Open Bridges Exhibition and Film

We are delighted to announce the public opening of the Open Bridges exhibition at Scale Lane Bridge on Sunday 10th December 2017 11.00 am, including a bridge swing. All welcome. Following the launch the exhibition is open to the public free entry on Saturdays during January (6th, 13th, 20th and 27th) and February (3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th) 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Film trailer:

The film made by Humber Film Creative Community who captured each bridge movement on the night, edited by Philip Codd and featuring a new soundtrack by composer John Stead can be viewed on the Open Bridges website following a private viewing on Saturday 9th. Public screenings to be announced.

Open Bridges HMS Pickle and Humber Tug photograph credit Graeme Oxby
Open Bridges HMS Pickle and Humber Tug photograph by Graeme Oxby

Open Bridges is a whole tapestry of threads, a celebration of the lifeblood of the city, the River Hull and its 13 movable bridges – more than any other city. Beautiful historic vessels representing three centuries – 18th century HMS Pickle, 19th century Humber Keel Comrade and 20th century MV Syntan mustered on the River Hull, met on the Humber by powerful 21st century tugs from SMS Towage and Svitzer. Open Bridges is an exploration of the notion of freedom during the City of Culture’s Freedom Season featuring the live world premiere of John Stead’s new musical work, Moments in Time.

Open Bridges is an independent all Hull based project by Duffy-Howard Music taking place during the Hull City of Culture Freedom Season. We are delighted that every aspect of planning and delivery of Open Bridges is by people in Hull.

Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard