The Hull 2017 Creative Communities Programme has been on one incredible journey this year and it’s fantastic to see the whole community jump on board.
Through 60 new community projects, from street parties to community arts jams, to orchestral concerts to audio-visual installations, there’s been something for everyone, young and old.
For those who have yet to get a slice of the action (where have you been?!) you still have chance to experience what communities in the city have to offer.
Here’s the last of what to expect from the Creative Communities programme for the rest of November and December.
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
1 December, 2pm (Free)
The Butterfly Effect is one gorgeous, inspirational journey seen through the eyes of people with dementia and those who support them.
Celebrating lives and stories, the project, which has included workshops throughout the year, has triggered memories and invited people to question their preconceptions of what life with dementia is really like.
A sculpture has been the centrepiece of this travelling exhibition, which symbolises the transition of those affected by dementia from diagnosis, to acceptance and positive living.
The final event on 1 December will be a real celebration of everyone who has attended The Butterfly Effect workshops to date, looking ahead to the future of this inspiring project.
From 4 December. (Free)
Devon Street, Gipsyville
REDboard has seen contemporary art break out of the confines of traditional gallery spaces to bring 13 Hull billboards to life over the course of 2017.
Every four weeks, billboards across the city have been transformed into platforms for artistic excellence, as well as playing host to site-specific cultural events.
The very last REDboard will be placed on 4 December at Devon Street, Gipsyville. Go and take a peek!
TREVOR KEY’S TOP 40
20 November – 18 December, various. (Free)
Fred Moore Library, Wold Library, Wold Road.
Born in Hull, where he also attended art college, Trevor Key (1947-1995), was a hugely influential and respected photographer who worked primarily in the music industry.
Trevor has worked with art directors and musicians such as Jamie Reid, Peter Saville, The Sex Pistols and New Order and is most iconic sleeve is arguably Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells.
During November and December the exhibition Trevor Key’s Top 40, featuring a selection of his works, will be on display at Fred Moore Library, Wold Library, Wold Road.
WHY COULDN’T THEY BE LIKE WE WERE
9 December, 4pm-7pm.
(Free) St Stephens Neighbourhood Centre.
Why Couldn’t They Be Like We Were aims to gather teenage experiences of the cultural history of the Marfleet area of Hull.
The project has gathered experiences from 1947, 1957, 1967 and 2017, exploring all kinds of subjects, from fashion, music, school, dancing, food and life.
On 9 December, the final event from the project will feature an enchanted fairy trail, where guests can search for a tiny elf and fairy doors in a decorated garden. You can even create your very own wish decoration to place on the Christmas wish tree!
Enjoy a steaming cup of mulled wine and sing along to your favourite Christmas carols.
BORN INTO A CITY OF CULTURE
Until 31 December. (Free)
Hull and East Yorkshire Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Born Into A City of Culture has captured Hull’s tiniest feet in a unique piece of artwork that is truly made in Hull.
Featuring the footprint of every baby born throughout 2017 this very special delivery has been displayed for all to see.
Month by month, the project has grown and now on display are lots of tiny footprints currently on display at Hull and East Yorkshire Women’s and Children Hospital. Super cute.
CULTURE OF 5, HULL’S ALIVE! – WE ARE 5 SENSES
17 November, 7.30pm (Free)
Freedom Centre, Preston Road, East Hull
Senses Expressive Arts and Education Centre provides wonderful educational activities, care and support for adults with disabilities living in Hull.
For this project, the group tell a story by highlighting the skills, abilities and accomplishments of the performers. The performance also enables the audience to develop an understanding of the issues facing disabled people and how they overcome disadvantage and discrimination to gain freedom.
Their last performance will take place at Freedom Centre at Preston Road on 17 November.
TIGER RAGS – THE FABRIC OF HULL CITY AFC
Until 19 November. (Free)
Streetlife Museum of Transport
Since the beginning of July, the public exhibition Tiger Rags – The Fabric of Hull City AFC has told the story of the club’s visual identity and its integral place in Hull culture.
A collaboration between amateur collectors, the Hull City Supporters’ Trust (HCST) and the Streetlife Museum, the project has explored the city’s connection to the colours black and amber.
The popular exhibition comes to a close on 19 November and is free entry.
I WISH TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU
Until 31 December (Free)
If you’ve not yet seen the beautiful high-profile public art project I Wish To Communicate With You, go and have a gander before it disappears at the end of December.
Developed by the Goodwin Development Trust, Thornton Estate has had a complete full colour makeover made up of gorgeous pinks, yellows, greens and blues.
Italian artist Silvio Palladino’s vision was brought to life by international lighting consultant James Bawn and the people of Hull, inspired by Hull’s connection with the sea and traditional seafaring communication methods.