Introducing ‘Christmas Trees 4ever’

So, who’s ready to get their Christmas craft on and join in with the fourth edition of our Christmas Tree Trail, Christmas Trees 4ever – yes, we know, but
we had to get that ‘4’ in somewhere, and it also neatly references this year’s theme of ‘reduce – reuse – recycle’.

Full details about the project, including how you can join in below. If you have any questions, just ask – contact details towards the end of this post, or just leave us a comment.

Dates

This year’s trees are set to go up on 5th December, with decorations coming down on the 28th. There is, however, some give in this – effectively, so long as the decorations are up for at least this period of time, they can go up a little earlier and be taken down a little later.

We produce a tree trail map to accompany this project – a printed version as well as a downloadable PDF on our website. That’s also why it’s important that the trees are at least decorated for the above period, to avoid visitor disappointment. In order to be able to produce and distribute the printed version in time for the official start date, deadline for registering a tree is 14 November.

Theme

Following a discussion in our Facebook group earlier this year, this year’s theme for the decorations / trees is reduce – reuse – recycle. There are many different ways of interpreting this theme – whether you choose to use only natural materials, reuse waste plastic or only use materials purchased in charity shops, for example, it’s all good. If you’re unsure whether what you’re planning to do fits in with the theme, just ask.

Other than that, it’s up to you how you decorate / create your tree – you could choose to use a set colour scheme, a particular Christmas / winter shape or theme (e.g. stars, penguins), or just mix it up.

Trees

Choose your tree wisely! Whether it’s indoors or outdoors, real or artificial doesn’t matter, but do ensure that:
• you can decorate it safely,
• it can be viewed by the general public at least some of the time, free of charge and
• you have the tree owner’s permission.

If you’re planning on using a Hull City Council-owned tree, let us know, as we do a bulk permission request once we know where all the trees are. We also have a contact for the East Riding that we can refer you to for trees outside the Hull boundaries. If you’re using a tree on private land, obviously ask permission from the owner.

NEW THIS YEAR! We know from experience that it can be difficult to find a tree that meets all the above criteria, especially the first one. Therefore, if you wanted to create a tree shape on your (school) fence or on your window instead, that’s grand too.

Each tree will be accompanied by a ‘tree identifier’ listing the name of the tree and its makers. We produce these centrally and will be in touch re. details nearer the time.

Joining in

If you’d like to do a tree (or several), there are several ways of letting us know:

The easiest way is to join our ‘Craft Project Hull’ Facebook group, and leave a comment on the Announcement post at the top of the page, stating

* organisation, group or area you’re representing,

* roughly where your tree(s) are going to be (exact location to be confirmed by 14 November).

* how you plan to address this year’s theme in your tree(s).

Alternatively, you can email us these details at wemadethishull@gmail.com or leave a comment on this post.

If you’re new to this group, but would like to join in, again either comment on the post on Facebook stating where you’re based and we’ll try and match you up with one of our existing groups (or indeed try and form a new group if a new area emerges), or send us an email / leave us a comment here.

An up to date list of trees pledged can be found at the bottom of this post, as well as in the Announcement in the Facebook post.

So, in summary:

Theme: reduce – reuse – recycle.

14 November – deadline for registering trees
5 December – decorations up
28 December – decorations down

A downloadable version of this information is available here .

Hope you can join us!

LIST OF TREES (Main contact in brackets; last updated: 27 September)

