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HEAR in Hull, Oct 2017 to Jan 2018

| 21.11.2017

Video animation and events for HEAR in Hull, an arts project to promote understanding of how to listen to people who stammer. Part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

#mystammeringtap - animation

Created by Fuzzfeed’s Peter Snelling. Link to the video on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/239094673

Past timetable of events - HEAR in Hull

The HEAR in Hull project included messages from people who stammer, portraits of famous people who stammer created by art students, and the animation above #mystammeringtap created by Fuzzfeed’s Peter Snelling. The project ended in January 2018. More below About HEAR in Hull.

October 2017

7th – 27th October, exhibition at Artlink, 87 Princes Avenue, Hull HU5 3QP in the Spotlight gallery. It was possible to see some of the portraits of famous people who stammer and a small part of the installation created by people who stammer during workshops.

20th October, 1-3 pm, launch event at Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LB. The complete installation, the winning portraits of famous people who stammer and the totem posters (see below) were available to be seen by the public. At 2pm, private viewing by invitation only of the animation #mystammeringtap - this was created by Fuzzfeed’s Peter Snelling and is based on conversations with people who stammer. The launch coincided with International Stammering Awareness week 2017.

21st October #mystammeringtap became available online. The video and link are now above.

21st October – 22nd December, all schools in Hull to be sent via the Hull2017 schools engagement team a schools pack. Included in the pack is a short talk and explanation about the project and links to the animation.

Also during this period, health centres (Bransholme, Orchard Centre, Elliott Chappell, Longhill) and shopping centres around Hull displayed the totem posters advertising the animation and communicating some of the key messages of the project.

23rd October, 7:30 pm at Fruit, Short Film City Hull, the animation was played before the main film.

November 2017

8th November: the installation, posters and portraits were at Wilberforce College 6–9pm. (closed event)

14th November, 7.30pm at Fruit, Short Film City Hull, the animation was played before the main film.

17th and 18th November, St Stephen’s shopping centre 10am–4pm, 110 Ferensway Hull. The complete installation, the winning portraits of famous people who stammer and totem posters were available to be seen by the public. The animation #mystammering tap was played at regular intervals.

20 November, 7.30pm at Fruit, Short Film City Hull, the animation was played before the main film.

December 2017

8th December, 10am–3pm, Hull Paragon Exchange (train station), 184 Ferensway, Hull. The complete installation, the winning portraits of famous people who stammer and eight 2m tall totem posters were available to be seen by the public. The animation #mystammering tap was played at regular intervals.

Also over December 2017, totem posters about the project in health centres, and at Saucy Fish and Smith and Nephew (the project's sponsors).

December 2017 - January 2018

15th December - 25th January, Brynmor Jones Library at University of Hull, HU6 7RX. The exhibition moved here until 25th January 2018.

All schools in Hull have received a schools pack and links to the animation. The project was asked to lead some school assemblies about the animation in January.

About 'HEAR in Hull'

Humber NHS Foundation Trust and charity Artlink joined forces with Hull City of Culture organisers to develop HEAR in Hull, a Big Lottery Fund-backed initiative.

This innovative arts project was designed to promote understanding of how to listen to people who stammer

Creating an understanding, building confidence and challenging perceptions, the project worked collaboratively with people who stammer, their families, therapists, teachers, artists and members of the public.

Project highlights include:

  • messages from people who stammer who were asked to 'tell the world' about their experience of stammering;
  • sound recordings of people from Hull listening and reacting to someone who stammers,
  • portraits of famous people who stammer created by art students, and
  • an animation (above) created by Fuzzfeed’s Peter Snelling which is based on conversations with people who stammer.