Open Bridges Anniversary Event

It’s the first anniversary of our Open Bridges night on Saturday 22nd September, and we’d like to invite you to the first anniversary celebration.

Saturday 22nd September at Kardomah94, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AN. Doors 7.30 pm, free entry, but please let us know if you are coming.

Celebrating Open Bridges, when for the first time in the city’s history all 13 of Hull’s bridges raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city in two.

There will be a live quadraphonic performance of the Open Bridges music ‘Moments in Time’ by the composer John Stead to accompany the Open Bridges film, made by Humber Film Creative Community, the opening of the new exhibition, and the introduction of the next instalment of Open Bridges, ‘A River Full Of Stories’.

All welcome, free entry but please let us know if you are coming. Click here to contact us

Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard

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Open Bridges Anniversary and introduction to A River Full Of Stories

Saturday 22nd September at Kardomah94, Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AN. Doors 7.30 pm, free entry.

Celebrating Open Bridges, when for the first time in the city’s history all 13 of Hull’s bridges raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city in two.

There will be a live quadraphonic performance of the Open Bridges music ‘Moments in Time’ by the composer John Stead to accompany the Open Bridges film, made by Humber Film Creative Community, the opening of the new exhibition, and the introduction of the next instalment of Open Bridges, ‘A River Full Of Stories’.

All welcome, free entry but please let us know if you are coming. Click here to contact us

Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard

Open Bridges Anniversary NightPrint

Open Bridges is an independent Hull/East Yorkshire based project

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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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