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Magic of Christmas - Hull

Experience the magic of Christmas past and present at Hull Museums. Explore a festive wonderland brimming with exciting activities for the whole family before entering an enchanted Victorian world of Christmas at the Streetlife Museum. Free, Drop In

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Martha Cattell: The research and collections behind Turner & The Whale - Hull

This talk provides a unique opportunity to hear about the research behind the Turner & the Whale exhibition with co-curator Martha Cattell. Martha is currently in the final year of her PhD at the University of York, exploring the visual and material culture of whaling working specifically with the Hull Maritime Museum Collections. Hear about her current research findings and discover more about the fascinating whaling objects and paintings from the Hull Maritime Museum.   BSL interpreted talk   Free, …

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Professor Martin Millett: Romans on the Wolds – excavations and fieldwork at Thwing - Hull

Martin John Millett is Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Cambridge and a Professorial Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. His recent survey and excavations at Thwing in East Yorkshire, have explored parts of a Roman farming settlement. This work provides interesting new insights into the history of the Wolds and how they were exploited in the Roman period.   BSL interpreted talk   Free, Ticketed Event   Book tickets    

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Heather Lane – The Story of Sedna: sea mammals in Inuit art and legend - Hull

Heather Lane is an independent curator and cultural heritage consultant. She developed an interest in Inuit art during ten years working as Librarian and Keeper of Collections at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. She has travelled extensively in the Arctic and has curated several exhibitions in the UK, bringing the work of contemporary Inuit artists to public attention. This fascinating talk will cover the importance of the whale in Inuit culture and the interpretation of the natural …

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Dave Evans: The nature of Romano-British settlement & activity in East Yorkshire - Hull

In this fascinating talk Dave Evans former City Archaeologist for Hull, will explore some of the discoveries from the last 20 years along with the results of recent archaeological investigations of the Romano-British period from Hull and the surrounding area of East Riding.   BSL interpreted   Free, Ticketed Event   Book tickets

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Whale tales - Hull

Let us take you on a storytelling journey to discover the many tales of the whale.   Suitable for children aged 3-7 and their adults.   Free, Ticketed Event   Book Tickets

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Whale Tales - Hull

Let us take you on a storytelling journey to discover the many tales of the whale.   Suitable for children aged 3-7 and their adults.   Free, Ticketed Event   Book Tickets

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Under the Sea – Sensory Play and Songs for Babies - Hull

Join us for songs from the sea in a sensory maritime environment.   Suitable for 0-13 months and their grown-ups.   Free, Ticketed Event   Book Tickets

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Under the Sea – Sensory Play and Songs for Babies - Hull

Join us for songs from the sea in a sensory maritime environment.   Suitable for 0-13 months and their grown-ups.   Free, Ticketed Event   Book Tickets

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The Big Draw: Living Lines - East Riding

On Saturday 14th October, the Treasure House is celebrating this year’s Big Draw ‘Living Lines’ by inviting visitors to get creative in a variety of ways while exploring the Treasure House exhibitions. There are free drop-in activities for visitors of all ages from adults to children, including under 5s, as well as a book-in children’s workshop. Artists Daphne Hicks and Esther Cawley will be helping you to draw and be inspired by the art on display. This free event runs …

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Maritime Museum goes to the Movies: Local History Night - Hull

Tuesday night is local history night at the Maritime Museum with special screenings of archive film relating to Hull’s maritime past including ‘The Port of Hull’ (1963) from the British Film Institute and, as part of the Yorkshire Film Archive’s ‘Hull on Film’ project, an opportunity to see the recently digitised Yorkshire Television programme, ‘To Hull and Back’, presented by naturalist and broadcaster Michael Clegg.   Free, ticketed event.   Book Free Tickets  

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Turner and the Whale - Hull

An exhibition that unites Hull’s own whaling collections with works from JMW Turner, Turner & The Whale offers unique insight into Hull’s finest artists and the artistic mind of one of the art world’s most revered landscape painters.   On loan from the Tate’s national collection, Turner’s three rare whaling scenes and one maritime scene date from the period when Hull held the title of the UK’s largest whaling port, bringing context to our own nationally recognised pieces and providing the perfect complement …

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Dom Heffer: Doodles & Drawing Workshop - Hull

Join artist Dom Heffer to explore experimental approaches to drawing. No still life here, just lots of ideas, imagination and freedom.   Open your mind and create!   Free, Ticketed event, advanced booking essential BOOK TICKETS

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Time Troopers – In the Frame - Hull

Time Troopers is a free, family friendly event that takes place across our museums on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Using our collections as inspiration we create fun craft activities for the whole family to enjoy.   Join us at the Ferens Art Gallery to make a cool magnetic   Free, drop in.

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History Makers – Doodles and Drawings - Hull

Be inspired by archives to doodle or draw a masterpiece! Then turn your doodle into a Lego work of art.   Free, Drop In

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Finds ID Day – in partnership with the Portable Antiquities Scheme - Hull

Have you found a fossil or an old coin and want to know more about it? Bring your archaeological finds along to our finds day event to discover more about them and have them identified.   Organised in partnership with the Portable Antiquities Scheme   Free, Drop in

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Community Cafe – Christmas - Hull

Meet new friends, have a natter and a cuppa at our Community Café. Enjoy an afternoon of fun activities aimed at older people. This month’s Community Café has a Christmas theme with carol singing, festive music and craft activities!

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Community Cafe – Older People’s Activity - Hull

Meet new friends, have a natter and a cuppa at our Community Café.   Enjoy an afternoon of fun activities aimed at older people.   Free, Drop in

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The Art Club – Every Monday - Hull

Join Artist Bill Brown for this weekly informal art workshop in the beautiful setting of Wilberforce House Museum. Participants will have the opportunity to learn new tricks and tips whilst working on their own project each week.   £4 per person, payable on the day – (participants must provide their own materials)

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Time Troopers – Cat in the Hat - Hull

Time Troopers is a free, family friendly event that takes place across our museums on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Using our collections as inspiration we create fun craft activities for the whole family to enjoy.   Drop in at the Hull & East Riding Museum to make a cat in a hat ready for Halloween!   Free, drop in

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Marbling on Paper - Hull

Learn the craft of letterpress printing with artist David Armes. In this short session you will set metal type by hand, impose a forme and print a small card in two colours using a tabletop Adana press. Please bring two short lines from a favourite poem or song.   Free, advanced booking essential.   To book your place please call 01482 317 500

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Marbling on paper - Hull

Learn the craft of letterpress printing with artist David Armes. In this short session you will set metal type by hand, impose a forme and print a small card in two colours using a tabletop Adana press. Please bring two short lines from a favourite poem or song.   Free, advanced booking essential.   To book your place call 01482 317 500

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Letter Press Printing - Hull

Learn the craft of letterpress printing with artist David Armes. In this short session you will set metal type by hand, impose a forme and print a small card in two colours using a tabletop Adana press. Please bring two short lines from a favourite poem or song.   Free, advanced booking essential.   To book your place call 01482 317 500

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Letter Press Printing - Hull

Learn the craft of letterpress printing with artist David Armes. In this short session you will set metal type by hand, impose a forme and print a small card in two colours using a tabletop Adana press. Please bring two short lines from a favourite poem or song.   Free, advanced booking essential.   To book your place call 01482 317 500

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Letter Press Printing - Hull

Learn the craft of letterpress printing with artist David Armes. In this short session you will set metal type by hand, impose a forme and print a small card in two colours using a tabletop Adana press. Please bring two short lines from a favourite poem or song.   Free, advanced booking essential.   To book your place call 01482 317 500

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Letter press Printing - Hull

Learn the craft of letterpress printing with artist David Armes. In this short session you will set metal type by hand, impose a forme and print a small card in two colours using a tabletop Adana press. Please bring two short lines from a favourite poem or song.   Free, advanced booking essential   To book your place call 01482 317 500

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Making a Single-Section Sewn Notebook - Hull

Suitable for beginners, this workshop will show participants how to make a simple hardback notebook. This will include folding and piercing the pages, sewing the book, creating a case binding using decorative papers and attaching the case to the book.   Free, advanced booking essential.   To book your place call 01482 317 500    

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Making a Single-Section Sewn Notebook - Hull

Suitable for beginners, this workshop will show participants how to make a simple hardback notebook. This will include folding and piercing the pages, sewing the book, creating a case binding using decorative papers and attaching the case to the book.   Free, advance booking essential.   To book your place call 01482 317 500

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Making a Single-Section Sewn Notebook - Hull

Suitable for beginners, this workshop will show participants how to make a simple hardback notebook. This will include folding and piercing the pages, sewing the book, creating a case binding using decorative papers and attaching the case to the book.   free. Advance booking essential To book your place call 01482 317 500

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Making a Single-Section Sewn Notebook - Hull

Suitable for beginners, this workshop will show participants how to make a simple hardback notebook. This will include folding and piercing the pages, sewing the book, creating a case binding using decorative papers and attaching the case to the book.   Free. Advance booking essential.   To book your place call 01482 317 500

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Curating Turner & The Whale: An Exhibition Tour - Hull

Gain an in-depth understanding of the current The Turner & Whale exhibition, with a tour by one of its co-curators Martha Cattell.   BSL interpreted.   Free, Drop In

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Please Touch: Victorian Archaeologists - Hull

If you’re visiting The Magic of Christmas, why not pop into Hull and East Riding Museum to meet our very own Victorian archaeologists? Learn about museums and archaeology 100 years ago, and handle some of our Prehistoric objects.   The object handling session will takeplace 11am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm   Free, Drop In    

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Maritime Museum goes to the Movies: March of the Penguins - Hull

Every year, thousands of emperor penguins make an astonishing journey to breed their young. They walk – marching day and night in single file 70 miles into the darkest, driest and coldest continent on earth. Morgan Freeman narrates this amazing, true-life tale touched with humour and alive with thrills. Breathtaking photography captures the transcendent beauty and staggering drama of devoted parent penguins who, in the fierce polar winter, take turns guarding their egg and trekking to the ocean in search …

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Maritime Museum goes to the Movies: Finding Nemo - Hull

Finding Nemo has rapidly become a firm family favourite and fully deserves its description as a ‘timeless classic’. Join us in Hull Maritime Museum’s beautiful Court Room to relive the adventures of Nemo and his friends as they brave the dangers of the ocean.   We’ve got two screenings of the film, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1pm-3pm.   The 10.30am showing will be a special ‘relaxed’ screening to provide a supportive, friendly and relaxed atmosphere for all the family.   The screening …

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Maritime Museum goes to the Movies: In the Heart of the Sea - Hull

In 1820, crewmen (Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy) aboard the New England vessel Essex face a harrowing battle for survival when a whale of mammoth size and strength attacks with force, crippling their ship and leaving them adrift in the ocean. Pushed to their limits and facing storms, starvation, panic and despair, the survivors must resort to the unthinkable to stay alive. Their incredible tale ultimately inspired author Herman Melville to write “Moby-Dick.”   Ticketed event, advanced booking essential. …

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Maritime Museum goes to the Movies: Leviathan - Hull

From the directors of Sweetgrass and Foreign Parts, Leviathan is a thrilling, immersive documentary that takes you deep inside the dangerous world of commercial fishing. Set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast-the very waters that once inspired Moby Dick- the film captures the harsh, unforgiving world of the fishermen in starkly haunting, yet beautiful detail. Employing an arsenal of cameras that pass freely from film crew to ship crew, and …

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Maritime Museum goes to the Movies: The Little Mermaid - Hull

In Disney’s beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel (Jodi Benson) is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll) to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate …

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Dom Heffer: Doodles & Drawing Talk - Hull

Join artist Dom Heffer for an insight into how drawing informs his practice. Dom’s work has been described as “combining a feeling of urgency with a sense of great deliberation”. Dom will speak about his use of doodling and more freeform drawing, as well as considered and deliberate drawing before inviting questions and open discussion.   Free, Drop In

