Handmade in Hull
Saturday 27 October, 2pm – 3pm
Handmade in Hull is a BBC Four documentary that celebrates the craft heritage of the city of Hull.
Inspired by the work of artist Linda Brothwell & her exhibition The Tool Appreciation Society, the documentary tells the story of craft traditions that put Hull on the map in Britain’s industrial heyday.
A visually stunning and heartfelt tribute to the people that helped to build Hull, the film features a number of craft workers whose skills have been a vital part of the city’s story. Their stories were uncovered by artist Linda Brothwell, who designs and creates tools as her tribute to them and to Hull.
Compass-maker Brian Walker, talks about how his precision-crafted instruments helped steer Hull’s fishing fleet. Ron Wilkinson reveals the craft behind the fishermen’s nets and Gabriel Nichols talks about life as a potter and his fears that skilled potters could be dying out. Boat builders, woodcarvers and even a heraldic artist talk about the secrets of their crafts. Combining beautiful sequences of the artisans and artist at work, reflecting on their tools and the joys of their crafts, the film offers an evocative portrait of Hull’s heritage and the people who helped to make it.
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