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tenfootcity ISSUE 34 AUTUMN 2013


Hull's Best and Only Independent Street Magazine



[Adult content] C R E AT I V I T Y • E N T E R TA I N M E N T • E N T E R P R I S E


TUESDAYS NIGHTS: Live bands every week, alternating between 'Last Resort' (50's & 60's Rock n Roll) and 'Free Peace Sweet' (Acoustic trio.) WEDNESDAY NIGHTS: Live Pianist on our brand new baby Grand Piano and also featuring Cabaret artists singing Swing classics and other favourites! THURSDAY NIGHTS: DJ MAK playing Soul, Funk, Motown and R&B. Also featuring live acts 'Rapture' (2nd Thursday each month) and 'Soul Patrol' (last Thursday each month.) FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS: Two massive nights featuring a fantastic selection of great music from our resident DJ's Mark Page and John Copley from 9.30pm until 2am. SUNDAY NIGHTS: 7.30pm - 10pm 'The Sunday Sound' with live acoustic acts, then from 10pm until late 'R&B Sundays' with top alternating DJ's including Toots, Reality and Mike Langan. TOFTS RESTAURANT: Of course we continue to serve excellent food & drinks all day, every day, from 11am until 9pm. (Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 8pm.) A traditional, yet creative menu, incorporating locally-sourced produce, created by our team of excellent chefs. Tofts has a great range of beers, wines and spirits including hand-pulled Cask-Ales. Please find us on Facebook and check out our website at T O F T S 6 4 - 7 0 N E W L A N D AV E N U E , H U L L . T E L : 0 1 4 8 2 3 4 2 0 1 0 S K Y S P O R T S N O W U P S TA I R S I N T H E L O F T S H O W I N G A L L M A J O R S P O R T I N G E V E N T S .



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OPENING TIMES: Monday- Saturday 9am- 11.30pm (Sunday 9 - 11pm)

TUESDAY NIGHTS: "acoustic Musicians & open-Mic" hosted by the superb andrew "Half-deaf" Mclatchie and also featuring some excellent local talent. Free entry - all welcome.

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Tenfootcity is published at sporadic intervals throughout the year:  Usual editions are Autumn (OCT,NOV), Xmas/New Year (DEC, JAN), Easter (APRIL, MAY), Spring (JUNE, JULY), Summer (AUG, SEPT.) It is available for FREE around the region in approximately 400 outlets. All back issues are available to to complete your collection! (You can even buy the full set if you want! Contact us for details.)   This magazine exists because “We are Hull.” A unique, inspiring, challenging and creative Premiership city (should be) that stands alone, like a light at the end of a tunnel from the rest of the UK. It’s at the terminus of a long dark corridor that leads you away from the rest of that strange and disturbing world out there, into this enclave of true reality called Hull. A place that harbours our special lifestyle, distinctive accent and exclusive sense of humour. The aim of this magazine is to reflect all of the above and to highlight and encourage all of the vibrancy that exists herein. In other words… you read this and you’re in tune with what’s really happening in this magical part of the world. Our editorial policy is one of total social inclusion, nondiscrimination, bloody revolution and having a laugh. Love us. We Love you. 

Hull. A City Of Culture? Hope so! Captains Log, Autumn 2013. Well we’ve finally got the issue out again, but as usual it’s dragged on and on getting it together. (No warp-speed with us.) I’ll be honest with you, it’s not us y’know, it’s our bloody advertisers who keep us waiting for material! (Not all of them though.) Mind you, I can’t slag ‘em off too much, because they’re the people that we need to be part of Tenfootctity as a local community-based Independent magazine … in order to pay for it! So thanks to everyone that is included, and we’d urge you, the reader, to support all of the places that you see advertised in this magazine, because they’re the independent people that are making this City vibrant once again. The City is fighting back y’know, yeah slowly, I know, but at least we’re on the up and all of the people and places, that are making this happen, are usually included in this, a magazine which really represents Hull from a true street-level. A lot of you reading this will either be new, or returning, to the City as we welcome the annual influx of students at this time of the year, so most of the things in this magazine will introduce you to this special and unique city that YOU are now part of. We are different to the rest of the country because we stand alone, out on a limb, and we basically have to look after ourselves! This is why you’ll experience a warm friendliness and spirit here, but expect a lot of moaning, a strange accent and a sardonic sense of Humour. (You have been warned!) As well as that, you’re totally welcome because you contribute massively to the life and economy of Hull. Thanks for that and congratulations on choosing Hull! All we need now is for “the powers that be” to also choose Hull as “THE 2017 CITY OF CULTURE.” Loads of us have been involved in this bid, in some way, and our fantastically-dedicated steering committee couldn’t have done anymore, than they have, to win this bid. We find out the result in November and If we get it, it’ll be fantastic news for the City. So, enjoy the AUTUMN 2013 issue of Tenfootcity and we’ll see you again in Early December with the Christmas/New Year issue. Don’t forget, thanks to our great designer, you can also read Tenfootcity on-line now, (over 15,000 hits on the last issue!) - just use the links on our Facebook pages “Nick Tenfootcity Taylor” (be our ‘Friend’) and also ‘Tenfootcity Magazine Hull.‘ (Like Us!) The Web-Site will be sorted out soon, I promise. (Hee Hee.) (Picture by Neil Cook)

P.S. We’d just like to congratulate the Hull Daily Mail on that recent publication entitled ‘Tell The World’ to support our “City Of Culture” bid. It really was excellent and that’s coming from Tenfootcity! Maybe I ought to meet the new Editor cos we might be able to have a better relationship now! Enjoy Autumn in Hull, from Tenfootcity!

