A celebration of our city, in pictures on buildings. Curated by Sean McAllister, written by Rupert Creed. See the city like you’ve never seen it before. Join us on a spectacular trail where the streets speak and buildings tell stories.
Our opening event, to which everyone is invited, will use large-scale projection on buildings, illuminated skylines, soundscapes, shop windows and live performance to celebrate the last 70 years of life in the city.
Staged across the city centre, Made in Hull tells the story of our city in surprising and stunning ways through a series of commissions by local and international artists. From the devastation of the Second World War, through the good times and the hard times, this is an exploration of Hull’s heritage and its characters at work and play.
Made in Hull is free, unticketed and suitable for people of all ages. Take to the trail for an hour, spend the whole evening, or come back for more.
Click here to see where you can find all of the installations and to download a map of the trail.
Please note: Quentin Budworth’s Hullywood Icons starts Thursday 29 December in the car park of The St John’s Hotel, Queen’s Road, Hull. The BBC will be filming the event with many of the Hullywood Icons too. You can also see the installation on Friday 30 December at Archbishop Sentamu Academy, 7pm-9pm.
Thanks to all of people and organisations who helped to research Made in Hull and make this event happen. For a full list of our thanks, see the Credits tab on this page.
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.
For helping us source archive footage and all kinds of other amazing audio-visual content that is included in Made in Hull, we’d like to thank Nova Studios, Sodium, Hull Maritime Museum, Yorkshire Film Archive, Pathé, BFI, John Frost, Getty Images, Paul Gibson, Huntley Film Archives, the staff of Hull Daily Mail and Hull History Centre, BBC Look North, Laura Atherton, Matt Prendergast, Andrew Crofts, Norway – Heritage, Hands Across the Sea, Lou Duffy Howard, Indian and Continental Stores, The Hon Lok Cultural Association, Carmen Kilner, The Basque Children of 37, KCOM, Bill Major, The David Rumsey Map Collection, The American Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division, and ‘NavyBooks’ of Liskeard.
We’d also like to thank the historians, researchers and community members who helped make Made in Hull happen, in particular Dr Nicholas Evans, the Wilberforce Institute for Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull, Dr Robb Robinson, historian Paul Gibson, historian Brian W Lavery, Art Link, Warren Youth Project, Stew Baxter, Mez Sanders-Green, Spring Bank Community Centre, Open Doors, Holy Trinity MD and members of the Freedom Choir.