Model City FAQs
ABOUT THE PIECE
WHAT IS MODEL CITY?
Model City is an immersive, 360-degree audio installation by Dan Jones, commissioned by Absolutely Cultured especially for King Edward Street, Hull. This original soundscape has been co-created by children from three Hull primary schools across a series of five workshops, led by RESOLVE Collective. The sound combines the recorded voices of the children with specially designed music.
Audiences can also visit our Model City Space at 23 King Edward Street where they can learn more about the piece, how it was created and take part in free, drop-in activities. Model City Space and the activities have been designed and created by RESOLVE Collective, in collaboration with our Model City Volunteers.
WHO ARE THE ARTISTS INVOLVED?
Model City is an artwork by Dan Jones. The engagement workshops were delivered by RESOLVE Collective, with content created by the children of Hull.
Model City Space has been designed by RESOLVE Collective, in collaboration with our Model City Volunteers.
WHEN DOES MODEL CITY TAKE PLACE?
Model City will take place between Friday 14 – Sunday 23 February, over half term and will play 10am-6pm daily.
Our Model City Space will be open Saturday 1 – Sunday 23 February, 10am-6pm daily.
WHERE IS IT TAKING PLACE?
Model City will take place on King Edward Street in Hull, between King Edward Square and Queen Victoria Square.
Model City Space can be found at 23 King Edward Street, next door to Carphone Warehouse. Look out for our Model City shop sign!
WHAT TIME DOES IT BEGIN AND END?
The piece will play 10am – 6pm daily. The piece will loop throughout each day, and as such the soundscape will offer different auditory experiences at different times of the day.
DO I NEED A TICKET?
No, this installation is FREE and open to all so there’s no need to book.
We aim to make our events as inclusive as possible. If you have any comments or suggestions around access, please email email@example.com
To read our full access guide for this event, please click here.
IS THE INSTALLATION WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
Yes, this installation is situated on King Edward Street and as such, is wheelchair accessible.
Model City Space is also wheelchair accessible, however, has push doors upon entry. There will be a member of staff or Volunteer available to assist.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR THOSE HARD OF HEARING OR DEAF?
The installation is primarily sound based.
Model City Space is suitable for those hard of hearing of deaf, as it houses a primarily visual exhibition, activities and a documentary film with subtitles.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR THOSE WITH A VISUAL IMPAIRMENT?
Yes, the installation is primarily sound based.
This installation does NOT contain flashing lights which could trigger photosensitive epilepsy.
We expect King Edward Street to be busier than usual at peak times (lunch time, rush hour, weekends). If you or your child have any additional sensory needs, our Model City Space offers a relaxed hour every morning 10-11am.
IS THERE ALLOCATED SEATING?
There is no seating provided at this installation but there are many public benches along the street which you are welcome to use. There will also be seating available in the Model City Space.
ARE THERE TOILETS NEARBY?
Public toilets available for use for free in the city centre, including:
- Queen Victoria Square
- Prospect Shopping Centre (accessible toilet available)
- Princes Quay Shopping Centre (accessible toilet available)
- Hull Central Library (accessible toilet and Changing Places facility available) – please note, opening hours vary. Please check their website for details.
To find your nearest toilet, please ask a volunteer on the day.
CAN YOU PROVIDE PUBLICITY OR INFORMATION IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS OR LANGUAGES?
Yes, large print guides of the interpretation are available from the Model City Space. Interpretation in alternative languages is available if ordered in advance. If you require a guide in an alternative format or language, please request one by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 9 February.
IS THE INSTALLATION SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?
Yes, this piece has been co-created with children in Hull and is all about championing the next generation’s imaginations, ideas and opinions. Both the installation and the Model City Space are suitable for families and people of all ages.
Please be aware that children must be supervised at all times both within Model City Space and whilst visiting the installation.
HOW DO I GET TO THE SITE?
This installation is located in the city centre so there are many bus and train routes available. We advise use of public transport or travelling by foot where possible. King Edward Street is a short, 5-minute walk from Hull Paragon interchange and bus station.
If you are travelling from outside Hull, please visit the Getting Here page at Visit Hull for further information.
CAN I PARK ON SITE?
The installation and Model City Space is located on a pedestrianised street. However, there are many city centre car parks nearby. Please visit their respective sites for further information on prices and opening hours. Suggested car parks include:
- Prospect Street Shopping Centre car park, HU1 3JX
- St Stephens Shopping Centre car park, 110 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN
- Princes Quay Shopping Centre car park, Waterhouse Lane, Hull, HU1 2NL
- George Street car park
And Park & Ride:
- Priory Park and Ride, HU4 7DY
WILL THERE BE ROAD CLOSURES?
