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Local student, Ben Keen, recently had the opportunity to photograph one of Square Peg Hull's creative workshops celebrating the story of Ravenser Odd.

These creative workshops delivered by local artists compliment the exhibition Hull/Ravenser Odd: Twin Cities, Sunken Pasts which is currently on display at the Hull History Centre.

The workshops explored the story of the lost medieval town of Ravenser Odd and gave families the chance to engage creatively with this forgotten part of our local history. Ben was invited to photograph one of the workshops and the exhibition and has captured both of these wonderfully.

Ben said: "My name is Ben Keen and I am studying Photography and Fine Art at Wyke College in Hull. I have been fortunate to be able to photograph some artists workshops recently with Square Peg Hull.

"My focus for these images is capturing the interactions between the community and the arts. The History Centre is an interesting building to photograph in as I enjoy using light and glass to explore a narrative in my pictures.

"I am very grateful to have had this opportunity to further build a body of work for my studies."

The exhibition and engagement activities are part of a partnership project between the Hull History Centre, Hull Maritime, the National Archives, Square Peg Hull and the University of Sussex.