MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – WEEK 47

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:

I was in town, I went back to the WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? by JASON BRUGES STUDIO  to get a better angle, because these giant mystery units might change or disappear in next few days.

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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.

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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.

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People, however most of the time minded their own daily business.

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On Thursday I had a meeting in QUEENS HOUSE SHOWCASE and I was lucky to see the CLAIRE HOLDSTOCK’S RUIN VALUE.

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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.

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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.

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But there was a lot of people making the most of it and that is always worth celebrating.

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Last but not least – all week I have been hopelessly making visits to Princess Quay for the CENTRE OF ATTENTION 

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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.

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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!!!!!!

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NEXT WEEK AND FOR THE FUTURE I HAVE A TO DO LIST, THE MOST EXCITING THINGS ARE PROBABLY THE LIMITLESS AND LOOK UP: FLOE – HEINRICH AND PALMER

 

HAPPY CULTURE PEOPLE.

 

 

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

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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

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN DANCING BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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

DAVID BURNS IN THE CROWDS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017GIRL ENJOYING MUSIC IN THE CROWDS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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

PEOPLE CHEERING FOR THE CAMERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017A COUPLE LISTENING TO MUSIC FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SOUNDS OF SOUTH AFRICA MARKET THEATRE MUSICIANS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SOUNDS OF SOUTH AFRICA MARKET THEATRE MUSICIANS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SINGER FROM

SOUNDS OF SOUTH AFRICA MARKET THEATRE MUSICIANS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

WIDE SHOT OF PERFORMERS SOUNDS OF SOUTH AFRICA MARKET THEATRE MUSICIANS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SOUNDS OF SOUTH AFRICA MARKET THEATRE MUSICIANS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

TV AT THE MONEY HOUSE PARTY ANNA BEAN/ BLUEBEANY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MONEY HOUSE PARTY ANNA BEAN/ BLUEBEANY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

STREET PERFORMER FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEOPLE RAISING GLASS AT THE

FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

ZOE HUGHES AT THE

FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEOPLE ENJOYING FOOD AT THE FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

ANDY TRAIN AT THE

FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FREEDOM FEASTIVAL GOODIES FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

CURRY AT THE FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

ANDY TRAIN ASKS EVERYONE TO RAISE THEIR GLASSES AT THE

FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

WHAT WAS YOUR HIGHLIGHT?

MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – WEEK 41

HAPPY CULTURE WEEK 41

Week 41 – oh mighty cow – has been culture overload with highlights, lowlights and random discoveries. Last week was probably one of the most cultural in terms of variety. So the usual writing and reflecting is a danger to turn this photo based blog into a book.
Therefore sweet and short <3

Most of the weeks wonders are spontaneously found on the route that was planned ahead. Turner Prize at Ferens Art Gallery is the only culture visit I properly predicted to appear on this weeks photo challenge.

On Monday I visited HSAD and Brodrick Gallery that currently is hosting an exhibition for architecture. What a lovely place, with sweet memories and appreciativeness.

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It is hard to see the space as an exhibition space, it is more about learning of being an artist exhibiting in whatever way is your way. The space is surrounded by that feeling of first steps and unless spectacular exhibition held, I am not feeling it.

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Same day the route home involved passing POST OFFICE and I found the treasures of Freedom Festival 2017 [which by the way will be on the blog at some point, just because it is over a month ago since it took place].

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DAY TWO ROUTE: SPRING BANK – HULL FAIR/WALTON STREET – HULL EYE HOSPITAL AKA HULL ROYAL – GOODWIN DEVELOPMENT TRUST BUILDING ANLABY ROAD – PARAGON STATION – HULL 17 POD

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NOTE TO THE LAST IMAGE: First thing I asked the van driver was if he’s sober. Because his eyes, body language stated otherwise. He confirmed that he is sober.
Overall, what an experience walking through Hull Fair 2017 when everyone is starting to wake up.
There is a life behind the rides, a family business, a family. Walk through the West Park with all the mobile homes parked closely to each other is something to experience.
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HULL EYE HOSPITAL AND A SIGHT TO BEHOLD

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GOODWIN TRUST DEVELOPMENT BUILDING COVERED WITH HEADSCARF REVOLUTIONARIES MURAL 

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HULL PARAGON INTERCHANGEFLY TO FREEDOM

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and bits….

