MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – SEPTEMBER 2018

SEPTEMBER WAS BONKERS IN ALL KINDS OF MATTERS. END OF BUSY SUMMER SEASON WITH FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2018, CAMPAIGNS I PHOTOGRAPHED, HEADS UP FESTIVAL, MUM VISITING, ME BEING SUPER ILL AND SUPER TIRED, AND TRYING TO CATCH UP WITH THE WORKLOAD FOR A TEAM OF HUNDRED [FOR JUST MYSELF TO DO].

IN THE IDEAL WORLD I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SEPARATE BLOG POSTS FOR EACH FESTIVAL AND CULTURE WONDERS, BUT EVERYTHING SEEMS LIKE A ONE BIG BOWL OF CULTURE/ART/PERFORMANCE.

FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2018 WAS AMAZING. AMAZING THREE [NEARLY FOUR] DAYS CELEBRATING EQUALITY, LOVE, CULTURE, ART, COMMUNITY, PERFORMANCE AND OF COURSE HULL. THANK YOU TO FESTIVAL FAMILY TO HAVE ME ON BOARD ONCE MORE.

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Hull University My Plastic Pledge Beach Hub created by Drunk Animal Creative Studios

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Modern day Slavery Exhibition

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Hull Freedom Chorus at L’HOMME DEBOUT RISE!

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Crowds watching L’HOMME DEBOUT RISE!

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Freedom Festival Volunteers

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Street Performers

 

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People enjoying L’HOMME DEBOUT RISE!

HEADS UP FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 2018

I have been photographing this festival twice and second time round I came to a conclusion that it is a real privilege to work and enjoy meaningful events that feed your brain with high quality theatre and events.

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WHAT IS? COLLECTIVE –  WHAT IS.. EARTH?

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The event was really special. The location and the views just blew away everyone present and the light coming through the skyline windows was magic. The content of the event was refreshing, I certainly felt the irony of the human kind living on the Earth.

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“A What Is? event typically features visual artists, writers, musicians, performers, mysterious sound and lighting and a leap into the unknown.

What is … Earth? To you? For this What Is? we will be taken on a breathtaking and inspiring tour to an exhibition in a secret location that will put you in the perfect position to contemplate this awesome question. The cross-discipline artists of What is? collective have been asking themselves the question and working together to create an experience for you. All art is specially created for the event and location, in response to the theme. The location in unexpected, intimate and we look forward to a fun evening.

A unique experience is guaranteed. Part exhibition, part performance, here’s something that you may never have experienced before. Artists are paired. One creates, one responds. Both reflect on the chosen theme and go on their own journey of self-inquiry and reflection.”

Source: Heads Up Festival website

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UNSEEN BEINGS @NORTH POINT SHOPPING CENTRE

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GROUND CONTROL

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FOREIGN RADICAL by THEATRE CONSPIRACY

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Throughout the month I was working on other photo clients, including Drunk Animal Creative Studios at the British Science Festival, some comedy and CHCP, so it got hot.

I really struggled to find time to go out and shoot some photos for the September culture review, but there was odd moments of inspiration to find time.

There was a moment where I managed to walk through half of the Bankside Gallery down Bankside, which felt like a forbidden walk through the derelict industrial state.

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The image below comes with a story.
Whilst framing the shot, car pulls aside and girl pokes her head out of the car: “THIS IS MY GRAFFITI”. Really made my journey worthwhile.

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On the last day of the month I was heading to Humber Street Gallery for the last day of the exhibition MEASURES OF LIFE and as I was driving past the Old Mill building site/old grounds and there it was – End Of Summer Jam with many, many graffiti artists making the newly fitted walls graffiti-beautiful. I stopped, because I thought its a sign.

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The great, great thing about the event is that it brings wide range of artist together.
I spotted Emma Garness there and it was so lovely to find out more about why she is taking part and what does the collective wall creation means to her.

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The last stop was Humber Street Gallery  MEASURES OF LIFE.

