As a Principal Partner for Hull UK City of Culture 2017, Yorkshire Water are supporting the year-long programme with some exciting events, the first of which kicks off right in the heart of local communities.
‘Made in Hull; the untold stories’ is inviting people to tell their untold stories on video in a special celebration of local storytelling for Hull 2017.
The stories, captured at local libraries across the city, will reflect on what it means to be ‘Made in Hull’, and will be recorded on an interactive video pod installed at participating libraries throughout February and March.
Martin Green, CEO and Director Hull 2017 said: “This is a fabulous idea and what this important year for Hull is all about. Made in Hull is about capturing the characters and stories of this city, but the year is also about getting people across the city involved, which our Principal Partner Yorkshire Water are doing brilliantly, working with libraries around Hull.”
People of all ages and backgrounds are invited to use the video pods for free this month, sharing their unique memories of what it means to be a Hullensian, as well as listening to other stories recorded from around the city.
Duncan Macintyre, Project Advisor at Yorkshire Water for Hull 2017 City of Culture, said: “For us, libraries are cultural hubs and we wanted to recognise the importance of these spaces as places to bring people together and learn about the city. We hope lots of people take the chance to record their stories so that they can be preserved for future generations to enjoy as a fascinating snapshot of Hull’s social history. We want real stories from real people that shine a light on Hull’s unique identity.”
These stories can be about anything and everything. They might look back on a happy memory of Hull, your favourite place in the city or a special relationship you forged here. The only requirements are that the films are no longer than two minutes in duration, and reflect on life in Hull.
To record your story, the video pod will be visiting the following libraries at these times:
Bransholme Library: Monday 13 – Saturday 25 February
Ings Library: Monday 27 February – Saturday 11 March
Avenues Library: Monday 13 March – Saturday 25 March
Central Library from Monday 27 March onwards
Sitting alongside the pods will also be a 4 metre long map of Hull, allowing people to explore the visual landmarks of the city and add their story onto the wall map. Accompanying flyers will be distributed across the libraries to give people the opportunity to write their own memories of Hull down to be added to the map.