A Hull pop-up art gallery will welcome music and memories of a nautical nature as the Battered and Berthed exhibition enters its final month.
The display of part of the national Methodist Modern Art Collection, organised by the Believe in Hull church partnership, has been at the Princes Quay Shopping Centre in Hull, since October. The gallery is part of the churches’ celebration of City of Culture and takes its name from Hull’s maritime links, being battered by the elements at sea and finding a safe berth.
Each Thursday from 7.30-9pm, to coincide with late-night shopping, the gallery is hosting free, special entertainment..
On Thursday 7th, Battered and Berthed welcomes Untold Story Voices and the musician Dave Bainbridge, who returns on the 14th.
The arts house performance nights conclude on the 21st with community carols and drama from the Credo arts group.
A special extra feature of the Battered and Berthed exhibition will hear from a former trawler skipper. In a two-part series starting on Saturday 2nd December, Ken Knox talks about being Battered but Never Beaten. Using poems, photographs and telling stories of his memories he will, in week one, talk about how the fishermen could be battered. In week two, on Saturday 9th December, he will show where the fishermen fished in calmer water. These will both be from 11-2.
Meanwhile, Sunday evenings see Reflections events, where a guest speaker gives their interpretation of one of the paintings.
Sunday 10th December – Methodist Circuit Superintendent David Perry on the Dalit Madonna;
Sunday 17th December – Reflections on being Battered and Berthed by Create @ Selby Street Mission.
The Battered and Berthed gallery is open to the public from Thursday to Saturday, 10-5, Sunday 1.30-5. It will close on 22nd December for a short, festive break and reopen on 28th for a final spell until New Year’s Eve.