"It's like riding a bike, you never forget" Friday 19th October, a glorious autumn day, perfect for a trip down the River Hull on the MV Syntan with a terrific group of people who have shared enchanting memories of life working and living on the River Hull for Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories. … Continue reading Barge trip down the Hull
The Open Bridges: Engines and Insects exhibition is now open at Hull Intentional Photography Festival - HIP Fest - in Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Hull. It's on the main entrance corridor until October 28th, free entry to the Open Bridges element of the festival. The Engines and Insects exhibition is part of Open Bridges, a growing series of … Continue reading Open Bridges exhibition at Hull International Photography Festival
Last week we were delighted to collect an amazing big file of historical photographs of the River Hull for Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories. Thanks to Angus Young of the Hull Daily Mail who has contributed the Mail's archive of River Hull photos to the project. The pictures range from the turn of … Continue reading Remarkable Collection of River Hull Photographs
Thank you to everyone who came to join us for the Open Bridges first anniversary evening and launch of A River Full Of Stories last night. Rich & I spent the afternoon hanging the first installment of the new A River Full Of Stories exhibition with the original Open Bridges exhibition in the theatre at … Continue reading Open Bridges, the next chapter
Open Bridges objectives were to celebrate the River Hull and explore the meaning of freedom by splitting the city in two, momentarily denying the freedom of movement east and west across the city, by raising and closing all 13 bridges over the River Hull simultaneously for the first and only time in the city’s history. … Continue reading Open Bridges Radio Transcript
Stop Press: Open Bridges made history when for the first, and only time, all 13 of the bridges over the River Hull raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city of Hull in two at 20:17 hours on the autumn equinox, 22nd September 2017. Open Bridges Hull: “A truly memorable evening when we all worked together … Continue reading Open Bridges First Anniversary
Open Bridges Anniversary and launch of A River Full Of Stories Saturday 22nd September at Kardomah94, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AN. Doors 7.30 pm, free entry. Come and join us celebrating the first anniversary of Open Bridges Anniversary & the launch of the new project Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories. There will … Continue reading Open Bridges Anniversary Event
You can see the award winning Open Bridges film on board the Motor Barge Syntan during Hull Folk and Maritime Festival, on 28th and 29th July 2018. The historic and beautifully restored Syntan will be moored in Hull Marina for the festival. There is folk music galore all weekend at the festival, head along to … Continue reading Open Bridges Film at Hull Folk Festival
Thanks to everyone who voted for the Open Bridges film trailer. We are very pleased to say it has now been selected from over 1,000 submissions from around the world, and will be shown at the 2018 Bulwell Arts Festival on Sunday 8th July where the overall winners will be chosen. It's open to the … Continue reading Open Bridges Film at Nottingham Film Festival
We opened the Open Bridges exhibition inside Scale Lane Bridge for a group from the Carnegie Heritage Centre and had a lovely morning, thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone there. Thanks to Stephen Ingram for this fascinating souvenir of the opening of North Bridge in 1931. If you click on each image you should be able to … Continue reading Souvenir of the Opening of North Bridge in 1931
Press release from East Riding of Yorkshire Council issued on behalf of Open Bridges: 'Stunning' Open Bridges film showcase at Beverley Art Gallery A ‘stunning and unique’ film documenting the day Hull was split in two by the Open Bridges project will be screened in the Art Gallery at Beverley’s Treasure House this month. The … Continue reading ‘Stunning’ Open Bridges film showcase at Beverley Art Gallery
The Open Bridges exhibition had its last day inside Scale Lane Bridge before we finalise its next home. We've been open every Saturday in January and February and welcomed 2000 visitors.Thanks to James Hoggarth and Sally Fairfax for inviting us to BBC Radio Humberside this morning to talk about the project and exhibition. Lots of … Continue reading Thanks Everyone!
