Micropolis and Land of Green Ginger: Unleashed Parade!!

Hey guys!! So as I mentioned in my two previous blog posts, I’ve been to 4 different city of culture events over the last couple of weeks. I’ve already reviewed ‘Drip’ and ‘Bedtime stories’ so this post is going to cover the two final events which are ‘Micropolis’ and ‘Land of Green Ginger: Unleashed’ parade. ‘Micropolis’ was set up within Springhead Pumping Station and it was basically a little micro town, made so intricately from pieces of cardboard. ‘Land of Green Ginger: Unleashed’ was a parade through the centre of Hull featuring people dressed as mythical creatures and floats with massive animals like leopards on them. So in today’s post, I’m going to be reviewing these two events for you all.

MICROPOLIS

Once I’d stepped inside Springhead Pumping Station, I was blown away with the intricacy of each cardboard building. It really was like a micro town, with animated occupants inside all of the buildings and a range of different shops, from a butcher’s to a mini gym. My favourite part of Micropolis would have to be the tiny theme park compete with a roller coaster and Ferris wheel, glowing with the minute lights that were attached to it. When you stepped back to look at the micro city as a whole, the lights from the windows of each buildings danced around in the darkness of the room, perfectly capturing how beautiful all the buildings looked together. It was unlike anything I’d ever seen before and I’m really thankful that we got to see this amazing display.

LAND OF GREEN GINGERS: UNLEASHED

The ‘Land of Green Ginger: Unleashed’ parade was one of the most bizarre and unique events I’ve seen so far this year. Background music accompanied the parade with a mystical feel to it and people were dressed in exquisite costumes that looked like they’d jumped right out of a book of legends and myths. They were fully immersed in the character they were playing whether it was a horned, fearsome beast or an annoying jokester. Massive animal puppets were commandeered by people and bands of people playing brass instruments marched in the parade. Throughout the parade, I marvelled at how miraculous the whole thing was. You could definitely see how much planning had gone into it and I’m so grateful to all the people who set the parade up. I would love to watch this parade again!!

Thank you for reading this blog post!! Let me know in the comments about a time you went to a parade!! There’ll be another post out soon but until then bye for now!!

Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia in Hull

17 comments

  1. These both look amazing; I can’t decide which one sounds better! I’m kind of obsessed with miniatures and dollhouses, so the first is pulling at me . . . but those masks are seriously cool and strongly remind me of never ending story, so it’s gotta be a tie!xx

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  2. Hi Amelia!
    Beautiful photography! In my hometown of Olympia Washington we have a spring parade called, “the procession of the species.” Weeks before spring artswalk people in the community come together to create costumes, masks, and floats that represent the species in every element. It is fun to see everybody come together and create!

    ❤ Alana

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  3. Wow!! When I first opened this post, my eyes were drawn to the pictures of Micropolis, and I thought that it was just a cool town, but then I read the intro and I was sooooo amazed!! Out of cardboard!! The parade looks like tons of fun! 😀 That guy with the big head was kinda scary, but also v e r y cool 🙂 You’re so lucky you get to go to all these places and events! Hope to hear more about it 😀 😀 😀

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  4. Oh my goodness Amelia, those cardboard buildings in the Micropolis are amazing. The pictures look great, I can only imagine what it looked like in person. The costumes in the second parade makes me wonder how long it took to make them, and the floats, wow. Thanks for the pictures :):)

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  5. […] stemmed a whole collection of events as part of city of culture. We experienced two of the events: ‘Micropolis’ and ‘Land of Green Ginger: Unleashed’ and recently, every household within the city of Hull received a book which documents all these […]

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