Film Night on board Spider T

We had a magical evening at the first Open Bridges film night on board the splendid Super Sloop Spider T last night. Rich & I met up with honoured guest Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for the East Riding of Yorkshire to view the Open Bridges exhibition at Scale Lane Bridge.

Lou, HM Lord Lieutenant and Phil C
Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for the East Riding of Yorkshire with Lou & filmmaker Philip Codd

Following the exhibition viewing we made our way to Hull Marina where Spider T owner Mal Nicholson and Val Nicholson welcomed us to the beautiful historic – and toasty warm – Super Sloop. We were delighted to link up for the vessels first film night. Following plenty of chat and a fine hot pie & pea supper we settled down round the onboard cinema to watch two films of the Open Bridges night. Digital Creations’ film of Schooner HMS Pickle’s adventure on the night with Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant on board felt like reliving the journey again.

Finally we watched the beautiful and alluring Open Bridges film, Made by Humber Film Creative Community and Octovision Media. It was filmed by 16 film makers who captured each bridge movement and from the MV Syntan as she sailed from Beverley to Hull on the night. Edited by Philip Codd and Sarah Johnson it features a new musique concrète soundtrack by BAFTA winning Open Bridges composer John Stead recorded using sounds of the bridges operations and movements.

To watch the film settle down in a comfy chair, turn the lights down & the volume up and soak it up, it’s an immersive experience. 

Thank you to Mal and Val Nicholson for a wonderful evening on board the Spider T and to guests who joined Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for the evening, CEO of Sailors Children’s Society Deanne Thomas, City Manager Andy Burton, Open Bridges film makers Philip Codd and Sarah Johnson, HMS Pickle film makers Les and Lesley of Digital Creations and Mark, Glynn, Barry and Mason, members of the HMS Pickle crew & friends.
Open Bridges HMS Pickle and Humber Tug photograph credit Graeme Oxby
Open Bridges HMS Pickle and Humber Tug photograph credit Graeme Oxby

Open Bridges Hull: 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 is an independent Hull based project, concept and management by Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard 

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