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Humber Street Gallery is reliable to showcase art that will make you think. It can be controversial, but also can be education, often raising awareness of social gunk happening around us, or most of the time making culture experiences exciting!

The exhibition is set on three floors each having interaction with the robots and technologies. There are eight different international artists showcasing multisensory work, exploring our place in the world and the digital footprints we leave.
All artists are runners up or winners of the Lumen Prize for Digital Art.

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FIRST FLOOR

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SECOND FLOOR

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On the second floor I felt like stepping into someone’s other reality. Especially the bedroom setting, where I found myself a little bit angry with the current obsession of exposing yourself on various social media platforms. As I brought a eleven-year-old girl, who’s becoming a teenager too early, I really felt the damage that social media can do.
It was interesting to watch how Melanija received two messages at the same time – development of technologies and ability to create a bridge between a device and real life objects, and messages spread across the bedroom set.
I don’t think the art can change people’s minds about the social media and technologies, but it certainly will stay in our brains as a possibility….if that makes sense…

 

This month it was work-culture or graffiti, but I still think I did well. I wish to have more and more spare time to be part of the culture scene in Hull, but as the winter is approaching, I hope to have more time to cosy up in galleries.

In October I hope to see the Hull International Photography Festival, new exhibition at Artlink [collaboration with Ground Gallery] and graffiti inspired trip down Preston Road derelict housing for more wall art.

 

HAPPY CULTURE PEOPLE!!
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MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – AUGUST 2018

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.

Highlights:

STUDIO ELEVEN: Marie Lofthouse&John Crreighton

TRAENERHUS

DOMINOES HULL by Station House Opera

Yum Food&Drink Festival

NOT SO IMAGINARY FRIENDS by Anna Bean and Sam Fowler @Queens House Showcase

HUMBER STREET SESH 2018 

+ Hull bits

STUDIO ELEVEN: Marie Lofthouse&John Crreighton

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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.

As part of ILLUMINATE PROJECT: LEGACY I went down to TRAENERHUS explore my project aims and subjects, but promised not to miss them on my August Culture review.

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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.
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One of the weekends in August was ultra busy. I was working for Drunk Animal Creative Studios for ITS NOT TOO LATE CAMPAIGN  Hull University

In between all that I managed to photograph DOMINOES HULL by Station House Opera and Yum Food&Drink Festival

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Special shout out to Atom Beers. Your brews are delicious across the board.

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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.
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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.

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NOT SO IMAGINARY FRIENDS by Anna Bean and Sam Fowler Queens House Showcase

I know how great Anna Bean is  and I was so so excited to see her exhibition alongside Sam Fowler [new artist to my fave list].

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Queens House Showcase transformed into a whole new level and Anna Bean signature cult fantastical worlds is running the place.

 

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…

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Bean & Nothingness is officially opened and I am so glad to come back over and over again.

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And how about a whole new and eco-friendly way of shopping at the refurbished Trinity Market

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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.

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AND FINALLY MY FAVOURITE PHOTO FROM RECENT MONTHS
[it can’t get any more Hull than this]

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WHAT WILL SEPTEMBER BRING? FREEDOM FESTIVAL, HULL SCIENCE FESTIVAL, HEADS UP FESTIVAL…..

 

MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – JUNE 2018

It’s a bit an alien moment to type in the “MY CITY OF CULTURE…” as I feel like its been ages since I wrote about culture.

June was a month that barely existed in the means of culture engagement.
Half of it I worked my arse off and half of it I spent away in Latvia. There was very little time to get cultured. Plus, here we are again – late [3rd July]

There was two highlights, plus one that’s has no art culture, but still a social culture.

Humber Street Gallery  IT TAKES A VILLAGE

53 DEGREES MUSIC ORGANISED GIG AT ZEBEDEE’S YARD SLAVES AND DREAM WIFE

JANE TOMLINSON RUN FOR ALL ASDA FOUNDATION HULL 10K

Therefore I will short and sweet.