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Oxjam Festival returns to Hull Each October, cities across the country host Oxjam gigs with all the money going to Oxfam. But the upcoming gig in Hull will stand out from all of the rest that are happening. They‘re going for something a little bit different this year, because, compared to just the one event last year, they’ve got 5 days of events at 5 different venues lined up for this October in Hull! 14th - (Monday): Acoustic Oxjam Open-Mic Night at The Adelphi. 15th - (Tuesday): The Sesh Oxjam Special featuring Affairs, Young Jack & Casonova. 16th - (Wednesday): Oxjam Comedy Night, Live Naked Idiots & Support at The Polar Bear. 17th - (Thursday): Oxjam at O’Rileys - Rock / Metal / Punk night ( & Acoustic Stage) with The Shed Club, Hate Mondays, Beneath the Darkness, Whistle & Lanyard and Bud Sugar. 18th - (Friday): Oxjam at The Welly Club - 4 Stages, 1 Room. Street Parade, The Holy Orders, Mammal Hum 7 Mother with Dig & Black Candy “Afterparty!” (All events start around Young Jack 7.30pm until late.) Once again, the Friday night Finale event at The Welly Club, will be in the style of a Jools Holland show, where bands each have their own stage around the room. This format, last year. was a great success and the event was highly praised by both Oxjam and the people who attended the event, so why change a winning formula? All it needs now is for you lot to get down there and support the great work that Oxfam do in the world. For more info please contact; and find them on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, or call direct to Liam Foster (Oxjam Hull) on 07788597353


Hulloween sprang from the ground at the base of an elder tree. We were collecting the berries to make wine and discussing the music and arts scene in the City of Hull. It was September 2009AD. Now it is 2013AD and we are FIVE! We've grown from an underground music 'n' vocal arts event in one venue on one day, to five gigs and five days this year. Our theme has not been traditional, but historical, of medieval europe 1349AD, the height of "The Black Death" in Europe. A very different take on the dark festival. This year we are showing some extraordinary groups and artists, all as ever local. "Dress to Thrill" MAMMAL HUM - Their final show. This is the end - ring a ring ‘o’ roses. THE DYR SISTER Mandolin, Viola & homespun beatz. A Fabulous, unique Musician. The EVIL LITTER Two evil twins, two voices, four eyes and a drum machine. @ Union Mash Up. Thursday 31St Oktober. 24 Princes Avenue. HU5 3QA Doors 7:30PM £3 PARIS XY Pushing the boundaries of electronica. Atmospheric dark poetry. MOTHER Garage punk and magnificent psych. Mother is not asleep. HEROES OF THE MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT Light, dark, brilliant & flawed. The bright side of Velvet Underground. @ The New Adelphi Friday. 1st November. 89 De Grey St. Doors 8:30PM £5 FELONY Three piece alt rock tight, crisp & hand wound for sharp attack. YOUNG JACK Brit pop indie fusion from the youth and mouth. DEAD HORMONES. A sound that is as schizophrenic as the Summer rises and falls. @ The New Adelphi. Thursday 31st Oktober. 89 De Grey St. HU5 2RU Doors 8:30PM £4 THE KINGSTOWN ALLSTARS 100% Groove-ability - fully dub enabled - beat-o-matic-smashers. BUD SUGAR Swed Nation, First class to Swish Station! THE HILLBILLY TROUPE. Music for struggle god and bandits. THE COTTON GUSSETS Entertainment by the insane for the insane. Plus special guests who.. maybe on fire. @ The Polar Bear Saturday 2nd november. 229 Spring Bank. HU3 1LR (FREE) 7pm onwards CRACKTOWN / EMILY MOULTON / DOGS IN SPACE. Plus Early Open Mic. @ The Sailmakers Arms. Wednesday 30th Oktober. 159 High St, Hull HU1 1NQ Doors 8:30PM (FREE) SUNDAY SING AROUND. @The Minerva. Sunday 2nd November. Nelson St. Hull Marina. HU1 1XE 4:30pm > (FREE) PAGE 6



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The Urban Polar Bear returns to Hull! Yeah, that favourite old traditional Hull Pub, the Polar Bear is up and running again, and this time it’s in the hands of people who know what they’re doing! The Polar Bear is an iconic landmark of Hull and has been in existence since 1849 when it was first named after one of the main attractions in our local Zoo. It moved, up the road, to its present location in 1862, and has been an integral part of Hull’s Culture ever since. Being a special listed-building, the new owners have sensitively renovated it, taking care to maintain the original features such as the central atrium-dome, the period castings and the famous ornate ceramic bar. (Don’t just walk up and order your drink - have a good look at it!) The Polar Bear is now in the hands of people who care about this city and its culture (good friends of Tenfootcity magazine actually) and they know exactly what they’re aiming to achieve with it. The group who now own it also operate The Welly Club on Beverley Road and Fruit Artspace on the Marina. The owner said to us “We now have the full set. A club, an arts venue and now a pub!”… “It’s the Holy Trinity!” added Chris, the manager. They aim to create a link between the three as Chris explained; “We want to maintain the traditional open-minded attitude that the Polar Bear became famous for and we now want to establish it as the hang-out for the forwardthinking and creative people of Hull, with a friendly welcome for everyone.” What about the plans for events? “We’re going to take it easy and just let it develop itself, from a creative point of view, but we will be showcasing original bands, DJ’s and artists.” They also hope to develop it as a meeting place for pre-game City fans (and the good news for them, being well-known pre-match eaters!) is that PIE (Old Town of Hull) will soon be producing their own speciality Pies on the premises. Delicious!(Live Away matches will also be screened in the back room.) The Polar Bear, is soon going to be part of most of our lives once again and this is great news for the culture of the City. To find out more details check out Polar Bear on Facebook & Twitter.