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Gallery Talk: Roman Mosaics - Hull

Join our curator to explore the fascinating Roman mosaics in Hull and East Riding Museum. Discover more about where they come from, how they were made, and what stories they tell.   BSL interpreted.   Free, Drop In

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‘Big Draw’ does Turner & the Whale - Hull

Take inspiration from the work of one the world’s most revered landscape painters, JMW Turner, as you begin an amazing journey into the world of drawing! Explore Hull Maritime Museum’s whaling, scrimshaw and art collections before creating your own Turner & The Whale inspired drawings.   Free, Drop In

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Please Touch: Romans - Hull

Come and join our curators in the Roman Gallery, where we’ll be talking about Roman culture and giving you the opportunity to handle some of our objects. Explore our collections and ask us the questions you’ve always wondered about!   Free, Drop In

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Hull History Centre’s Big Doodle - Hull

Join us for a day of doodles. Taking inspiration from our Doodles and Drawings exhibition, go crazy with the crayons, freak out with felt tips or get precise with a pencil to create doodles big and small.   Free, Drop In

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Maritime Museum goes to the Movies: Jaws - Hull

A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. It is a classic!   Ticketed event, advanced booking essential   Please note this film is rated 12A by the BBFC   Adults £2 Under 16s £1   BOOK TICKETS    

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Spare Hands: Hull Maritime Folk Concert - Hull

Join Spare Hands, Hull’s foremost maritime folk group, and friends as they perform songs and shanties from their new album, ‘A Dead Bod’ within the atmospheric surroundings of the Hull Maritime Museum.   Free, Drop in

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Surroundings ‘We Are What We Eat’ - Hull

Join artists Laura Wilson, Gayle Kwan Chong, Ahilapalapa Rands and writer Dave Windass for Free performances and film, making, creating and participation.   Laura Wilson ‘Milling About’ – a new film. ‘Milling About’ explores the region’s history of growing grain and producing flour for baking bread.   Laura Wilson ‘Rolling’ – a live performance ‘Rolling’ explores dough as a live material, continually changing and growing   Gayle Chong Kwan – ‘Microclimate Sensory Banquet’ Sensory experiences, food tastings and creative activities for all ages …

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FREEDOM TO EXPLORE – Engaging Under 5’s in Museums and Heritage Spaces - East Riding

This free conference, produced by the Humber Museums Partnership and supported by Arts Council England, will explore how Under 5s and families engage with cultural environments and what the sector can do to develop and improve its offer. Aimed at all those working with Under 5s either within museums, galleries and other cultural and heritage organisations or early years settings, this diverse and inspiring programme will feature key-note speakers, research presentation, panel discussions, case studies from Under 5s specialists and …

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Relaxed Opening at Hull Maritime Museum - Hull

Join us for a relaxed opening at the Hull Maritime Museum, where a welcoming member of staff will be there to help you to make the most out of your visit. Areas of the museum will be signposted to let you know what you can see and expect around the sites.

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Relaxed Opening at Ferens Art Gallery - Hull

Join us for a relaxed opening at the Ferens Art Gallery, where a welcoming member of staff will be there to help you to make the most out of your visit. Areas of the gallery will be signposted to let you know what you can see and expect around the sites.

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Dr Rosemary Wall: Eighteenth-Century Medicine in Hull - Hull

Being ill during the eighteenth century was fraught with danger as the medicine given could be as dangerous as the illness it was treating. Explore the medical options available to Wilberforce in this fascinating lecture with Dr Rosmary Wall, Senior Lecturer in Global History, School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, University of Hull.   In partnership with the Wilberforce Institute.   Free, Drop In   This event will take place at the Wilberforce Institute located next to Wilberforce House Museum

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Interrogating Identity with Hack and Host - Hull

Join Hack and Host, Hull based art collective, for an interactive discussion on the role of identity in visual art. You will take part in a series of activities which investigate identity, artists, and audiences. How do artists explore identity? Be inspired by previous Turner Prize nominees such as Gillian Wearing and Mark Wallinger, and explore the idea of the self through the Ferens’ collection.   £15 Ticketed Event (£10 Friends of Ferens, £10 Students), Advance Booking Essential.   All …

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John Conolly: Trawlertown - Hull

Join folk singer and poet John Conolly of Fiddler’s Green fame for an afternoon of songs, readings and poems. John will be performing pieces from ‘Trawlertown’, his album released in 2000, which tells the tales of deep sea fishing communities, looking at the stories of those living and working alongside the North Sea.   Free, drop in.

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Wilberforce House Speaks: Campaign & Resistance - Hull

Wilberforce and his achievements are brought to life through a series of re-enactments throughout the house, allowing you to gain a true insight into the slave-trade abolishonist and his unwavering commitment to his mission.   Free, drop in.

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The Trip: Going to Sea - Hull

Traditions and superstitions surrounding ‘The Trip’ – going to and returning from sea – are explored during this family oriented day that will include voices from fishermen themselves, crafts, live music and story-telling.   This event is aimed at children aged 8-12 years old.   Free, drop in.

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Dr Douglas Hamilton: Britain and its Empire in the Age of Wilberforce - Hull

Join us for an interesting talk on the British Empire in the age of Hull’s most famous son, William Wilberforce, with Dr Douglas Hamilton. Dr Hamilton specialises in the history of the 18th-century British Atlantic World, with a particular focus on the Caribbean. Join us for what promises to be a fantastic insight into the world in which Wilberforce campaigned and lived.   Free, Drop In   Please note this event will take place at the Wilberforce Institute located next …

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Time Troopers – Rock to the Beat - Hull

Time Troopers is a free, family friendly event that takes place across our museums on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Using our collections as inspiration we create fun craft activities for the whole family to enjoy.   Make your own funky guitar at the Ferens Art Gallery

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Big Bus Day - Hull

This family fun day has become one of the most popular dates in our museum calendar, and for good reason!   The day includes a chance to go on board a wide selection of modern and heritage buses, free open top bus tours, face painting, children’s activities, the EYMS brass band and much more.   In partnership with East Yorkshire Motor Services

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Meet William Constable the Curious Collector! - Hull

Drop in to Bill Bailey’s Cabinet of Curiosities to meet William Constable, our 18th century collector. Find out about his travels and quests to find curious artefacts and specimens to help him understand the world. Handle real artefacts and ask William questions about the weird and wonderful things he has collected.   This event is aimed at children aged 8-12 years old.   Free, Drop in

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Please Touch: The History of Archaeology - Hull

Join us in the Prehistory Gallery for an object handling session with a focus on J R Mortimer and the origins of archaeology.   Free, drop in.

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The Sea: A family Activity - Hull

Find out more about life at home and sea through a range of engaging family activity, including story-telling, craft activities and live sea shanties.   This event is aimed at children aged 8-12 years old.   Free, drop in.

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Dinosaur Junk Modelling - Hull

Raaarh! Create junk-model scales and fins to wear and become dinosaurs.   Suitable for children aged 5 and under   Free, drop in

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Curious Creations - Hull

Join our artist and create a range of drawings inspired by some of the more weird and wonderful objects in our collections. Make sketches directly from museum displays and translate these into large scale artworks or make smaller more detailed drawings from the specimens and objects you can examine up close in our studio area.   Suitable for children aged 5-10 years old.   Free, drop in.

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Mini Masterpieces: Painting with Natural Materials - Hull

Join us to create your own unique artworks to take home and help is create some larger pieces together.   Suitable for children aged 5 and under.   £1.50 per child, payable on the day.

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The Iron Age Wolds – Gallery Talk - Hull

Based in the Celtic World Gallery, join our curators as we explore the Iron Age collections. Get an insight into Prehistoric life through the exciting objects on display.   Free, drop in.

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The Iron Age Wolds – Gallery Talk - Hull

Based in the Celtic World Gallery, join our curators as we explore the Iron Age collections. Get an insight into Prehistoric life through the exciting objects on display.   Free, drop in.

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Meet William Constable the Curious Collector! - Hull

Drop in to Bill Bailey’s Cabinet of Curiosities to meet William Constable, our 18th century collector. Find out about his travels and quests to find curious artefacts and specimens to help him understand the world. Handle real artefacts and ask William questions about the weird and wonderful things he has collected.   This event is aimed at children aged 8-12 years old.   Free, Drop in

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Meet William Constable the Curious Collector! - Hull

Drop in to Bill Bailey’s Cabinet of Curiosities to meet William Constable, our 18th century collector. Find out about his travels and quests to find curious artefacts and specimens to help him understand the world. Handle real artefacts and ask William questions about the weird and wonderful things he has collected.   This event is aimed at children aged 8-12 years old.   Free, Drop in

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Wilberforce – Who was the man behind the Campaign? - Hull

This short tour focuses exclusively on William Wilberforce himself exploring less well-known details about his life, family, other interests and his passion for animal welfare.   Come along and meet the man himself!   Free, Drop In

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Wilberforce – Who was the man behind the Campaign? - Hull

This short tour focuses exclusively on William Wilberforce himself exploring less well-known details about his life, family, other interests and his passion for animal welfare.   Come along and meet the man himself!   Free, Drop In

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Wilberforce – Who was the man behind the Campaign? - Hull

This short tour focuses exclusively on William Wilberforce himself exploring less well-known details about his life, family, other interests and his passion for animal welfare.   Come along and meet the man himself!   This tour will feature British Sign Language interpretation.   Free, Drop In

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Wilberforce – Who was the man behind the Campaign? - Hull

This short tour focuses exclusively on William Wilberforce himself exploring less well-known details about his life, family, other interests and his passion for animal welfare.   Come along and meet the man himself!   Free, Drop In

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Walking in Wilberforce’s Footsteps – Wilberforce House Tour - Hull

Join us on this short tour of Wilberforce House Museum and learn about the history of this fascinating building. With a history spanning over four hundred years, learn about some of the house’s residents and their stories, as well as its more recent history as one of the world’s leading slavery museums.   Free, Drop In

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Walking in Wilberforce’s Footsteps – Wilberforce House Tour - Hull

Join us on this short tour of Wilberforce House Museum and learn about the history of this fascinating building. With a history spanning over four hundred years, learn about some of the house’s residents and their stories, as well as its more recent history as one of the world’s leading slavery museums.   Free, Drop In

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Tales of the Sea - Hull

Highlighting Simon Sharp’s work in the Common Foe exhibition, celebrated local authors Brian Lavery and Jes Parkin present an even exploring Hull’s fishing heritage and what it means to the city, through a series of readings complemented by live music. Free, Ticketed Event Book Tickets 

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Queer Art History: LGBTQ Artists at the Ferens - Hull

Did you know that some of the artists in our collection identify as LGBTQ?   Join our curatorial team on a tour that explores how sexuality and gender identity influence the making of art.   This talk will be British Sign Language interpreted.   Talks will take place at 1pm and 6pm.   Free, Drop In

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Walk the Sea of Hull - Hull

Are you curious as to which route the Sea of Hull participants took through the city on that eventful morning? Or maybe you participated yourself and would like to relive the event?   Join us for a walking tour of the sites that Spencer Tunick chose for his installation here in Hull. Tour guide Paul Schofield will explore the historical significance of these locations, revealing why these spaces may have inspired the international artist.   Meet Paul at the fountains …

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Walk the Sea of Hull - Hull

Are you curious as to which route the Sea of Hull participants took through the city on that eventful morning? Or maybe you participated yourself and would like to relive the event?   Join us for a walking tour of the sites that Spencer Tunick chose for his installation here in Hull. Tour guide Paul Schofield will explore the historical significance of these locations, revealing why these spaces may have inspired the international artist.   Meet Paul at the fountains …

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Walk the Sea of Hull - Hull

Are you curious as to which route the Sea of Hull participants took through the city on that eventful morning? Or maybe you participated yourself and would like to relive the event?   Join us for a walking tour of the sites that Spencer Tunick chose for his installation here in Hull. Tour guide Paul Schofield will explore the historical significance of these locations, revealing why these spaces may have inspired the international artist.   Meet Paul at the fountains …

