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8th March 2019

The emotional story of a Hull trawlerman, Jim Williams and the dramas of life at sea was performed in the unique setting on board the Arctic Corsair.

The trawler was the stage for a performance of Swinging the Lamp, a story of one of the toughest jobs in the world told through music, words and song. It explored how creative and theatrical events can be performed in such a unique environment to see if more can be developed for when she moves to her new home at the North End Shipyard.

Writer and producer Gordon Meredith has been involved in the region’s fishing heritage for over 30 years and wanted to retell the dramas of life at sea for future generations and remember the bravery of the thousands of men of the Humber who sacrificed their lives.

There will also a public performance at Ferens Art Gallery and has already proved popular as tickets have sold out.

The performances have been organised by the Hull: Yorkshire Maritime City project - funded by Hull City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, to celebrate Hull’s extensive maritime stories, architecture and collections.