  1. Ellerburn Ave (Sarah McManus)
  2. St Philip’s, Bilton Grange (Kia MacPherson)
  3. Clough Road (Katherine Stevenson)
  4. St Ninian’s and St Andrew’s Beavers, Victoria Ave (Clare Hudson)
  5. Hessle Road Network, Massey Street (Ayisja Smith)
  6. Artlink, Princes Ave (Jane Hawes)
  7. Pearson Park (Jane Hawes)
  8. Greenacres (Janet Adamson)
  9. EMS, Preston Road Village Centre (Becky Norman)
  10. St Giles, Marfleet (Jane Cotterill)
  11. Castle Hill Hospital (Jackie Elton)
  12. Penguin day care nursery, Newland Park (Joanne Barker)
  13. Plug-In Hull, Story Street
  14. Rooted in Hull, St Peter Street (Lesley Bellerby)
  15. HEY Workshops, Boulevard / Hessle Road (Louise Cramond)
  16. East Park (Maureen Lockyer, Jean Hardwick)
  17. Carnegie Heritage Centre (Julie Smith)
  18. Rainbow Community Garden (Emma Jenkins)
  19. Aysgarth Avenue (Emma Sarjo)
  20. Raleigh Court (Wendy Williamson)
  21. Octagon Nursery, Walker Street (Carla Coyle)
  22. Albany Street Residents Association, Albany Street
  23. St Stephen’s Neighbourhood Centre (Karen Okra)
  24. The Shires, Gipsyville (Katie Atkins)
  25. Peel Street Park (Katie Atkins)
  26. Ella Street (Mel Cherry)
  27. Firethorn Close (Inga Kreslina)
  28. Victoria Dock (Becky Howes)
  29. St Hilda’s, Greatfield (Joyce Telford)
  30. Bricknell Primary (Victoria Tuthill)
  31. Estcourt Primary (Laura Eggleton)
  32. Hallgate Primary, Cottingham (Kirsty Flint)
  33. Western Library garden (Tracey Henry)
  34. Wold Academy (Claire Dervey)
  35. HU4 Community Network, Dragon Park (Kirsty Bayles)
  36. St Columba’s, Laburnum Avenue (Liz Pacey)
  37. Dove House Hospice (Tania Wilson)
  38. Kingswood Parks Academy (Cathy Quantrill)
  39. Newington Academy
  40. St Andrew’s, Sutton Park (Sue Allen)

Bloomin’ Hull revived!

We are delighted to announce that we now have new dates for our postponed Bloomin’ Hull project. The second edition of our city-wide handmade flower garland trail will go live on Saturday 22 August, and the garlands will stay up until Saturday 12 September.

Over 30 locations across the city and a little beyond have been confirmed, including Princes Avenue, East Park, Hull Royal Infirmary, Appleton Primary, St Giles Marfleet and a number of the local libraries, to name but a few.

A garland trail map can be downloaded here: WeMadeThis – Bloomin Hull trail map. A limited number of printed copies can be obtained from the Hull Welcome Information Centre at the Paragon Interchange and the East Park Pavilion Café from the 22nd.

We are really looking forward to spreading some floral joy, and hope you’ll enjoy the trail!

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Project update

Unusually for us, we’ve got two projects ‘on the go’ at the moment, so here’s a bit of an update on both.

BLOOMIN’ HULL, the second edition of our flower garlands trail was due to go live at the end of March, but was suspended due to lockdown, and is still awaiting a firm ‘go live’ date. At our most recent online meeting, most of the committee felt that July was still too early, so we’re now looking at late summer.

As some of the venues we were going to use originally will even then still be closed / not open in their pre-covid sense, we’re investigating the possibility of having all the garlands go up in one location, so as to make a proper splash as and when they do go up.

The one positive of suspending the go live date of this project is that you can still join in if you fancied it, so feel free to make us a garland or two and await our call to action 🙂

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POSTCARDS FROM HULL was meant to be a traveling exhibition, which was changed to an online one, with a view to having a final exhibition in the real world late September / early October. Provisional arrangements had been made for this with Hull Truck Theatre. However, as Hull Truck will now not open until November at the earliest, we will either have the real life exhibition of these cards at a later date, or we will be looking at a different venue. We will keep you posted.

On a positive note, submissions of postcards seem to have really taken off in recent weeks, and we’ve now got over 70 on show in our online gallery. The Monday Prompts which we introduced in May have proved very useful in this respect, so we’ll just repeat them here for inspiration (follow us on FB, twitter or Instagram for further prompts):

* View from my window
* Lost loves
* A walk in the park
* East / West
* Happy memories
* Roots
* In your own words

At our last committee meeting, we also set a final deadline for submission: Friday 4th September. This will give us time to prepare the cards for the final exhibition. If you’d like to make us a Postcard from Hull, full info on how to go about it can be found here.

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Introducing ‘Postcards from Hull’

inCollage_20200318_121902755As we’ve unfortunately had to postpone the go live date of our spring project, Bloomin’ Hull, we thought we’d bring our mid-year project ‘Postcards from Hull’ forward, and adapt the concept to enable us to run the entire project online.