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Walk the Sea of Hull - Hull

Are you curious as to which route the Sea of Hull participants took through the city on that eventful morning? Or maybe you participated yourself and would like to relive the event?   Join us for a walking tour of the sites that Spencer Tunick chose for his installation here in Hull. Tour guide Paul Schofield will explore the historical significance of these locations, revealing why these spaces may have inspired the international artist.   Meet Paul at the fountains …

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Walk the Sea of Hull - Hull

Are you curious as to which route the Sea of Hull participants took through the city on that eventful morning? Or maybe you participated yourself and would like to relive the event?   Join us for a walking tour of the sites that Spencer Tunick chose for his installation here in Hull. Tour guide Paul Schofield will explore the historical significance of these locations, revealing why these spaces may have inspired the international artist. Meet Paul at the fountains in …

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Glimpses of History from Above - East Riding

Have you ever wondered “what’s behind that wall?” or “where did the Walker Beck run?” Well now is your chance to find out in a new exhibition at the Beverley Guildhall, “Glimpses of History from Above”. This exhibition of aerial photographs of Beverley takes a different perspective and explores the historical features of the town that can be seen from the air. The Guildhall is open every Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 4pm and the exhibition runs until November …

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Boomalay Sea Shanty Choir Presents: Sea Shanties and Abolition Songs - Hull

William Wilberforce was known as the ‘Nightingale of the House of Commons’- famous for skillfully singing abolitionist songs at dinner parties and meetings. The Boomalay Sea Shanty choir will once again fill the Wilberforce House gardens with song on July 23rd with a performance of sea shanties, abolition songs and poetry about Hull’s maritime history. The Boomalay Sea Shanty Choir is a London based community choir who were formed out of the Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir. Their members are …

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Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City - Hull

Hull City Council has today revealed the vision and ambition behind a £27.5m plan to celebrate the city’s maritime heritage and re-connect the city to its historic River Hull waterfront. Welcoming the announcement of a £15m Heritage Lottery Fund award Councillor Stephen Brady, Leader of the Council, committed a further £12.5m in capital funding for the project, which he hailed as the next major step towards Hull achieving its City Plan ambition to become a world-class visitor destination and a …

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Mini Masterpieces: My First Self-Portrait - Hull

Join us to create your own unique artworks to take home and help is create some larger pieces together.   Suitable for children aged 5 and under.   £1.50 per child, payable on the day.

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Meet William Constable the Curious Collector! - Hull

Drop in to Bill Bailey’s Cabinet of Curiosities to meet William Constable, our 18th century collector. Find out about his travels and quests to find curious artefacts and specimens to help him understand the world. Handle real artefacts and ask William questions about the weird and wonderful things he has collected.   Free, drop in.

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Mini Masterpieces: Natural Sculptures - Hull

Join us to create your own unique artworks to take home and help is create some larger pieces together.   Suitable for children age 5 and under.   £1.50 per child, payable on the day.

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Mortimer 100 Objects in Focus – Gallery Talk - Hull

Come and join us in the Prehistory Galleries for a talk that will explore the fascinating Mortimer Collection. It will focus on objects from J R Mortimer’s collection of Prehistoric objects, highlighting his ongoing legacy.   Free, drop in.

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Wheel Printing - Hull

Create painted prints from tyres, wheels and cogs.   Suitable for children aged 5 and under.   Free, drop in.

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Please Touch: Bone and Antler - Hull

Join the archaeology curators for a unique opportunity to handle objects in the Prehistory Gallery, focusing on how bone and antler have been worked through the ages.   Free, drop in.

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Meet William Constable the Curious Collector! - Hull

Drop in to Bill Bailey’s Cabinet of Curiosities to meet William Constable, our 18th century collector. Find out about his travels and quests to find curious artefacts and specimens to help him understand the world. Handle real artefacts and ask William questions about the weird and wonderful things he has collected. Free, Drop in

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Mini Masterpieces: Printing with Everyday Objects - Hull

Join us to create your own unique artworks to take home and help us create some larger pieces together.   Suitable for children aged 5 and under.   £1.50 per child, payable on the day.

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Queer Art History: LGBTQ Artists at the Ferens - Hull

Did you know that some of the artists in our collection identify as LGBTQ?   Join our curatorial team on a tour that explores how sexuality and gender identity influence the making of art.   This talk will be British Sign Language interpreted.   Free, Drop In The talk will take place at 1pm and 6pm.

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Festival of Archaeology - Hull

Visit the Hull and East Riding Museum to discover the exciting world of Prehistoric Yorkshire.   Meet Prehistoric re-enactors in our gardens and learn about life before the Roman invasion, from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. See a metal-worker in action and find out how bronze tools were made, have a go at making your own pots with an expert potter, or get your face painted like an Iron Age warrior!   In the museum, explore our fascinating …

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Dr Julie Gammon: “Wicked and ingovernable”: Crime and Criminals in Eighteenth-Century Yorkshire - Hull

Dr Julie Gammon details the criminal underworld and crimes committed in eighteenth century Yorkshire. Commit crime at your peril! Dr Julie Gammon is Director of Programmes and Associate Professor of History, Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton.   In partnership with the Wilberforce Institute.   Free, Drop In   ***Please note this talk will take place at the Wilberforce Institute, next door to Wilberforce House Museum***

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Prehistoric Family Day - Hull

Visit the Hull and East Riding Museum to discover the exciting world of Prehistoric Yorkshire.   Meet Prehistoric re-enactors in our gardens and learn about life before the Roman invasion, from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. See a metal-worker in action and find out how bronze tools were made, have a go at making your own pots with an expert potter, or get your face painted like an Iron Age warrior!   In the museum, explore our fascinating …

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Have a Field Day - East Riding

‘Have a Field Day’ on Monday 21st August, 11am – 2pm, in Goole’s West Park. Come and do your dirty laundry in public with Goole Museum and have a go at washing the old fashioned way! This is a free event for children and families in our local area.

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Art Academy: Artist Led Workshop - Hull

Working with our resident artist, children will explore a range of materials, have the opportunity to explore process and work on different scales.   £5 Per Child, Advanced Booking Essential   This event is aimed at children aged 8-12 years old.   To book your place, please click here    

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Behind the Mask - Hull

Discover the symbolism and spirituality of West African masks. Handle and draw real artefacts before creating your own stunning mask.   This event is aimed at children aged 8-12 years old.   £5,Ticketed Event, Advanced Booking Essential   To book your place please click here  

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Metamorphosis with Bluebeany - Hull

Anna Bean’s work recalls a long tradition of staged narratives and theatrical role-playing in art.   Utilising the camera and various tools of the cinema and theatre, such as makeup, costumes, props, and scenery, to create dreamworlds filled with gothic horror and surreal humour. Bean’s work is inspired by cinema, theatre, television programmes and old masters. In creating these tableaux she explores the possibilities of the transformation of the everyday. Rooted in the themes of identity this one off workshop …

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Dr David Neave: Wilberforce’s Hull – Place, People and Buildings - Hull

Historian Dr David Neave explores the world of Wilberforce through the Hull Landscape of buildings and people. Experience Hull through eighteenth century eyes!   In partnership with the Wilberforce Institute.   Free, Drop In   ***Please note this event will take place at the Wilberforce Institute, which is located next to Wilberforce House Museum***

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Francis Bacon: An Intimate Portrait - Hull

We are pleased to welcome Michael Peppiatt, a close friend and confidant of Francis Bacon, to the Ferens Art Gallery this season. At the age of 21, Peppiatt was introduced to Francis Bacon, where he maintained a relationship with him for 30 years. During this time, he gained insight into the life and mind of this great artist and his art.   Michael is a prolific writer, art historian and curator and published ‘Francis Bacon in Your Blood: A Memoir’ which …

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Turner Prize Nominees and Winners at the Ferens - Hull

Later in the year the Ferens will host the prestigious Turner Prize.   Get ready with this fascinating talk exploring the previous Turner Prize nominees and winners already represented in the gallery’s permanent collections.   This event will feature British Sign Language interpretation.   Free Ticketed Event, Advance Booking Essential   To book your free ticket please click here

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Voices from the Sea - Hull

Documentary film-maker Simon Sharp’s work in the Common Foe exhibition, forms the back-drop to an evening exploring the challenges faced by fishermen during the Cod Wars. Members of Hull’s Hillbilly Troupe and Spare Hands perform a range of maritime music, including shanties and songs inspired by the Hessle Road fishing community.   Free, Ticketed Event. Advanced Booking Essential   To book your free ticket please click

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Julian Richards: A Life in Ruins - Hull

Julian Richards will explore his long and varied career in archaeology, from his first shovelling lessons to exploring Stonehenge via a spell at the BBC and the joys of chemical toilets.   Julian Richards is an archaeologist, writer and broadcaster, perhaps best known for his BBC series ‘Meet the Ancestors’. Passionate about education and bringing the past to life Julian is a renounced expert on Stonehenge and the author of a range of books on this subject.   £10 Ticketed …

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Dr James Walvin: Why was slavery ended? Wilberforce and the End of the Slave System - Hull

For more than two centuries, African slaves were thought essential to the prosperity of colonial America. Yet, within the space of fifty years, the British turned against the Atlantic slave trade and slavery itself. Today, Wilberforce is widely regarded as the driving force behind these upheavals But was he? Are there other ways of explaining this astonishing change in British attitudes?   Dr Walvin is a reader at the University of York and a prolific writer. He won the Martin …

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Dutch Art in the Royal Collection - Hull

In this one-off lunchtime lecture, Lucy Peter, Assistant Curator of Paintings at Royal Collection Trust, will examine the historic links between the British and Dutch royal families and consider how such a superlative group of seventeenth century Dutch paintings came to be part of the Royal Collection. The lecture will feature British Sign Language interpretation. £5 Ticketed Event (Free for Friends of Ferens), Advanced Booking Essential. To book your ticket please click 

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Dr Melanie Giles: The Chariot, the Sword and the Mirror - Hull

Dr Melanie Giles joins us at Hull Museums to give a lecture on the Iron Age burials of the Yorkshire Wolds.   East Yorkshire is famous for its spectacular Iron Age burial rites, and the rich range of grave goods which these communities interred with their dead. During her talk, ‘The Chariot, the Sword and the Mirror’, Dr Giles will explore some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring finds from 200 years of discovery, and examine the fascinating stories of …

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Object Handling: Remembering William Wilberforce - Hull

Join us for a unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum collections and enjoy the chance to look at our objects up close. Ask us the questions you’ve never had chance to ask us before.   Free ticketed event, advance booking essential.   To book your free place, please click https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/object-handling-remembering-william-wilberforce-tickets-35628531898

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Curious Tales – Stories from the Sea - Hull

Join us on a curious adventure to explore the sea through stories, songs and our fabulous maritime objects. Suitable for children aged 5 and under. Free ticketed event, advance booking essential. To book your free place, please click https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/curious-tales-stories-from-the-sea-tickets-35628460685

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Curious Tales – Stories from the Sea - Hull

Join us on a curious adventure to explore the sea through stories, songs and our fabulous maritime objects. Suitable for children aged 5 and under. Free ticketed event, advance booking essential. To book your free place, please click https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/curious-tales-stories-from-the-sea-tickets-35628455670

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Life of an Artist – Interactive Talk - Hull

What do artists do all day? How do you become an artist? What is the difference between conceptual, abstract and representational art? This entertaining, engaging and interactive talk provides young people and families with insight into being an artist. A great introduction to the possibilities for any budding artist! This event is aimed at children aged 8-12 years old. Free ticketed event, advance booking essential. To book your free ticket, please click https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/life-of-an-artist-interactive-talk-tickets-35628446643

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Object Handling: The Slave Trade - Hull

