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PresentINGS – celebrating East Hull through art

Young people in the Ings neighbourhood of Hull have created a graffiti mural, which will go display as part of a creative and memorable pop-up exhibition this weekend.

PresentINGS, organised by Maxlife as part of the Hull 2017 Creative Communities Programme, is an opportunity for the Ings community to come together and remember its past, mark the present and observe the future.

This weekend’s event on Saturday 24 June will tell various stories from the area through the voices of its residents using graffiti art, photography and digital media.

Spray Creative – a collective of Hull graffiti artists – have been working with young people to produce a giant mural, that will be unveiled at Saturday’s event.

Stories from older generations will be shared through the voices of students from Ings Primary School and photographs will be on display too, showing how the Ings area has developed over the years.

Paul Spooner from Maxlife, said: “PresentINGS is a golden opportunity to celebrate the Ings Area, its past, its present and its community.

It’s a good news story among too many bad news stories and it’s a story that will be added to as time goes on.

Martin Green, Director of Hull 2017, said: “Hull is full of diverse and proud communities and it’s wonderful to see so many coming together to celebrate their history and identity.

Our Creative Communities Programme is bringing events to people’s doorstops ensuring that everyone has the chance to take part in this amazing year for the city.

The exhibition takes place on Saturday 24 June at 1pm, at Kingston Wesley Methodist Church, 82 Holderness Road, next to Tesco Express.

You can join the community’s celebration by popping in anytime between 1pm and 4pm to see the exhibition and enjoy a buffet provided by Ings Plus Resource Centre.