As the title suggests, it’s basically as simple as ‘make us a Hull-themed postcard, send it to us, and we’ll add it to our online gallery, both here on our website and in our dedicated Facebook group Postcards from Hull‘. There are a couple of other, fairly straightforward, requirements – full brief for the project here.

You can submit a postcard any time you like between now and mid-September – we’ve got our fingers and everything crossed that we’ll still be able to put on a final exhibition ‘in the real world’ late September / early October – provisional arrangements have been made with Hull Truck Theatre.

We look forward to receiving your finished postcards!

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Introducing Bloomin’ Hull

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UPDATE! We now have new dates for this project – Saturday 22 August until Saturday 12 September!

PROJECT HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED. WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO PUT THE TRAIL ON LATER IN THE YEAR.

Bloomin’ Hull – 28 March – 18 April

For this year’s Spring project, we’re revisiting the flower garlands. Like last year, the idea is to cover Hull in the things – from fences to railing to lamp posts, from ones a mile long to wrap around your school’s fence to dinky little ones in your front garden or even your front window; so long as they’re visible to the public, it’s all good. (Just remember to get permission from whoever’s fence, railing etc. you are using.)

As ever, you can make them as an individual or a group, out of whichever (weather proof) material and in any colour(s) you like.

DATES

  • Garlands are to go up on Saturday 28th March (or nearest date before you can manage).
  • Garlands are to be taken down on Sunday 19th April (or nearest date after you can manage).
  • In a slight change from last year’s project, we will be producing a Flower Trail Map – printed version as well as a downloadable PDF on our website. That’s also why it’s important that the garlands are at least up for the above period, to avoid visitor disappointment. In order to be able to print and distribute the map in time for the official start date, the deadline for registering your participation is Friday 13th March.

JOINING IN

If you’d like to do a garland (or several), please leave a comment below, stating organisation or area you’re representing, and roughly where your garlands are going to be. Exact location to be confirmed by 13th March.

If you’re new to this group, but would like to join in, leave a comment below stating where you’re based and we’ll try and match you up with an existing group (or indeed try and form a new group if a new area emerges).

Most of the plotting and planning takes place in our Craft Project Hull Facebook group, so you might like to join us there.

Garlands don’t strictly have to be outdoors, but do need to be in a location that is publicly accessible, free of charge.

Up to date list of garlands pledged can be found at the bottom of this post.

OTHER STUFF

Each (set of) garland(s) will be accompanied by a poster listing the names of the makers. We produce these centrally, and will be in touch re. details nearer the time.

So, in summary:

Friday 13th March: deadline registering participation

Saturday 28th March: garlands up

Sunday 19th April: garlands down

WORD version of this info downloadable here: Bloomin Hull brief – download.

LIST OF GARLANDS (last updated: 18 March)

1. Clough Road / Ryde Ave (Katherine Stevenson)
2. Pearson Park (Jane Hawes)
3. Bude Park Primary (Liz Smith)
4. Traenerhus (Keely Phillips)
5. Arram Grove (Mandy Straker)
6. Lock Keepers Court (Trevor Sylvester)
7. Hull Royal Infirmary (Jackie Elton)
8. York Road (Marie Carlson)
9. Southcoates Lane/Primary (Sharon Jackson)
10. Dove House Hospice (Chloe Bennet, Tania Wilson)
11. Carnegie Heritage Centre (Julie Smith)
12. Artlink (Creativity Explored – Nicola Lambert)
13. Endike Lane / Levisham Close – Rainbow Community Garden (Emma Jenkins)
14. Estcourt Primary
15. Raleigh Court, Cambridge Street (Wendy Williamson)
16. Central Library
17. Avenues library
18. Western library
19. Greenwood Avenue Library
20. Ings library
21. Bransholme library
22. Freedom Centre library
23. East Park library
24. East Park Pavilion Café (Maureen Lockyer Jean Hardwick)
25 – 28. Garden Village – Various locations (Hollie Van De Vyver Linda Williams)
29. Aysgarth Ave (Emma Sarjo)
30. Appleton Primary (Amanda Newton)
31. Hull Truck Theatre (Sharron Cooper – with Lithuanian community club – Ag Ne)
32. Princes Quay (Janet Adamson)
33. Bricknell Primary (Victoria Tuthill)
34. Hull College (Helen Ayre)
35. Francis Askew Primary (Julie Anne)
36. Western library garden (Tracey Hall Henry)
37. Hessle Road Network (Tracey Hall Henry)
38. St Andrew’s Community Centre (Sue Allen)
39. Maister Lodge (Alison Williams)
40. Wansbeck Primary (Miss Degg)
41. Blue Whippet Café (Jayne Pollock)
42. St Giles, Marfleet (Jane Cotterill)
43. Redwood Glades, Leads Road (Julie Leake)
44. Princes Ave (Jane Hawes)
45. Victoria House, Victoria Dock (Angela Hardie)
46. The Living Room, North Point Shopping Centre (Helen Everington)
47. Gillshill Primary (Ginette Brown)