Join us for a unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum collections and enjoy the chance to look at our objects up close. Ask us the questions you’ve never had chance to ask us before. N.B This session is aimed at older children and adults, aged 10 and upwards, due to the sensitive nature of the objects involved. Free ticketed event, advance booking essential. To book your free ticket, please click https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/object-handling-the-slave-trade-tickets-35628347346

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Curious Tales – Stories from the Sea - Hull

Join us on a curious adventure to explore the sea through stories, songs and our fabulous maritime objects. Suitable for children aged 5 and under. Free ticketed event, advance booking essential. To book your free place, please click https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/curious-tales-stories-from-the-sea-tickets-35628265100

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Curious Tales – Stories from the Sea - Hull

Join us on a curious adventure to explore the sea through stories, songs and our fabulous maritime objects. Suitable for children aged 5 and under. Free ticketed event, advance booking essential. To book your free place, please click https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/curious-tales-stories-from-the-sea-tickets-35628237016?aff=eac2

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Object Handling: Who was William Wilberforce? - Hull

Join us for a unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum collections and enjoy the chance to look at our objects up close. Ask us the questions you’ve never had chance to ask us before. Free ticketed event, advance booking essential. To book your free ticket, please click https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/object-handling-who-was-william-wilberforce-tickets-35628041431?aff=erelpanelorg

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The Cabinet of Curious Poems - Hull

Join performance poet Mark Grist for a sideways look at some of the stranger things in Hull Maritime Museum before penning your own poems inspired by the oddities on display.   Mark is a performance poet who has written and performed live shows around the world. He has recently worked on commissions for the Royal Institute, BBC Radio 1 and the National Maritime Museum.   If you’ve not seen him before we highly recommend it, check out his website here http://www.markgrist.com/ …

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‘Morning Campers!’ - East Riding

This nostalgic, touring exhibition explores the history of the British Holiday Camp. The first Holiday Camp appeared in 1894 on the Isle of Man; however, it was in the 1930s that Billy Butlin launched the concept of the holiday camp in a gigantic way. The concept grew rapidly after the Second World War and dominated the British holiday scene through the 1950s and 1960s. This exhibition celebrates this uniquely British institution. Admission to this exhibition is free. “Morning Campers!” is located …

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Red Earth and Blue Water: Studies of Indian Life by Susan Beaulah - East Riding

Susan Beaulah has been painting and exhibiting regularly since the 1980s in both watercolour and oil. Lately, her vibrant and colourful works have been produced mainly in India, from Rajasthan in the north to Kerala in the south. Free entry. This exhibition is located at the Beverley Art Gallery at the Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley.

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Humber Museums Partnership Secures Additional Funding - Humber

The Humber Museums Partnership, led by Hull Museums, with partners North Lincolnshire and the East Riding, is delighted to announce it will become an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and receive over £3.9m in funding. The partnership is currently one of only 21 Arts Council Major Partner Museums in England.   Arts Council England has this morning (Tuesday 27 June) announced the next wave of funding to support arts, culture and libraries sector across the country and has awarded the …

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Open Art 2017 - East Riding

Goole Museum’s Open Art exhibition is open to amateur or professional artists in Goole and surrounding areas. For any art lovers out there this is a must-see exhibition. Come along and be inspired or just enjoy the art. For some visitors, it will also be a fantastic opportunity to purchase an original piece of art for someone special, or you may want to treat yourself!

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‘Capturing Hessle Road: with Sarah Daniels’ - Hull

Photographer Sarah Daniels takes us on a trip to a bygone era then throws us into the juxtapose of modern day Hull in this interactive celebration of Alec Gill’s ‘The Hessle Roaders’ photography exhibition, in which he captured life on the road over a period of thirty years from 1971 to 2001.   The event, which starts with a discussion about Gill’s exhibition, will then see visitors escorted to Hessle road to capture photographs of the street inspired by the …

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‘Waldemar Januszczak: My Adopted Painting’ - Hull

Sunday Times art critic and BBC presenter Waldemar Januszczak is coming to Hull to host an event celebrating the work of William Dobson, whose work will return to the Ferens after restoration. Dobson is believed by most to be one of the country’s first notable painters, once dubbed “the most excellent painter that England has yet bred”. The event, named “Waldemar Januszczak: My Adopted Painting”, has been organised by Heritage Learning, a team of cultural and creative learning specialists based …

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Future Ferens Tour: Mueck in Focus - Hull

Join us on this tour to gain a fascinating insight into the stunningly lifelike sculptures of Ron Mueck. An exhibition drawn from the ARTIST ROOMS collection of modern and contemporary art. Devised and delivered by Future Ferens, a group of 18 – 25 year olds who work with the gallery to create fresh perspectives and build new audiences. Free – Drop-In Event

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In Focus: Dutch Collections – Tour - Hull

Gallery tour about Ferens’ Dutch collections led by Project Curator, Dr Rosy Gray. Free – Drop-In Event

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Time Troopers – Bring Me Sunshine - Hull

Time Troopers is a free, family friendly event that takes place across our museums on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Using our collections as inspiration we create fun craft activities for the whole family to enjoy. Drop in at the Streetlife Museum to make your own summer sunhine! Free, drop in

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Old Masters, New Displays: Religious Painting at the Ferens – Tour - Hull

From the birth of the early Italian Renaissance through to the drama of the Baroque period, Lucy West, will shed light on her ongoing research into religious Old Master painting at the Ferens. Free – Drop-In Event

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Community Cafe – Older Peoples’ Activity - Hull

Meet new friends, have a natter and a cuppa at our Community Café. Enjoy an afternoon of fun activities aimed at older people. Free, Drop in

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J.R. Mortimer and the History of Archaeology – Tour - Hull

This tour will introduce the pioneering Victorian archaeologist John Robert Mortimer and his collection which forms the core collection of the Hull and East Riding Museum. It will explore J.R. Mortimer’s role in the development of archaeology and how his collection came to Hull. Free, Drop in

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In Focus Offshore: Phil Coy and Magnus Johnson - Hull

Artist Phil Coy and Hull University Lecturer in Environmental Marine Biology Magnus Johnson discuss their recent work and the benefits and challenges to artists and scientists working collaboratively.   Free – Drop-In Event

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Waldemar Januszczak: My Adopted Painting - Hull

We are pleased to welcome The Sunday Times art critic and BBC presenter Waldemar Januszczak for a special event celebrating the work of William Dobson, one of the first notable English painters, whose work will return to the Ferens after restoration. This event will be accompanied by the music of William Lawes, who is believed to be the sitter in this portrait, performed by the Early Music Department at the University of Hull.   £12 Ticketed Event, Advance Booking Essential …

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Inspired by Freud: Artist Led Workshop for Adults with Jake Attree - Hull

In the words of the artist: ‘Lucian Freud, like Chaim Soutine, needed to have the subject before him before he could proceed, he said he felt “freer” with the model present. In this workshop I will show examples of my work, talk about my influences, paint a brief demonstration, and then cast you off in “that little boat called painting”, to quote David Bomberg, to let you make what you will of painting the subject chosen.’   £47, Ticketed Event …

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Please Touch: Economy - Hull

Join the archaeology curators for a unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum stores and enjoy the chance to examine our collections up close. Ask us the questions that you’ve never had the chance to ask before.   Free, Drop in

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Please Touch: Economy - Hull

Join the archaeology curators for a unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum stores and enjoy the chance to examine our collections up close. Ask us the questions that you’ve never had the chance to ask before.   Free, Drop in

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SKIN Deep: Young People’s Event - Hull

This early evening event responding to themes in the SKIN exhibition will have live music, talks, and live art plus a free drink of your choice. It’s been designed exclusively for young people, by young people (aged 18 – 25). This is a free ticketed event. Special guests to be announced, keep your eye on social media for more details.   Interested in joining the Future Ferens?   Get in touch – Future.Ferens@hcandl.co.uk   Free, Ticketed Event, Advance Booking Essential …

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Exploring 16th and 17th Century Dutch Art: Master Class with Philip Akkerman - Hull

In the words of the artist: ‘Struggling with paint, I discovered the secret of the Old Masters! It has got nothing to do with pigments or oils or varnishes, nor with the camera lucida obscura. The secret of the Old Masters is their very practical division of the work process in three different stages.   First they made a drawing, then a grisaille and on top of that some colour. We are going to do a painting during the workshop …

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Artist Talk: Philip Akkerman - Hull

In the words of the artist: ‘My talk will be about painting in Flanders and Holland in the 16th and 17th century. When I started to paint self portraits 35 years ago, my friends and teachers declared me crazy: Painting was dead! But how could painting be dead, if I wanted to paint so much? And I wanted to know everything about painting: what is it, where does it come from, when will it die? Looking at the history of …

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Medieval Hull Gallery Tour - Hull

Join the curators for a tour through the fascinating medieval galleries at the Hull and East Riding Museum. Focusing on key objects, this tour will bring to life the people of medieval Hull; who they were, how they lived, and what they believed.   Free, Drop in

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Future Ferens Tour: Mueck in Focus - Hull

Join us on this tour to gain a fascinating insight into Ron Mueck’s stunningly lifelike sculptures of the human form. An exhibition drawn from the ARTIST ROOMS collection of modern and contemporary art.   Devised and delivered by Future Ferens, a group of 18 – 25 year olds who work with the gallery to create fresh perspectives and build new audiences.   Free – Drop-In Event

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In Focus: Lucian Freud - Hull

Gallery tour about Lucian Freud led by Project Curator, Lara Goodband   Free – Drop-In Event

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Ferens Favourites: From Lions to Lorenzetti - Hull

From Lions to Lorenzetti, be inspired by artworks our gallery’s namesake has given us and create your own wonderful works of art.   Suitable for children aged 5-10 years   Free, Drop in

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Ferens Favourites: From Lions to Lorenzetti - Hull

From Lions to Lorenzetti, be inspired by artworks our gallery’s namesake has given us and create your own wonderful works of art.   Suitable for children aged 5-10 years   Free, Drop in

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Mini Masterpieces – Clay - Hull

Join us to create your own unique artworks to take home and help us create some larger pieces together.   Cost £1.50 Per Child, Pay on the Day

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Photographing Form MasterClass: Artist Led Workshop for Adults - Hull

In this workshop linked to the SKIN exhibition, participants will respond to the exhibition using photography. You will experiment with techniques like close up and Macro photography as well as using patterns and light with a projector. There will also be the chance to use these techniques on a life model.   £25, Ticketed Event (Friends of Ferens £15), Advance Booking Essential   To book your place call 01482 300 306 or click here

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Finds ID Day - Hull

Have you found a fossil or an old coin and want to know more about it? Bring your archaeological finds along to our finds day event to discover more about them and have them identified. Organised in partnership with the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Free, Drop in

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Community Café – Older People’s Activity - Hull

Meet new friends, have a natter and a cuppa at our Community Café. Enjoy an afternoon of fun activities aimed at older people. Free, Drop in

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In Focus: Dutch Collections - Hull

Gallery tour about Ferens’ Dutch collections led by Project Curator, Dr Rosy Gray. Free – Drop-In Event

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Night at the Museum: The Music of World War One - Hull

To commemorate the Centenary of the First World War, Hull Museums presents an evening of music inspired by the Great War. Within the atmospheric soundings of the Streelife Museum, this very special evening will include music from the Hillbilly Troupe, film and performances that bring personal and poignant reflections of the impact of this war on Hull and its people. The History Troupe and Hillbilly Troupe will be performing ‘Run for the Line’. This is the story of Jack Harrison …

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Medieval Hull Gallery Tour - Hull

Join the curators for a tour through the fascinating medieval galleries at the Hull and East Riding Museum. Focusing on key objects, this tour will bring to life the people of medieval Hull; who they were, how they lived, and what they believed. Free, Drop in

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Old Masters, New Displays - Hull

