Skipsea – Isle of Ships

Following our exploration of the north and north-west sources of the River Hull we followed the river’s tributaries north-east to Skipsea and Barmston. Skipsea is the site of one of the most recent major discoveries in British archaeology – hidden in plain sight for hundreds of years. Have a look at the link. If you would like to share memories of life on and around the River Hull for ‘Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’ get in touch.

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Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories – gathering stories to preserve the heritage of the River Hull, its bridges and the people and vessels which have used it over the years.

Skipsea Skipsea Iron-Age mound and Church

Following on from visiting the north and north-western sources of the River Hull, last weekend we followed the river’s tributaries north-east to Skipsea and Barmston. Skipsea is the site of one of the most recent major discoveries in British archaeology. Hidden in plain sight for hundreds of years, Reading University confirmed in 2016 that the Norman motte and bailey castle was in fact a massive 2,500 year old Iron Age burial mound.

Click the video to join us sitting sunshine looking at Skipsea mound waiting for the sun to set, imagining it’s past lives…

So the mound re-purposed by Drogo de la Beuvrière in 1086 after the Norman Conquest, Skipsea meaning “Isle of Ships”…

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Exploring the River at Eske

‘Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’ We continued our quest to explore the origins of the River Hull with a sweltering Sunday stroll by the deserted medieval village of Eske.

If you would like to share memories of life on and around the River Hull for ‘Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’ get in touch. Photos and details at the link.

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Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories – gathering stories to preserve the heritage of the River Hull, its bridges and the people and vessels which have used it over the years.

The River Hull at Eske looking west The River Hull at Eske looking west

We continued our quest to explore the origins of the River Hull with a sweltering Sunday stroll. Heading north from Hull Bridge we followed the river along a beautiful stretch, past the deserted medieval village of Eske and as far as the lightning tree at the lake where the river makes an S bend through the fields.

North of Beverley where the river is at its most pastoral we flush meadow brown and green veined white butterflies from the grasses. Meadow-sweet, teasels and willow herb dot the hedges. The chattering of grasshoppers is only disturbed by a pair of yellow hammers calling to each other, ‘little-bit-of-bread-and-no-cheese.’ It is hot and peaceful. We…

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Open Bridges Film at Hull Folk Festival

You can see the award winning Open Bridges film on board the Motor Barge Syntan during Hull Folk and Maritime Festival, on 28th and 29th July 2018. The historic and beautifully restored Syntan will be moored in Hull Marina for the festival. There is folk music galore all weekend at the festival, head along to the Syntan to find out screening times.

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You can see the award winning Open Bridges film on board the Motor Barge Syntan during Hull Folk and Maritime Festival, on 28th and 29th July 2018. The historic and beautifully restored Syntan will be moored in Hull Marina for the festival. There is folk music galore all weekend at the festival, head along to the Syntan to find out screening times.

In the meantime here’s a taster of the film, the two minute trailer…

“The Open Bridges film is a stunning and unique tour-de-force of film-making, incredibly assured both technically and in the atmosphere it creates.” Nial Adams, Museums Manager, East Riding Museums

“A beautiful short film combining night shots with atmospheric music.” Finalist in Nottingham’s Hothouse Film Festival

The film, produced for Open Bridges by Humber Film is a multi-camera aural and musical documentary showing how Open Bridges made history when for the first time all 13 bridges over the River Hull…

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Open Bridges Film at Nottingham Film Festival

Thanks to everyone who voted for the Open Bridges film trailer. We are very pleased to say it has now been selected from over 1,000 submissions from around the world, and will be shown at the 2018 Bulwell Arts Festival on Sunday 8th July where the overall winners will be chosen. It’s open to the public, if you’d like to go you are welcome…

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Thanks to everyone who voted for the Open Bridges film trailer. We are very pleased to say it has now been selected from over 1,000 submissions from around the world, and will be shown at the 2018 Bulwell Arts Festival on Sunday 8th July where the overall winners will be chosen. It’s open to the public, if you’d like to go you are welcome. The Open Bridges film will be shown in the final selection of films, 7 pm til 8 pm.
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Judges Notes:
 
A beautiful short film combining night shots with atmospheric music.
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The film, produced for Open Bridges by Humber Film is a multi-camera aural and musical documentary showing how Open Bridges made history when for the first time all 13 bridges over the River Hull raised, swung and closed simultaneously during Hull City of Culture’s Freedom Season. Historic vessels sailed down the river, met by 21st…

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Summer Solstice Musique Concrete

Thanks to everyone involved in the Open Bridges music & film in Beverley Art Gallery last night. I heard it described as ‘a match made in heaven’ with a lovely audience of public, filmmakers, friends of the gallery and of the historic and modern vessels. More at the link…

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Dex smallThank you to everybody who came to the live quadraphonic performance of the Open Bridges music – ‘Moments in Time’ – by the composer John Stead to accompany the Open Bridges film at Beverley Art Gallery on the Summer Solstice 2018.

We were delighted to welcome Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for the East Riding of Yorkshire to the evening. The acoustics and atmosphere in the beautiful gallery were just right – and together with a glass of wine made for lovely gathering.

The Open Bridges film was made by 16 film makers from Humber Film Creative Community, filmed at every bridge over the river, and from the bow of the historic barge MV Syntan during the Open Bridges journey on the autumn equinox. It was edited by Phillip Codd is showing at the gallery in Beverley Treasure House from May until July 3rd. Last night’s event was a chance to…

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‘Stunning’ Open Bridges film showcase at Beverley Art Gallery

Very pleased that the Open Bridges film with musique concrete soundtrack will be screened at Beverley Art Gallery (in the Beverley Treasure House) from tomorrow. If you call into the gallery you can see it – and a whole galleryful of art – free of charge, normal opening times, late opening til 8pm Tues and Thurs.

Here’s the trailer:

Find out more at the link…

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Press release from East Riding of Yorkshire Council issued on behalf of Open Bridges: ‘Stunning’ Open Bridges film showcase at Beverley Art Gallery

A ‘stunning and unique’ film documenting the day Hull was split in two by the Open Bridges project will be screened in the Art Gallery at Beverley’s Treasure House this month.

The 20-minute film, which is free to view and open to the public in normal gallery hours, will be on continuous loop from Thursday, May 10th until mid-June as part of a new display.

Produced for Open Bridges by Humber Film, the film is a multi-camera aural and musical documentary showing how all 13 of Hull’s bridges were raised, swung or closed simultaneously for the first time at 20:17 hours on the autumnal equinox 2017, splitting the city in two during Hull City of Culture’s Freedom Season.

The project was a logistical and artistic…

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