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City Makers, Lydia Caprani

City Makers is part of a series of five window displays made by local artists and commissioned by Absolutely Cultured, made in response to the theme of how arts, culture and creativity help to rebuild city centres post-lockdown.

You will find the other four located in and around Whitefriargate in Hull city centre. 

Through the use of bright colours and bold shapes, building blocks rise up to form a playful cityscape, completed with drawings by you!

Artist Lydia Caprani creates an exciting, illustrated window vinyl to represent the energising of the city’s streets, encouraging local people to come together and get creative. Bringing together unused designs for the Creative Hull branding designed by the artist, members of the public are asked to grab a window pen and draw a miniature self-portrait carrying blocks, pencils and paint brushes, working together to ‘build’ the pre-existing illustration.

“Come down to Whitefriargate to not only say hello but get involved in the design itself! Grab a window marker and join me in transforming a window into a truly Creative Hull cityscape with hand-drawn self-portraits. All ages, abilities, and friendly faces welcomed – I look forward to meeting you!” – Lydia Caprani

City Makers is a playful and interactive window installation which invites residents of all ages and abilities to bring life to the illustration, building Hull back together.

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Nearest toilets can be found at Queen Victoria Square and Trinity Market.

Nearest baby changing facilities can be found at Trinity Market.

Creative Hull will be taking place under the current government guidelines. Hand sanitiser will be available at each event, and if the event is indoors, you must wear a mask unless you’re exempt or under the age of eleven. If you are exempt, please let a member of our team know.

Social distancing will be in place, and we will manage the capacity of each venue on an individual basis. We ask that you visit us with your household or your support bubble.

Please listen to our instructions to help us keep each other safe.


Friday 16 – Sunday 18 July


24 hours (Draw yourself onto the window with Lydia 10am-6pm)


20 Whitefriargate, HU1 2ER

No booking required