John Peel Hull & Humber

Twenty years ago I showed the late great John Peel around Hull for a TV show. Here we are talking about how the river has influenced the culture of the city, about music in Hull and our independence. Great footage includes a trip to the Adelphi club, and a look round the graffiti art warehouse … Continue reading John Peel Hull & Humber

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Open Bridges Jigsaw

Operationally the logistics required to make Open Bridges happen presented many challenges. Every challenge was overcome and when the city had separated and reunited,  and the vessels sailed out into the darkness of the Humber, the world premiere of John Stead's new musique concrète work took place before a capacity audience at Hull's Stage at … Continue reading Open Bridges Jigsaw

Spider T Session

"Open Bridges - on the night all the different components came together like the meshing of gears, working as one" Mal Nicholson HMS Pickle Our final Open Bridges workshop session was held aboard the Spider T, Mal Nicholson's wonderful 62ft Humber sloop. Thanks to Mal for the hospitality aboard the Spider. Open Bridges team members Iain Campbell … Continue reading Spider T Session

National News

Open Bridges: We are very pleased to get a mention in The Times today.  “Just occasionally things go right and the cynics are confounded. There were plenty of the latter around when run down and much maligned Hull was announced as City Of Culture for 2017. Yet with the year two-thirds over, the results are … Continue reading National News

Dove House Hospice Workshop

Open Bridges includes a series of workshops hosted by Lou Duffy-Howard with creative writers Christina Lewis and Russ Litten who are working with schools, prison, hospice and community venues to explore freedom and the impact of freedom denied in the world today. September 1st 2017: Novelist Russ Litten and I spent a fabulous afternoon at Dove House Hospice with … Continue reading Dove House Hospice Workshop

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