From the birth of the early Italian Renaissance through to the drama of the Baroque period, Lucy West will shed light on her ongoing research into religious Old Master painting at the Ferens. Free – Drop-In Event

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Sounds of the Ferens - Hull

Join students from the University of Hull and Hull College for an exploration of the Ferens collection through music and various sounds. Students have selected works from the collection to interpret through musical composition or abstract soundscapes. Performances will take place throughout the day and utilise the unique atmosphere of the gallery spaces. Free – Drop-In Event

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The McDowall collection of British Neo-Romantic Art - East Riding

This exhibition features over 50 works from the private McDowall collection, including engravings by William Blake and Samuel Palmer – the 19th century father figures of the neo-romantic movement – and feature works by leading 20th century artists including Michael Ayrton, Edward Bawden, John Piper and Graham Sutherland. A real treat for art lovers, this exhibition runs from Saturday 6th May – Saturday 24th June 2017. The exhibition is located on the first floor, Beverley Art Gallery, The Treasure House, Champney …

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Life Drawing Masterclass: Artist Led Workshop - Hull

Inspired by the SKIN exhibition, explore the human form through life drawing, and the ways in which it can be responded to through different mediums. In this 2-hour workshop, the participants will work directly from the life model with the support and guidance of artist Linda Ingham. There will be a single pose throughout the session where the model will be considered in relation to a prop and compositional aspects. The first half of the session will concentrate on drawing …

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‘The Children of the Poor’- The Drawings of Edith Farmiloe - East Riding

This is the first exhibition dedicated to the work of Edith Farmiloe. Between 1895 and 1909, this self-taught artist wrote about and illustrated the lives of children living in her husband’s parish in Soho, and later in South Hackney. Edith’s work demonstrates a natural affinity with children. She shared their joys and humours, jealousies and kindnesses and all the other quick emotions that make up the drama of childhood. This exhibition is located on the First Floor of the Treasure …

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Tiger Rags - Hull

Telling the story of Hull City’s integral place in Hull culture and its connection to black-and-amber, Les Motherby has curated Tiger Rags to display player-worn kits and memorabilia spanning the club’s 110 year history, celebrating football’s unique ability to bring together people from all backgrounds.   Former players will decribe what wearing club colours meant to them and workshops will be held for children to design new kits.

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A Common Foe - Hull

A Common Foe   For generations, fishing vessels from all over the world were free to exploit the rich waters around Iceland. In Hull, fortunes were made and a distinct way of life was created by the city’s fishing community, building a thriving community around Hessle Road.   But the freedom to make a living came at a cost for all relying on the resources of the North Atlantic Ocean.   As the decline of fish stocks led to conflict …

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Bill Bailey’s Cabinet of Curiosities - Hull

Have you ever visited a museum and wondered what the story is behind that unicorn horn, or this elephant’s foot?   Now is your chance to discover amazing untruths about the most wonderful and curious artefacts selected from across the whole Hull Museum service and Burton Constable Hall. Exploring a quirky cornucopia of stuff, this exhibition draws on the comedy-writing talents of Hull’s youngsters, joined by one of Britain’s best-loved comedians, Bill Bailey.   And we might reveal the equally …

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SKIN: Freud, Mueck and Tunick - Hull

Presenting the work of three internationally acclaimed artists, the exhibition explores the nude and, in particular, how the depiction of skin continues to fascinate modern day practitioners.   Spencer Tunick’s hugely anticipated photographs from the Ferens Art Gallery’s ‘Sea of Hull’ 2016 commission are revealed for the first time. Officially the largest nude installation in the UK, and under the artist’s direction, over 3,200 participants from across the world painted their skin with blue body paint. This dramatically transformed Hull’s urban landscape …

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Offshore: Artists Explore the Sea - Hull

Curated by Invisible Dust, Offshore: Artists Explore the Sea takes place at the Ferens Art Gallery and the Hull Maritime Museum, and opens on Saturday 1st April 2017. Artists John Akomfrah, Tacita Dean, China Mieville, Martin Parr and Marielle Neudecker feature in this major new exhibition of internationally renowned artists, writers, scientists and filmmakers.   Offshore: Artists Explore the Sea includes ambitious new art commissions that relate to the museums’ collections. New and existing work by internationally renowned artists will be shown …

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Masterpieces from the Royal Collection: Rembrandt - Hull

An established partnership with Royal Collection Trust has secured the loan of a magnificent standalone masterpiece by Rembrandt van Rijn, which is the first ever painting by the artist to visit the city.   ‘The Ship Builder and his Wife’, 1633, draws attention to Hull’s historic trading links and maritime history. It will be displayed alongside British Library loans and items drawn from the permanent collection exploring the rumour that Rembrandt may have lived in Hull for a few months …

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Framed Virtual Reality Museum - Humber

The Humber Museums Partnership are thrilled to announce the exciting launch of the new Framed Virtual Reality Museum app. The app will be unveiled across Library Services in Hull, East Riding and North Lincolnshire. Local advertising agency yesyesBD were responsible for building the app, and have worked collaboratively with the partnership. The 10 items featured in the Virtual Reality Experience were selected by museum curators from across the partnership. All 100 objects in the Framed collection can be view here.   Cardboard …

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Explore the History of Keldgate - East Riding

Explore the history of Keldgate in a new exhibition at Beverley Guildhall starting on Friday 3rd March 2017.   This is an excellent opportunity to think about a street you may have never considered before. Keldgate is most definitely more than a route from A to B! It has a fascinating history, with shops, a mission hall, a school, tannery, dairy and the essential pubs. All of which have now since disappeared.   The Guildhall is open from 10am to 4pm on …

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Revised Opening Hours at the Treasure House and Beverley Art Gallery - East Riding

Starting from Sunday 5th March 2017, the Treasure House and Beverley Art Gallery will be open. For the next three Sundays, the building will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm. The café and coffee lounge on the first floor will also be open to visitors, serving a wide range of hot and cold refreshments. A selection of delicious cakes and pastries, and light bites including sandwiches and paninis, are available to order from the café menu. Make sure …

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Made in North Lincolnshire - North Lincolnshire

If you think of manufacturing in North Lincolnshire, one of the first things that comes to mind is the Steelworks in Scunthorpe. This most certainly has had a massive impact onto the area throughout its existence. But besides steel, what else was Made In North Lincolnshire?   The Made In North Lincolnshire exhibition showcases some of the manufacturing industries in the area, past and present. On display are a collection of fantastic North Lincolnshire made bicycles by Hopper, Elswick Hopper, …

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Pancake tossing in the Edwardian kitchen - East Riding

How good are you at pancake tossing? Join the Sewerby servants in the restored Edwardian kitchen for some flipping fun with a frying pan. Did you know that we have a fully working, reconstructed coal fired servants range here at Sewerby Hall and Gardens? This event is suitable for all ages, and is included in the normal admission price to the Hall. No advance booking is required.

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Biscuit decorations and decoupage card making - East Riding

Join the servants here at Sewerby Hall and Gardens on Sunday 12th February 2017 for Valentines Day celebrations. Get crafty and make a traditional decoupage valentines card, or hand decorate a biscuit for the one you love. Visit the Servant’s Hall for the decoupage card making activities, and the restored Edwardian kitchen for biscuit decorating. Did you know that we have a fully working, reconstructed coal fired servants range? This event is suitable for all ages, and is included in …

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Catherine Howe: Francis Bacon; The Anxiety of Influence - Hull

The ‘pope’ paintings of Francis Bacon, inspired by Diego Velázquez’s Portrait of Innocent X, are some of his most well-known, seen to capture the sense of malaise in post-war Europe. Yet, strangely, Bacon saw them as an obsessive failed experiment. This lecture will address the complexities surrounding their interpretation and Bacon’s influences, touching upon existentialism, surrealism and psychoanalysis, along with the precedents that such works set for the rest of his career. The cost of this event is £5 per …

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National Old Stuff Day - East Riding

Did you know that Thursday 2nd March 2017 is National Old Stuff Day? This is a chance to declutter your attic and cupboards of anything unwanted and unneeded. It is also a day for nostalgia, reflection and appreciating the old and interesting. Donate the useful items to charity shops, and the more interesting finds to your local museum. For example, the banjo mandolin in the above image used to be in the possession of the Latimer Congregational Church on Grovehill Road. The Beverley Guildhall …

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Meet the Artist: Debbie Harman - East Riding

Meet Goole born artist Debbie Harman at Goole Museum on Saturday 18th February 2017 from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. Admission to this event is free. Visitors can ask questions about her work and the inspirations behind it. The photographic exhibition ‘A Place, greater than home’ by Goole born photographer Debbie Harman explores the idea that home is more about the people you love rather than a set house, place or town.

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‘A Place, greater than home’ Photographic Exhibition - East Riding

About the Exhibition   What does home mean to you?   ‘A Place, greater than home’ is the name of a new and fascinating photographic exhibition by Goole born film and photo artist Debbie Harman. Throughout 2014, Debbie travelled from her hometown in Goole to its twinned town of Zlotow in Poland. A road sign which proclaims that Goole is twinned with Zlotow proved to be the main source of inspiration for the exhibition. Debbie spent a total of three months …

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Imogen Tedbury: The ‘particular delightfulness of Sienese painting’ - Hull

Imogen Tedbury, Sienese specialist at the Courtauld Institute of Art and the National Gallery, will explore the long history of British taste for Siena, Sienese painting and the art of the Lorenzetti. The talk will be delivered from 1:00pm-2:00pm in the Ferens Studio on Friday 24th March 2017. The cost of this event is £5 per person, or free for Friends of the Ferens members. Please be advised that advance booking is essential, and a maximum of ten tickets can be …

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Bacon Film Screening: Battleship Potemkin - Hull

The 1925 Soviet silent film Battleship Potemkin will be screened alongside the Francis Bacon: Nervous System exhibition from 7:00pm – 8:45pm on Thursday 23rd March 2017 at Ferens Art Gallery. Directed by Sergei Eisenstein, it is regarded as one of the finest propaganda films ever made. Set in June 1905, this iconic film tells the story of the crew onboard the Russian battleship Potemkin rebelling against their officers. The film is divided into five acts – Act I: Men and Maggots; …

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Medieval Inspired Casting and Carving - Hull

Join Sculptor Saffron Waghorn to explore our Lorenzetti Masterpiece Christ between Saints Peter and Paul from another dimension. Use casting and carving to create medieval inspired relief sculpture. The cost of the session is £ 47 per person, or £37 for Friends of the Ferens members. Please be advised that advance booking is essential, and a maximum of ten tickets can be booked per person. To book your place, please call (01482) 300306 or book online at http://bit.ly/2iFbhUB

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Professor Joann Fletcher: The Egyptian Mummies of Yorkshire - Hull

About the Event As part of Joann’s research into the ancient Egyptian collections of Yorkshire, she reveals how the mummies within the county have inspired medical advancements, political policy, Victorian architecture and even Gothic fiction. The talk with Professor Joann Fletcher is a ticketed event, and is priced at £17 per person (includes reception and book signing) Please be advised that advance booking is essential, and a maximum of ten tickets can be booked per person. To book your ticket, call …

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Egypt in Hull – Tour - Hull

This tour will introduce the fascinating objects in the Egyptian collection at Hands on History, both ancient and modern. It will look at where they came from, how they got here, and what they meant to the people who made them. Tours will take place at 1pm and 2pm Free Ticketed Event, Advance Booking Essential To book your free ticket, call (01482) 300306 or book online at http://bit.ly/2cLLJUJ

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10 Influential Women: Influential Female Artists - Hull

Join Curator Rebecca Gee for a series of 10 minute talks, each highlighting the work of an influential female artist in the collection. Talks will take place at 1pm and 6pm Free, Drop in

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Lynn Benson: Hull’s Fashion Legacy – Discussion Workshop - Hull

