WHAT IS URBAN LEGENDS: NORTHERN LIGHTS?
Urban Legends: Northern Lights is newly commissioned outdoor event featuring captivating projections and atmospheric soundscapes, brand new for Hull in 2018.
Drawing inspiration from the connections between Hull and the countries across the North Sea in Northern Europe and Scandinavia, Urban Legends: Northern Lights will spark conversations about the common stories shared between these places.
Taking inspiration from ancient mythology, fairy tales and oral history, the buildings, pavements, shop windows and winding alleys of Hull city centre will be the pages on which stories are told.
Urban Legends: Northern Lights has been commissioned and produced by Absolutely Cultured.
WHO ARE THE ARTISTS INVOLVED?
The artists are Heinrich and Palmer, Imitating the Dog, Dodda Maggý, Studio McGuire, Zsolt Balogh’s New Visual Paradigm and Novak.
WHEN DOES URBAN LEGENDS: NORTHERN LIGHTS TAKE PLACE?
Urban Legends: Northern Lights will take place between Thursday 29 November to Sunday 2 December 2018 between 5pm and 10pm.
WHERE IS IT TAKING PLACE?
Urban Legends: Northern Lights will take place in the Rose Bowl, King Edward Square, Queens Gardens and Hull Minster, as well as streets and shop windows down Whitefriargate and Parliament Street.
A map of all locations can be downloaded here, and viewed below:
WHAT TIME DOES IT BEGIN AND END?
5pm – 10pm daily from Thursday 29 November until Sunday 2 December 2018.
All of the pieces will be showing multiple times throughout the evening so you can start wherever you like and explore the different work in whichever order you want. As it’s over four nights you don’t even need to see them all on the same evening and can revisit as many times as you like.
DO I NEED A TICKET?
No, this event 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
IS THE SHOW WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
Yes, this event uses the city centre as it’s canvas and as such, each venue is wheelchair accessible.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR THOSE HARD OF HEARING OR DEAF?
Installations are predominantly visual.
BSL interpretation will be provided for 2 projections which contain spoken word between 18.00-20.00 Friday 30 November.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR THOSE WITH A VISUAL IMPAIRMENT?
There is a free audio descriptive tour of Urban Legends: Northern Lights taking place on 2 December 2018 at 5:30 – 7pm. Places are limited so booking is essential. To book your free place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Installations contain flashing lights which could trigger photosensitive epilepsy.
We expect the city to be very busy, if you or your child have a sensory need such as autism, you could plan to come early or later to Urban Legends: Northern Lights. It is open from 5-10pm from 30 November – 2 December.
Projections will include lights and sound, which could cause sensory overload.
The Retreat in Queens Gardens aims to provide a quiet, calm space away from crowds.
IS THERE ALLOCATED SEATING?
There is no seating provided at this event but there are many public benches along the route which you are welcome to use.
ARE THERE TOILETS NEARBY?
Public toilets available for use for free in the city centre, including:
• Princes Quay Shopping Centre (accessible toilet available)
• St Stephens Shopping Centre (accessible toilet available)
• Prospect Shopping Centre (accessible toilet available) – until 6pm
• Queen Victoria Square
• Trinity Market (accessible toilet and Changing Places facility available)
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 event and guides in alternative languages are available if ordered in advance. If you require a guide in an alternative format or language, please request one by emailing email@example.com by 16th November 2018.
IS THE SHOW SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?
Yes, this event is suitable for families and people of all ages. Please be aware that we’re expecting the city centre to get very busy so please make sure children are supervised at all times.
HOW DO I GET TO THE SITE?
This event stretches across the city centre so there are many bus and train routes available. We advise use of public transport or travelling by foot where possible.
If you are travelling from outside Hull, please visit the Getting Here page at Visit Hull for further information.
CAN I PARK ON SITE?
Yes, city centre car parks will be operating as normal so please visit their respective sites for further information on prices and opening hours. Suggested car parks include:
• St Stephens Shopping Centre car park, 110 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN
• Princes Quay Shopping Centre car park, Waterhouse Lane, Hull, HU1 2NL
• Albion Street car park, Hull, HU1 3UP (pay & display)
• George Street car park
• Osbourne Street car park
• Pryme Street car park (Closes at 7pm)
And Park & Ride:
• Priory Park and Ride, HU4 7DY
WILL THERE BE ROAD CLOSURES?
Full details of road closures can be downloaded here, and viewed below.
WILL PUBLIC TRANSPORT BE AFFECTED?
As there will be some road closures, some bus routes around the city centre will be affected. All buses will be departing as usual from Paragon Interchange.
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 BEFORE THE SHOW – OR THE DAY AFTER?
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 Reid XXXXX at Humber Street Gallery
Open until 6 Jan 2019 10am – 6pm daily (except Monday’s).
Through his art, music, performance and politics, British artist and anarchist Jamie Reid has become somewhat of a punk icon, rebelling against society’s social and cultural injustices. His signature newspaper-cutting graphics have become synonymous with the spirit of British punk, from his collaboration on the Suburban Press (1971-1975) to, most notably, his iconic album artwork for the Sex Pistols.
The exhibition at Humber Street Gallery showcases a variety of Reid’s material spanning several decades from the 1970’s to the present. Collage work, drawings, paintings, prints, poster editions and photographs will demonstrate Reid’s witty delivery and continued dedication in making a statement through art.
Jamie Reid (b. 1947) lives and works in Liverpool. This exhibition is guest curated by David Sinclair, Head of Visual Art and Engagement at The Civic, Barnsley and John Marchant.
Portraits at Sea at Hull Maritime Museum
22nd Sep – 17th Dec 2018
The characters and stories of Hull’s seafarers are brought to life in this exhibition of portraits by Dan Llywelyn Hall.
During 2017 – Hull’s City of Culture year Dan had numerous sittings with the men who shaped the seafaring industry. Although based in the Merchant Navy club Dan met both fishermen and merchant seamen and heard how occupations changed as a response to the challenging times faced by the city’s maritime community.
An accompanying film documentary by Ann-Marie Conlon shows Dan carrying out the sittings and discussing the lives and roles played by the mariners who formed a vital part of Hull’s social history.
Supporting the exhibition will be objects from Hull Maritime Museums’ collections.
WILL THE SHOW BE CANCELLED IN BAD WEATHER?
The show is unlikely to be cancelled in bad weather, such as rain or light winds. If it does rain, please still join us for this city celebration and don’t forget your waterproofs!
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.
LOST PROPERTY & PEOPLE
I’VE LOST SOMETHING WHILST AT THE EVENT, WHAT DO I DO?
If you lost something whilst you were attending Urban Legends: Northern Lights, please get in touch with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the item then we’ll see if it was found and will let you know as soon as we can.
WHAT DO I DO IF I LOSE SOMEONE IN THE CROWDS?
If you lose someone or need assistance, please alert an event steward or a City of Culture volunteer. In the event of a lost child, the stewards will implement an official lost child/parent procedure.
WHO ARE THE ORGANISERS OF THE SHOW?
Urban Legends: Northern Lights 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. Urban Legends: Northern Lights has also been made possible with the support of our corporate partners including Wykeland, Rollits and BP.
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