A Trek Along the Humber
The THT “Pop UP” residency at the ABP Pump House on Alexandra Dock is over!
With over 2,500 visitors for talks, readings, plays and performance the Pump House has been a huge success on the Hull Arts scene. If anything, tis over before it really started! Mind you, many pop ups across Hull have been the start of something that lasts and THT is determined that we learn from this experience to “pop up” again!
In recognition of those who turned out on cold nights for a taste of life on the docks – THT has partnered Yorkshire Film Archive; Dave Gawthorpe and Mick McGarry to stage a unique trek down the Humber.
Rob Bell and Daniel Morgan have written a script based around the film and the story of the Estuary. Using original stories and poems from the local poetry scene down through generations, this 45 minute long jazz like riff will celebrate the unique atmosphere of the Dock Side Stage at the ABP Pump House.
Yorkshire Film Archive will be incorporating specially curated footage of the industrial heritage of the Humber Estuary from the vaults of the YFA, as part of their Heritage Lottery Funded Hull on Film project.
THT will be sad to close the door on the Pump House. Yes, it has had its moments in terms of access and the chill factor has given everyone a taste of life before central heating - when lino met your toes of a morning; everyone wore pullovers - even duffle coats - indoors or, those black out moments when the shilling set on the horizon.
And yet, there have been nights when the Dock Side Stage has been Ronnie Scott's without the jazz – just a brilliant place to be.
Saturday, 16th December. Be there and wrap up! Or, stay away and wrap your presents …
ABP Pump House Gallery, Alexandra Dock. 8pm, Tickets £7 (link available soon)