From 1880 to 1914 over 3 million people passed through Hull from Europe in search of freedom and opportunity in the Americas. This is a story exploring where they came from, why they left, their experience on the quaysides of Hull and where they go to. This piece has been used by several schools to explore Values and contemporary challenges. The story unfolds in words, images and song.
The Box is a story of life on the East Hull docks in the 1970’s. This fictional tale is rooted in the banter and the cargoes of that time. Rucksack, the chargehand “always on your back”; Trot, the shop steward; Jack the Lad, Jockey and College deal with containerisation in their own ways. Q&A’s have been lively!
The Strange Death of Corsetry
Madam Clapham ran a Haute Couture Salon for royalty and the establishment before WW1. This is a story of how this formidable matriarch of the sewing rooms in Hull faces up to the challenge of independent women and easier style.
A mother and daughter deal with life ashore with the men away on the trawlers. Both women confront their secrets surrounded by the demons of a life on tick.
A Tale of Two Cities
A story of Hull FC and Hull Kingston Rovers from folk football to the split with Union and down to Super League told by stand up historians, Stan and Mike backed by Sammy Lloyd, Mick McGarry and Dave Gawthorpe.
The Mystery of Ravenser Odd
The Mystery of Ravenser Odd is the story of the once great port at the mouth of the Humber that foreshadows a potential fate for the rest of the Humber. Performed in the streets of Hull by our very own band of travelling minstrels and strolling players.
A story of one woman’s decline as dementia takes hold and the impact upon her family as they try to cope.
A story of Hull FC before and after WW1. A Challenge Cup victory and the loss of the legendary Jack Harrison at Oppy Wood.
The Middle Sea
Every migrant sets out in search of safety, freedom and opportunity but no two journeys are the same. These castaways are trapped between a past that haunts them and a future that is, at best, uncertain.
Run for the Line
In the season before WW1 Jack Harrison scored a record 52 tries including the winner in the Challenge Cup for Hull FC. This is the story of how this legend met his fate and was awarded the VC running for another line - a line of machine guns at Oppy Wood.