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In between I went down to the HULL 17 POD to have a chat with the volunteers [as you do] and soak up more info, make sure I am on track with the culture and of course aware of upcoming wonderful things.

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TURNER PRIZE

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On Sunday I visited the TURNER PRIZE for the second time. And there will be a third time for definite. It feels like the exhibition and the honours of having it in Hull is worth three trips and actually a necessity.

First time round I was focused on people engaging with the art, which is the fun part, but I felt the need to see it with my own naked eyes. Second time I was getting involved and got to know the artists via videos. Third time will be for the films and last questions.

 

THIS WAS THE FULL STOP FOR THE WEEK. BUT THEN SOMETHING HAPPENED.

The following story is true and quite sad. Thursday night around 6:20 PM whilst at work duties I accidentally opened INSTAGRAM and a fellow photographer was sharing a love story between him and world famous, admired MARTIN PARR [AHA, YES MARTIN PARR HIMSELF AT THE HUMBER STREET GALLERY]. MY HEART STOPPED FOR A FEW SECONDS. AND THEN IT CLICKED – HIS SERIES PORTRAIT OF A CITY THAT I CLEARLY KNEW ABOUT HAVE BEEN EXHIBITED AND HE IS AT THE OPENING NIGHT. AND I WAS CRYING INSIDE OUT.
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LONG STORY SHORT – I FUCKED UP. The thought that I could’ve seen him in person, shook his hand and told him he has shaped my photographers being and that I am grateful for his work and its existence. Plus other million compliments, few sick belly butterflies and the beautiful photographs he has taken in Hull.
I am a believer that things happen for a reason, but this one is just stupid and I can’t see a reason. By the time I arrived, he was gone. GONE.

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Every single photograph is the beauty of Martin Parr and his talent, he’s undeniable style of capturing stills that are more alive than a breathing human being. Thank you for coming to Hull, the Hull is now on the Martin Parr’s map and I hope there will be a book.

The exhibition is strongly suggestive, I will definitely be going back again and again.

P.S. The other w/f photographer Olivia Arthur is part of it too, just haven’t seen that yet.

SULKING AND WONDERING HOW MY LIFE HAS GOT SO SAD, I wandered to the THE SIXTEEN THOUSAND at the C4DI BLOCK C

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HERE IS MY STORY MY WEEK MY CULTURE. THIS WEEK SHOULD BE THE SAME – CULTURE BURSTING HAPPY ENDING PHOTO CHALLENGING. HAPPY CULTURE

MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – WEEK 40

HELLO CULTURE
HELLO HULL
HELLO LEMONS.

Freshly brewed photos from HULL FAIR 2017 and tiny bit from Humber Mouth Literature Festival celebrating 25th anniversary – science workshop HANDS ON! + Hall For Hull @Trinity Square

Sunday had high expectations that didn’t exceed, so I squeezed in a bit of mind blowing science and pretended to be under 15 years old.

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HANDS ON! where family activities inspired by the shortlist of the Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2017 – basically book content that could be difficult to pick up by reading only, so the workshop made science and other subjects come alive. Entertainment with learning at the top scores. My mind was blown by some of the characteristics of electricity, fossils and enthusiasm from the people running the workshop. Yeah!

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SATURDAY OF COURSE WAS THE HULL FAIR.

There is so much love with a bit of hate dose for HULL FAIR and every year it is my autumn Christmas.

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HULL FAIR 2017 is an extravaganza with crazy rides, smells, colours, sounds, people and everything, everything that you can imagine. It reaches both ends of spectrum – it is one of the best events of the year making so many people happy, providing a week long entertainment that roots down to 1278. recently celebrating its 7th Century….
And then it is the worst event that shows the how the society behaves in the 21st Century, how deep in to a consumer dream we have sunk [cheap China shit toys is my fave example] and that people are PIGS! The amount of rubbish and food is extreme. Pushing and exhaling close to a strangers ears is only one thing, the second most annoying thing is the silly grown ups smoking near children and allowing children to pick up food that they’ve dropped and put them in their mouths…
And then we return to fun – rides, laughter, joy, juicy burger, candy floss, butterflies in the belly and weeks wages gone! Is this close to your experience?