This is a view of Hull Tidal Barrier never seen before, the latest of Rich's 'Engines and Insects' photographic images for Open Bridges. Rich took the original photograph of the underside of the Tidal Barrier from the deck of the MV Syntan as they sailed down the river for the Open Bridges test run. The images … Continue reading Hull Tidal Barrier Takes Flight
Cool to see this post in Graffiti Street, international urban art website, unravelling the Banksy artwork in Hull. Click to read the feature: Open Bridges is an independent Hull based project. Stop Press! Due to popular demand the Open Bridges exhibition at Scale Lane Bridge is extended to Saturdays during February (3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th) 11.00 am … Continue reading Unravelling Banksy
We’ve had many visitors to the Open Bridges exhibition at Scale Lane Bridge and many fascinating conversations with local people who’ve worked the river for years as well as visitors from out of town. One of the recurring themes is the importance and the beauty of the river Hull from different perspectives such as "it’s … Continue reading Bridge Exhibition Notes #1
Another ace post from @AmeliaInHull , a great piece of writing, clear and articulate, well thought out and explained. And how cool!
Hey guys!! A couple of days ago, a piece of original Banksy art work appeared overnight on Scott Street Bridge in Hull and so far the response from the general public has been very mixed. In case you didn’t know, Banksy is an anonymous, British grafitti artist who first popped up in his home town of Bristol during the 1990s. He spray painted trains and walls throughout the city which is well known for its creative street art and graffiti before expanding his graffiti beyond Bristol in the 2000s and sharing it all around the world. Lots of people have tried to unmask this mysterious artist’s identity over the years but to avoid going to prison for vandalizing buildings with their graffiti, its crucial that Banksy stays anonymous. Banksy takes inspiration from a French graffiti artist called Blek le Rat who is fond of using stencils in his art work…
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Due to popular demand the Open Bridges exhibition at Scale Lane Bridge is extended to Saturdays during February (3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th) 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. Free entry. All welcome, come and have a look round. The exhibition covers all elements of Open Bridges and art photography exhibition of Open Bridges images inspired by Horst … Continue reading Open Bridges Exhibition Extended to Saturdays in February
Thanks to @ameliainhull for this write up of Open Bridges, ‘an insight to the crazy but amazing night when the city of Hull split in two for the first time’. Check out Amelia’s eloquent blog. She’s been to loads of events and I love reading her genuine and charming descriptions which tell the story as it is.
Hey guys!! This is my third post that links in with the ‘Open Bridges’ event which happened originally back in September. Lou and Rich Duffy Howard, the creators of the event, have very kindly agreed to be interviewed for my blog so a massive thank you to both of them. Hopefully, after reading this post, you will have even more insight to the origin of the ‘Open Bridges’ event and you will have got to know Lou and Rich a bit better. You can read my previous posts about ‘Open Bridges’ eventhereandhereand you can check out Rich and Lou’s bloghere.
INTERVIEW WITH RICH AND LOU DUFFY HOWARD
- HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE CONCEPT FOR THE ‘OPEN BRIDGES’ EVENT? Rich: Lou and I were having a conversation about freedom and the Freedom Festival, Brexit and freedom of movement and how you can’t understand…
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Open Bridges First Saturday Exhibition Great first Saturday of the Open Bridges exhibition inside Scale Lane Bridge today. We had a continual flow of people looking round all day, many of whom said they came along because they heard us on BBC Radio Humberside this morning, so thanks to James Hoggarth and Sally Fairfax for … Continue reading All Welcome to the Exhibition
Thanks to Amelia Grace aka Amelia in Hull for her fab review of the Open Bridges film and exhibition launch. Have a look and a click round Amelia’s excellent blog while you’re there.
The exhibition is open to the public inside Hull’s Scale Lane Bridge, free entry on Saturdays during January (6th, 13th, 20th and 27th) 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. We’ll be there, come and have a look round and say hello.
Hey guys!! Back in September, you may recall that I wrote a post aboutHull’s ‘Open Bridges’ eventwhere all the bridges that connect East and West Hull, opened to allow 3 vessels that represented 3 centuries through (HMS Pickle, Humber Keel Comrade and MV Syntan). This was a truly spectacular experience because Hull is a city that has the most bridges over the length of a navigable river and it was lovely to see these bridges celebrated for how they bring the city together. Several months on from that, the creator’s of Hull’s ‘Open Bridges’ event Rich and Lou Duffy-Howard invited me to the premiere of the ‘Open Bridges’ Video and Exhibition that further show the concept of freedom that the event explored and the amazing team of people that came together to make the event possible. The event was a really enjoyable experience and it taught me a…
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