New artwork to fly high

British Airways are celebrating their partnership with London 2012 with a design competition with a truly global canvas. The competition, which launched on May 5th 2011 gives an artist the unique opportunity to work alongside Turner nominated artist Tracey Emin creating an artwork to wrap around planes in the British Airways fleet. The challenge being [...]


Shooting for Goalball glory

Chris Oakley (28) is looking forward to London 2012 more than most. The talented Hull athlete is on a thrilling sporting journey that could see him playing at the Paralympic Games next Summer. Chris from Beverley Road in the city began playing Goalball in 2007, after helping to set up the Hull Outreach Goalball Club [...]

All the city is a stage

All the city is a stage

During the month of May, Leeds based arts company Slung Low will be inviting Hull audiences to a night of groundbreaking immersive theatre. The show called “Mapping the City” will run for four consecutive nights 4th-8th of May 2011. It has been written especially for Hull, using Hull as its inspiration, by celebrated playwrights, James [...]


Get Set

Get Set is a sports-related education programme for schools and colleges. Hull is ahead of most other cities in the country, with 91 per cent of education establishments in Hull registering on the internet to make use of the resources, ideas, opportunities available online. The resources are completely free and can be very beneficial if [...]

Northern Ballet

Northern Ballet

Leeds’ Northern Ballet is developing as an authority for active dance. It has proved to be one of the UK’s most important international cultural arts ambassadors and best-loved companies.  Dance is the fastest-developing art form in the UK and Northern Ballet is at the forefront of this growth in the North. The Northern Ballet Theatre [...]


Ping – Pong

The Cultural Olympiad’s purpose is to show the best Britain has to offer in the creative industry sector, performing arts and sport. Ping Hull is a project to be run in the summer of 2011. This project was funded through Sport England’s Innovation Fund.  It was run equally by English Table Tennis Association and Sing [...]


The harrowing health in Hull

The latest Health Survey for England presents worrying figures; a quarter of adults, and one in ten children are obese. Simply to be obese can jeopardise your health and potentially result in a premature death. Obesity can increase the risk and accelerate the onset of type 2 diabetes, some cancers and heart and liver disease. [...]


Hopes for an Olympic legacy

As we steadily near the end of the year a new period of opportunity arises and with the help of the local community the city council are hoping to establish the foundations for a healthier future. The London Olympics are set to take place in the summer of 2012 and the whole country will be [...]


Voluntary sector vital to delivery

Councillor John Robinson at Hull City Council has made it clear that the voluntary sector will be crucial to the succesful delivery of Hull 2012. The planned program of sports and cultural events in the city during that year, will coincide with the Olympic Games being staged in the capital at the same time. When [...]


Council calls for citywide contribution

Hull City Council’s  Councillor John Robinson has called out to businesses, organizations, community groups, local people from the arts and culture sector to be part of shaping the forthcoming Cultural Olympiad. Hull 2012 as it has been named will be a celebration of sports and culture that will run alongside the Olympic Games happening in [...]