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HULL FAIR 2017 for a photographer is something to experience – slow shutter speeds and rides, different weather, night/day, people and food stalls….
And I have done it for quite a few years – first year was to nail the rides and perfect movement of the lights, second year it was the rides and the food stalls and on the third year I pretended to be Peter Dench in Ibiza taking photos of the drunken Brits – right in the face flash to expose the light and the dark of the average HULL FAIR 2017 visitor. Last year I couldn’t be asked, but this year I took my camera for one more time in the honour of my photographic challenge.
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I was snapping rather than creating the perfect photograph and my second curtain Speedlight skill reflects the madness walking along Walton Street.
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HULL FAIR 2017 IS CRAZY. IT IS EXACTLY THE SAME EVERY YEAR, BUT I WOULD NOT MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.

Working my way backwards  – on Thursday, when the sun was kissing my face in the early morning I went down to Trinity Square to see the HALL FOR HULL

HALL FOR HULL are steel constructions celebrating two architects designing an ambitious temporary outdoor structure in response to the historic heart of Hull specially designed for Trinity Square.

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The rigid geometry of the columns ware carefully distorted and redefined by the artwork of Varini, who explores the illusions of geometry through eye-deceiving photographic techniques, together with the tradition of pictorial representation. 

Source: Hull 17 

I purposely went there guided by the sunlight and it looked spectacular. It was the sun shining through the sculptures and shaping the early morning rush. Moment for real culture wonder when you really feel like this year, every week, everyday you can get to see some incredible things.

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And just as I was waving goodbye to the sculptures school kiddies came for a tour so I stick around to see how they get on with the sculptures. I guess that I was hoping for the perfect shot with a child engaging with the culture – but you must remember that taking photos children without a permission looks dodgy in is not appropriate.

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These sculptures are beautiful, but they are cold and without a context look sad. So the connection with the sculptures and people is the blood line for them, without people touching them, getting in to the skin of the sculpture, they make no sense. GO AND TOUCH THE For Hull @Trinity Square

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THIS WEEK IS LOOKING RATHER BUSY, CULTURE IS OVERWHELMING, SO I NEED TO SWALLOW THE LEMONS AND CRACK ON!

HAPPY CULTURE

MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – WEEK 37

NOTE: THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT AND MAYBE BAD LANGUAGE

I have had so much fresh air today so 4:40 PM I am nodding off, but today I have a mission to blog my culture wonders.

First as planned

Alien Sex Capsule at Artlink Hull

The exhibition by John Walter transformed Artlink into a colour loaded space with a content that has got everything up its sleeve to shock people.
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Everything there is bursting with colour and clever illustrations looking at relationships between visual culture and HIV today. Every piece of art weather its illustration on massive cards, video, light installation or a song addresses the complex subject of contemporary sexual health.

I really loved it. Artlink always is chilled out space where I can actually enjoy art in my own privacy. There was one thing – the CRYSTAL DICK SONG that maybe have scared me for life – for the rest of the day I had it in my head. And off course the visuals accompanied with the song is something “out of this world” people. You have to see/hear it for yourself. The exhibition is on until 29th September.

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I think this exhibition definitely raises awareness of sexual health and HIV, but I don’t think it has the power to change the world.

Artlink hosted these little cute “things” of art, but in the rush I didn’t pay attention of who is the author [you can educate me if you know in the comment below].

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ON SATURDAY I WENT DOWN TO HULL TRINITY SQUARE FOR THIS – TAKE FLIGHT.

Little while ago a little fairy – one of the choreographers,  was praising told me about this event, whilst it was still in making, so I have been waiting to see this since.
There are two good reasons of why I liked it  – the performance was smooth and the young talent was shining together with the sun spells. The second reason – this event was beautifully “decorated” with over dozen volunteers. It is always pleasant to see them around every single volunteer is like a piece of an important Hull 2017 puzzle. They are brightening up any dull day.