48. Hessle Road/Boulevard crossing & Boulevard Corner Café (HEY Workshops – Louise Cramond)

49. Hull Community Church, Newland Ave (Claire Thomas)

50. Wold Academy

Christmas Threes – coming soon to a tree near you!

Download your tree trail map here!

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The decorations have been made, the posters and the maps are ready – Christmas Threes, the third edition of our highly popular city-wide Christmas tree trail is just about good to go!

From Saturday 7 December, well over 80 trees in 61 locations right across the city – and little beyond – will be festooned with 1000s of decorations, all handmade with love by over 1000 local people of all ages and abilities. Once again, groups involved include schools, craft groups, nurseries, residential homes, Brownie and Scout groups, churches, community centres as well as community groups such as Rooted in Hull, the Rainbow Community Garden and Garden Village Neighbourhood Watch.

We are particularly pleased to have teamed up with Hull Libraries for this edition of the Christmas trees, and have hosted a making session in 10 out of 12 libraries to create decorations for their library trees. The last of these, at Central Library, will take place on Saturday 7 December between 1 and 3pm, where we’ll be ‘live’ decorating the tree as part of our tree trail launch.

Some of our trees have gone up a little early, such as the lovely Octagon Family Tree, created by the children of the Octagon Nursery. Another one of these is the very special ‘Di and Megan’s Star Tree’ at Hull Royal Infirmary, dedicated to the memory of two former nurses who sadly passed away this year, decorated by their colleagues and friends. The tree went up on Sunday 1 December, in time for the hospital’s Christmas light switch-on. It was an emotional day for all involved, and the tree has already been receiving lots of love, both online and from passers-by.

What has also been great to see is how in some areas, the Christmas tree project is becoming firmly embedded in the community. On Princes Avenue, for example, all the cafes and restaurants will display a bauble garland, and the tree outside Artlink will feature butterfly themed baubles to celebrate the Hull Butterfly Project, which were created during a special making session at Artlink organised by the area team and Liz Heywood of Princes Avenue Community & Traders.

The tree trail is on until Friday 27 December. If you’d like to go for an explore, tree trail maps are available from the Tourist Information ‘Pod’ at the Paragon Interchange, Hull Libraries, the Hull Royal Infirmary reception and Trinity Market from the 7th. You can also download one here: Christmas Threes – map.

For a little sneak preview of some of the trees already up and decorations you might spot along the way, have a look below.

Introducing ‘Christmas Threes’

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CHRISTMAS THREES – ESSENTIAL INFO

With apologies for the dreadful pun, here’s the info for the third edition of our Christmas trees.

* Dates *

This year’s trees are set to go up on 7th December, with decorations coming down on the 28th – dates mainly dictated by the fact that most of the trees will be outdoors, and decorations might start to look a bit tatty if left out too long. There is, however, some give in this – effectively, so long as the decorations are up for at least this period of time, they can go up a little earlier and be taken down a little later.

We produce a tree trail map to accompany this project – printed version as well as downloadable PDF on our website. That’s also why it’s important that the trees are at least decorated for the above period, to avoid visitor disappointment. In order to be able to produce and distribute the printed version in time for the official start date, deadline for registering a tree is 22 November.

* Theme *

This year’s theme is similar to last year, in that we’re asking people to pick one specific theme or shape for their decorations, e.g. stars, baubles, penguins, Christmas carols, Christmas messages – so you end up with a star tree, Christmas Carol tree, etc. Decorations can be any colour, and made in any kind of material (obviously bearing in mind whether the tree is outside or inside).

There’s one additional option this year – following the success of the #WeMadeThisSpring flower garlands earlier this year, if you wanted to, you can add some garlands / bunting with the same theme near your tree (so a star tree would have star garlands).

