Humber Keel Comrade

The beautifully restored Humber Keel COMRADE will sail down the River Hull and into the Humber Estuary as part of the Open Bridges journey. Find out about the COMRADE from Humber Keel COMRADE’s Sailing Master, John Medland's biography of the vessel: "The steel hulled  barge originally named Wanda was built in 1923 by Warren's Shipyard … Continue reading Humber Keel Comrade

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Drypool to Hull Marina: River Journey #5

Syntan down the Hull 21.07.2017 We were kindly invited on the Syntan as it travelled from Beverley down the River Hull, to Hull Marina for the Folk and Maritime Festival. The journey with Humber Film’s Alex Davies was to collect stills, film footage and bridge and vessel timings for Open Bridges. Usually photographs are taken … Continue reading Drypool to Hull Marina: River Journey #5

Wilmington to Drypool: River Journey #4

Syntan down the Hull 21.07.2017 We were kindly invited on the Syntan as it travelled from Beverley down the River Hull, to Hull Marina for the Folk and Maritime Festival. The journey with Humber Film’s Alex Davies was to collect stills, film footage and bridge and vessel timings for Open Bridges. Usually photographs are taken … Continue reading Wilmington to Drypool: River Journey #4

Stoneferry to Wilmington: River Journey #3

Syntan down the Hull 21.07.2017 We were kindly invited on the Syntan as it travelled from Beverley down the River Hull, to Hull Marina for the Folk and Maritime Festival. The journey with Humber Film’s Alex Davies was to collect stills, film footage and bridge and vessel timings for Open Bridges. Usually photographs are taken … Continue reading Stoneferry to Wilmington: River Journey #3

Sutton Road to Stoneferry: River Journey #2

Syntan down the Hull 21.07.2017 We were kindly invited on the Syntan as it travelled from Beverley down the River Hull, to Hull Marina for the Folk and Maritime Festival. The journey with Humber Film’s Alex Davies was to collect stills, film footage and bridge and vessel timings for Open Bridges. Usually photographs are taken … Continue reading Sutton Road to Stoneferry: River Journey #2

Beverley Beck to Haworth Hall: River Journey #1

Syntan down the Hull 21.07.2017 We were kindly invited on the Syntan as it travelled from Beverley down the River Hull, to Hull Marina for the Folk and Maritime Festival. The journey with Humber Film’s Alex Davies was to collect stills, film footage and bridge and vessel timings for Open Bridges. Usually photographs are taken … Continue reading Beverley Beck to Haworth Hall: River Journey #1

Visit to M.V. Syntan

We had a wonderful morning visiting the M.V. Syntan, the beautiful barge which is going to journey down the River Hull from Beverley Beck for Open Bridges on September 22nd. The former working barge, originally built in 1949 and owned by Richard Hodgson's Tannery has been carefully renovated after being laid up for 20 years. … Continue reading Visit to M.V. Syntan

Open Bridges Workshop Withernsea High

Open Bridges includes a series of workshops hosted by creative writers Lou Duffy-Howard, Christina Lewis and Russ Litten who are working with schools, prisons and community venues to explore freedom and the impact of withholding freedom considering notions of East and West, left and right, separation and connection, difference and similarity. One of our favourite schools, … Continue reading Open Bridges Workshop Withernsea High

Open Bridges Photography

Open Bridges is creating and documenting fascinating sights and sounds only ever seen by bridge operators and shipping companies. Some of the photographic images are taken from open bridges and some from the movements within bridges as they’re being operated for river traffic. Some of the photographs are more abstract. They’re inspired by famous 20th … Continue reading Open Bridges Photography

Open Bridges Workshop Pearson Primary

We're working with our Open Bridges team to put the various parts together - the bridges, the river journey, the music premiere, and we've started the workshop programme. Pearson Primary School was the destination for our first Open Bridges workshop last week. Creative writer Christina Lewis and I spent the morning with Miss Northen's year … Continue reading Open Bridges Workshop Pearson Primary