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Made in Hull:

Arrivals & Departures

“This place is built on working hands
Washed here by the sea…”

Imitating the dog’s work for Hull 2017 put a poetic spin on the history of arrivals in and departures from the city. The piece looked at the history of migration from a contemporary perspective, exploring the journeys which have gathered a population and moulded a landscape.

Using The Deep as both canvas and building blocks the piece pulled together some of the strands of the complex and universal issues of migration as a wider subject matter.

Created as part of the Made in Hull opening celebrations for Hull City of Culture 2017.

With thanks to :

Dr Nicholas Evans, University of Hull  for original research material and expertise
Linda Lai
Glynis and Graham Capes
Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull
Open Doors
Holy Trinity Church
Mark Keith, Holy Trinity MD
The Freedom Choir members
Hull University Chapel Choir members
Brian Gadie, Recording engineer
Waterways World
African Stories in Hull and East Yorkshire / William Wilberforce Monument Fund
Ivor Innes photographers
Hull Maritime Museum
Laura Atherton
Matt Prendergast
Andrew Crofts
Nova Studios
The Hull Daily Mail Picture desk
Norway – Heritage,  Hands Across the Sea
Hartley Library, University of Southampton
Lou and Rich Duffy Howard
Dave Okwesia
Hajra Bhamji, and Indian and Continental Stores.
Gary Hammond
Andy Stankard, Hull City Council


  • Video Design and Storyboard: Simon Wainwright
  • Soundtrack: Terry Dunn
  • Stop Motion animation: Ainslie Henderson and Will Anderson as Whiterobot
  • Sound design: Rob Turner
  • Research: Morven Macbeth and Andrew Quick
  • Producer: Julie Brown
  • Video System support: Capo
  • Creative Director Sean McAllister.
  • Writer Rupert Creed
  • Production Designer Ala Lloyd
  • Lighting Designer Durham Marenghi
  • Sound Designer Dan Jones
  • Producer Niccy Hallifax