We were blown away by the fantastic work put into action by our friends and community groups across Hull and beyond during the initial COVID-19 lockdown, and we wanted to contribute to those efforts how best we can too.
We worked with both Hull City Council and East Riding Council (through HEY Smile Foundation) to put together a co-ordinated plan for local assistance from our volunteers in the face of the crisis.
Hull City Council launched the “Hull Helpline” to support vulnerable residents impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Residents could register their need for support through an online form on the council’s website hull.gov.uk or call the dedicated “Hull Helpline” number 01482 300 307.
We at Absolutely Cultured supported this project and our local communities via our existing volunteers who had all received the relevant training and experience necessary to help residents who need it most.
Isolated residents in the East Riding of Yorkshire were able to pick up the phone for support and friendship, thanks to CallER Collective, a befriending service launched by HEY Smile Foundation, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and a collective of local charitable organisations.
Absolutely Cultured worked with HEY Smile Foundation to provide local, existing volunteers to support and man the phoneline, combatting social isolation across the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Chatty Hull Befriender Service
Absolutely Cultured teamed up with Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and Hull City Council to offer a Chatty Hull Befriender Service. This project was established to support local vulnerable residents in search of companionship.
Those feeling isolated or anxious as a result of the COVID-19 crisis were able to call the “Hull Helpline” on 01482 300 307 and register a need for the service.
1:1 Advice Surgeries with Arts Council England
Creative Micro-Commission Programme
Installation view, 2020. Jamie Crewe, Solidarity & Love. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2020. Photo by Jules Lister.
Jamie Crewe, Solidarity & Love
Proboscidea Rappings, Ollie Dook
Dance Exchange Hull
© Chris Pepper
Hull Takeover: Previews
Image: Athena Papadopoulos, A Tittle-Tattle Tell-a-Tale-Heart, courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist 2019. © James Mulkeen
A Tittle-Tattle Tell-a-Tale Heart, Athena Papadopoulos
Suki Seokyeong Kang
Place To Place: Liverpool Biennial Touring Programme
Jamie Reid XXXXX: Fifty Years of Subversion and The Spirit
Contains Strong Language
Act VII: Land of Green Ginger
John Grant's North Atlantic Flux: Sounds from Smoky Bay
Hull Truck Theatre
The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca
Arts Council England under £15k Applications: Top Tips with Deb Ashby
Installation view, 2020. Lucy Clout, ZZZ. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2020. Photo by Jules Lister.
Lucy Clout, ZZZ
Equanipolis, Aniara Omann
Image: Installation View. Mike S Redmond and Faye Coral Jones (MSR FCJ), Ecstatic Rituals.
Emerging Cultural Leaders Mobility Bursary 2019 - Information Event
PRS Foundation New Music Biennial 2019
Image: Cut, Humber Street Gallery 2019. ©James Mulkeen
Cut, Richard Houguez & Graham Jones
Candoco Dance Company Face In by Yasmeen Godder Photography by Hugo Glendinning
IETM Hull 2019 Plenary Meeting
Urban Legends: Northern Lights
Home Town Story
It Takes a Village
States of Play
Volunteer Community Support and Crisis Response
Remote Talent Development
Wrapping, Nnena Kalu
Frances Disley, The Cucumber Fell in the Sand. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2019. ©Jules Lister
Frances Disley: The Cucumber Fell In The Sand
Jade Montserrat: Instituting Care
Ella Dorton, Journey to the Centre of the Couch (Couches & Other Good Ideas). Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2019. © Jules Lister
Journey To The Centre Of The Couch (Couches & Other Good Ideas), Ella Dorton
The Witching Hour
Keisha Thompson: Man on the Moon
IETM Hull 2019 Artistic Programme
Measures of Life by The Lumen Prize for Digital Art