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The performance was all about the unique partnership between The Royal Ballet, Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and Hull dance schools.

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What will this week bring? Next weekend looks super busy:
HULL WALK OF ART: THE AVENUES

+ there are other things to see during the week:

INSIGHT – A COLLECTION OF WORK BY GEOFF HEWITT, ANGELA BELL & HEATHER BURTON

WHAT DO YOU KNOW? HULL SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN

+there is a Car Show somewhere in outskirts of Hull where I have my eye on…..

HAVE A GREAT WEEK CULTURE READERS!!!

MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – WEEK 26

HELLO AND WELCOME ON THE WEEK 26th OF HULL CITY OF CULTURE 2017.

 

Traditionally as I do on Mondays, I am sat writing and reflecting on last week. And it was a big one. Not only the work was interesting, culture was as wonderful as ever.

First – THE TRAIN TRACK AND THE BASKET @HULL PARAGON INTERCHANGE

Funny story actually – this has been on my wishlist for a while, but as 12 o’clock station visit is not something I do I kept leaving it. And last week was the last week for the installation to be on.

I thought that the installation involves lady dressed in 1950’s clothing with a travelling basket getting in and out of trains – a performance. Upon arrival at the station I went to the Hull City Of Culture 2017 Welcome Pod to get the exact info.
When I was told that it is all around me  I felt really silly. That’s another lesson in my basket – read the info about events, performances, installations.

So there I was, surrounded by artwork presenting events between 1848 and 1914, when more than 2 million people arrived to Hull by ship from mainland Europe, then left by train for the ports of Liverpool and Southampton. They were on their way to a new life in the USA, Canada and South Africa. The artist Claire Barber used windows shaped like an upturned baskets and after an extensive research created the large scale artworks.
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The site for the artwork suggests both beginnings and endings. Station can be a place for a long goodbye and a warm welcome. I have been there, we all have at some point.
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Apart from the disappointment [which is really my own fault], I thought it brightens up the place. I am not sure if the general public have spotted it, because the artwork blends in their busy daily lives….

The day was incredibly rainy, so the station was an escape for some and as a rare visitor I was quite happy to be part of the scene.

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On Thursday I was finally in town in the right time on the right date for the (In)visible Dancing.

I was waiting for it for a week and on the day I was ready for it a half an hour early.

Whilst waiting I got chatting with a lovely Hull City Of Culture 2017 volunteer. He was a right character in the most beautiful way.

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And he as well as made my day, ruined it for me. He told me about the PAPER CITY opening earlier in the morning which sounded like a visual/photographic wonderland to my ears. I knew that it opens on that day, but was not aware of the extravaganza of the opening – flying paper “things”. OHHHHH MIGHTY DUCK. Lesson nr. 2 that week – KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN AT ALL TIMES.

He kindly gave me a copy of a tiny book telling the story and I was feeling the pain. But definitely on my list for the 27th week of #getcultured.

PAPER CITY BOOKLET

 

BACK TO THE (IN)VISIBLE DANCING.

I went to one of the last dance performances building up to the Finale on the 1st of July and I was impatiently excited whilst waiting for the familiar figures to appear on the Jameson Street.

The award winning dance theatre company Protein was joined by local musicians and dancers. The info flyer states that the performance will sweep you away from your daily cares and shopping with an entertaining and unusual street show.

And it was just that and a bit more.

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Whilst snapping the fast paced and ever changing scenes, one of the directors of the performance approached me and asked if we can have a chat after the show. It was rather lovely to know that they appreciate local photographers taking time and willing to share the photos with them. That’s the plan.

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There was so many highlights – a guy just continuing his veg shopping surrounded by dancers and members of public filming the dancers …

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An elderly lady doing the same, not even close to being aware of what is going on around her …

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And the “sister” of the street dancers joined in the dance. Serious commitment and really made everyone think she is part of the crew. well done!!!
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AMAZING. AMAZING. REALLY BRIGHTENED UP MY DAY!! HORRAAY!
I bet the Finale was even more spectacular!!

