Sunday Afternoon Out

We quite like to go out on Sunday afternoon/early evening. A mooch around wherever, couple of beers and a bite to eat and home by about 7 or 8 o’clock.

I’d seen that it was the last day of the Junior Open exhibition at The Ferens so we decided to pop along to see it. I think it’s great to encourage children in art and to give them a chance to enter it for exhibit in the gallery. For those chosen and their parents, it must be a thrill. I have to say though that if you don’t have a child who has an entry, it’s not the most exciting art exhibition to view. The ages ranged from 2 to 15 years old and it was plainly obvious that the youngest exhibitors had had some adult help! Some of the work of the older children was pretty good though.

We then popped into the HIP gallery on the bottom deck of Princes Quay. The current exhibition is a selection of photographs of Hip Hop dancers and I really enjoyed seeing them. If you haven’t visited this great little photography gallery, you should. It is well worth a look.

After all that art appreciation, we felt we’d earned a beer so it was off to one of our favourite pubs The White Hart on Alfred Gelder Street. It’s a truly stunning building as you can see.

This pub has one of the few remaining ceramic bars left in the country.

Oddly enough another of them is also to be found in Hull, at The Polar Bear on Spring Bank.

Just along from the White Hart is one of the bridges across the River Hull, Drypool Bridge. This bridge was painted in 2017,for our City of Culture year. The design representing Venn diagrams is to celebrate mathematician John Venn who was born in Hull. It certainly divided opinion when it was unveiled with some remarking that it looks like a 1970s wallpaper design.

A bus ride back to Princes Avenue for a bite to eat then home. A lovely afternoon out.