Sea. Our Common Ground

As part of Hull City of Culture 2017, the newly renovated Fishermen’s Church in the heart of the Hessle Road community, St. John the Baptist, plays host to a 17-day festival of celebration in honour of Hull’s fishing heritage.

Local artists and community heritage groups will unite to present an engaging and informative exhibition of artwork and activities for all ages.

There will be a range of authentic Hessle Road events during the festival to add to the celebrations, which culminate in the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate losses of Hull and Reykjavik fisherman on Sea Sunday, which this year falls on the 9th July.

The opening night event will be held on Friday 23 June, from 6pm to 9pm.

The exhibition will be open daily from 12 noon to 4pm, except Saturdays, when it will be open from 10am to 4pm.

If you are creative and would like to exhibit at this exhibition, all pieces must be submitted by the 30th April. For pre-submission feedback, please email a photo to: Then all pieces are to be delivered to St John the Baptist church with the following details:

  • Full name
  • Artwork title
  • Year made
  • Materials used
  • Contact details

For further details, please see the attached document and look at the website here.