On Saturday I was trying to stay work free, but I heard rumours about something happening @Zebedee’s Yard. So I headed there with a hope that it is something worth the walk.

Ray Lee; Ring Out Zebedee's Yard Giant Bells

RAY LEE: RING OUT as part of PRS FOUNDATION’S NEW MUSIC BIENNIAL.

The sound installation from sound artist and composer Ray Lee, renowned for creating music for public places with generated bell sounds.

Going back to the culture lesson nr. 2 – did not know the timings, so turned up when it was just finished. ahhggrr.
But the bells themselves, surrounded by metal structures looked spectacular. The sun was out so there was two good reasons for this to be on my blog.

Ray Lee; Ring Out Zebedee's Yard

Also I had a little sneak at the Memorial piece at the end of the Zebedee’s Yard and took some photos as a reminder.

Zebedee's Yard Memorial Kingston Upon Hull

There is so much going on, so difficult to keep up and find time to be everywhere…
This weeks list:

 

My annual Latvia visit is fast approaching and I am going to miss out on two weeks of culture – not sure how I will live with that…..

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEK, MONKEYS.

 

MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – WEEK 20

Week 20 of the Hull City Of Culture 2017 and I call it ENGAGED. I WAS ENGAGED.

Week started off with rainy and dull Tuesday, but there was one person who was up bright and early [dark and too early] to transform a wall into a amazing graffiti mural.

This guy is Calvin Innes – Artist Illustrator&Cartoonist. We met at the Larkin Out Festival, he is founder of Drunk Animal, he is not drunk and he is very talented.

He was commissioned by Creative ENRG to create a mural that represents people from Hull succeeding in business [once upon a time].

I visited him on early hours and then later on the day to see the working progress.

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My promise to go back on photograph the finished piece was not very productive as the wall was used as doors and covered with fencing. The finished piece looks amazing, brightens up the Fruit Market Area and hopefully I will be able to photograph it in full soon.

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I was also ENGAGED to find the Ground down Beverley Road on Thursday. To my disappointment, it was closed.
Instead I had a little wonder around the area. The sun was shining and the mood was 100% happy.

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Finally I had the opportunity to get close to the scrubby looking Trafalgal Street Church. The building close up reveals incredible texture and detail.

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The building is fascinating from outside and I wouldn’t mind to brake in inside. So if there are any offers, please feel free to message.

On Saturday my beloved Hessle Road was on the spotlight.
When I moved to UK, Hull, my first home was down Hessle Road, so the are is special to me. Even though I have moved to the other side of Hull I often visit the area.

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It is so familiar, many of the shops still have the same people working there, my favourite take away, flower shop, Kurdish shop and off course the monumental BOYSES.

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Saturday was the day when the three giant graffiti murals down Hessle Road were unveiled officially with people involved in making/organising also being there. There is a story around every single mural and Fisherman memorial in the middle of Hessle Road remembering people who died at the sea, engraved in silver plaques.

There is lots to tell, the event was amazing, good coverage with many photographers capturing the event, locals gathering,  Hull City Of Culture 2017 volunteers and so on….

I had a very busy morning before that, I was still in my running gear when I arrived early, I was still out of breath after Park Run, but I was keen to capture the three, four stopping points.

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Halfway Public House – The Fisherman’s mural-representing the hard life experienced working at sea. Artists – Kev Largey, Lydia Caprani and Sharon Darley.

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Fotoworx – Depicting St Andrew, the patron sain of fisherman, guiding a mariner through stormy water’s. This also marks the entrance to St Andrews Ward, and Hessle Road, the heart of Hull’s fishing heritage. Artists – Neil Posto Deanes and Keith Homes.

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The same day I went to the DepartDepart is a controversial performance in the grave yard. Yes, grave yard – cemetery. Right up my street[COS END OF LIFE PROJECT]. I was so looking forward to it [thanks to Caroline and Andrew from Hull Homeless Community Project for a ticket that I was so desperate for. YOU ARE AWESOME].
Off course I brought camera with me.