Programme leader BA Hons Fashion at Hull School of Art and Design, Lynn Benson’s ‘Dress to Impress’ workshop will reflect the legacy of fashion in Hull. Using her fashion expertise she will also introduce us to dress codes that will enhance confidence and help you dress to impress. £12 Ticketed Event, Advance Booking Essential To bokk your ticket, call (01482) 300306 or book online at http://bit.ly/2iF5774

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Inspired by Bacon: Artist Led Workshop for Adults - Hull

Join painter Dom Heffer to explore Francis Bacon’s so called Screaming Popes series and Head VI (1949) before embarking on your own experimental paintings from a live model. £ 47 per person (Friends of the Ferens members £37), Advance Booking Essential To book your place call (01482) 300306 or book online at http://bit.ly/2j73bYm

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10 Influential Women: Influential Female Artists – Talk & Tour - Hull

Join Curator Rebecca Gee for a series of 10 minute talks, each highlighting the work of an influential female artist in the collection. Talks will take place at 1pm  and 6pm Free, Drop in

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Hieroglyphics: An Egyptian Writing Class – Workshop for Children - Hull

What are hieroglyphics? How were they used in Ancient Egypt? Discover their magical power by becoming a scribe and using real papyrus to create your own piece of ancient hieroglyphic writing. Suitable for children aged 8-12 years. £5 per child, Advance Booking Essential To book your place, call (01482) 300306 or book online at http://bit.ly/2iF6eDv

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Please Touch: The History of Archaeology - Hull

Join the archaeology curators for a unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum stores and enjoy the chance to examine our collections up close. Ask us the questions that you’ve never had the chance to ask before. Free, Drop in

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Community Café – Older People’s Activity - Hull

Meet new friends, have a natter and a cuppa at our Community Café. Enjoy an afternoon of fun activities aimed at older people. Free, Drop in

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‘Up Close’ Tours: Lorenzetti – Tour for Children - Hull

Grab a torch and a magnifying glass to get up close and personal with Lorenzetti and his contemporaries. These short tours will take an informal, closer look at early Italian painting. Talks will take place at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm Free, Drop in

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Ferens Favourites: From Lions to Lorenzetti – Family Activity - Hull

From Lions to Lorenzetti, be inspired by artworks our gallery’s namesake has given us and create your own wonderful works of art. Suitable for children aged 5-10 years Free, Drop in

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Ferens Favourites: From Lions to Lorenzetti – Family Activity - Hull

From Lions to Lorenzetti, be inspired by artworks our gallery’s namesake has given us and create your own wonderful works of art. Suitable for children aged 5-10 years Free, Drop in

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Art Academy: Artist led Workshop for Children - Hull

Working with our resident artist, children will explore a range of art materials, have the opportunity to explore process and work on different scales. Suitable for children aged 5-10 years. £5.00 per child, Advance Booking Essential To book your tickets, call (01482) 300306 or order online at http://bit.ly/2iF1rCl

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Mini Masterpieces : Drawing Workshop for Under 5s - Hull

Let your mini artist explore a range of drawing materials, working on different scales in this led workshop for children aged 5 and under. £1.50 per child, booking advised. To book your place call (01482) 300306 or click http://bit.ly/2j5qMrO

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Life of an Artist – Interactive Talk - Hull

What do artists do all day? How do you become an artist? What is the difference between conceptual, abstract and representational art? This entertaining, engaging and interactive talk provides young people and families with insight into being an artist. A great introduction to the possibilities for any budding artist! Suitable for children aged 8-12 years. Free, Ticketed Event To book your free ticket, call (01482) 300306 or book online http://bit.ly/2j5nTr6

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Exploring Colour: Artist led Workshop for Children - Hull

Why would an artist need eggs to paint with and just how did they make their colours? Explore the materials and techniques of Early Renaissance painting in this artist led workshop. Suitable for children aged 8-12 years. £5 per child, advance booking essential. To book your place, call (01482) 300306 or book online at http://bit.ly/2jCPFfV

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Dr Campbell Price: Gods’ Words: The Magic of Writing in Ancient Egypt - Hull

Hieroglyphic writing was the monumental script used in Ancient Egypt to immortalise words for eternity, and specifically to address the gods. This lecture will review its use, and why the ancient Egyptians believed so much in the magical power of writing. £14 per person, Ticketed Event, Advance Booking Essential, includes reception and book signing. To book your tickets, call (01482) 300306 or book online at http://bit.ly/2j71XMR

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‘Up Close’ Tours – Lorenzetti and his Contemporaries - Hull

Grab a torch and a magnifying glass to get up close and personal with Lorenzetti and his contemporaries. These short lunchtime and early evening tours will take an informal, closer look at early Italian painting. Free, Drop in

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‘Up Close’ Tours – Lorenzetti and his Contemporaries - Hull

Grab a torch and a magnifying glass to get up close and personal with Lorenzetti and his contemporaries. These short lunchtime and early evening tours will take an informal, closer look at early Italian painting. Free, Drop in

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Madame Clapham – Dressmaker to European Royalty (Part of the Spotlight On: Madame Clapham season) - Hull

Susan Capes, costume curator at Hull Museums, explores the life and work of Madame Clapham, Hull’s celebrated Victorian dressmaker. Discover the Madame Clapham collection and her work for European royalty. £12 per person, Ticketed Event, Advance Booking Essential. To book your ticket, call (01482) 300306 or book online at http://bit.ly/2icwBQ7

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Ferens Favourites: Tour of artworks acquired through Ferens Endowment Fund - Hull

Join our friendly staff and volunteers for an informal walk and talk around the gallery, taking in collection highlights new and old, acquired through the Ferens Endowment Fund. Free, Drop in

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Ferens Favourites: Tour of artworks acquired through Ferens Endowment Fund - Hull

Join our friendly staff and volunteers for an informal walk and talk around the gallery, taking in collection highlights new and old, acquired through the Ferens Endowment Fund. Free, Drop in

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Lucy Adlington: A Very Victorian Lady - Hull

Lucy Adlington, Costume Historian, takes us on a journey into Victorian fashion. Mother, milliner, mill-worker and emigrant; these four very different lives are shown through Victorian clothes. £18 per person, Ticketed Event, Advance Booking Essential. To book your tickets, call (01482) 300306 or book online at http://bit.ly/2jzuqLD

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Masters of the Sienese School: A New Discovery – Talk - Hull

Kirsten Simister, Curator of Art, will compare two Sienese masterpieces on display in the Ferens’ exhibition: Duccio’s Annunciation and Pietro Lorenzetti’s Christ between Saints Paul and Peter. Free, Ticketed Event To book your free ticket, call (01482) 300306 or book online at http://bit.ly/2iB7mbo

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Dr Chris Naunton – Tutankhamun - Hull

Tutankhamun is one of the most famous figures from any period thanks to the discovery of his intact tomb by Howard Carter in 1922. What happened to him? And how did he come to be buried with such fabulous treasures in such a small tomb? Carter’s discovery was the most sensational ever made by an archaeologist, but is there more there to find, hidden behind the walls? £14 per person ticketed event, advance booking essential, includes reception and book signing. …

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Community Cafe - Hull

Meet new friends, have a natter and a cuppa at our Community Café. Enjoy an afternoon of fun activities aimed at older people. Free, Drop in

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Finds ID Day - Hull

Have you found a fossil or an old coin and want to know more about it? Bring your archaeological finds along to our finds day event to discover more about them and have them identified. Organised in partnership with the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Free, Drop in

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‘Up Close’ Tours – Lorenzetti - Hull

Grab a torch and a magnifying glass to get up close and personal with Lorenzetti and his contemporaries. These short lunchtime and early evening tours will take an informal, closer look at early Italian painting. Free, Drop in

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‘Up Close’ Tours – Lorenzetti - Hull

Grab a torch and a magnifying glass to get up close and personal with Lorenzetti and his contemporaries. These short lunchtime and early evening tours will take an informal, closer look at early Italian painting. Free, Drop in

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Ferens Favourites - Hull

Join our friendly staff and volunteers for an informal walk and talk around the gallery, taking in collection highlights new and old, acquired through the Ferens Endowment Fund. Free, Drop in

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Ferens Favourites - Hull

Join our friendly staff and volunteers for an informal walk and talk around the gallery, taking in collection highlights new and old, acquired through the Ferens Endowment Fund. Free, Drop in

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Siena to Hull: Pietro Lorenzetti - Hull

Lucy West, The National Gallery Curatorial Trainee at the Ferens Art Gallery, will give an insight into how her research has informed the exhibition of Lorenzetti and his contemporaries. Free, Ticketed Event To book your free ticket call (01482) 300306 or book online at http://bit.ly/2iezgfH

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Time Troopers – It’s Clay Time! - Hull

Inspired by our Prehistory collections, come along and make your very own clay model. Free, Drop in

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The Making of Colour – Artist Led Workshop for Adults - Hull

Why would an artist need eggs to paint with and just how did they make their colours? Explore the materials and techniques of Early Renaissance painting with artist Nabil Ali. £35 per person (Members £25), Advance Booking Essential To book your place call (01482) 300306 or book online at http://bit.ly/2iYiv75

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Memorial for Victoria Cross Hero - North Lincolnshire

A Scunthorpe born war hero has been remembered with a commemorative paving stone as part of Government plans to mark 100 years since the war began by  celebrating those who were awarded the Victoria Cross.   John ‘Jack’ Cunningham received the Victoria Cross for his actions on the front line in the Battle of the Somme. Private Cunningham, part of the 12th (S) Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, was born on Manley Street in Scunthorpe, but lived and died in Hull. On …

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Takeover Day at Normanby Hall - North Lincolnshire

Takeover Day is a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums and is a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to learn more about what happens ‘behind the scenes’.   On Friday 18th November, pupils from St Hugh’s Communication and Interaction College spent the day at Normanby Hall Country Park with the Housekeeper, Sarah Plant. The Hall closes to the public each winter, so that all items within it such as …

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The Magic of Christmas - Hull

Hull Museums presents The Magic of Christmas! The popular Victorian Christmas event returns with new attractions to enjoy, new characters to meet, and new adventures to discover.   Explore a festive wonderland in the Museums Quarter, brimming with exciting activities for the whole family. There is an exciting opportunity to come face to face with Bjorn, the life-sized animatronic polar bear, and meet real reindeer between the times of 11am and 3pm! Families will also be able to ride a …

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Remembrance Weekend - Hull

Hull Museums presents its annual Remembrance Weekend event which is taking place on Saturday 12th November. This year’s event looks at the lives of those who were affected by conflict, both on the home front and front line as well as raising money for the Royal British Legion and the work they do to support ex-servicemen and women.   Demonstrators from across the region will be there to show objects from times of conflict. Families are invited to learn more …

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Humber Museums Partnership Announce Framed - Humber

August 26th officially marked the start of Humber Museums Partnership’s new project, Framed. The Humber Museums Partnership is one of 21 major partnership museums funded by the Arts Council of England and comprises of Hull, East Riding and North Lincolnshire museums services.   The Framed project aims to introduce the public to some of the collections that can be found across twenty-eight museums in the region.   Susan Hopkinson, Museum Manager for North Lincolnshire service, explains, “The aim of our …

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Bowhead - Hull

Get up close and personal with a Bowhead – also known as a Greenland right whale – in this lifelike audio visual installation which commemorates the city’s whaling heritage.   Bowhead has been created by the University of Hull and Hull School of Art and Design, showcasing the best of the city’s emerging talent in music and games design.   Image copyright Hull School of Art & Design

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Ron Mueck Part of ARTIST ROOMS On Tour - Hull

Australian-born artist Ron Mueck is widely recognised for his striking sculptures, which replicate the human figure at greatly exaggerated or reduced scale, but always in the most painstaking detail. His incredibly life-like works have been exhibited internationally and have captivated the public wherever they have been shown. This exhibition will feature two sculptures from the ARTIST ROOMS collection: Wild Man, 2005 and Spooning Couple, 2005, enhanced by a small selection of key loans drawn from other UK collections.   Mueck …

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Museum Minis - North Lincolnshire

Join us for fun, stimulating activities designed for you and your little ones to play and learn together in our unique museum environment.   Facilitated by our Learning team, the sessions will explore a theme from the museum through creative play, stories, singing and sensory exploring. Sessions include a free snack. No booking required, just come along.   Sessions now running through all school holidays.

