These are my seven chosen stories for assessment:
Artlink Hull presents Graft In Flux
Artlink Hull, will be presenting a preview of its latest installation, Graft in Flux, this evening in Hull.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Artlink and Graft Studio, the HMP Humber Art Department.
It is an immersive and interactive display of works by people currently working and living in Hull’s secure prison units. It focuses on their aspirations and the use of materials within their living environment.
Graft Studio was set up within the prison in order to use art as a means of improving confidence and self-esteem. Helping to transform individuals by engaging them in a pro-active intervention programme.
The exhibition at Artlink has recreated elements from Graft Studio which allows visitors to see and feel the environment in which the works were created.
This includes an inmates cell:
The exhibition will continue to evolve through a series of interactive drop-in workshops. During the sessions members of the general publlic can participate and produce material in an atelier similar to the Graft studio. The work created will then be displayed as part of the exhibition.
Jemma Brown, the Creative Producer at Artlink, has a lot of experience of working with diverse communities.
She explained what the exhibition is about:
The public preview takes place tonight at Artlink, 87 Princes Avenue, Hull between 6-8 pm. The interactive drop-in workshops will be held on 21 Aprol, 19 May, and 16 June from 1-3 pm. Everyone is welcome.
Hull are set to top the ice hockey charts this weekend after only a year in the NIHL (Northern Ice Hockey League).
Hull Pirates take on rivals Sheffield Steeldogs this weekend in an ice hockey battle.
The NIHL season comes to an end in what promises to be a massive weekend for Hull Pirates.
They face rivals Sheffield in their final two matches of the season.
The NIHL North One (Moralee) title battle culminates in an all Yorkshire face off.
This starts on Saturday at 7.30pm with an away match at iceSheffield
The grand final takes place in Hull’s own Ice Arena on Sunday night.
🚨 SUNDAY NIGHT, HOCKEY NIGHT🚨
Sunday will be the biggest game in Hull for years! It will be a night of heroics!
Be a part of this historic game, an all Yorkshire affair, as we take on @SteeldogsIHC
Cancel everything, bring everyone, sell out our building! BE OUR DIFFERENCE!! pic.twitter.com/cJPCaJjeoL
— Hull Pirates IHC (@Pirates_ihc) March 8, 2018
Hull are currently head of the division with 60 points.
Both teams have won 26 of their 34 matches already played.
If Hull Pirates win one of the two matches they will become champions.
Head Coach, Jason Hewitt, said:
“It’s huge for hockey in Hull. We have a committed fan base who deserve success and the players are putting everything on the line for that to happen.”
Hewitt is a former Sheffield Steelers forward.
Fans have been tweeting their support.
Heads Up Festival returns to Hull tonight for its’ tenth anniversary with theatre, comedy, poetry and music throughout the city.
The first live theatre show takes place at Hull Minster.Ugly Chief, written and performed by Victoria Melody, is the opening show of the festival. Victoria, an award-winning British performance artist, teams up with her father, TV antique dealer Mike Melody, for this comedy.
It is based on a true-life events. Mike was diagnosed with a terminal illness in 2013 and Victoria was put in charge of planning his funeral. Ugly Chief plays out two funerals – the one Victoria planned and the one her dad really wanted.
Photo Credit: Hugo Glendinning
During Ugly Chief there will be an opportunity for you to get your ‘antique’ items valued. Mike will be running his own version of the Antiques Roadshow during the show.
The festival includes the world premier Dark Winter, an adaptation of bestselling novelist David Mark’s acclaimed debut novel. The drama takes place in Hull and has been adapted by E52 the creative production company who organise Heads Up Festival.
Andrew Pearson, film maker and producer at E52, said:
“David Mark’s Dark Winter is a tightly plotted piece of crime fiction. The author battled for a long time to ensure that his story could be told as he intended – set in Hull. The writing is as original and absorbing as we like our theatre, and in Richard Vergette and Nick Lane, Mark has found the perfect team to adapt his words for the stage.”
Other programme highlights include Heads Up Introducing: Lyn Acton and a double bill of new plays titled Daffodils & Death by Bill Drummond at Kardomah94. Sponge will be presented at Hull Central Library for the younger audience. There will also be various events, panels and workshops.
Dave Windass , festival organiser, said:
“This is the tenth Heads Up Festival in five years. I can honestly say that I think we’ve brought some of the best performances and productions that have ever visited Hull. We’re all very proud of what we’ve done.”
Here are the venues and links for tickets:
Hull City supporters are planning a protest against the club’s ownership during tonight’s Championship home game with Sheffield United.
— HCAFC (@HCAction4Change)
“We need our supporters to make a lot of noise in the right manner….What I will say is the players need to feel as though they will be safe. I would appeal to everyone, don’t come on the pitch. I can’t see any benefit for anyone.”
Geoff will @HullCityST be backing any protests?I won’t be entering the stadium as I have been in exile for 3 years. Im wondering if the Trust support the protests outside the ground though, that would be the only reason for me to attend.Differing protest numbers are bandied about
— Rob Fussey (@RobFussey) 22 February 2018
The Tigers Lair is probably the best place to go in Hull for comments about what’s happening with the club. John bird who is not a fan of the club gave his opinion:
Football is not everyone’s cup of tea but tonight’s match has certainly got people talking.
My submission for today’s news production day can be viewed at:
This week I focused on hospital parking charges. I found out that Hull MP Emma Hardy spoke in the House of Commons debate on Thursday 1st February. I thought it would be an interesting topic to cover and I wanted to know the outcome of the debate.
I phoned Emma Hardy’s press office who sent me the following link to the debate:
I spent a lot of time on research for the article, mainly reading through the parliamentary debate. When I went out to get some media footage I was faced with the barrier of having to pay car park charges to get vox pops from visitors to the hospital. Had I left college earlier I could have got the bus to the hospital for 20p.
Unfortunately I was not very motivated this week, which reflects in the finished article. I was definitely not on good form. Next week I need to concentrate on people and getting a human element to my story by talking to the public.
Hull city Council issued a press release this week stating that they had rejected proposals for the Lord Line building at St Andrew’s Dock tot be demolished. I thought this would make a good story for Hull Central.
The Lord Line building was built in 1949 and the pump house is a Grade II-listed building. there has been a lot of controversy over this issue. The building is a reminder of the once booming trawler and fishing industry in Hull but has stood empty for many years. consequently it has been deemed dangerous and is a bit of an eyesore.
I went down to take a look and to interview members of the public about their opinions.
This is the finished article which I think works well:
The problems I encountered for this piece were mainly to do with editing. Photos had to be re-sized and the many audio clips edited in Audacity. I found the time limit stressful but thankfully had help from my peers.