It was very strange, that there was no information about not being able to take photos, but mid-way, the event staff started telling people off for taking photos/videos. I managed to capture some incredible moments, before I started feeling really uncomfortable clicking away.
Depart really was something special – experience that can’t be captured in photos, we even had thunder and lighting at some point…
The performers often made an eye contact with viewers and that was unusual and so effective. The mud, small walkways and darkness created an environment that I have never been in.

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WHAT A WEEK I HAD. VERY DENSE, INTENSE AND ENGAGED. ENGAGED WITH HULL. WITH CULTURE.

HIGHLIGHTS:
DEPART AND HESSLE ROAD MURAL OPENING.

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THIS WEEK IS ALL ABOUT WORK, BUSINESS PLAN AND END OF THE WEEK – RADIO 1’S BIG WEEKEND.

I AM TAKING FILM INSTEAD OF DIGITAL [JUST COS MY GEAR IS NOT WELCOME ON THE SITE (sadface)]  SO THE PHOTOS WILL TAKE EXTRA TIME TO APPEAR ON DA BLOG.

#GETCULTUREDMOVEMENT

GIGGLES LIVE PRESENTS – LLOYD GRIFFITH @KARDOMAH94

28th of April Giggles Live Comedy presented LLOYD GRIFFITH – IN:UNDATED (PREVIEW) and other exciting acts, hosted by Gary Jennison.
The line up happened to be all-bearded comedians – Jed Salisbury,  Jack Whitehall and debut performance from David Bugden.
Here is a little insight of the night at Kardomah94

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I am currently/secretly working on a beard-themed project and that week I started some work on it. And to be at the comedy gig where all the comedians had beards was my ultimate highlight.

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From left: David Bugden, Jack Whitehall, Jed Salisbury, Lloyd Griffith and Gary Jennison

Also – lately I go into a comedy gig knowing what I want to see in the final photos and to me it is the greatest reward.

MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – WEEK 9

Week 9 of Hull City Of Culture arrived with the new edition of two seasons – Roots&Routes and Freedom.
This year will be over before we know it [good reason why to get involved ASAP]
Week started off busy and exciting. And then I got bad cold. The cold drained me through the week, all the work commitments couldn’t wait, but I was hoping that the week 9 plan will go ahead.

And it did. I pulled through and went ahead with meeting two City Of Culture volunteers – Linda and Carol.

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The reason why I asked Linda and her sister Carol was the enthusiasm and involvement in the year long celebration – City Of Culture. Not even that they volunteers – sisters are getting cultured on a weekly basis by attending numerous events.

It was in early stages of my challenge that I wanted to celebrate the army of volunteers, finding those who would like to share their story.

There are around 3,000 volunteers and 28 different types of volunteering roles. Volunteers and their colourful and beautiful uniforms across the city gives a good feel that we are all in it together, we are celebrating together.

I arranged to meet them in the Hull Paragon Interchange after their shift at The Blade.

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Whilst waiting, for the first time I stepped my foot in to The Welcome Pod  – its like a Hull City Of Culture rainbow full of information and a smiley face of a volunteer happy to help.

Linda and Carol where near the The Welcome Pod [not so secret meeting spot] waiting and we headed off for a chat.

We went into the nearest coffee shop and my plan was to sweeten them up before I start asking millions of questions.

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Sisters are very lovely and chatty, we feel like we know each other for many years and the discussion around  City Of Culture comes out really naturally – at the end of the day – we all work around City Of Culture out of true passion – not as an obligation.

Why did you get involved in volunteering for City Of Culture?

Linda: I went to the Place des Anges in Queens Gardens back in July and felt the pride and excitement for the upcoming year. I wanted to do something positive. Also – it is a once in a life opportunity.

Carol: The reason why I  signed up to volunteer is because I am from Hull and I feel responsible to be welcoming and celebrate the good things about Hull. The year was promising and I wanted to be part of it.

What is the best thing about being Hull City Of Culture volunteer?