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE is something very pleasant for the eye, but difficult at times to digest for the mind. Right – I don’t mind sarcasm, consumerism concerned slogans and taking the piss out of stupidity and our generation problems, but can we have something new for a change.

The displays are full of professional skill and technical abilities, beautiful light installations and textile masterpieces and clever use of space. But deep inside I wish there was art about dreams, aims, goals, unicorns and pink flamingos. I laugh at our century, our society is a bit of a mind fuck to understand, so can I have something that we all have hidden deep inside – hope that everything will be fine, hard work pays of kind of message, dream big-reach your goals kind of theme.

I seriously need some cheese in my life or a faith in humanity. So the experience of the exhibition is divided.

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53 DEGREES MUSIC in co-operation with The Warren Youth Project organised a amazing gig with DREAM WIFE and SLAVES headlining. I actually won the tickets via their competition and that sent me off as the happiest person ever. I was torn between enjoying myself [drinks’n that] and running the JANE TOMLINSON RUN FOR ALL ASDA FOUNDATION HULL 10K the next day, but you can have it all, I enjoyed both to the fullest.

There was no official permission for me to take photos, but of course I couldn’t resist to have few snaps with SLAVES.

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The energy was amazing. Thank you for giving the opportunity 53 DEGREES MUSIC

 

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Above actual proof that everything is possible. With my friends we cheer and celebrate at the JANE TOMLINSON RUN FOR ALL ASDA FOUNDATION HULL 10K
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Just as the finishing touch for the June culture wonders. The street art/graffiti/mural culture that is peaking in recent year is really making me smile. I keep spotting cool wall art and noting down to take photos of those.
This one is located in Fruit Market area. I have few spotted down Holderness Road and Beverley Road which I need to visit this month.

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Keep the culture going people!

 

MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – FEBRUARY

Welcome to February 2018 culture review. I am sure you are busy dealing with the “beast from the East” as we all do, very distracted myself with the snow,making snowman’s, but duty calls.

I would like to say that culture journeys in February has been out of old habit, but that has changed since last month. Although being really sentimental about last years weekly reviews and stories, this month I have really realised how much time for “actual” work I have. There is no doubt that finding cultural things is a bit of a challenge in the quite months of the year, knowing that Hull City Of Culture 2017  is gone on a “break”.

I have been lucky to have Ferens Open Exhibition 2018 at Ferens Art Gallery, Artist Take Over at Queens House Showcase, Hounds Of Hull opening at KAG,  and random protest regards regime in Middle East, plus some precious early morning Hull moments.

Let’s start off with the two most random things of this month:

First – one area of Hull’s city centre has been adjusted – famous for having homeless people gathering and sleeping, being a bit naughty. Area has been transformed into a colourful message, development opportunity advert. And then the disco-granny-electric piano-madness guy is there playing his tunes. Only in Hull?

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During that week I went to the first Artist Take Over at Queens House Showcase where artist Lauren Saunders thought the ways of knowing – or making art followed by you feelings.. (?) Her primary tool is drawing, but the exploration extends to psychologies of perception.

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Artist Take Over at Queens House Showcase is a collective exhibition of four local artists with various styles, techniques and dimensions.
The best part of the exhibition is that most of the days artists themselves are live-creating their art, having the space for their own development and are up for a cup of tea and a chat.

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Clarissa Dixon is another artist present at the Queens House Showcase. She is experimental with materials and processes. From what I had a chance to see so far – her table is a beautiful mess with textures, colours and heavy patterns.

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Annemarie Tickle was running a The Shibori workshop and I went to take some snaps of that too. I am far from understanding what that means, but it was all about fabric, dye and textures.

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Queens House Showcase is run by Creative ENRG. Just to say that Creative ENRG is giving a massive platform for artists to work and develop their skill, confidence and network with other artists, members of public.

They have helped me in my “setting-up” business journey, but I have made a lot of business friends, artists and clients through being part of the hub. That’s if you ever question how important networking is….