“Keeping it PEEL” Events at Adelphi and King Billy! There are 2 John Peel Tribute concerts taking place this year. A full weekend at the Adelphi on Saturday 26th October & Sunday 27th October (3pm starts) and then at the usual base of the King Billy Pub, in Cottingham, on Saturday 16th November. (2pm.) The organiser, who we think is either called Ian or “Bones,” (!) explained: “The reasons for doing the Peel tributes are pretty simple anybody who grew up wanting to hear some exciting, different, and original new music - he was your man. I also liked the fact he played whatever he liked - and did not have to conform to regular daytime playlists. You got an insight into what he had been listening to or what new records he’d discovered that week. The John Peel Tribute events or ‘Keeping It Peel Days’ are nothing new, they take place up and down the country, annually, at around the last time he broadcast on Radio 1, which was just before he died in 2004, around the back end of October, beginning of November. We’ve got an impressive array of contributors showcasing their original work, which is what John Peel was all about encouraging” Acts lined-up include: (Saturday 2pm - 7pm:) JIM HIGO, HALF DEAF CLATCH, AFFA DAVID, THE GLASS DELUSION, CROOKED WEATHER, JONNY NEAVES, THROWING WORDS, OTR PSYCHEDELIC SUPER SKIFFLE BAND, ADAM DAVISON, GRAHAM GRAHAM BECK, MIKE BOYNTON (Sunday:) THE HOLY ORDERS, MING CITY ROCKERS, MYONEMANBAND, SENILE CROCODILE, WE ARE CARNIVORES, REBEL SELL, LOUDHAILER, FUDGEY, THE DYR SISTER, NICK MCNEE, LINDSEY SIMPSON, IAN MILLER, MAMMAL HUM tbc. DICK GAUGHAN (Scottish folk legend) at 7pm. Saturday 16th November (King Billy Pub, Cottingham: DANNY LANDAU BAND, HORSE GUARDS PARADE, YOUNG JACK, CARL WOODFORD, BEGGARS BRIDGE, SAM ARKUT, JACKSON D, ELLIE POLLARD, JIM ACRE, KEITH NEWBY, CROOKED WEATHER, DOGFINGER, RICH BROOK, EMILY THOMSON,RYAN THORNHILL-SMITH, NICOLE MOORE, THE MARK ROBINSON EXPERIENCE tbc “These are obviously 3 unmissable dates for Hull’s lovers of new, original and creative music, in memory of the bloke that inspired loads of us!” PAGE 7

Stanley’s Brasserie Stanl ley’s Brasser B rie Christmas cheer,, whether it is a Christmas Join us this Chr ristmas and enjoy j y a fantastic stic arrayy of gourmet g festive tive cheer sixty,, mak make year.. night for two t or an office party forr sixty kee Stanley’s Brasserie Brrasserie your choice this year Choose frfrom om one of our fantasticc menus day or night or why not go the ‘‘whole whole turkey’ turrkkey’ ey’ Christmas take and join us on Chr ristmas Day and let us ta akkee the strain!

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CHRISTMAS EVENING MENU 28th NOVEMBER – 21st DECEMBER – 3 courses £24.95 per person

TO START LUXURY SEAFOOD COCKTAIL (Royal Greenland prawns and white crab meat bound in a light Marie rose sauce, set on a bed of shredded iceberg, garnished with a crevette and served with soft brown bread and English butter) SOUP OF THE DAY (Freshly made soup using locally sourced ingredients, served with rustic bread and English butter) Always veggie friendly) TRIO OF BREADED CHEESES (Soft goat’s cheese, brie and blue stilton coated in a light breadcrumb, served with a homemade port and cranberry chutney) HOMEMADE TERRINE (Layers of locally sourced pork, duck and chicken wrapped in bacon and served with a Yorkshire Ale and red onion chutney) FESTIVE BROCHETTE (Chicken breast skewer with fresh sage and streaky bacon, served with a fresh green chilli mayonnaise)

MIDDLE BIT STUFFED LOIN OF PORK (Yorkshire loin with a cranberry, bacon, sage and onion stuffing, served with a rich red wine gravy with Goose fat roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables) SUPREME OF CHICKEN (Chciken breast with a sunblush tomato, olive and roasted pepper farce, finished with a tomato, basil and mascarpone sauce, served with Goose fat roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables) STAN’S FISH STEW (A wonderful dish with monkfish, king prawns, mussels, squid and scallop, gently cooked in garlic, paprika and tomato, served with rustic bread) FILLET MEDALIONS (Sautéed steak flameed in Marsala wine, oyster mushroom and red onion, finished with a touch of cream, served with Goose fat roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables) HALLOUMI KEBAB (Marinated halloumi cheese with basil and lemon, skewered with courgettes and pepper, served on a bed of herby cous cous with salad Verdi)