Carol: It is so amazing that we are part of it, so that for me is the best thing. The volunteers are well looked after – training is given, very flexible shift opportunities, no pressure and we get provided with uniforms.

Linda: It was the Made in Hull where I volunteered and I will never forget that feeling – seeing the pride in peoples faces. It was an uplifting feeling and all the negative comments made in media before the year started, was wiped away. We were proud to be from Hull and living in Hull.
And so many people from other parts of UK are coming just to see the events – wonderful feeling. And  a lot visitors said that they would definitely like to come back to the city.

Carol: Another great thing is the opportunity to meet other volunteers. There are so many people along the way, everyone different – different background, story, area they come from.

Also, whilst volunteering you get to speak with different people from Hull – people that you wouldn’t meet otherwise.

Linda: I have noticed that being a City Of Culture volunteer and wearing the uniform gives me a boost and confidence to communicate with people.

Carol and Linda: We are finally seeing that people from other areas are changing the perception about Hull. We are no longer the underdogs of the North, we have something to offer – great platform for businesses, artists, education.

What is/was your favourite venue/place to volunteer?

Linda: Basil Kirchin festival. It was something different and I was able to meet interesting people, some of them artists. I also found out that Kirchin died at Dove House Hospice [Linda works in Dove House] and he had a great connection with the hospice.
Also the music genre was new to me. I really enjoyed it.

Carol: The Welcome Pod. You never know who is going to come and ask questions so I have to be ready to step out of my comfort zone and speak to people.

In your view, what legacy will 2017 leave for Hull?

Linda and Carol: PRIDE. Hull has always been a little shy, we are used to put ourselves down, but deep down we are proud that we are from Hull. Now things will definitely change.

Carol: This year gives the opportunity to find out more about the city we live in and we will continue to embrace it even when 2017 finishes.

Linda: It will be good for the economy  – before Hull had to beg for businesses to come over, but things have changed now.
Hull has great platform for businesses, artists.

Carol: During 2017 people from Hull will have tried different things – for the future everyone will be more open-minded. The city will thrive.

 

Thirty minutes I spent with Linda and Carol made my day, my week.And I had that feeling again-proud.

It is quite funny – how many time I have written the word pride or proud in the 9 weeks I have been doing this..countless. Did we really needed the title “City Of Culture” to tell everyone how proud we are in Hull, about Hull.

Thank you Linda and Carol for spending time with me. Thank you for sharing your stories.

 

POST SCRIPTUM.

There was two other things on that day:

In House of Fraser you can find the Hull City Of Culture Merchandise Concession. You can get pretty much everything city of culture and it looks bright and colourful. Sean, who is managing the shop, is a great artist to talk with by the way..

Second: The Hull Paragon Interchange has its own fingerprints of Hull City Of Culture.

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KCOM SMILE CAMPAIGN @NORTH POINT SHOPPING CENTRE

HELLO.

Last Friday I was asked to photograph KCOM Smile Campaign at North Point Shopping Centre.

The event was brilliant. It was for the locals from Bransholme to have a happy Friday with free balloons, crayons, re-usable shopping bag, free face paint for kids by very talented and incredible artist Tracy Nicholson and opportunity to ask KCOM representatives about KCOM services and find out when the ultra-fast broadband will be installed.

NUMBER ONE REASON WHY IT WAS HAPPY FRIDAY EVENT:

KCOM representatives a pleasure to work alongside,  super fun, answered all the questions and were great with kids.

NUMBER TWO REASON WHY IT WAS HAPPY FRIDAY EVENT:

North Point Shopping Centre. is a great space for events. It brings different people for a shopping journey, often hosting events that most of the time are free to attend.

NUMBER THREE REASON WHY IT WAS HAPPY FRIDAY EVENT:

Bransholme is one of Hull’s areas that have the most interesting and diverse people. They are honest, bold and “crackers”. Lovely to meet the new generation and see their smiley faces after they see them selves turned into a fairy or Spiderman.

Here is a quick insight of what happened.

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You can also view the photos:
KCOM Facebook Page

THANK YOU BRANSHOLME/KCOM FOR MAKING MY FRIDAY AWESOME.