Just to shift few steps down from art art, I had a morning with crisp air and early sunlight in Marina and Fruit Market. It is rare opportunity to have time that early to photograph Hull and I really want to share few beautiful captures – just to celebrate ever so beautiful Hull landmarks.

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These new arrivals on Fruit Market walls was the cherry topping to my morning wonders.

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Back to art art and  Ferens Open Exhibition 2018 at Ferens Art Gallery. This year for the second year running I got a photograph in, so I was determined to have the full experience of the opening night. First thing – the welcome speech, announcements and prize give away. I did  not know that such thing happens on the opening night and it was great to be part of that.

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There was an interesting fact I found out during the speech is that Ferens Art Gallery one of the few galleries left in the UK to have free entry at all times. And I mean a gallery that hosts “proper” high end art, such as Mueck [recent experiences], Freud and other special and valuable collections. Turner Prize is a good indicator of the importance of the Ferens Art Gallery.

During the opening night I had a quick run through the galleries, spotted a few favourites, mingled with old tutors and looked at my photograph and frame all together[disappointment].

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That same nigh I made it to the Hounds Of Hull opening at KAG. Missed the dogs, but had a great opportunity tho see the art work, meet the artist behind it Verity Adriana, have a chat with artist/tutor Jane Jones and my fave Anna Bean/ Bluebeany.
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+see the rest of the KAG for the last time [due to closure of half of the space]
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At some point another random thing happened – I went from A to B and spotted some action going on in Queen Victoria Square. From the distance it looked like people are waving Stalin’s flag, but when approached the crowd, it turned out to be a protest for regime in the Middle East. It was about demanding freedom to Abdullah Ocalan and other political prisoners in Turkey.

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Last week I went back to  Artist Take Over at Queens House Showcase to take some promotional shots of Annemarie Tickle and work she is developing. She stunned me with bold and brave colours and a lovely chat. Strongly suggest to visit Queens House Showcase website for opening times and artist present, because it is worth your while.

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Last but not least – had a second visit to Ferens Open Exhibition 2018 to have a good look at the selection of artworks this year. There was some definite favourites, good and interesting concepts, but there was an equal amount of “rubish”. As for usual.

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As I mentioned previously, work I submitted was a risk. The photograph in combination of the frame was a big risk. It is not bad, but it did not met the expectations I had for myself, so I am a bit disappointed. But risks have to be taken and learn from the experience if it doesn’t work out. Boom.

This month I was a bit pushed for time, so two things on my list are not here:

 

 

I have to start thinking about what March will bring to my culture experiences, already planning in progress.

Excited to be working on a project that I will be shouting about in the near future, excited to be taking photographs for Heads Up Festival for the next two weeks and work with Drunk Animal with their projects and clients. And everything in between. Exciting! That’s all I am gonna say.

Have a great March, get some culture in your system and drive carefully through the 15 cm of snow [eeekkk!!]

Love
Anete Sooda

MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – JANUARY

HELLO AND WELCOME BACK TO MY CULTURE VENTURES IN 2018

 

The year of Hull City Of Culture 2017 finished on a high note for me. I really lived up to my challenge, being part of the story all year, week by week [except tiny two weeks] and I had the most wonderful time. It was the big celebration for me.

At the beginning of the month I was very lost – for the first time in a year I was not obligated to follow culture and it was weir. On the other hand – it was a relief – no Sunday/Monday panic about writing a blog post and wondering if I have done enough, if I’ve done well.

Throughout the year I knew I need to continue the work for me and for the promised legacy, for Hull. Out of habit on the first week I already found myself in culture indulgence.
And it felt good.

First, I managed to catch the robots part of Where Do We Go From Here.
I had to take my family to see the magnificent robots and have the last look.

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I was still seeking for the connection with culture, Hull and the question it raises. Technically brilliant pieces of machinery, creating a cosmic atmosphere and making the dark hours of Hull light up. But I am asking a question – could artist applied any other question to the artwork, linked with anything else? I am sure that is a possibility and Hull is just another translation to the existence of robots.

