First Day Of The Heatwave

First Day Of The Heatwave by Lou Loudhailer. This is my newest recording, a trippy marriage of music, video, pictures and words telling of a meander along the headwaters of the River Hull, exploring it's sources in the Yorkshire Wolds. The narrative is one of the chapters in our Open Bridges - A River Full … Continue reading First Day Of The Heatwave

The Scenic Route to York feat: Night Heron Soundtrack

On January 24th and 25th 2020 the Dean’s Marine barge George Dyson made a working trip from Hull’s Albert Dock to York city centre, stopping overnight in Goole along the way. Thank you to John Dean for inviting us on the journey, which was a truly amazing experience. I took some video of the stunning … Continue reading The Scenic Route to York feat: Night Heron Soundtrack

A River Full of Stories, book launch

It was a special day on Saturday when the culmination of Open Bridges ‘A River Full of Stories’ book was launched at Hull Maritime Museum Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City. It was marvellous that there were so many people there who have contributed stories and photographs to the book. It was a whirlwind for us and went by in a flash, so thank you to everyone who took photographs during the afternoon so we know what went on! Click on the original post to see all the photos and find out more…

Open Bridges

It was a special day on Saturday when the culmination of Open Bridges ‘A River Full of Stories’ book was launched at Hull Maritime Museum. It was marvellous that there were so many people there who have contributed stories and photographs to the book. It was a whirlwind for us and went by in a flash, so thank you to everyone who took photographs during the afternoon so we know what went on!

First off, the book will be available to everyone at all libraries and museums in Hull and the East Riding from October 14th. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the book, museum curator Robin Diaper and staff at the museum.

Have a click through the gallery of photographs by  Syd Young, Jan Anderson and David Morris and thanks to Brett Hambling for the drawing. 

River Full Of Stories dust cover

Thank you to everybody who has contributed fascinating memories, stories and…

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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?

Open Bridges exhibition at Hull International Photography Festival

Highly recommend a visit to Hull International Photography Festival in Princes Quay, Hull, HIP Gallery. Lots of exhibitions including Open Bridges Engines and Insects exhibition of Rich’s fabulous big pattern photographs of the River landscape.which you can see in the gallery on the main entrance concourse. Open afternoons until 28th Oct free of charge. Info and pictures at the link

Open Bridges

The Open Bridges: Engines and Insects exhibition is now open at Hull Intentional Photography Festival – HIP Fest – in Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Hull. It’s on the main entrance corridor until October 28th, free entry to the Open Bridges element of the festival.

The Engines and Insects exhibition is part of Open Bridges, a growing series of photographs of the landscape and buildings on the journey down the River Hull as never seen before.

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Rich took the photographs on the Open Bridges barge journey down the River and then transformed them into patterns in the style of photographer Horst P Horst’s ‘Patterns from Nature’ (1946), originally inspired by Karl Blossfeldt at the turn of the 20th century. He carefully made each image by taking a section of the original source photograph and manipulating it digitally using basic darkroom techniques of splitting, mirroring and tessellating the image to create the exhibition pieces.

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Open Bridges, the next chapter

A River Full Of Stories is up and running. Last night’s Open Bridges anniversary celebration and launch was a whirlwind. Thanks to everyone who came to join us, it was terrific to have a drink and a chat after the films and music – high five to the whole team and everyone involved so far. R&L

Open Bridges

Thank you to everyone who came to join us for the Open Bridges first anniversary evening and launch of A River Full Of Stories last night. Rich & I spent the afternoon hanging the first installment of the new A River Full Of Stories exhibition with the original Open Bridges exhibition in the theatre at Kardomah94 ready for the evening’s programme. After a drink and a chat as everyone looked round the exhibition the show opened with a lively taster of the River Full Of Stories films of the first memory sharing days on the river and at Hull Maritime Museum.

To celebrate the anniversary, we were delighted to introduce composer John Stead’s live quadraphonic diffusion of his composition, Moments in Time to accompany the Open Bridges film. The beautiful film, edited by Philip Codd was made by 16 film makers on the night at each bridge and from the…

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