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Italian Connections Exhibition

Saturday 24 February - Sunday 1 July 2018

Venue: Streetlife Museum

Italian Connections explores the links between Hull and Italy – from medieval trade, the reformation and subjugation of Catholics, the First World War as allies and the Second World War as the enemy, POWs, the tragedy of the Arandora Star and the immigration of Italians…

Enduring Eye: the Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley

Saturday 3 March - Sunday 3 June 2018

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

The Enduring Eye presents Frank Hurley’s photographs of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) undertaken by renowned explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew. 100 years after the epic expedition, Hurley’s photographs remain one of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival. Scanned at the…

A Silent Conversation: Lorenzetti and the Ferens Collection

17 March - ongoing

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

A project linked to the Lorenzetti purchase (2013) supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Since its arrival at the Ferens in January 2017, Lorenzetti’s nationally significant Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter has attracted over 500,000 visitors, and driven exceptional levels of media interest. At…

Masterpieces in Focus from the Royal Collection: Van Dyck, Charles I (1600-1649)

Saturday 28 April - Sunday 29 July 2018

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

An ongoing partnership with Royal Collection Trust brings a masterpiece by Sir Anthony van Dyck to Hull for the first time. Van Dyck's triple portrait of Charles I, begun in 1635 and finished by June 1636, portrays the King from three viewpoints, each with a…

Warrior with a Camera: Frank Hurley - Photographer & Film-maker

Wednesday 2 May 2018, 7pm-8pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Join Alasdair MacLeod, the Society’s Head of Collections for this free talk as he describes the role of Frank Hurley, the photographer and film-maker commissioned by Ernest Shackleton to document his attempt to be the first to cross the continent of Antarctica.In his illustrated talk,…

Clangers, Bagpuss & Co - Organised by the V&A Museum of Childhood

Saturday 12 May - Sunday 29 July 2018

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Come and meet Bagpuss, see the Soup Dragon and behold Noggin the Nog. Oliver Postgate’s voice and Peter Firmin’s puppets shaped the childhood memories of millions since they started collaborating in the 1950s. As well as telling the story of Bagpuss and The Clangers, the exhibition…

Clangers, Bagpuss & Co Family launch

Saturday 12 May, 10am-12noon

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Celebrate the opening of our new exhibition featuring TV favourites Clangers and Bagpuss. Fun for all the family - face painting, badge making and craft activities. Free Drop-in.

Baby Sensory: Exploring Outer Space

Wednesday 30 May 2018, 10.30am-12noon

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Inspired by the Clangers explore space through your senses with Eden’s Baby Experiences. Suitable for accompanied babies and children age 0-2 years. Everyone attending the event must have a ticket, children and adults. To book your free tickets please click here

Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz - A British Museum and Ikon Gallery Partnership Exhibition

Saturday 30 June - Sunday 30 September 2018

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Generously supported by the Dorset Foundation. Featuring 36 works from the British Museum’s collection, and two works from a private lender, this exhibition explores the work of Käthe Kollwitz through her self-portraits and portraits of working women, demonstrating her unique artistic talent, her technical prowess…

Sandra Kerr Talk

Saturday 7 July 2018, 11am-12noon

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Sandra Kerr, musician, singer, writer, and the creator of the evocative music from Bagpuss will give an illustrated talk about working with Oliver Postgate on Bagpuss and how they created the songs, music and characters. Suitable for adults and children age 10+. Places are limited,…