Midsummer Night’s Scream Review by Arthur Whelan

Midsummer Night’s Scream – Loudhailer Electric Company, Sleeperman and Jackson D at Kardomah94, Hull. 21 June 2019 review by Arthur Whelan On a warm and very humid Friday night I passed through the doors into the darkness of this cosy little venue for the first time, and the atmosphere hit me. There was a sense that … Continue reading Midsummer Night’s Scream Review by Arthur Whelan

So, where *does* the River Hull start?

A Meander along the River Hull Just where does the River Hull start? The Open Bridges exhibition inspired many discussions about its origins. We heard about places to explore the springs and streams – one couple spoke of the spring rising in their own back garden. So, our first outing for A River Full of … Continue reading So, where *does* the River Hull start?

Loudhailer Acoustic April 2019

Thanks to everyone who came to this month's Loudhailer Acoustic. Lovely audience and great performers Phil Friend, Catherine Scott, Brian Williams, Martin Peirson, Roy Kibbler and Jim Orwin. It was good to have time for a second round of songs and everyone was ace. We didn't take any photos this month, so instead here's a … Continue reading Loudhailer Acoustic April 2019

Loudhailer Acoustic February 2019

Very much enjoyed this month's Loudhailer Acoustic, thanks to everyone who came along. Lots of super acoustic music, a couple of odd poets and a great audience made for a lovely night. It's always especially nice to welcome new people as well as familiar faces to play and to listen to the music, so thank … Continue reading Loudhailer Acoustic February 2019

Rockin’ the Pea, the Withfest 3 and Jackson D

What a weekend! Work In Progress played three top gigs. Cowboy DC and Dexter at the Jaz Bar, highlights included original songs Storm, The Drinking Song and a brand new rendition of Country Roads. Next up they became the WIP Three with the addition of Kelvin to wake up Withernsea with a storming set amongst … Continue reading Rockin’ the Pea, the Withfest 3 and Jackson D

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.

Open Bridges

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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