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22nd June 2021

This weekend sees the start of a summer events programme for the Hull Maritime team to spread the word about the ongoing maritime project.

The Big Malarkey, a children’s literature festival at East Park, is the first event of the summer calendar and people will be able to explore history through amazing maritime objects from the Hull Maritime Museum’s collection as well as getting creative with a choice of craft activities.

On Saturday, our poet in residence, Rebecca Drake, will be leading ‘deep sea stories’ workshops, using items from the maritime collection to inspire the wordsmith in you!

Workshops will run between 10.30 – 11.15am in the Hull Maritime tent and 1.30 – 2.15pm in the Writer’s Bloc tent. If you’re feeling brave, you can take the stage in the Big Top at 4pm to perform the poetry you’ve created.

As well as the Big Malarkey the team will also be attending a few events across the city for people to find out more about the project and the progress to date.

Children making crafts at Great Adventures In Storyland hosted by Hull Truck Theatre
Events include:
  • Friday 30 July, 11am – 3pm, Beach Day, King George V Playing Field, Cottingham Road
  • Wednesday 4 August, 11am – 3pm, Play Day, Queens Gardens
  • Saturday 14 August, 12pm – 5pm, Folk in Hull Beer Festival, Hull Minister and Trinity Square
  • Wednesday 25 August, 11am – 3pm, Play Day, Pearson Park

Malcolm Dunn, Audience and Engagement Manager, said: “The team is really looking forward to getting out and about again to share some maritime love. Last year meant we had to adjust our plans as a result of the pandemic and do a lot of our engagement online.

“Finally, we are getting back to a new normal. We hope to meet as many people as possible in a safe way to tell them more about the project and get involved in some of the fun activities we have planned.”