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Dudley Discovers - North Lincolnshire

Dudley Discovers includes make and take crafts, games, dress up and other fun activities.   Themed around the Museums award winning collection, Dudley Discovers helps bring local history to life in a fun and inspiring way.   Dudley Discovers make and take activities are suitable for all ages, and change during each school holiday week. Make sure you visit more than once!

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Dudley Discovers: A Victorian Christmas - North Lincolnshire

Themed around the Museums award winning collections, Dudley Discovers helps bring local history to life in a fun and inspiring way.   Dudley Discovers make and take activities are suitable for all ages, and change during each school holiday week. There are also games, dress up and other fun activities.   Make sure to join us at our festive themed Dudley Discovers sessions. Starting on Saturday 17th December, these take place over the Christmas half term period (Monday 19th December …

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Visit our Victorian Santa - North Lincolnshire

Victorian Santa is officially back by popular demand!   This wonderful festive treat is supported by the Scunthorpe Lions Club. Hosted at North Lincolnshire Museum from Saturday 26th November, there will be plenty of cheer and delight up until Christmas.   The whole family are cordially invited to visit Father Christmas in his cosy cottage, where he will be sat waiting by the fire. For a small sum of £5, you will be able to meet Father Christmas and receive a …

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Pumpkin day event - North Lincolnshire

Take part in the annual pumpkin day trail throughout the Museum, and enjoy taking part in pumpkin activities.   Suitable for under-fives.

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Halloween Fright Night – Vampires and Villains - North Lincolnshire

Wander through the dark galleries, take part in Vampire craft activities and follow our Vampire and Villains trail. Handle creepy real life creatures, if you dare (£1 per child).   Supported by the Scunthorpe Little Theatre Club.

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Dudley Discovers Vampires and Villains - North Lincolnshire

Free Dudley Discovers includes make and take crafts, games, dress up and other fun activities.   Themed around the Museums award winning collection, Dudley Discovers helps bring local history to life in a fun and inspiring way.   Dudley Discovers make and take activities are suitable for all ages, and change during each school holiday week so why not visit more than once.

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Dudley Discovers Vampires and Villains - North Lincolnshire

Free Dudley Discovers includes make and take crafts, games, dress up and other fun activities.   Themed around the Museums award winning collection, Dudley Discovers helps bring local history to life in a fun and inspiring way.   Dudley Discovers make and take activities are suitable for all ages, and change during each school holiday week so why not visit more than once.   Saturday 22 October 10.30am to 3.30pm and Sunday 23 October 1.30pm to 3.30pm

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Scunthorpe and District Model Railway - North Lincolnshire

Come along to see a display of many model railway displays, find out more about the club and have a go at working the displays.

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Fashion in Colour Exhibition - North Lincolnshire

The 1960s to the 1990s is one of the brightest and most colourful periods in fashion history. This exhibition looks at the typical eye-catching styles of each of these decades. Everything from casual wear to wedding wear is on display, plus a whole wall dedicated to your ‘fashion confessions’.

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The Big Draw – Hull Museums Quarter - Hull

This year’s Big Draw will tie in with the STEAM theme (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) and is also inspired by the Framed project’s selected collections. The event will offer free drawing activities aimed at a range of ages, and all activities will be designed to challenge participants’ ideas of how drawings can be made, as well as providing an opportunity to develop new drawing skills.   This event will link in with the October half term event programme, …

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Please Touch – Prehistory! - Hull

Join the archaeology curators in the Prehistoric Galleries for this unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum stores. From the Palaeolithic to the Bronze Age, enjoy the chance to examine our collections up close.   See if you can work out how they were made, guess how old they are and ask us the questions that you’ve never had the chance to ask before!

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Mini Masterpieces – Model Machines - Hull

10pm – 11.30pm and 1pm – 2.30pm Come and help us create junk model machines and vehicles. Be warned, it could get messy! Free, drop in activity designed for 2-5s, children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Drawn to the Sea - Hull

Take inspiration from stories inspired by the sea. Spark your imagination by exploring our collections before creating your own book in which to write or draw your own fishy tale!

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Deep in Time - Hull

Imagination meets science as you explore life beneath the waves millions of year ago. Use amazing fossils to re-create ancient sea creatures and their worlds, before making your own sea creature to take home!

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Big Science Day – Balloon Car Racing! - Hull

Discover the secrets behind the science of movement, take part in exciting experiments before creating and racing your own balloon car! Who will win the science champions medal?

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Remembering the Somme - East Riding

2016 marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War. This exhibition brings together new research and contains a wealth of personal accounts both from those involved in the conflict and at home. www.museums.eastriding.gov.uk

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Classic Car Exhibition - North Lincolnshire

A stunning display of classic and vintage cars.

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Model Engineer’s Festival - North Lincolnshire

Come along to see models and miniature steam vehicles. The miniature railway will be running in the afternoons.   Event dates – 29th, 30th April and 1st May 2017.

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Peter Rabbit in the Park - North Lincolnshire

Peter Rabbit in the Park.

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Adventure Race - North Lincolnshire

Join us for a fun filled adventure around a cross country horse course, navigating hay bales, mud and water on the way.   To enter and for more information visit www.curlysathletes.co.uk

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Festive afternoon tea in the Hall - North Lincolnshire

Enjoy a festive themed afternoon tea in the Hall. £20 per person.   To book call 01724 720588

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Festive dining in the Hall - North Lincolnshire

Enjoy a festive meal in the Hall. Two courses from £18, three courses from £22 weekdays. Three course lunch on Sundays £25.   To book call 01724 720588   Event dates – 4th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 15th and 16th December.

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Father Christmas visits Normanby - North Lincolnshire

Visit Normanby Hall Country Park this Christmas time and be captivated by all there is to see and do. Whether you’re walking around the park, meeting Father Christmas in his grotto or watching the rangers feed the beautiful deer, it will be truly magical.   Children can meet Father Christmas in his grotto at Normanby Hall on 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 December between 11am and 2pm.   It costs £6.50 per child; this includes meeting Father Christmas, …

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Adventure Race - North Lincolnshire

Join us for a fun filled adventure around a cross country horse course, navigating hay bales, mud and water on the way.   To enter and for more information visit www.curlysathletes.co.uk

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Spooky Tots - North Lincolnshire

Join us for lots of spooky fun exploring pumpkins! Play, sing, explore and get messy in this creative session for children aged 5 and under and their grown-ups.   Places must be booked in advance and cost £4 per child. Book your place by calling 01724 720588.

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Room on the Broom - North Lincolnshire

Join us for an interactive story telling of Room on the Broom. Fly through the woodland and find something special to put into the witches cauldron, Iggerty, Ziggerty, Zaggerty, ZOOM!   No need to book, meet in front of the Hall.   Event times 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

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Land Train - North Lincolnshire

Hop on to the Land Train and see what autumnal changes in the park you can spot! Rides cost £1 and last approximately 15 minutes (under 5s ride for free) Buy your tickets from the Gift Shop.   Children must be accompanied by an adult.   No need to book, buy your ticket from the Gift Shop.

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Pumpkin Trail - North Lincolnshire

Wrap up warm and take part in the half term trail, finding pumpkins hidden along the way. Pick up your sheet from the Gift Shop for 20p. The Gift Shop is open from 10.30am to 4pm.   No need to book, purchase the trail sheet from the Gift Shop.

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The Big Draw – North Lincs. - North Lincolnshire

Artist Carolyn Short will be working with families at North Lincolnshire Museum on Saturday 22nd October 10:00- 3:30 to create a piece of art work that links to the Humber Museums Partnership, ‘Framed’ campaign.   It will also link to our half term theme Vampires and Villains. The finished piece of art will be on display in our learning zone and will create a back drop to our spooky activities over the October half term.   Children and their families …

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The Big Draw at the Treasure House - East Riding

Treasure House and Beverley Art Gallery, Champney Road, Beverley, HU17 8HE Drop by and have a go at our drawing and mark-making activities to celebrate The Big Draw. Take inspiration from our eye-catching exhibition of prints by Wilhelmina Barnes-Graham and other artworks in Beverley Art Gallery’s collection. Artists will be on hand to show you their ideas and give you tips on drawing from still life and how to make your own creative marks. Everyone is welcome, adults and children …

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Dads Army Display - East Riding

Sewerby Hall and Gardens has launched a display about the hit movie Dad’s Army to coincide with the home entertainment release and mark the anniversary of the D-Day landings.   The vast majority of the film was shot on location in and around Bridlington as well as Beverley and other parts of the East Riding of Yorkshire.   The three-month display will run until 30 September 2016 and will include various features such as maps, photos, videos, Second World War …

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Pietro Lorenzetti: Siena to Hull, a Masterpiece Revealed - Hull

Pietro Lorenzetti’s stunning panel painting, Christ between Saints Paul and Peter (c.1320), is unveiled for the first time following its acquisition by the Ferens Art Gallery in 2013. Having undergone extensive conservation treatment and research at the National Gallery, London, the panel reveals the dazzling world of early 14th-century Sienese painting.   The exhibition places the panel in context, and is the outcome of the National Gallery Curatorial Traineeship with Art Fund support and the assistance of the Vivmar Foundation. …

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Beverley on Film - East Riding

To 18th November 2016: Beverley on Film. An exhibition of archive films of Beverley, including subjects such as Beverley at Work, Beverley at Play, Beverley Salutes the Soldier and Around the Town.   Also included in the programme are the whole of the 1937 film by Ernest Symmons, Beverley Through the Ages, in which the town celebrated its history with pageants and event.   There is also an early road safety film called The Man with the Notebook. There is …

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Lunchtime lecture: Tales of Christmas Past - East Riding

A talk exploring how our ancestors celebrated and enjoyed Christmas before the reign of Queen Victoria.

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Under 5s Christmas Story Time - East Riding

Enjoy an interactive Christmas themed story time  especially for Under 5s Event times 11:00 am 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Pre booking essential as places are limited

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Christmas Activities – (Weekends) - East Riding

Join the Sewerby servant’s Christmas celebrations. Make a decoupage Christmas card, decorate edible Christmas tree decorations and try some traditional mulled apple. Saturday 3rd December Sunday 11th December Sunday 18th December

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Lunchtime lecture: From Sewerby to the Somme a Servant’s story - East Riding

Lecture will highlight the life of Sewerby Hall’s butler John Howson Graham who joined the Royal Artillery in 1915 and took part in the battle of the Somme. Mr Graham’s war record will be explored within the wider context of the heavy artillery on the Somme and the later stages of the campaign

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Witch Crafts and Potions - East Riding

There will be creepy puppet making in the Orangery, spooky gingerbread to decorate in the kitchen and gloopy potions to stir in the Servant’s Hall.

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Little Works of Art: 100 of Greetings Cards - East Riding

A charming exhibition exploring the history of greeting cards and postcards. The exhibition features historic cards, dating from the 1850s to the 1950s. Christmas, New Year and Easter cards as well as Birthday and Valentine cards are all represented.

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Finds Day - Hull

Bring your archaeological finds to the museum for identification. Organised in partnership with the Portable Antiquities Scheme – the nationwide project to record our shared archaeological heritage.

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Object Handling - Hull

Every Thursday, 12.30pm-2.30pm Look out for the hands on desk where our volunteers will help you investigate objects from our handling collection. The topic this summer is whaling. Objects include a massive vertebra from a whale’s back bone and a harpoon used by Hull whaling men. Suitable for all ages.

