Hullywood Studios Presents…..Virtual Amy!

Virtual Amy From Friday 26 August onwards Hull Central Library Computer scientists at the University of Hull have brought two of the city’s most famous heroes back to ‘life’ with blockbusting technology. Digital 3D versions of Amy Johnson and William Wilberforce have being created using the same techniques as a Hollywood film, resulting in life-sized interactive projections and […]

Jason Lands in Hull at Last (well, sort of!)

  The Amy Johnson Festival and Hull History Centre are delighted to announce that a replica of Hull aviatrix Amy Johnson’s de Havilland Gipsy Moth Jason is now on display at the History Centre. The Science Museum in London has loaned this 1/72 scale replica of Jason, and although it is not actually Jason, the […]

Da Vinci Engineered: Half Price Admission

Da Vinci Engineered Zebedee’s Yard 10am – 5pm all week We’re entering the last week of Da Vinci Engineered here in Hull, and what better way to celebrate than to offer half price entry until the exhibition closes on Sunday 21 August? Join us for the last time to appreciate these beautiful machines before they […]

Amy Johnson Song Cycle: The Songs

Ahead of the premiere of Amy Johnson Song Cycle by Amanda Lowe and the Aviatrix this Saturday, we found out a little more about the stories behind the songs. 1: Prologue – One Bright Morning. This interpretation of the traditional folk song top and tails the Song Cycle, this first introduction as a song of […]

Through the Weather Glass

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August, 10am – 5pm Zebedee’s Yard, Whitefriargate, Hull A creative writing lecturer at Leeds Beckett University is giving wings to her latest novel through a free interactive event this weekend. Dr Lucy Burnett’s novel, Through the Weather Glass, is a re-writing of the classic Icarus story, which tells a fictionalised version […]

Amy’s Childhood – A Life in Pictures

Leading up to our two launches this week for Amy Johnson – A Life in Pictures, we wanted to share these pictures of Sarah Taylor – our Life in Pictures coordinator – and Paul Weatherill,  organiser of Western Libraries Gardening Group installing the ‘Amy’s Childhood’ exhibition in the garden at Western Library. Open from Friday […]

Thank You!

Put your hand up if you’re still recovering from a jam-packed weekend of visiting exhibitions, seeing Amy’s car and kite-flying?! With so much to do and see last weekend, there are a lot of shout-outs to everyone who worked so hard. Our first standing ovation is for our marvellous City of Culture Pioneer volunteers who […]

The Epic Monarchs

With the beautiful Flight of the Monarchs installation in Zebedee’s Yard until next Wednesday, we take a closer look at these remarkable creatures and their more than epic journey. The flight of the butterflies is the longest known distance insect migration on earth and one that’s been happening for thousands of years. The majority of […]

Plane Locations

If you’re searching for your plane, they’re spread far and wide – this might help you narrow it down a bit! Thanks to everyone who contributed such inspiring, colourful and creative Gipsy Moths – hopefully they were as much pleasure to make as they are to look at. Locations are as follows: North Point SC: […]