TO FINISH CHOCOLATE FRAMBOISE (Chocolate biscuit topped with raspberry confit and layered chocolate mousse) KIR ROYAL CHEESECAKE (Creamy baked cheesecake finished with a champagne and blackcurrent glaze) BREAD AND BUTTER PUDDING (A British classic with plump sultanas and sweet vanilla custard) LEMON MERINGUE TARTLETTE (Sweet butter pastry case filled with lemon curd and soft baked meringue) ********

Also available but different menus from above (please call or pop in for details) CHRISTMAS LUNCH MENU 28th NOVEMBER – 21st DECEMBER – 2 courses £11.95 per person

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The Charlie Hook Appeal, “Battle of the Bands” Claire Pearson has organised this music event in aid of the Charlie Hook appeal. Based in the Atrium at the top of the Prospect shopping centre. The idea is that, each month, there will be four local bands performing alongside one well-known headlining band (who are not in the competition). At the end of the evening the audience chooses the winner, who will go through to THE GRAND FINAL ON SATURDAY 30th NOVEMBER. Winners get a full day recording time at Africa studios, a two-page spread from Nova Mag, a promotional piece in Tenfootcity Magazine and a Toni and Guy make over. (Wow - it’s the big time!) It’s a fiver to get in and you can get tickets from topquality local shops Bad Dog, Chinese laundry and Beasley’s and if you buy your ticket from Toni & Guy you get a 20% discount on all services! In the venue, they have a fully licensed bar, crepes, hot food and festival-themed stalls. Why are they doing it? Charlie was diagnosed with neuroblastoma on his fifth birthday. His appeal has been high-profile in Hull for the past two years, but as he is now in remission, he has started to struggle. Charlie has a terrifying 80% chance of relapse and, if this happens, England will only provide palliative care, so they need to raise £500,000 in order to pay for medical care in America.  For more details please contact Claire Pearson on 07876100147

‘Answer Ballads.’ New album from Dave Rotheray Hull based song-writer/musician David Rotheray, returns with his superbly-crafted second solo album ‘Answer Ballads’, a collection of songs in which the ingenious Rothers, and his gifted collaborators, take thirteen classic pop songs and attempt to formulate an ‘Answer Ballad’ for each one. “Having always wondered what Jolene, for instance, or Roxanne would have to say, given the chance, I hit upon the notion of a collection of ‘answer songs,’ Dave explains, “however, rather than writing ‘what happened next scenarios,‘ these ‘answer-songs’ tend mostly to be psychological portraits.” Roxanne is imagined as a fiercely independent business-woman, who angrily rejects Sting’s pleas to rescue her from a life of what he perceives as debauch and deprave. Jolene, an attractive woman who resents her own beauty, dislikes both male attention and female jealousy and decides to become a nun! In essence, this is a songwriting exercise based on imagining the inner lives of fictional people, who have never had their ‘own’ song before. It’s a musical ‘Right to Reply’. Collaborators and contributors include: Eliza Carthy, Kris Drever, Mary Coughlan, Kathryn Williams and Eleanor McEvoy. Although Eleanor McEvoy does not actually sing on the album, she brought ‘Lucille’s Song’ to life. Dave told us; “I had the words but couldn’t get the tune right, so sent it off to Eleanor knowing she’d come up with a knockout melody in no time.” ‘Answer Ballads’ will be available for your listening pleasure and thought-provoking entertainment, from October 14th from the usual suppliers. Check his website for more info: Fiona Whitley.

Adopted “Hullie” does his bit for ‘City Of Culture’ bid We received this e-mail and photo from some guy and thought we ought to share it with you… “Hi, my family and I moved up from West London to Hull two years ago, so I’m now an adopted Hullie, but recently I did my bit for Hull‘s Culture Bid at a party down in Ipswich!” Obviously Southerners are a bit weird, but they’re welcome here and we hope he enjoyed his wifeswapping party in some ‘tractor boy’s’ back-garden! PAGE 9


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JFK Conspiracy comes to Hull! November 22 marks 50 years since the assassination of JFK and Hull University is holding some events to commemorate the anniversary: On Wednesday 20 November (Middleton Hall, Hull Uni, 6pm) there is a public speech by assassination and conspiracy theory expert Peter Knight on the subject of the Kennedy Assassination. On Friday 22 November (Room tbc, Hull Uni, 6pm)  there is to be a public ‘round-table discussion‘

on Kennedy and the CIA.  Intelligence historian and author of ‘History of GCHQ‘, Professor Richard Aldrich will be in attendance for this. (So, if you’ve got your own theories or questions, now is the time to air them in Hull!) There’ll also be a public screening of Oliver Stone’s JFK – date and time to be confirmed. The events are being organised by the Hull University American Studies Department which is also celebrating its 50th anniversary – and is holding a series of cultural events, lectures, concerts, poetry readings, etc, throughout the coming year. Dr. Simon Willmetts, who got in touch with Tenfootcity, actually researches on the CIA and conspiracy culture and also leads a module on Conspiracy Theories. For more information contact: The Department of American Studies,The University of Hull, 01482 465790

