'Hear in Hull'

| 10.11.2016

'Hear in Hull' performs artfully to raise understanding of stammering in Hull 2017.

Hull KC stadiumHumber NHS Foundation Trust is partnering with Artlink, Centre for Community Arts to present ‘Hear in Hull’, an innovative art project about stammering, as part of Hull City of Culture 2017.

'Hear in Hull' aims to raise understanding of living and communicating with a stammer and to promote awareness stammering to people in Hull and visitors through art.

Speech and language therapists Ruth Edwards, Siobhan Ward and Jenny Hill from Humber NHS Foundation Trust were successful in securing funding from the Big Lottery Fund to create ‘Hear in Hull’ with Artlink. Ruth Edwards explained “The key message of the project is ‘Hear the message not the stammer’ and it will work collaboratively with local people who stammer, their families, therapists, teachers, artists and the Public”.

Using audio recordings, film, illustrations, creative workshops and an exhibition ‘Hear in Hull’ opens on 22 October 2017, Stammering Awareness Day”. Artwork will be displayed in public spaces around Hull and a presentation film will be screened at the KC Lightstream Stadium, before the final Hull Kingston Rovers game of the 2107 season in September, and in other venues across the City.