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Never the less – Hull still embraced the installation, as we do with everything.

Hull embraced a lot of things in 2017, we have changed our mindset regards culture and art, we are more educated and don’t mind abstract elements scattered around the city. Like the Solar Gate in Queens Gardens. Why not?
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Mid month I was SUPER excited for the new arrivals at Humber Street Gallery.
Just to note how wonderful it is to have a gallery of this kind, Humber Street Gallery has been the key venue for so many great exhibitions and they need a shout out!!!!!
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The exhibitions, all there are about everything celebrating Hull City Of Culture 2017 Volunteers. Work created purely to say thank you for your hard work, purely to celebrate each individual for making the year possible.
Gallery 1
BIG PICTURE: WITH LEO FRANCIS IN ASSOCIATION WITH CHRIS FENTON

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Photographer Lee Francis has very specific style and it is reflected in the works. They are bright and unmistakably unique.
I was so professionally jealous, because that would be every professionals dream to work on a project like this. In fact, this type of photographs should be the only reason why this medium exist – celebrate people and life in a beautiful way, that is missed by a naked eye.

The collage with volunteers and their belongings, their lives is equally fantastic.
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The team behind the project and Hull City Of Culture 2017 put a lot of thought, love and effort into creating this and wanted to know more about volunteers.
When asked to the volunteers present at the exhibition, the same feelings are expressed.

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And we ourselves enjoyed the little insight into this project

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Gallery 2

GRAINS OF SCANDALOUS BLUE: JULIA VOGL

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Another mind tickling satisfaction of culture experience. First impressions are very good, the space is transformed into a full on colour experience, surrounding visitors with bold colours, numbers and takes you on a journey.
When I got over the wow factor, I made my way through the facts and facts about volunteers worked out in percentage.
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We also played a game of calculating the percentages of what volunteers have as their occupation:
88% are either in full time education, employed or retired and the rest – unicorn keepers. That’s mine and Oliver’s conclusion.
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The whole experience is extended with an opportunity to try on volunteers kit and having your photo taken[optional?]
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And then – my favourite part – have a gab with volunteers and take a lovely photo of them.

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Gallery 3

GRAINS OF SCANDALOUS BLUE: JULIA VOGL

The jar and grain experience

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Again – very impressive first impressions. The colours, light, placement of the jars and factual info on the walls. Fantastic.

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Visually impressive, sense of individuality despite the fact it’s meant to look “uniform” like. I assume the jars where chosen by volunteers themselves and again, its like a little insight of their lives.
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However the lazy art and culture consumer in me thinks its too much information to take in before you understand the idea. If your brain is not gifted with maths [like mine], I struggled to understand the patterns and reasons for each of the jar being filled. ahh. Could this be taken out of Hull City Of Culture 2017 content and displayed elsewhere? Would this be just one for the Hull?

World should know more about our experience this year and BIG PICTURE AND GRAINS OF SCANDALOUS BLUE PART 1 is definitely there to show off to the next CITY OF CULTURE and other cities in the UK.

Overall rating 9/10 from me. The visit made my week and I was left very happy and satisfied.

BANKSY IN HULL

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26th of January will be marked as the day when world famous Banksy left his mark in Hull.

Woken up by the BBC News on Friday morning and hearing Hull’s name being called out for positive reason was just the perfect breakfast for my mind.

On Saturday I made my way to see it for myself. Of course I was not the only one there seeing the rustic bridge marked with someone famous and controversial as Banksy only for that reason. It became a trend, a hot spot.
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And then to hear the news on Monday about someone going totally bonkers and ruining the graffiti and then be saved by very own Hull’s windows cleaner becoming a hero… The drama and the reason to talk was there and as they say… every publicity is good.

So yes. Here is my first month of 2018, my first report on culture in 2018.
I could have done more, but I am busy working on something amazing. Hopefully I will have more content this month.