HALFWAY’S REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX…(Post Punk 1978 – 85) The favoured locations for the channelled combustion of revolutionary spirit have, historically, been the back room of pubs and Rebellious Jukebox are looking to bring like-minded people together for a common purpose. ‘Post-Punk 1978-85’ suggests retro but that doesn’t mean it’s not fresh and exciting. “There was a lot of different musical styles emerging during that period,” says Dave, who is one half of Rebellious Jukebox. “Some bands like Pil, Josef K, Echo and The Bunnymen’ will be obvious but there’ll also be at least a few tracks we play that will be new to most people.” This isn’t a ‘club night‘ stress the organisers. Instead they see it as an event where people come to dance, drink and socialise. “There isn’t a dance stance, a dress policy,

or a mating ritual!” explains Dave So, why the back room of an old-style local, rather than one of the hipper, happening places around these days? “We chose a venue that was deliberately set away from the typical weekend mating crowd” explains Jim, the other half of the duo “…and we didn’t want to charge people to get in, and we wanted regular drink prices, and for people to come here to dance: sit, drink and talk or just look through or read the numerous NME’s of the day laid out for your perusal”. Rebellious Jukebox is cool (in an unpretentious way) and exciting (in an enjoyable way). Its nights have attracted a mixture of those who where there at the time and also those too young to remember but want to know what all the fuss was about! Why not give it a try? Ian Farrow. Rebellious Jukebox takes place in the back room of The Half Way House on Spring Bank West. It is a monthly event and the next night will be the 2nd November. (Facebook: Rebellious Jukebox Post-Punk Night.)

Wheatcroft’s The Art Of Hull Allen day job is as a child-minder for his twin brothers, whilst his passion and talent lies in his ability to produce creative and original pieces of art. Drawing from his own imagination, he receives endless requests from friends, acquaintances and strangers and has designed both wall-hung artworks, as well as numerous unique tattoo designs. To see more of his extensive art work, or to request a personal design, you can see more on the following sites:

Kimberley Fletcher. PAGE 11

A modern Café-bar on Newland Avenue with a relaxed, but vibrant and friendly atmosphere


Top quality Menu available, all freshly prepared. Home-cooked fresh food, featuring some of our own unique 'Classic' dishes, including our new BBQ SIZZLER range featuring Chicken, Beef, Salmon, Tiger Prawns and Seabass. Also our special Gourmet Burgers, Steaks, Grills, Chicken, Fish, Speciality Pastas & Pizzas, Risottos, Stroganoff and Continental salads.

• • Excellent range of popular Continental Beers, Fine Cask Ales, Wines and Spirits.

Also including a good choice of Vegetarian dishes and Kids meals as well as Speciality Teas and Coffees.

Opening Times: Mon to Thurs 11am - 11pm, Fri & Sat 11am - 11.30pm, Sun 11am - 11pm. Lodge Café-Bar, 58 - 62 Newland Avenue, Hull. Tel: 01482 446508 PAGE 12



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Have you discovered Pearson’s Bar yet? Pearson’s Bar opened its doors in Spring this year and now has really established itself and one of the choice places on Princes Avenue for good quality food, drink and surroundings. Situated on the top corner of the Avenue (at the Spring Bank end) it has been tastefully modernised and updated to give it a real contemporary feel, whilst still offering traditional pub values. The food at Pearson’s is a fairly unique, and welcome offering for Hull, as comes in the form of a delistyle menu with a rotisserie and barbecue. Traditional dishes are the main focus of the menu, with certain dishes, like the very popular rotisserie chicken, being served in Pearson’s own branded boxes. Nice twist! It’s actually a well-smart and welcoming place for an afternoon, or after-work, wind-down with a group of friends because the atmosphere is really relaxing. It’s great for Parties as well because they have a Private V.I.P. Party Area available for any occasion, or gathering of friends, so you can enjoy the privacy of your own exclusive area, which can be booked in advance and is

completely Free! Another nice touch. (They can also offer you a buffet service, for you and your party within the VIP area, with prices from £7.95 per head.) It’s also an ideal place to watch all of the major sporting events because they’ve just installed five new large LED screens and you can reserve one of their booths, for a group of mates to cheer on the Tigers together and arrange some snacks to be brought to your table, to enjoy during the game! Pearsons offers a well stocked cellar of cask conditioned ales, bottled beers and ciders from around the world and a selection of the finest wines and champagne. It’s is open from 11.30 am daily, for breakfast, and food is served all day up till 8pm in the evening. The place really becomes vibrant on Friday and Saturday nights because they are open until 2am (last orders 1.30 a.m.) with good DJ’s playing Soul & Motown - and the dancefloor is all yours! Pearsons is situated at 6 Princes Avenue, Hull, HU5 3QA Tel: 01482 342201

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Larkins Auction for Avenue’s Fountain A ‘cheap as chips‘ bargain hunt! Wipe your face at Larkin’s, Newland Avenue from 8:30 pm on Wednesday 23rd October for an auction in aid of a group, which aims to reinstate a working fountain on the junction of Victoria Avenue and Salisbury Street. The cost of a new fountain is estimated at approximately £90,000. The fountain will honour Philip Larkin, whose publisher, Jean Hartley, expressed the wish that he should be commemorated with a water feature “Where any-angled light would congregate endlessly.” (I’ll give Larkin ‘the Hull slagger’ my own water feature, once the fountain is up! - Ed.) Viewing of the auction items will be available, at

