Hey guys! So unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’d know that Hull is City of Culture 2017. This means that Hull is hosting lots of exciting events throughout the year and that we have an increased number of visitors coming to our City. However even without all the events, Hull still has a lot to offer as a City. In today’s blog post, I’m going to be giving you 5 reasons why you should visit Hull before the end of March.
‘Blade’,which is a 75 metre long blade from a turbine, is a temporary installment in Queen Victoria Square for City of Culture. It was installed on 8th January and is to be taken down on the 18th March so if you have not seen it yet and you would like to, you have 6 days to get there before it is taken down. It’s truly an amazing and unique event and something you may not get the oppurtunity to visit again!! If you would like to read my blog post on ‘Blade’ Click here
2: The Amy Johnson Moth trail
The Amy Johnson Moth trail is basically where you have to travel around Hull looking for Moths which have been decorated to fit their name. For example, one of the moths was named ‘Product of Hull’ and it was decorated with fish, crabs and sea anchors. The moth trail didn’t just stay in Hull though, there were moths in Beverley, one in London and even ones in Australia and Singapore! The trail ends on 31st March and I would definitely recommend doing the trail if you haven’t already since it is a really enjoyable way to spend a day in and around Hull!
3: Ferens Art Gallery
The Ferens Art Gallery has just reopened after a £5.2 m refurbishment! It celebrated its 100th birthday on 12th January and it reopened to the public on the 13th January. It has lots of new and exciting exhibitions and it’s really interesting to see how they’ve updated and refurbished it! I would definitely recommend visiting it if you haven’t already because there’s lots of interesting art work on display and the cafe has been fully refurbished as well and they’ve updated the menu for the cafe as well!
4: ‘Dead Bod’
‘Dead Bod’, a graffiti of a dead fish key to Hull’s fishing heritage, has recently been displayed in the Humber Street Art Gallery. Although the future of ‘Dead Bod’ is unsure, it will remain in Humber Street Gallery for 12 months. If you have not yet seen ‘Dead Bod’, I would definitely recommend visiting it as it is a great event which really shows off Hull’s fishing heritage! If you would like to read my blog post on ‘Dead Bod’ Click here
5: ‘The Deep’
‘The Deep’ is an aquarium with over 3000 creatures including penguins, sharks and fish. Although it doesn’t have anything to do with Hull City of Culture, it is a great day out for all the family and is definitely worth a trip if you are visiting Hull. I have been to ‘The Deep’ at least 20 times and I have honestly enjoyed it more and more each time. I would definitely recommend taking a trip to ‘The Deep’ whether you’ve visited it before or not as it is such a fun day out and I can guarantee you will enjoy it whatever your age.
Thank you for reading this blog post!! I challenge you to visit one of these events/places before the end of March whether you’ve been before or not!! Let me know if you do! There will another blog post out next week but until then bye for now!!
Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia in Hull