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Transport Tots – (Term time only) - Hull

Every Monday, 10am-11.30am (Term time only) For all those Under 5s with cars, trains and planes on the brain! All your Transport Tots favourites (free play with toys, books, puzzles and baby corner) plus a welcome song, craft activity, story and opportunity to explore on our transport theme of the week. Free, includes a drink. Term time only.

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Time Troopers: Beaded Snowflake - Hull

It’s Christmas, come along and make your very own snowflake decoration and hang it up for all to see.

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Time Troopers: What a Catch - Hull

Make your own fish game for all the family to play.

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Time Troopers: Trick or Treat - Hull

Make your own Halloween mobile.

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Christmas Trail - East Riding

Follow the clues to find where the elves have hidden the Partridge from the Pear tree and get a chocolaty treat when you do. Christmas trail around the hall.

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Halloween Trail - East Riding

Can you help Derek the Ghost find all the things he needs for the Halloween party?

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Lark Rise - East Riding

Lark Rise is an exhibition of a recent set of new interpretative illustrations to the now classic work of English rural life Lark Rise to Candleford by wood engraver artist Sue Scullard together with a series of contemporary photographs (c1880-1910), newly printed from the originals. Additional material pertaining to the landed estate here at Sewerby explores rural life closer to home. Lark Rise runs from 16th September until 26th November 2017.

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Beside the Seaside… - East Riding

New for summer 2017, an exhibition which celebrates the culture of the good old seaside resort we all know and love: Bridlington! Charting its rise, decline and regeneration for the future, Beside the Seaside is open daily from 1st July until 10th September 2017.

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Yarburgh & the World in the 1860s - East Riding

The 1860s was an extremely turbulent decade characterised by numerous cultural, social and political upheavals, astonishing discoveries and feats of human endeavour. Against all this, on July 31st 1862, Yarburgh Lloyd Greame of Sewerby applied for a passport which would signal the globe-trotting travels to come. On July 22nd 1864, he arrived in Boston, Massachusetts aboard the SS Europa and so began an exciting journey across the Americas and Canada. From letters Yarburgh wrote home, we will follow him on his …

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Toy Tales - East Riding

Discover the history and stories behind some of the most popular toys. There will be many toys on display courtesy of Snaith Toy Museum. Associated Event: ‘Meccano in the museum’ – free drop-in activity. Enjoy Meccano models created by an enthusiast, along with the chance to have a go at making something from Meccano. Dates still to be arranged – info will be provided as soon as possible. There is a possibility that they will run in the museum Education …

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The Goole Triangle - East Riding

The story of the new town of Goole, why it was built and who lived in it? The exhibition focuses on the triangle of original streets that formed the core of the new company town.

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Ferens: Hull’s Philanthropist - Hull

Thomas Robinson Ferens’ philanthropic gift to Hull was the creation of what has become one of the finest and most respected regional galleries in the UK.   Following a £4.5m makeover the Ferens Art Gallery will reopen in January allowing visitors to enjoy the permanent collection in its newly refurbished setting.   T R Ferens © Guildhall: Hull Museums

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Festival of Christmas - East Riding

The Guildhall is open on the Festival of Christmas Sunday and provides an oasis of calm in the chaos of the Festival streets. Refreshments are provided in the sophisticated surroundings of the parlour, while children are entertained with Victorian-themed activities in the courtroom. Admission is free.

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Beverley on Film at Parkway Cinema - East Riding

Following on from the success of an earlier screening at Parkway this presentation summarises the range of different Beverley films in the Yorkshire Film Archive collection. Graham Relton of the YFA gives a talk around the film, which includes snippets from many of the films included in the Guildhall exhibition.   The presentations will be at 1pm and 7pm and tickets (available from Parkway Cinema) cost £5 each.

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Capturing Beverley - East Riding

Capturing Beverley. This exhibition shows the results of a photographic competition from July 2015-July 2016 in which people were asked to submit photographs that captured the essence of the town.

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20th Annual East Riding Open Art - East Riding

This will be our 20th annual Open Art at the gallery, showcasing the tremendous talent we have in the region. The competition is open to artists, amateur or professional, who live in Hull and the East Riding. As always, their work will be judged by two independent judges and the works selected will form the exhibition.   Each year a Selectors’ Choice prize is awarded and visitors are invited to vote for their own favourite for the People’s Choice award. …

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Mary Braddon’s Family Halloween - East Riding

A light-heartedly gothic twist to traditional Halloween children’s crafts, inspired by the Victorian ‘celebrity’, Mary Braddon. Suitable for children of all ages. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

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Talk – Sensational Yorkshire: Mary Braddon, Theatre and Crime - East Riding

Dr Janine Hatter, Mary Elizabeth Braddon Association and University of Hull, Centre for Nineteeth-Century Studies Mary Braddon shocked the Victorians in more ways than one. She lived unmarried with her publisher, became an actress and was instrumental in creating ‘sensation fiction’ – novels bursting with bigamy, arson and murder.   This talk explores Braddon’s tumultuous professional and personal experiences, including performances in Beverley and Hull, Illustrated with materials from East Riding Archives and Hull History Centre.   Braddon’s affection for …

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‘A Different Way of Working’: The Prints of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham - East Riding

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was one of the foremost painters working in St Ives after moving there in 1940. Alongside work by her contemporaries, she made a major contribution to the development of Modernist British painting during the mid to late twentieth century.   Based on the research of Ann Gunn, a lecturer in art history at St. Andrews University, this exhibition explores Wilhelmina Barns-Graham’s journey as a printmaker from her first linocuts, produced in the early 1950s, to the significant collection …

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Francis Bacon: Nervous System - Hull

Five Francis Bacon masterpieces join the Ferens Art Gallery’s permanent collection redisplay. This includes one of Bacon’s most revered and highly recognised masterpieces, Head VI (1949), from the Arts Council Collection.   A master of modern British art, Bacon’s series was inspired by Diego Velazquez’s 17th-century Portrait of Pope Innocent X.

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Beverley Festival of Christmas Crafts - East Riding

Make your own festive decorations and gifts to delight family and friends. For children of all ages and their families.

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2017 Open Exhibition - Hull

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Ferens hugely popular annual Open exhibition providing the opportunity for local amateur and professional artists to celebrate creativity side by side.   This year the three highly respected external selectors are Dr Gabriele Finaldi, Director of the National Gallery, the Hull born actress Maureen Lipman CBE and the internationally renowned sculptor and Royal Academician David Mach.   Artists age 16 and above are being urged to get creative and prepare up to three …

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WW1 Secondary School Workshops - North Lincolnshire

Our WW1 workshop is proving popular with secondary schools. The three-day workshop is based at Normanby Hall and focuses on its role in WW1 as a recuperation hospital for injured troops. During the workshop the students are taught how to use online resources to research the personal and military records of soldiers who were patients at the Hall. Each school is allocated a soldier to research, and is tasked with creating a presentation summarising what they have discovered. They also …

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Take a weekend break at Normanby Hall Country Park - North Lincolnshire

Take a well earned break at Normanby Hall Country Park and book one of the 15 pitches on the newly extended caravan and camp site with electric hook-ups, toilets and shower facilities.   Normanby Hall Country Park is the perfect place for a weekend away. Not only is it set in beautiful surroundings, it has plenty to keep all the family entertained. Located in the paddock next to the children’s play area, the site is a great base to explore …

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Fuelling Flight - Hull

This exhibition celebrates Shells advertising campaigns, sponsorship and record breaking achievements in the 1930’s. The exhibition particularly focuses on the company’s endorsement of flight and women, coinciding with our festival theme. Shell provided the fuel for Amy’s record breaking solo flight to Australia in 1930.   Tuesday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month 9.00am to 4.30pm CLOSED MONDAY

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AniMotion: An Overview of Exhibition Installation and Computer Wizardry - Hull

When I say that I work in Museum and Gallery curation people generally have little idea exactly what it involves… which is an entirely fair response! Most of what we do takes place behind the scenes and as a visitor you will probably only see the end result of weeks of planning, design, promotion and installation. Installing exhibitions is one of my favourite parts of the job and so I will focus on the design and installation of our recent …

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When Ivor met Amy Johnson - East Riding

A fictitious visit by the composer and performer, Ivor Novello, in which he meets the pioneering pilot, Amy Johnson, at Sewerby Hall. The show is set in the 1930’s. Each intimate performance lasts just over an hour. This unique experience, produced by The Spa Bridlington as part of its Summer Repertory Season, is tailored to the atmospheric glory of Sewerby Hall.   Important Note: Ticket holders should congregate at The Clock Tower Tea Rooms in time for the start of the …

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Flying Solo - Hull

BA (Hons) Fashion Student studying on the fashion degree programme at Hull School of Art & Design (part of Hull College Group) were given the challenge to design a contemporary collection of garments whose silhouette and style were influenced by the lifestyle of Amy Johnson. Students researched her love of designer clothes, her famous plane ‘Jason’, the Gipsy Moth in which she flew from Great Britain to Australia, the structure and flight of moths and the original features of the …

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Sewerby’s Schalcken - East Riding

The seventeenth century portrait of the honourable Mary Lowther by the Dutch artist Gottfried Schalcken is on tour! It usually hangs on the staircase wall at Sewerby Hall. A major retrospective of the master’s oeuvre was on display at the Wallraff-Richardts Museum in Cologne until January. It was from there, accompanied by the Sewerby Hall curator, Janice Smith, the painting has travelled on to Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, Holland for the second leg of its grand tour where it was installed …

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Get involved in exhibitions at the Treasure House - East Riding

Community Exhibitions Does your community group, club or society have a story to share? You could have an exhibition at the Treasure House.   We are looking for groups that are passionate about their history and identity. Exhibitions could feature documents, photographs, press articles, objects….almost anything! Support and guidance is given by Treasure House staff.   The current exhibition is celebrating Hull Aero Club and their 25 years at Linley Hill Airfield. It offers a short history of the club …

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Garton Slack and Wetwang Slack: Documentation phase complete! - Hull

We’ve been working on an Historic England funded project at the Hull and East Riding Museum, documenting objects from Garton Slack and Wetwang Slack.  It’s been 12 months and now the documentation phase of the project is complete. Over this period of time thousands of objects have been counted and recorded on our museum database.  Each object record can include multiple ‘items’, for example a pottery record can include over 500 potsherds – all from the same vessel! During this process objects we have …

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Dudley’s Den – Under 5’s event - North Lincolnshire

Lots has been happening for our family and under 5 audience at North Lincolnshire Museum! Dudley’s Den, funded by the Humber Museum Partnership, is a new space at North Lincolnshire Museum designed for children aged 5 and under. Inspired by the wide ranging collection at the museum, the room features a range of resources and activities for children to explore, play and discover. Babies and their grown ups will enjoy our cosy ‘under the sea’ corner with sensory resources to …

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Animals in the Park! - North Lincolnshire

  The petting farm is returning for the summer holidays! Come along and say hello to the animals, like last year there will be a selection of animals including sheep, deer, goats, calves, alpaca, guinea pigs and rabbits. We will also be joined again by the donkey and pony.   There will be daily handling sessions where you can learn more about the animals and get even closer to them.   We will also be hatching some chicks in the …

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Museum Minis - North Lincolnshire

  Brand new free sessions for children under 5 and their grown ups at North Lincolnshire Museum.   The sessions will take place in Dudley’s Den, our new under 5s room.   Join us for fun, stimulating activities designed for you and your little ones to play and learn together in our unique museum environment. Facilitated by our Learning team, the sessions will explore a theme from the museum through creative play, stories, singing and sensory exploring.   Sessions include …

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Amy Johnson - Hull

For this exhibition we have drawn on a wide range of sources, both private and public, from family archives to museum collections, to tell Amy’s remarkable story through contemporary photographs.   Many of the images have not been seen before and capture Amy as a child and a student, at home with her family, horse riding and motor rallying as well as making celebrity appearances on flights across the world. These often beautiful and moving pictures also give a rare …

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