Make A Clay Unicorn

For slightly older children we make a magical little unicorn from white clay… the finished work will be lustred for extra twinkle!

Solar System Collage

Fascinated by the cosmos with its stars, planets, comets, moons and vast galaxies? Our solar neighbourhood is an exciting place indeed.

Learn how to create, compose using the design concepts of balance and shape, then paint a solar system using acrylics and other exciting tools. It’s a dashing journey that introduces you to the local planetary system in a fun, creative and informative way.

Parents and carers can choose to stay during the session, but The Steel Rooms are more than happy for children to be left with them.

Papercraft Owl Workshop

In this workshop children will learn and discover a variety of paper craft techniques to create their own 3D paper craft owl.

Make A Clay Owl Workshop

This workshop for children involves shaping and texturing clay. Use two colours of clay to make a little round owl with big eyes.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Rob Moore with Wendy Tate: Conjuring With Landscape Workshop

The sessions  with Rob Moore will initially include walks outside in natural and urban spaces to respond to what is seen and felt using sketchbooks and simple materials.

Back in the studio he will lead people through various visual, process based and media manipulation to develop personal and individual visions of landscape and place.

Participants will further also be treated to support and challenge from artist Wendy Tate, who will be around to help Rob to provide interesting sessions. Wendy is an artist working with paint, print, photo ,video, ceramics and artists books.

Sing and Sign at William’s Den

William’s Den will be offering two Sing and Sign Sessions every Thursday from 21 June – 12 July with Nicola from Eden’s Baby Experiences.

The first session begins 09:45am and is suitable for ages 0-18 months. Come along to this fun filled baby class full of songs and rhymes, the class will include baby sign language and story time. Treasure baskets will be available for your little one to explore.

Our second session will be at 11:30am and is suitable for ages 18 months and above. Each week we will explore a different story, your child will have the opportunity to explore story based tuff trays, craft activities plus songs and story time.

For more information contact our in-house team on 01430 472230, or contact Nicola from Eden’s Baby Experiences directly by calling 07749951168.

Pane Discussion c James Mulkeen


Humber Street Gallery will be hosting a panel discussion led by Yves Blais, Project Director of Outset Contemporary Art Fund, the only international, independent charity pooling donations from patron circles and partners to support new art for the widest possible audiences. Present in 9 countries, it has raised over £8.5m worldwide to support the creative ecosystem.

The panel will also include, Theo Vass, co-director of CBS studios in Liverpool, and representatives from Hull based art groups Ground Collective and Kingston Art Group, focusing the discussion around ‘workspace/workshop/studios and what we need to make art’.

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

A series of workshops to examine sections of three Shakespeare plays: Hamlet, Richard III, and Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Each session will include detailed study of a small part of the text, followed by work on staging it, which will include some acting. The sessions are designed to stand alone, so you can attend as many or as few as you wish.

It is essential that you bring with you a copy of the text. It will help you to have already read the play.


  • Tues 7 Aug, Hamlet
  • Wed 8 Aug, Richard III
  • Thur 9 Aug, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Tues 14 Aug, Hamlet
  • Wed 15 Aug, Richard III
  • Thurs 16 Aug, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Tues 21 Aug, Hamlet
  • Wed 22 Aug, Richard III
  • Thurs 23 Aug, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Short Story Course

Over the course of six workshops, you’ll get a handle on the predominant narrative structures used by short story writers, and implement them in your own work.

Completing set writing tasks between workshops and receiving structured, peer-driven feedback, you’ll develop 3 short stories to completion, with tailored advice on how to shape the story, and how to improve the characterisation, dialogue, and narrative voice.

Tickets can be purchased from Becky Harrison, to register your place please contact her on

Contains Strong Language

Contains Strong Language

Absolutely Cultured is delighted to be partnering with the BBC and Wrecking Ball Press to produce the return of the national poetry and spoken word festival Contains Strong Language in late September.

The best of local, national and international poets, spoken word artists, comedians and musicians will be commissioned as part of this packed programme taking place in venues across the city. The festival will deliver a wide ranging, diverse programme to audiences enjoying the live experience in Hull, but also many more across the country via the BBC broadcasts.

As part of this exciting programme Absolutely Cultured is commissioning a special new site-specific piece, which will offer the audience a playful journey of discovery through the city, animated by poets, wordsmiths and artists.

Make A Clay Dog

A workshop for children, in which they will work with clay to make a very cute sitting dog.

This workshop will cost £12, which includes all materials.

Make A Willow Frame Basket

Learn to make a small round basket with a handle in a traditional style used by travellers and farm workers. This little basket is perfect for displaying and storing eggs or fruit and can be made from hedgerow materials. Suitable for beginners, tools and materials provided.

The workshop is suitable for beginners and will be led by Alison Walling, who has many years experience of teaching and working with willow

Make Clay Pasta Print Tiles

A creative workshop for children, with an opportunity to have fun and explore making marks and patterns in clay before creating a tile that will be fired.

This workshop will cost £12 per child, which includes all materials.

A Case For Place: Artists Professional Development Opportunity

Morning Session, 10am – 1pm (£30)

The morning will consist of a drawing activity. Artist Jake Attree will bring his sketchbooks and larger finished drawings to outline to the participants what he does, followed by a demonstration to show how he approaches drawing.

The group will then devote the rest of the morning to making their own drawings with helpful input from Jake.

Afternoon Session, 2pm – 4:30pm (£10)

The afternoon will begin with a talk with artist Jake Attree, his experiences as an artist, followed by a series of one-to-one sessions, looking at portfolio work and some advice on approaching galleries and how participants might go about building a career in the arts.

How this is done will be as individual as the artists who are doing it. So, come, to one or both sessions – whichever you like, you will be very welcome!