Larkin’s, from noon and Larkin’s are also offering a limited number of ‘meal deals’ comprising a 2 course meal for £12. Tickets are available from Larkin’s and Henry Yeast, and also Avenews on Salisbury Street .  The most significant item to be auctioned is a large quilted wall-hanging, depicting the famous Avenues fountains, handmade by local artist Jacky Ward Lomax. Other items for auction, include drawings, paintings and other works by local artists plus vouchers from local businesses for products and services. The donation of more items suitable for the auction would be greatly appreciated. Further details of the Auction are on the website - PAGE 13

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New Hull Crime book, “The Crooked Beat” by Nick Quantrill “When Joe Geraghty’s brother finds himself in financial trouble, it’s only natural that he turns to the Private Investigator for help. But when it relates to a missing consignment of smuggled cigarettes, it’s not so easily sorted. Drawn into the murky world of local and international criminals, around the busy port of Hull, Geraghty knows the only way to save his brother is to take on the

debt himself. As he attempts to find a way out of the situation, the secrets and conspiracies he uncovers are so deeply buried in the past, he knows he’s facing people willing to do whatever it takes to keep them that way.” This is the latest book from Hull crime-writer Nick Quantrill, who is making waves on the crime-writing circuit. You can get hold of a copy by ordering it though all the usual channels. (Amazon, etc..) And if you fancy going (which we doubt of course!) he’s in Reykjavik (Iceland) for “Iceland Noir” to talk about his books and Hull! (

BLUE LAMP! Special Hull venue re-launches The iconic Hull live Music Venue, Bar and Club, the Blue Lamp on Norfolk street, Hull, (right on the edge of the city-centre, right opposite the Hull Daily Mail building) has recently ‘Re-Lighted’ itself under the new ownership and guidance of well-respected Hull indie club promoter & Dj Andyoyo (alongside DJ Priya - who herself, is a bit of a local Indie legend. )The fully refurbished venue opened to the public on Friday 27th September and some huge headline acts are already confirmed to play in the coming weeks! In the old days, before the rise of the modern “café-bars-clubs” of Newland and Princes

Avenues, the Blue Lamp was the place to be for “those in the know.” Let‘s hope the re-birth of the new venue can recapture that atmosphere. The only way they can achieve that, is for YOU to get yourself down there and support it! Blue Lamp is the perfect venue for LIVE GIGS - CLUB NIGHTS - PROMOTERS - DRAMA - COMEDY POETRY - ART EXHIBITIONS - GROUPS - MEETINGS, so get in touch with your ideas;

Ziggy Stardust exhibition in Hull! Curators: Mark Wigan and Kerry Baldry have some great stuff for you to check out at Hull’s unique Museum Of Club Culture. (It’s the only one in the World we think!) Running until 24th October (open weekends), they have the exhibition, ‘ZIGGY’, featuring never-before-seen photographs of the Ziggy Stardust Tour, taken by Hull photographer Peter Hardy, in London circa 1973. The photographs feature David

Bowie and his backing band, ‘The Spiders from Mars’, comprised of Hull musicians lead guitarist Mick Ronson, bassist Trevor Bolder & drummer Mick Woodmansey. This special exhibition is a tribute to the highly influential, Hull-born musician, guitarist-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer Mick Ronson, (1946-1993) and rock bassist, record producer and songwriter Trevor Bolder, (1950-2013). The exhibition is dedicated to Peter Hardy with a big thank you to his sister Lorraine Hardy. Hull Museum Of Club Culture, 10 Humber Street, Hull HU1 1TG

NEW PHOTOGRAPHIC STALL IN THE INDOOR MARKET Hull-based photographer Ben Howard has recently opened a new outlet for his work in the indoor market in the Old Town of Hull. His work is nature and landscape

based and is excellently composed. He’s been a professional photographer for 8 years now and uses a Nikon p150, alongside Photoplusx5 editing software. He normally works from home and sells his work online through Facebook, but this new venture gives you the opportunity to see his pieces in your hands. Check out his work in the indoor market or have a browse in advance at PAGE 15

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Authentic restaurant-quality Italian food to takeaway, to deliver to your home, or to eat on our terrace. We are fully-licensed, so alcohol (Italian wines and beers) can be enjoyed on our premises with your food or delivered directly to your door, with your order. Also featuring our daytime "Italian Salumeria" Come and try the very best Italian Meats, Cheeses and grilled vegetables imported directly from Italy‌ as well as home-made flat-breads, Italian Coffee and patisseries. This is open from 11.00am until 3.00pm with tables on the terrace for al fresco dining in the Sunshine. We also provide outside catering for any event or celebration.

