The newly renovated Fishermen’s Church in the heart of the Hessle Road community plays host to a 17-day festival of celebration in honour of Hull’s fishing heritage.
Local artists and community heritage groups unite to present an engaging and informative exhibition of artwork and activities for all ages.
Expect a range of authentic Hessle Road events during the festival to add to the celebrations, which culminate in the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate losses of Hull and Reykjavik fisherman on Sea Sunday.
The opening night event will be held on Friday 23 June, from 6pm to 9pm.
The exhibition will be open daily from 12 noon to 4pm, except Saturdays, when it will be open from 10am to 4pm.
In addition to general opening times listed above, the following events are also taking place:
Friday 30 June, from 7pm to 10pm: Fishing Heritage Talks: An Evening with Alec and Peter. A relaxed evening of fishing heritage talks at the beautiful Fishermen’s Church. Dr Alec Gill MBE will be sharing stories about the Hessle Road fishing community and talk about the brave plight of Hull’s Arctic trawlermen. Renowned local artist Peter Naylor will also be providing fascinating insights into the creative process behind the making of the memorial to Lost Trawlermen sculpture. Drinks and refreshments will be served, including the locally famous Dead Bod ale, and there will be an opportunity to enjoy an atmospheric evening viewing of the Fishing Heritage Art Exhibition.
Sunday 9 July, from 10am to 12 noon: Sea Sunday Service.
If you have purchased a ticket for an event/activity at this venue through hull2017.co.uk, please do not contact the venue direct with enquiries for that purchase as they will be unable to help.