Are you feeling the Legacy of City of Culture in 2018? What are your expectations?

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

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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.

FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

I KNOW I KNOW WHAT FREEDOM FESTIVAL OF 2017? THAT WAS AGES AGO….

I HAVE DECIDED TO LET THE SUMMER GO AND CONSIDER THIS AS MY GOODBYE. I HAVE NOT POSTED THE PHOTOS FROM FREEDOM FESTIVAL’S 10th ANNIVERSARY, BECAUSE OF MANY REASONS, BUT ALSO TO HAVE THAT FEELING THAT I AM STILL IN LATE AUGUST, EARLY SEPTEMBER. BUT THE WEATHER OUTSIDE SCREAMS WINTER, CHRISTMAS AND SO ON….

 

THESE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017 – SECOND YEAR RUNNING FREEDOM FESTIVAL ASKED ME TO BE ONE OF THEIR PHOTOGRAPHERS, SUCH AN HONOUR +LOOKING BACK IT WAS SPECTACULAR. TRUE CELEBRATION OF ART, CULTURE, MUSIC, PEOPLE AND HULL.

FREEDOM FESTIVAL ANNA BEAN MONKEY HOUSE KAG

ANNA BEAN/BLUEBEANY MONKEY HOUSE PARTY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FREEDOM FESTIVAL LES GIRAFES

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COMPAGNIE OFF
FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MUSIC ON CYCLES LA DINAMO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MUSIC ON CYCLES LA DINAMO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GRANTHOLOGY THE BUREAUS OF RANDOM ACTS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GRANTHOLOGY THE BUREAUS OF RANDOM ACTS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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PEARL'S CAB RIDE MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEARL’S CAB RIDE MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THIEVING HARRY'S FREEDOM FESTIVAL HUMBER STREET HULL 2017

THIEVING HARRY’S PREPARATIONS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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EL VITAE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

 CLOSE UP PEARL'S CAB RIDE MUSIC STAGE  FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEARL’S CAB RIDE MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

AN ANGLE OF PEARL'S CAB RIDE MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEARL’S CAB RIDE MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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LES GIRAFES COMPAGNIE OFF FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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ZENA EDWARDS SPEAK OUT TENT FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

ZENA EDWARDS SPEAK OUT TENT FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MUSIC ON CYCLES LA DINAMO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MUSIC ON CYCLES LA DINAMO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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FESTIVAL GARDENS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SEVEN GAMES HULL FREEDOM CHORUS HUMBER STREET GALLERY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SEVEN GAMES HULL FREEDOM CHORUS HUMBER STREET GALLERY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SEVEN GAMES HULL FREEDOM CHORUS HUMBER STREET GALLERY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SEVEN GAMES HULL FREEDOM CHORUS HUMBER STREET GALLERY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MARTIN GREEN WHILE HAVING SOUP ATSA PRINCESS DOCK STREET FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MARTIN GREEN GREETS AN ARTIST WHILE HAVING SOUP ATSA PRINCESS DOCK STREET FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BEATS BUS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017 RAPPING

BEATS BUS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BEATS BUS THE CREW FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BEATS BUS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEOPLE DANCING FREETOWN MIX MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FREETOWN MIX MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

ARTISTS DANCING WITH MEMBER OF PUBLIC FREETOWN MIX MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FREETOWN MIX MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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FACE PAINTING 4 U HUMBER STREET FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FACE PAINTING 4 U HUMBER STREET FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FREETOWN MIX MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FREETOWN MIX MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

 

CLOSE UP THE VOYAGE OF SYBILLE COPPERDOLLAR FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THE VOYAGE OF SYBILLE COPPERDOLLAR FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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MONSTER COLOURS&THE TRIP FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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A MERRY URBAN MESS LES VERNISSEURS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THE MESS OF A MERRY URBAN MESS LES VERNISSEURS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

A MERRY URBAN MESS LES VERNISSEURS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

LADY AND A SOLDIER COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

CARRYING FLAG COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FLAG COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