No, there will be no road closures as part of Model City.
WILL PUBLIC TRANSPORT BE AFFECTED?
No, public transport will not be affected by Model City.
There are numerous places to stay overnight in Hull city centre and the surrounding area. For more details, please visit www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com
THINGS TO DO
WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO IN HULL DURING FEBRUARY 2020?
There are lots of things to do in and around Hull! You can find out the very latest event listings on the Visit Hull website.
Some highlights we recommend are:
Jamie Crewe: Solidarity & Love at Humber Street Gallery
18 Jan – 29 March, 11am – 6pm (except Mondays and Tuesdays)
Solidarity & Love is a new collection of work by Glasgow-based artist Jamie Crewe. The exhibition at Humber Street Gallery has been created alongside a sister show at Grand Union, Birmingham titled Love & Solidarity.
Taking inspiration from Radclyffe Hall’s novel The Well of Loneliness (1928), the exhibitions address the provocations of the book, which has had a lasting impact on generations of queer, lesbian, and transgender people.
Through a combination of video, sculpture and text, Crewe touches on themes of heartbreak, experiences of transphobia, LGBTQIA+ solidarity and conflict, as well as exploring the legacy of the novel itself.
Both exhibitions can be enjoyed independently of each other and are supported by a series of events across Hull and Birmingham.
Lucy Clout: XXX at Humber Street Gallery
15 Feb – 5 April, 11am – 6pm (except Mondays and Tuesdays)
London-based artist Lucy Clout addresses debates around queer reproduction and parenting in an exhibition of new work.
Using sculpture, film and drawing Clout expands upon past work to tell anecdotal stories from queer people of DIY reproduction methods. Clout’s work adds to the discussion of non-heterosexual reproduction whilst also considering fantasies for the future.
Sea; the remains between at Ferens Art Gallery
16 November – 23 February
Award-winning visual artist Estabrak presents her new series of underwater photographs specially commissioned for the Ferens Centre Court. The photographs show people immersed in water, inviting us to look below the surface and reflect on issues often silenced on land.
Sea; the remains between explores the social, political and environmental impact of human activity in this region. It evolved through Estabrak’s personal exchanges with people in Hull and highlights both personal and universal stories, particularly those of people from communities overlooked by mainstream media and society.
WOLF! By Kitchen Zoo at Hull Truck Theatre
15 February, 11:30 and 14:30. Tickets £10
Beneath the Moon, under the snowy mountains, amongst a flock of woolly sheep, Jack is bored.
Bored of watching sheep
Bored of counting sheep
but most importantly…bored of SHEEP
Down in the village just a whisper of a wolf will cause a panic!
Join Hull Truck for an adventure and find out what happens when Jack cries WOLF! With original music, puppetry and a tale you thought you knew…
from the makers of The Three Bears, Kitchen Zoo.
Inspired by Aesop’s Fable, The Boy who Cried Wolf
Recommended Age 0-5 Years
Running Time: 45mins
The Twisted Tale of Hansel & Gretel by Open Theatre at Hull Truck Theatre
21 – 22 February. Tickets £10
A flustered storyteller is joined by a mischievous mocking bird as he follows Hansel and Gretel deep into the forest. All is not what it seems, as the characters start to tell their own version of this peculiar adventure. Come along and meet the wicked witch and her really rather eccentric chef in this truly imaginative version of Hansel and Gretel. Live music, hilarious performance and a mesmerising design ensures that this play will entertain and amuse the entire family.
Recommended Age 7+
Running Time: Approx 60 mins
WILL THE INSTALLATION BE CANCELLED IN BAD WEATHER?
The installation is very unlikely to be cancelled in bad weather, such as rain or light winds.
In the event of severe weather, such as storms and high winds, please refer to the website event page and our official social media channels for the latest news on the day and before you travel.
WHO ARE THE ORGANISERS OF MODEL CITY?
Model City has been organised, commissioned and produced by Absolutely Cultured.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM TO FUND THE SHOW?
The work of Absolutely Cultured would not happen without the generous support of funding partners, particularly Arts Council England and Hull City Council. Model City has also been made possible with the support of Hull Clinical Commissioning Group.
The funding we get from these partners doesn’t cover the cost of everything we do. To deliver our full programme, and fulfil the potential of our city, we also need the support of other organisations – and people like you.
You can find out more about how to donate here.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED IN FUTURE EVENTS LIKE THIS?
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