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13th October 2022

Maritime Tales Week returns to the city for the third year running this October half-term.

A packed programme from Saturday 22 to Saturday 29 October will celebrate Hull’s maritime past, present and future.

The city’s rich seafaring history will also be brought to life through live theatre performances by local theatre company 'Theatre on the Edge', along with craft activities and storytelling sessions 'Fisherwomen's Tales of the Sea' in library venues across the city.

Maritime Tales Week will also feature a range of films including the latest updates on Hull Maritime, the major project funded by Hull City Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund to celebrate and transform the city’s maritime treasures as well as the progress on a number of community projects that were funded through the first round of the Hull Maritime Community Grants scheme.

Head to Hull’s Old Town to check out our Whitefriargate Windowscape, where stories from this historic street’s maritime past are brought to life through a series of custom-made window displays by local artist Alex Hunt, in collaboration with Whitefriargate Heritage Action Zone (HAZ).

Drawing inspiration from the objects that make up Hull Maritime’s collections and the architecture of Whitefriargate, the window displays invite you to notice and explore the maritime tales hidden all around you – and to get creative yourselves. Pick up an activity sheet from Ferens Art Gallery, the Museum Quarter or businesses along Whitefriargate to join in the fun and enter our window art competition for the chance to win prizes. And remember to look up, down and all around…

Live theatre performances by local theatre company 'Theatre on the Edge'

Councillor Mike Ross, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “Maritime Tales Week returns for its third year and offers an array of opportunities to get involved and unearth some hidden maritime stories of Hull’s past and its collections.

“There’s a varied programme of events, live theatre and storytelling sessions there’s something for everyone to enjoy this half-term.

“I’m particularly looking forward to seeing a new commission by a local artist on Whitefrarigate that will highlight its maritime heritage and encourage us all to look up and down and all around.”

Hull Maritime includes the redevelopment of five historic sites in Hull city centre: the transformation of the Grade II* Hull Maritime Museum and the Dock Office Chambers, the creation of a new visitor attraction at the North End Shipyard and the restoration two historic vessels, the Arctic Corsair and Spurn Lightship.

The full programme is available here. Follow @HullMaritime on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.