LADY PLAYING PIANO

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SMILING LADY COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SERVING FOOD

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

DANCING

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PLAYING INSTRUMENTS ON TABLE COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PLAYING MUSIC INSTRUMENTS

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

POURING DRINK COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

DRUMS COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEOPLE EATING COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SOLDIERS COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FOOD TASTING COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PROPOSAL ON ONE KNEE COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PROPOSAL COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GROUP PHOTO COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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EL VITAE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAGNIFYING GLASS DJ FRIETMACHINE SUPERHALLO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

DJ FRIETMACHINE SUPERHALLO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

POTATO PEEL DJ FRIETMACHINE  SUPERHALLO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

DJ FRIETMACHINE SUPERHALLO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FRYER

DJ FRIETMACHINE SUPERHALLO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN ENGAGING WITH THE VIEWERS MAN AND BEAST COMPANY CHAMELEON FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN AND BEAST COMPANY CHAMELEON FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN DANCING MAN AND BEAST  COMPANY CHAMELEON FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN AND BEAST COMPANY CHAMELEON FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GROUP OF MEN DANCING MAN AND BEAST  COMPANY CHAMELEON FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN AND BEAST COMPANY CHAMELEON FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SHOT FROM A DISTANCE MAN AND BEAST  COMPANY CHAMELEON FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN AND BEAST COMPANY CHAMELEON FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THE FOOTHBATH TERRACE&VESPAUDIO SWOOLISH FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THE FOOTHBATH TERRACE&VESPAUDIO SWOOLISH FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN ON THE SWOOLISH GARAGE MOTORBIKE  THE FOOTHBATH TERRACE&VESPAUDIO SWOOLISH  FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THE FOOTHBATH TERRACE&VESPAUDIO SWOOLISH FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GIRL WATCHING THE BEASTS SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

LITTLE GIRL LOOKING AWAY SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

C4DI SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GIRL TOUCHING THE BEAST

SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GIRLS SURROUNDED BY SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

451 PERIPLUM AND CORN EXCHANGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

451 PERIPLUM AND CORN EXCHANGE NEWBURY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN STANDING ON SCAFFOLDING 451 PERIPLUM AND CORN EXCHANGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

451 PERIPLUM AND CORN EXCHANGE NEWBURY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SURROUNDED BY FIRE

451 PERIPLUM AND CORN EXCHANGE NEWBURY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEOPLE WATCHING THE 451 PERIPLUM AND CORN EXCHANGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

451 PERIPLUM AND CORN EXCHANGE NEWBURY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THE BAINA TRAMPA FRITZ FALLEN LA COLLECTIF G BISTAKI FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THE BAINA TRAMPA FRITZ FALLEN LA COLLECTIF G BISTAKI FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN SAT ON THE CHAIR THE BAINA TRAMPA FRITZ FALLEN LA COLLECTIF G BISTAKI FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THE BAINA TRAMPA FRITZ FALLEN LA COLLECTIF G BISTAKI FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

TENT TALKS UNIVERSITY OF HULL, HULL 17 AND GUARDIAN LIVE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

TENT TALKS UNIVERSITY OF HULL, HULL 17 AND GUARDIAN LIVE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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EQUILIBRIUS THE BULLZINI FAMILY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

EQUILIBRIUS THE BULLZINI FAMILY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

JOLLY HOLIDAY SWANK FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

JOLLY HOLIDAY SWANK FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SUITCASE BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

LADY HOLDING A PASSPORT BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PASSPORT BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

TWO PEOPLE PERFORMING BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

WALL OF SUITCASES BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

LONDON BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PHOTOS BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PASSPORT CHECKING

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GROUP OF PERFORMERS BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW

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BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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THE DRUMMER HAPPY ENDINGS MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

HAPPY ENDINGS MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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GALA TENT FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GALA TENT FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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HAIRCUTS BY CHILDREN MAMMALIAN DIVING REFLEX FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

