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.
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.
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!!
Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia in Hull