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Studio Space for ‘Hair Artists’ (or Hairdressers!) Since October 2000, has been offering creative interior design services and retailing contemporary furniture from their showrooms on Albert Avenue, whilst simultaneously renting out a part of their studio space to other creative entrepreneurs. In the past this rentable space has been used by artists and photographers and the latest venture launched this summer has seen the showroom transform into hair@thestudiohull - a fully furnished hair salon with chairs to rent on a daily basis! The salon offers an affordable and contemporary space for self-employed hairdressers to run their independent businesses from. The salon was designed and installed by thestudiohull, so it incorporates all their furniture and accessories, (which are also available to purchase, if you like ‘em that much!) “I had the dawning realisation that we have designed enough salons in the past for clients” says Jason from thestudiohull, “So why not use our knowledge and experience to design a workable space, which showcases our design and products to clients, whilst also creating job opportunities for individuals who want to run their own hairdressing businesses’. The salon would suit self-employed hairdressers who already have an initial client base and who need a space or wish to expand (…or even someone looking to create a training center?) Anyone interested in getting involved by renting a chair at hair@thestudiohull should contact giving an indication of how you would like to use the space. For more info visit

The Great Dove House Hospice Bake Off! Are you waiting for Tuesday night to come around again so you can watch the next episode of ‘The Great British Bake Off’? Do you think you could be the next Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood? Well now is your chance to showcase your baking skills as Dove House Hospice brings you ‘The Great Dove House Hospice Bake Off’. The top ten bakers from the heats at The Holiday Inn, will go through to the live grand Finale at Hull College on Saturday 26th October where they will cook their ‘showstopper’ in front of a live audience. Fundraising co-ordinator, Amanda Ashburner said “This event is set to be very popluar and as we all get inspired from the hit TV show ‘The Great British Bake Off.’ With baking becoming such a popular hobby we are hoping to

showcase the baking talent of Hull and one of them will be named ‘Hull’s Baker of the Year!‘ “ For more information, or to be part of the live audience, please visit:, or call the fundraising team on: 01482 785 743 or email: Dove House Hospice offers specialist palliative care to adults with life limiting illnesses. There is no charge for any of the services provided and anyone from Hull and across the East Riding can be referred to the Hospice for care.  All our care is specifically tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient and their families. This community service survives, in the main, on voluntary funding from the local and business communities and over £6.1m is required every year to maintain and develop its specialist care services. Thanks to all of you who support us.

Hull Photographic Artist promotes our Bid Local Photographer, Chris Oaten, will soon have his work on display at The Leeds Gallery as part of The Yorkshire Exhibition showcasing his ‘Red Riding Hull‘ collection, which depicts iconic Hull landmarks. The Exhibition is being sponsored by Andy McCluskey of 80’s iconic band OMD. (Enola Gay!) Chris told Tenfootcity; “It’s an opportunity too good to miss for Hull in our bid for City Of Culture, with an iconic band from Liverpool (an ex-City of Culture itself) supporting the talents of Hull, in a highly prestigious exhibition at The Leeds Gallery, which showcases Hull’s iconic landmarks.” The title of the exhibition is ‘The Yorkshire photographers 1’  @  ‘The Leeds Gallery Munro House’ and it runs from 23/10/13 to 19/11/13. PAGE 17

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HULL NEW THEATRE highlights very first ‘Pop Idol’ series? He stars in the extravagant musical ‘Cabaret’ (18th – 23rd November). Autumn in Hull’s New Theatre aint so bad, is it?

Leaves die and are dropping from branches, winds have started to scream from around every corner, and a damp, dank, darkness descends at a depressingly earlier time each day. Autumn is not the most life affirming of seasons but fear not, because Hull New Theatre brings back the colour we miss. Father Ted’s Ardal O’Hanlon’s (Thursday 17 October) submissive demeanor fits the time of year perfectly, but his mild mannered observations of life at its most ludicrous will tickle your fancy as only a holiday fling could. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 2013 (Saturday 16th November) would be a holiday trip hardly possible to imagine. Still a night drinking inexplicably named cocktails with Marvin the Paranoid Android and Zaphod Beeblebrox will help you forget your dark nights outside. ‘Particle Velocity’ (Tuesday 15th October), a new quartet of works by the always inventive and informative Phoenix Dance Theatre will also help blank the mind from the world outside. Using taut, lithe, passionate body expression and muscular, intimate movements, a light, lyrical, flowing, and easily-accessible performance will send the audience into the night happy. Costumes that have the tastefulness of over ripe Camembert, a plot that reeks of stale Roquefort, and a set of Double Gloucester style dance-floor classics ensure happy doesn’t perhaps cover the cheesy joy that is Priscilla Queen of the Desert (4th – 9th November). (Featuring two drag queens and a transexual Priscilla who is camper than a van that sleeps six!) And who cares that we all sneered at Will Young with his summery, soulful, but delicate vocals when he won the

Totally riveting, is ‘Floating’ (19th October). Ever since Alan Bennett’s ‘Talking Heads’ I’ve been fascinated by monologues. I like the feel of interesting characters seemingly telling their secrets directly to me. With ‘Floating’ the orator is a high-dependency unit nurse who confides early on; “When someone passes on, sometimes all you can do is have a Twix.” There may be more to this tale than is initially evident. Mark Thomas (26th October) is also back at Hull Truck and also back to the protest comedy he excels at. ‘100 Acts of Minor Dissent’ is the story of his quest to piss off the bureaucrats and politicians. Funny, worthy, and, of course, spikily controversial! Controversy, also, in that playwright David Greig researched ‘The Events’ (5th – 9th November) by visiting Norway to investigate the 77 murders committed by Anders Breivik in 2011. This is a play more about motives and obsessions than the actual killing. The stage is made to resemble a village hall, filled with a community choir, which provides the musical backdrop including Handel’s Messiah, Norwegian Folk Songs and, bizzarrely, a version of Dizzee Rascal’s “Bonkers” !! And, keeping it urban and contemporary, Out of His Skin (20th November) tells of a man trying to break free from his monotonous life. An athletic show of big and bold modern dance movements. Loads to get your teeth into this Autumn, on the stage, despite the browning, tumbling leaves then! Ian Farrow. Footnote: UK CONCERT TOUR OF HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL ‘RENT’ ARRIVES AT HULL NEW THEATRE The UK concert production of the smash-hit, Tony Award-winning, Broadway musical RENT will arrive at Hull New Theatre on Monday 13 November. Celebrating 20 years since its first performance, this new adaptation will star West End leading lady and Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton alongside ITV’s ‘Superstar’ runner-up, Rory Taylor. PAGE 19