* Joining in *

If you’d like to do a tree (or several), please leave a comment below, stating organisation or area you’re representing, and roughly where your tree(s) are going to be, plus theme(s) if you already know. Exact location and theme to be confirmed by 22 November.

If you’re new to this group, but would like to join in, leave a comment below stating where you’re based and we’ll try and match you up with one of our existing groups (or indeed try and form a new group if a new area emerges).

Most of the plotting and planning takes place in our ‘Craft Project Hull’ Facebook group, so you might like to join us there.

Trees don’t strictly need to be outdoors, but do need to be in a location that is publicly accessible, free of charge.

Up to date list of trees pledged can be found at the bottom of this post.

* Other stuff *

If you’re planning on using a Hull City Council-owned tree, let us know, as  a we dobulk permission request once we know where all the trees are. We also have a contact for the East Riding that I can refer you to for trees outside the Hull boundaries. If you’re using a tree on private land, obviously ask permission from the owner.

Each tree will be accompanied by a ‘tree identifier’ listing title of tree and names of makers. We produce these centrally and will be in touch re. details nearer the time.

So, in summary:

Theme: one specific shape or unifying theme per tree (optional garlands with same theme).

22 November – deadline for registering trees
7 December – decorations up
28 December – decorations down

WORD version of this info downloadable here WeMadeThis – Christmas Threes – Brief.

LIST OF TREES (Last updated: 7th November)

1. Stars, Willerby / Kirk Ella area (Barbara Meek de Lisle)
2. Garden Village Neighbourhood Watch – eco friendly tree / trees in Garden Village (Sal Garbutt)
3. St Philip’s Christmas Forest – St Philip’s, Bilton Grange (Kia Macpherson)
4. St Augustine’s Brownies (Hilary Stephenson)
5. Star tree – Clough Road (Katherine Stevenson)
6. Baubles, Western Library garden (Tracey Hall Henry)
7. Snowmen, Carnegie Heritage Centre, Anlaby Road (Julie Smith)
8. Baubles, Pearson Park (Jane Hawes)
9. Baubles, Princes Ave / Artlink tree (Jane Hawes)
10. Star tree, Hessle Road / Boulevard area – One Stitch at a Time (Louise Cramond)
11. Christmas songs tree – St Cuthbert’s, Marlborough Ave (Eve Fullard)
12. Traenerhus, High Street – 12 days of Christmas (Keely Phillips)
13. East Park, Pavilion Café – 2 trees (angels & Christmas trees) (Maureen Lockyer Jean Hardwick)
14. Baubles and snowmen, Gillshill Primary (Ginette Brown)
15. Icicles and snowflakes, Bricknell Ave (Mel K McKee)
16. Elves, Christmas jumpers, Rainbow Community Garden(Emma Jenkins)
17. + 18.  Hull Playing Out (Snowmen,  York Road, Aysgarth Ave, other locations tbc (Marie Carlson Emma Sarjo)
19. Angels, Raleigh Court residential home, Cambridge Street (Wendy Williamson)
20. Winter warmers, The Living Room, North Point Centre (Helen Everington)
21. Estcourt Primary (Nathan Ullah)
22. The Parks Academy
23. Nativity, St Alban Church, Hall Road (Sally Hill)
24. Candy canes, Danube Road (Sally Hill)
25.  Gingerbread men, Bricknell Primary (Victoria Tuthill)
26. Christmas trees, Bude Park Primary (Liz Smith)
27. Triangles and stars (2 trees: St Giles Church and St Giles Scout Group), St Giles Marfleet (Becky Irvin)
28. Hessle Road Network, Massey Street (Jo Atkinson)
29. Baubles, Cecil Gardens, Hawthorne Avenue
30. Baubles, Rooted in Hull,  St Peter Street (Lesley Bellerby)
31. Stars (x 2), angels, gingerbread men (4 trees), Saint Hilda’s Church, Greatfield (Joyce Telford)
32. Stars 53rd Hull Brownies, Chanterlands Ave (Helen Ayre)
33. Baubles, St Thomas’s Brownies, St Thomas’s, Hotham Road South (Julie Leake)
34. Stars, Trinity Market
35. Gold baubles and stars, St Stephen’s Shopping Centre
36. BBO Goodwin team (Emma Mottershaw)
37. Snowmen, Preston (Patricia Ferguson)
38. Silver stars, Alderman Cogan primary (Julia Smith)
39. Baubles, Hull College (Helen Ayre)
40. Stars Central Library
41. Snowmen, Ings Library
42.  Elves, Freedom Library
43. Robins, East Park Library
44. Christmas presents, Bransholme
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45. Snowflakes, Avenues Library
46. Angels and gingerbread men, Greenwood Avenue Library
47. Snowmen, Fred Moore Library
48. Christmas wreaths, Gipsyville Library
49. Christmas presents, Western Library
50. Stars, Hull Royal Infirmary (Jackie Elton)
51. Baubles Hessle Road Gipsyville (Jayne Pollock)
52. Three trees St Stephen’s Neighbourhood Centre, Greatfield (Karen Okra, Jennie Harrison)
53. Tourist Information (AKA The Pod), Paragon Interchange (Janet Adamson)
54. Snowmen, Dove House Hospice (Tania Wilson)
55. Baubles Westbourne House, Westbourne Avenue (Emma Wagner)
56. Christmas puddings, Avenues Centre, Park Avenue (Sarah Johnson)
57. Stars St Andrew’s Community Centre, Ennerdale (Sue Allen)
58. Stars Pickering Park (Friends of Pickering Park)
59. Maister Lodge (Alison Williams)
60. Stars, St John’s Church and Community Centre, Rosmead Street (Karen Okra)

