For the first time in the city’s history all 13 of Hull’s bridges raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city in two at 20:17 hours on the autumnal equinox 2017 during Hull City of Culture’s Freedom Season.

Open Bridges Exhibition and Film

Following Saturday’s preview to press and invited guests the public opening of the Open Bridges exhibition takes place at Scale Lane Bridge on Sunday 10th December 2017 11.00 am – including a bridge swing – then is open to the public free entry on Saturdays during January (6th, 13th, 20th and 27th) 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.

The film made by Humber Film Creative Community who captured each bridge movement on the night features a new soundtrack by composer John Stead and can be viewed on the Open Bridges website after the launch. Public screenings to be announced. 

Freedom or freedom withheld? Historically Hull, UK, has played a leading role in campaigns for social and political freedom. But the only way to truly understand something is to experience it…

Open Bridges is an exploration of freedom, marking the vital role bridges play in our everyday lives with a river journey, the mustering of historic vessels representing three centuries and the world premiere of a new musique concrète commission – Moments in Time – by BAFTA winning Hull based composer John Stead.

Open Bridges is an independent Hull based project.