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Swinging the Lamp

Saturday 9 March, 7pm-8.30pm

Description:

The stories of a life at sea told by a Hull trawler skipper Jim Williams are brought to life on stage.

Swinging the Lamp is a tribute “in words and song” written by Beverley actor Gordon Meredith about his friend Jim, who fished the Arctic seas at the height of Hull’s fishing industry and was at sea when the triple trawler tragedy happened 50 years ago in 1968. The performance retells Jim’s experiences and dramas of a life at sea as well as the time he spent promoting the rich fishing heritage of the Humber Estuary so that the current generation will never forget the bravery and sacrifices made by the city’s fishermen.

Gordon first met Jim around 25 years ago when they were working on an exhibition on board the Arctic Corsair and the friendship lasted until Jim’s death in October 2015. Having played the role of Jim in a production at Hull Truck Theatre in 2012, Gordon decided to write Swinging the Lamp (based on Jim’s autobiography of the same name) so his stories wouldn’t go untold, as well as marking the 50th anniversary of the triple trawler tragedy.

Tickets are priced £9 and concessions are priced £8.

To book your ticket please visit https://www.hulltheatres.co.uk/events/swinging-lamp

Details
Costs:
Adults £9 / Concessions £8
Who to contact
Name:
Hull Museums
Email:
museums@hcandl.co.uk
Telephone:
01482 300 300
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Location
Venue name:
Ferens Art Gallery
Postcode:
HU1 3RA
Email:
museums@hcandl.co.uk
Telephone:
01482 300 300
Fax:
01482 613 710
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