CROWDS HULL INTERNATIONALE CARNIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

HULL INTERNATIONALE CARNIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SELFIE WITH CARNIVAL PERFORMERS HULL INTERNATIONALE CARNIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

HULL INTERNATIONALE CARNIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN WITH A MONSTER

HULL INTERNATIONALE CARNIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

POLICE MAN HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH STRANGER WHILE HAVING SOUP ATSA PRINCESS DOCK STREET FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

WHILE HAVING SOUP ATSA PRINCESS DOCK STREET FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

POLICE MAN WHILE HAVING SOUP ATSA PRINCESS DOCK STREET FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

WHILE HAVING SOUP ATSA PRINCESS DOCK STREET FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

CROWDS ENJOYING THE PERFORMANCE CLASS TO GLASS MATT BERNARD FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

CLASS TO GLASS MATT BERNARD FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

DANGEROUS MOVES CLASS TO GLASS MATT BERNARD FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

CLASS TO GLASS MATT BERNARD FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MATT GREETING EVERYONE CLASS TO GLASS MATT BERNARD FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

CLASS TO GLASS MATT BERNARD FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SCIENCE TENT FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SCIENCE TENT FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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SOUNDS OF SOUTH AFRICA MARKET THEATRE MUSICIANS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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SOUNDS OF SOUTH AFRICA MARKET THEATRE MUSICIANS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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SOUNDS OF SOUTH AFRICA MARKET THEATRE MUSICIANS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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MONEY HOUSE PARTY ANNA BEAN/ BLUEBEANY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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ANDY TRAIN AT THE

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MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – WEEK 43

Week 43 of photo challenging myself with Hull17 has been a bit of a weeeirrrd one. I was feeling snoozy, poorly and busy all week and the culture just seemed to slip through my hands. However – I did see The Sixteen Thousand at C4DI, PRACTICE IN PROGRESS at Queens House Showcase run by CreativeENRG and 1% of the current HIP PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL at Princess Quay.
And then on Saturday – my snooziest day of the week I woke up to realise that I need to get some fresh air and had a stroll through Humber Street just before it gets drunk and celebratory.

The Sixteen Thousand was a planned trip to C4DI.

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It turned out that someone from a building company was there to measure and asses each individual brick for a little future monument.

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The Sixteen Thousand is incredible collection of little imprints of the new generation. My favourite bricks are the wonky ones. Nothing is perfect in this remarkable world so to see the little bricks not being manufactured perfect makes more sense out of this world.

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Last week I really wanted to see the HIP PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL in full. But I was time pressure so I just passed by and looked at small part of the festival located on the ground floor of Princess Quay.

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On Thursday I had a meeting at the Queens House Showcase  and I wanted to take an advantage of it and see the new PRACTICE IN PROGRESS exhibition. It hosts two artists, Both graduates of Hull School of Art & Design – Matt Hopper and Adam John Wilson.

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The artwork speaks in detail, precision and I really wanted to chat with artists to know more about their work. But one of the artists was not present, the other one was busy, so I hope to return there at some point before it ends on the 10th November and have a chat with the artists.

I was not sure about the UNDEAD BOD thing, I had so many questions of why, how, when and where, but again, I need to hear from the artist before make any judgements.
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By Saturday I was drained and really wanting to be in bed. I didn’t expect any more culture, but there was a point when I had to have some fresh air. And I rarely have the opportunity to see Humber Street on the night time[when it or I am sober], so I happily brought a camera.
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Shop windows/gallery windows, bars, restaurants are so different when the sun settles and I was feeling that little bit privileged to be able to see all this and call it my city.

So yeah medium-excited culture week last week, but the madness will begin this Thursday when the Hull Comedy Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary. I am the official photographer third year running and I am well excited to see all the acts – old, new, famous, local. EXCITEEEED.
Hopefully I will have time this week to share some long lost photographs from the last comedy gig I photographed ages ago – before the madness begins.

Happy culture, people!!!!