Hull Spirit 2 – competition time!

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In September, we will host our second Hull-themed exhibition at the Minster, showcasing makes representing local trailblazers, created by the people of Hull. The picture above is the logo for the exhibition. However, we’re sure you’ll agree black-and-white is a bit boring, and that’s where you come in!

Colour, stick or otherwise decorate the logo (downloadable version at the bottom of this post), and send your creation to #WeMadeThis, 251 Victoria Avenue, Hull, HU5 3EB. Alternatively, scan it in and email it to wemadethishull@gmail.com. Remember to include your name and contact details.

All submitted logos will be part of the exhibition, and the winning design will feature on all printed and electronic publicity (with a special mention in the exhibition booklet). The winner will also receive some craft goodies and will be invited to our opening event on 10th September.

Deadline for submission is Friday 16th August. The winner will be picked and announced by the #WeMadeThis team the following week.

Download your entry form Hull Spirit 2 – Logo Competition

Good luck, and we look forward to seeing your creations!

Introducing ‘Hull Spirit 2: Trailblazers’

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As promised, here’s the announcement regarding our next big project.

General info

Following the success of Hull Spirit: Iconic People & Places last year, we’re doing another exhibition at the Minster this September (10th – 29th, to be exact). Like last year, it will have a Hull theme; this time, it’s ‘trailblazers’.

We’re using a fairly broad definition of ‘trailblazer’. It can of course be a person who was the first to do something in their field, e.g. Clive Sullivan being the first black Briton to captain any national sports team. However, it could also be an institution, e.g. The Deep being the first submarium, or even more broadly, an area in which Hull led the way, e.g. the first place to use police dogs, or LCD technology being invented at the University of Hull. They don’t have to be well-known trailblazers either – in fact, this is probably a good opportunity to showcase some of Hull’s ‘unsung heroes’. If you’re stuck for ideas, we have produced a handy list of suggestions – just drop us a line at wemadethishull@gmail.com if you’d like a copy.

Representation and size of make

As ever, how you represent your chosen trailblazer is entirely up to you. However, due to the limited size of the exhibition space at the Minster, and to try and accommodate as many makes as possible, the same size restrictions as last year apply.

For 3D makes: max. 50cm x 50xm (D x W). No height restrictions – it just has to be stable. There is some give in this for larger groups working on one make.

For 2D makes: max. 1m wide, preferably smaller – there is limited hanging space at the Minster, so we won’t be able to fit in many large-scale works.

How to take part

If you’d like to take part, please either leave a comment below or email us (wemadethishull@gmail.com) with your chosen trailblazer. Alternatively, you can join our Facebook group Craft Project Hull, and leave a comment on the announcement at the top of the page.

We will be keeping track of the makes pledged, and will regularly update the list at the bottom of this post. Please check the list to see if your idea is already on it – like last year, we’re trying to avoid duplication as much as possible.

