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The art in every moment

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This morning my colleague Jacqui and I hopped in another Hull taxi and, as I have each journey, I asked about Hull City of Culture. This time the conversation in the mirror from a gruff Hull accented granddad went in an unexpected route. To paraphrase…”Its OK, doesn’t do anything for our business, people walk, or get booked cabs from their hotel.” (predictable). “I don’t really do the arts.” (predictable).

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Your theatre life in Hull, and the odd life of touring

In Features, Festivals, Inspiring people, Opinion, Regional theatre, Touring by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

There can be few cultural places with more of a sense of anticipation than Hull, with 2017 just around the corner. The slogan “we know who we are” is on the station, the banners are flying and I was lucky enough to spend a day with creatives who are determined to make work of the highest standard for the people of Hull, now and into the future. Thank you, Hull Truck, for the invitation.