Student Artists Celebrate Fishing Heritage in Hull

The 17-day Hull Fishing Heritage Art Exhibition at St John the Baptist Church, St Georges Road, Newington, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for SHTC students and local artists to take a central part in a landmark year for the arts in Hull. A creative collaboration between art students, local artists, St John the Baptist Church and local fishing groups, the Fishing Heritage Art Exhibition will retell the rich story of Hull’s fishing heritage and engage and educate a younger generation, with school visits booked in every weekday afternoon.

The opening night event will be Friday 23/06/17 from 6pm to 9pm. Free entry and all welcome. The exhibition will be open daily from 12 noon to 4pm, except Saturdays, when it will be open from 10am to 4pm.

In addition to general opening times listed above, the following events are also taking place:
Friday 30 June, from 7pm to 10pm: Fishing Heritage Talks: An Evening with Alec and Peter. A relaxed evening of fishing heritage talks at the beautiful Fishermen’s Church. Dr Alec Gill MBE will be sharing stories about the Hessle Road fishing community and talk about the brave plight of Hull’s Arctic trawlermen. Renowned local artist Peter Naylor will also be providing fascinating insights into the creative process behind the making of the memorial to Lost Trawlermen sculpture. Drinks and refreshments will be served, including the locally famous Dead Bod ale, and there will be an opportunity to enjoy an atmospheric evening viewing of the Fishing Heritage Art Exhibition. Tickets are £5 and can be purchased through the Hull2017 website.

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