Translation Lab-Maghreb

Translation Lab-Maghreb

A translation workshop with poet Adil Latefi and his translator, Adham Smart, and led by Clare Pollard. The literal poem will be made available in advance online at the modernpoetryintranslation.com website, enabling participants to post up their own versions. The event will be live tweeted, providing the chance for participants to quiz the poet and translator. A new translation of Adil’s poem will take place in the session – no second languages are necessary, and this is a chance to experiment.

About Adil Latefi

Adil Latefi from Fez is considered a leading voice in the new generation of Moroccan zajal poets. He published his first collection Views of the Mind in 2013, his second, Snowfire, was a collaboration with zajal poet Abderrazak Boukebba. He won the inaugural Guerçif Prize for Zajal Literature.

About Adham Smart

Adham Smart is a writer and translator from London. His debut collection, yes yes mouth, is published by Valley Press, and he is the translator of the Georgian novel All the World’s Mysteries by David Dephy.

About Clare Pollard

Clare Pollard’s first collection of poetry, The Heavy-Petting Zoo was written whilstshewas still at school, and received an Eric Gregory Award. It was followed byBedtime; Look, Clare! Look!; Changeling; and Incarnation. Clare’s co-translation ofThe Sea-Migrations received a PEN Translates award and was Sunday Times poetrybook of the year. She has also translated Ovid’s Heroines

RUNNING TIME: 2 hours
LOCATION: Hull Central Library, Albion Street, Hull, HU1 3TF
WARNINGS: Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
ACCESS: If you have any access provision requirements, please contact editor@wreckingballpress.com in advance of the event but please book your ticket first.

BBC Writers Room Panel

BBC Writers Room Panel

Ever wondered how to get noticed by the BBC as a writer?  How to send your script and what happens when you do?

BBC Writersroom is always on the look-out for fresh talented writers across the UK and Republic of Ireland with an original voice, unique characters and great stories to tell.

Join Emily Demol, Development Coordinator for BBC Writersroom Northwho willprovide you with information on how to submit your scripts, the BBC’s variety ofschemes as well as some top scriptwriting tips.

RUNNING TIME: 1 hour
LOCATION: Hull Central Library, Albion Street, Hull, HU1 3TF
WARNINGS: Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
ACCESS: If you have any access provision requirements, please contact editor@wreckingballpress.com in advance of the event but please book your ticket first.

First Story Showcase

Since 2016, the national literacy charity First Story has been working with secondary schools in Hull. In each school, students work with acclaimed authors and poets for a year, culminating in a collection of professionally published anthologies.

Here’s an opportunity to hear that young writing talent and take part in a writing workshop suitable for all ages.

RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 30 mins
LOCATION: Hull Central Library, Albion Street, Hull, HU1 3TF
WARNINGS: Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult
ACCESS: If you have any access provision requirements, please contact editor@wreckingballpress.com in advance of the event but please book your ticket first.

IOU Storytelling Bus Workshop

Join IOU for a creative workshop, to write and record your story inspired by a place, building or memory of Goole.

A selection of recorded stories will be played on the IOU Storytelling Bus as part of Junction’s 10th Birthday celebrations.

Running time approximately 2 hours.

Racing Cars

Can you make the fastest car? Customise a car to make it the best at flying down a ramp.

Please note this event will be taking place outside. Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather!

Free, drop-in.

1pm-3pm.

Coastal Discovery with CITiZAN

Join the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeology Network to discover what you didn’t know about our beaches, estuaries and cliffs along the British coast. We investigate and record historic and prehistoric archaeology around the country and we’ll show you how we do it as well as teach you a little about our amazing coastal past.

Free, drop-in.

Wednesday 31 July, 7, 14 & 28 August, 1pm-3pm.

Toilet Paper Ropes!

From raising the sails to hauling in nets, there have always been plenty of jobs on ships that have needed a good length of rope. But how are ropes actually made? And why are they so strong? Discover the science of rope making at this hands-on workshop as we have a go at creating our own using nothing but toilet paper!

Free, drop-in.

1pm-3pm.

Learn the Ropes

Learn the Ropes Get hands on with Hull Sea Cadets as they bring their seafaring skills to the Hull Maritime Museum. Demonstrations, including sail making and rope splicing, will be given alongside fun activities for families to try out!

Free, drop-in.

11am-3pm.

Bubbles Galore

William Wilberforce was a keen supporter of science and the Georgian age was one of serious experimentation. Bubbles were studied by the Royal Institute, a place where top British scientists came together to share their research. Come together with us at Wilberforce House Museum and blow your own giant bubbles, as well as creating your own bubble artwork. Then explore our Georgian collections in our wonderful period buildings.

Free, drop-in.

1pm-3pm.

Smart-Phones?

The first telephone was designed over 140 years ago, but we suspect it wasn’t as simple as just using two cups and some string!

Can this work? How does it work? Come along to the Hands on History Museum and find out. Make your telephone to decorate, before making your first “call”.

*ring ring* Hello – it’s science calling!

Free, drop-in

Astronomical Art

William Wilberforce was a keen supporter of science and the Georgian age was one of serious experimentation. With the invention of telescopes, astronomy and the study of space became very popular. Come and make your own artwork inspired by the solar system with wax and ink. The explore our Georgian collections in our wonderful period buildings.

Free, drop-in.

1pm-3pm

Brilliant Buoyancy

Have you ever thought why sharks, and other fish, are able to float in water? Or why a 1 pence coin will sink but a big boat won’t? Find out at the Maritime Museum as we undertake a couple of exciting experiments to unravel the mysteries of buoyancy.

Free, drop-in.

1pm-3pm.

Kite Collage

William Wilberforce was a keen supporter of science and the Georgian age was one of serious experimentation. In 1752 Benjamin Franklin conducted a famous experiment with a kite and discovered that lightening was electric. Come and create your own kite collage with a range of materials and then explore our Georgian collections in our wonderful period buildings.

Free, drop-in.

1pm-3pm

Wild Challenge Trail with the RSPB

The RSPB is delighted to be attending the Museum Quarter Gardens on Thursdays throughout August. Visitors to the Museum Quarter Gardens will be able to visit the RSPB stand, take part in a free wild challenge trail and chat with RSPB staff about how everyone can give nature a home, no matter how big or small the garden.

Our natural world is facing unprecedented challenges with habitat loss having a significant impact on many of our much loved species. Quite simply if there are no homes for nature then there will be no nature.

Free, drop-in

Thursday 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 August, 11am-3pm.

Please Touch Object Handling Session

We’re inviting you to get hands on with some of our museum objects and discover what life was like for people living in the past. You’ll get to handle real archaeological objects, ask our team questions and imagine what life was like.

Free, drop-in.

Please Touch Object Handling Session

We’re inviting you to get hands on with some of our museum objects and discover what life was like for people living in the past. You’ll get to handle real archaeological objects, ask our team questions and imagine what life was like.

Free, drop-in.