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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…

Community Cafe - Older People's Activity

Friday 27 April 2018, 1pm-3pm

Venue: Streetlife Museum

Meet new friends, have a natter and a cuppa at our Community Café. Enjoy an afternoon of fun activities aimed at older people. Free, Drop in

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,…

Time Troopers - Treasure Tin

Saturday 12 May 2018, 11am-1pm

Venue: Hull and East Riding Museum

Make your own Treasure Tin, to keep all your treasures in.  Free, drop in.

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.

Screening of ‘South’ With a musical performance by pianist John

Saturday 12 May 2018, 4pm-5.30pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

A special free screening of the British Film Institute’s restored version of South, Frank Hurley’s silent film record of the Endurance expedition, with a piano performance by John Sweeney, a specialist in accompanying silent films. The film is both a unique historical document, and a…

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