It's My Life

APRIL – Weeping Window

I’m sure most of you will remember the beautiful poppies of the weeping window at the Tower of London.  Well the poppies have been on tour and in March 2017, 5000 of them were pouring out of the window of our beautiful Maritime Museum.  Like Blade before them, they were the subject of many photos and selfies.  Here are a couple of mine. After this we decided to pop along to one of our favourite …

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MARCH – Fantastic Felines & Jason

There was an exhibition in the Streetlife Museum that I kept seeing mentioned on Twitter.  It was called Fantastic Felines and was a display featuring picture postcards designed by a music hall singer Violet Roberts.  Although born in Hammersmith in 1895, her family moved to Hull when she was 6 and she spent the rest of her life in Hull and later, Beverley. A very talented lady, as well as singing, she was a postcard …

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APRIL – First Shifts

In April I had my first volunteering shifts.  Both at Hull University, first up was the Science Festival.   This is an annual event and to be honest, I’m pretty sure they could have managed just as well without us vollies but it was lovely to have the opportunity to be a part of such a fun event.  It was a day crammed full of children’s activities, all science based of course and I’m not sure …

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MARCH – So…I Volunteered

I had thought about becoming a City of Culture volunteer last year when they first announced the volunteer program but I was worried that because I work full-time, I wouldn’t be able to do much to help.  After the first week’s events though, I decided that I really had to be involved with this once in a lifetime opportunity or I would regret it forever. I looked into it a bit more and discovered that …

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FEBRUARY – I Wish To Communicate

I just wanted to mention this art installation because this is the kind of thing that I hope the City of Culture year will leave as a legacy – community spirit. There is an estate just off the City Centre, Thornton Estate.  It has a reputation for drugs, dodgy dealings and prostitution and most of us know little about it but that. However, as in most places, there are also plenty of good people living …

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