Absolutely Cultured’s core purpose is to put culture and creativity at the heart of people’s lives to drive Hull’s ambition and aspirations.
Cultural events are an important part of this but there are many other things we do that also contribute to that purpose.
Here’s some surprising, ambitious and imaginative events we’ve currently got lined up.
© Chris Pepper
Tea, cake and conversation. A campaign to get Hull talking.
Chatty Hull is an exciting new, citywide initiative led by Absolutely Cultured which has one simple aim – to get the people of Hull chatting.
Frances Disley, The Cucumber Fell in the Sand. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2019. ©Jules Lister
Through her ongoing interest in the subject of self-care, Liverpool-based artist Frances Disley investigates Hull’s rich heritage around food, with an exhibition that features sculpture, painting, textiles and plant life.
Image: Installation View. Mike S Redmond and Faye Coral Jones (MSR FCJ), Ecstatic Rituals.
Through a series of sculpture, performance and installation Ecstatic Rituals explores the tradition of Hull Fair.
Fruiting, Aniara Omann. Image by Lola Pertsowsky
Our collective hope for what the future might look like is heavily shaped by both our past and present. Danish artist Aniara Omann considers just this in Equanipolis.
Nnena Kalu for Glasgow International 2018
Nnena Kalu's colourful sculptures are created by layering and binding materials such as industrial plastic tubing, newspaper, foam, cling film, fabric and tape.
Install shot, Animal Stories. Courtesy of the artist and Hannah Barry Gallery