Hull City of Culture 2017
31 Jul 2017 - 12:09 BY The Arts Society
We started our year with a splendid talk by popular Hull expert, and one of our favourite speakers, Tim Stimson. This lecture, on the history of the Ferens Art Gallery, drew a record audience.
Dr David Neave, the well-known local historian, gave us a fascinating lecture on Hull and its architectural image, which attracted dozens of guests.
Our volunteers have been busy over the last months cataloguing the impressive library at Trinity House. The former naval school on Prince’s Dock quayside, not noted for encouraging the public into its impressive interior, opened its doors to us for our Study day.
The North East Area Study day was held in Hull’s History Centre and, despite the weather, drew a wide audience for its day examining the art of the silversmith.
We felt it was particularly important to boost our Young Arts initiative this year and so our latest project has been to invite Northern Ballet to the city. A team of dancers came into one of our local Primary Schools for a day to run dance workshops for 9 to 11 year olds. It was so vibrant and compelling that the slightly more mature representatives from our committee were tempted to join in! We can get down – but we can’t get back up.
To finish off our involvement in the Year of Culture this autumn, we are looking forward to the Mary Glenn lecture where the popular speaker, Lars Tharp, has promised to take the lid off the Antiques Road Show.
Hull is a fascinating city in its own right, with wonderful municipal buildings, attractive quaysides, fountains and flowers. 2017 has seen thousands of people finding their way to our area and we are delighted to have had an active involvement in the very successful year of Culture.
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