE WHALE

Turner & The Whale was no photographs kind of an exhibition, but I thought I’ll let you know that I was there and one of the frames including a famous painting is stunning to look at. Cheers!

ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM

These sculptures are there to remind of and tackle the social inequality of homelessness with The Neil Hudgell Trust and artist Laurence Vallieres.

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HULL, PORTRAIT OF A CITY: OLIVIA ARTHUR AND MARTIN PARR – HUMBER STREET GALLERY

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My third time seeing Martin Parr’s exhibition and I brought this beauty with me. I think we together played a little game of trying to recognise locations of the places, whereas on my own I only appreciate the beauty of photographs. Nice change not to be overly obsessed with Martin Parr.

Speaking of which – Martin Parr’s Colouring Book is out and there are a fantastic opportunity to send in the coloured pages and win one of his prints – signed. WOW.

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THE SIXTEEN THOUSAND – C4DI

Came back for one last shot of the whole thing and two kiddies pointing at me, because I thought they were really cute trying to find their brick in those sixteen thousand others. _Z1A1020WEEK44 b

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+ stroll round Humber Street and a little unsolved KINGSTON ART GROUP GALLERY AND BOBBY BEASLEY’S PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION WAS NOT OPEN AND NOT THERE :(

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I AM STARTING TO REALISE THAT THERE IS LESS THAN TWO MONTHS LEFT OF THIS CULTURE, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO NEXT YEAR?

PLENTY TO SEE AND DO THIS WEEK, SO SEE HOW I CAN FIT CULTURE IN THE COMEDY AND OTHER WAY ROUND.