We’ll be sending all those who’ve a pledged a make a form at the beginning of August, to capture the exact specifications of your contributions, some contact details, and your availability for dropping off and collecting your make, both for the practice set-up and the actual setting up and taking down of the exhibition.

Deadline for return of this form is Monday 19th August. This is also the deadline for the submission of pledges. Please note that if you do not return the form by this deadline, we’ll assume that you won’t be submitting your make for the exhibition, and it will therefore not appear in the exhibition booklet that we’re producing.

The exhibition: practice set-up and actual set-up / take-down

The exhibition will take place from Tuesday 10th September until Sunday 29th September. We will set up the exhibition on Monday 9th September, and will take it down again on Monday 30th. (We may well ask you to help out with this – look out for announcements nearer the time).

We will also be doing a practice set-up, as this really helped speed up the actual set-up at the Minster last year. This year’s practice set-up will take place at Bricknell Primary on Wednesday 28th August, 11am – 3pm.

If you cannot make the set-up and take-down dates, please try and find someone who can drop off and pick up for you – we may be able to assist if you can’t find anyone. Please note that we don’t have any storage space as such – we may be able to accommodate some smaller makes, but can’t store anything sizeable.

In summary

Theme: Hull Trailblazers

19th August                         Deadline submission of ideas & form

28th August                Practice set-up, Bricknell Primary, 11am – 3pm

9th September                   Set-up at the Minster

10th – 29th September      Exhibition

30th September                Take down exhibition

You can download this post as a WORD file here: hull-spirit-2-brief

MAKES PLEDGED (Last updated: 24th July 2019)

  1. David Hartley (the Younger) MP – Miranda van Rossum
  2. Police dogs – Amelia Everington
  3. Barbara Buttrick – Jane Hawes
  4. Hull Minster – Trevor Sylvester
  5. Golden Pages – Jackie Wilson
  6. Phone boxes – Riverside C & S Group
  7. Dorothy MacKaill – Princes Avenue Methodist Church All Nations Women’s Craft Group
  8. Ethel Liggins – Kia MacPherson
  9. Joseph Hirst – Janet Bucknall
  10. Professor George Gray – Jackie Elton
  11. Mick Ronson – Luke Mai & Kat Cooke
  12. William Wilberforce – Katherine & Joshua Stevenson
  13. John Science – Keely Philips
  14. The Earle brothers – Val Reily
  15. Margaret Kissling – Fran Cuddon
  16. Ann Cooke – Jacqueline Coates
  17. Elephant in the Room Disability Services – Maureen Lockyer, Jean Hardwick
  18. Ebenezer Cobb Morley – Jean Hardwick
  19. Stanley Coleman – Artlink Women’s Craft Group
  20. Mick Ronson – St Stephen’s Neighbourhood Centre
  21. Amy Johnson (‘interactive’ wings) – Friends of the Western Library / Hull Re-Source
  22. Polio vaccine – Kath Carter
  23. Amy Emmerson (Hull Playing Out) – Hull Playing Out
  24. Maureen Leathley – Rainbow Community Garden
  25. Dove House Hospice – Dove House Hospice
  26. Adrian Hardy Haworth – East Park Maker Day group
  27. Thomas Walker – Fred Moore library Thursday craft group
  28. Needler’s – Chance Maker Day group
  29. Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshire puddings – Bricknell Primary
  30. The Housemartins – Phil Hutton
  31. Don Suddaby (Lorenzo’s Oil) – Sharron Cooper
  32. Clive Sullivan – Khaleesah Zarqaa
  33. J. Arthur Rank – Beki Allsop -Smith
  34. Maureen Lipman – Jane Sanderson
  35. Vauxhall Tavern – Trinity Market Maker Day group

 

Hull is bursting into flower with #WeMadeThisSpring

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Hundreds of local people of all ages and abilities have been making away for months, creating flower garlands for our fifth project, #WeMadeThisSpring. The result: over 500 garlands, which will be on display across Hull (and beyond!) between 23 March and 6 April.

We haven’t done a map for this project, but below is a list of the locations where the garlands can be found. And if you scroll down a bit further, you’ll get a sneak preview of some of the garlands.

Happy exploring, and do share your pictures with us, using the hashtag #WeMadeThisSpring 🌺🌻🌷🌼🌸🌹

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