Hello there!! So on the 8th January, Hull welcomed a 75 metre long blade from a turbine otherwise known as ‘Blade’ to its City Centre as part of City of Culture. It’s going be to be staying in Queen Victoria Square until 18th of March and there have been a lot of mixed opinions on it. Some think ‘Blade’ is spectacular and that it fits in perfectly as part of City of Culture whereas others think that ‘Blade’ has taken over our city centre and does not fit in with City of Culture at all. In today’s blog post I’m going to be talking about my experience of ‘Blade’ and giving my honest opinion on what I think about it.
I visited ‘Blade’ with my family on the 14th of January and my first thought when I first saw it was that is was massive. I knew that it was going to be big but I didn’t realise quite how big a blade from a turbine was. It easily stretched across Queen Victoria Square and ended where it was suspended over Paragon Street. Even though it was vast in size and seemed to almost swallow up Queen Victoria Square, it was unlike anything I’d seen before in my life and it was refreshing to see something so unique and different come to the City Centre for City of Culture. I’m so glad I got the oppurtunity to visit ‘Blade’ because I don’t think many people can say they got a picture standing underneath a 75 metre blade from a turbine!
I would rate this event 8 out of 10 stars, docking 2 stars for the fact that it was so big!! It swallowed up Victoria Square with its great size and that’s why I think its probably good that it isn’t a permanent installment! However I still did really enjoy visiting it and I’d like to see Hull branch out and give us more events that are like this in the future.
Thank you for reading this blog post!! If you live in Hull or around the area and you’ve not seen ‘Blade’ yet I would definitely recommend going to see it before March because it is truly an event you’ll never forgot!! There will be a new blog post out next week so until then bye for now!!
Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia in Hull