Welcome to Hull. City of Strange Culture

Do you realise how many people come to this city and then never get out again? It’s actually got the highest retainment percentage of any city in the U.K., as well as the highest “return population.” This could be due to many factors; (a) It could be that the place is fantastic (which it is.) (b) Anyone who ever leaves here finds it difficult to fit in with the rest of the weird world out there, or (c) The place is bloody strange and once it’s got you in it’s grip, you’re in it forever. Always to return. Just like the fuckin’ island on Lost! Call us Purgatory if you like. Hell, Hull and Happiness if you prefer. Yeah, you’re in Hull now, so if you’re one of the 2.37 million students that come back (or arrive) in the city at this time of the year. Welcome to HULL! We’ve got you now! No turning back, could be one of the best, or the very worst decision you’ve ever made. You decide before you die. Tenfootcity Magazine is the street-bible of this city and it tells you just about everything you need to know about PAGE 20

how to enjoy it on a social and cultural level. It will also highlight the best places to shop, eat, drink and be merrily shagged. We are a fiercely independent magazine and we therefore promote all of the independent places fiercely! We are here to promote the Culture of Hull (for it is a very unique one) and to highlight anything in our special city that falls under the banners of Creativity, Entertainment or Enterprise …. and to have a good laugh whilst doing it! This city is full of great people, great places, great areas - in fact great everything, which is why we refer to it as ‘Greater Hull.’ (Greater than thou, of course.) You just have to get out there, discover it and enjoy it all. Don’t hang around the campus doing boring studies, get yourselves out and get pissed with us! Get to know this city, and its people properly and it’ll find a way into your heart. We have a special accent, which means you’ll recognise people from Hull, for the rest of your lives, wherever you are in the world. But don’t take any notice of those stupid booklets about “How to speak ‘ull” - cos they’ve got it WRONG! For the Road, we don’t say ‘rerd’


as they would have you believe, we actually say ‘rowed‘ (as in rowed a boat) and for The Pope, we don’t say ‘perp’ - we actually ‘poorp.’ As well as the accent we also have our own language, so if someone comes up to you, in a Tenfoot, and says “Giz a skeg a dat, y’della, did yer kife it?” - you need to know that you have been politely called an idiot and the person is merely requesting a view of one of your possessions, whilst at the same time questioning your moral standards. And before you read the rest of this, please note that we also have a uniquely sardonic sense of humour… FAMOUS PEOPLE OF HULL We’ve had our fair share of Famous people from Hull as well y’know, just go into the indoor market in the Old Town - see map on page 47 - and check out the special gallery created by Steve at Spin-It Records, you can even buy a book with them all in. Some examples: Did you know that modern FOOTBALL was actually invented by a Hull bloke called Ebeneezer Cobb Morley? He has actually contacted Steve Bruce through a medium, which is why we are currently taking the premier league by storm. ‘Kick it hard’ was his philosophy. So Hull is actually the cradle of Football, the world’s most popular sport! We also had a guy who realised having slaves was immoral (William Wilberforce) so he abolished it. Unfortunately McDonalds, Tesco’s and various local shops and factories carry on the tradition that he tried to eradicate. Anyway the guy now has a big column (like Nelson’s) in front of Hull College and his favourite pub ‘The Black Boy’ is still open. The most boring man to have ever done anything in Hull was the poet Philip Larkin. All he ever did was moan and whinge about the city and its people, which was quite an astute observation because that’s a good reflection of the general populace. He must have liked it really though, cos he spent most of his life here. We now have Toads dotted around the place to remind us of what a grumpy old bastard he was. Hull Lass Amy Johnson was the first woman to fly solo around the world. She did it cos she was so pissed-off after finding out that her hand-luggage wouldn’t fit into one of those stupid baskets at the check-in desk to Ryan Air. So off she went. Mick Ronson, was one of Bowie’s Spiders from Mars, “but boy could he play guitar!“ And of course we also have Deano, the guy who scored the greatest and most special goal ever at Wembley when Hull City reached the promised land for the very first time in their history. He’s a living local hero, who now just wanders the streets of


the city accepting drinks from strangers who love him, as he knows he’ll never have to pay for a drink again in his life! This place is truly special and now you’re part of it. You probably don’t actually realise how lucky you are to be here. If you read our special statement on the Editorial intro page (page 5) you’ll maybe understand why we are different , how we stand alone from the rest of the country, like a rebellious outpost, which is why we have a unique accent and a distinctive sense of Humour. It is all because WE ARE HULL.. and do you know what, we all are actually very proud of our city, our character and our people. We are in the running for “The UK City Of Culture 2017” and we really deserve to get it, considering that, through all of the hardships and struggles that we face in this city, we always come out fighting and grinning, yet always full of creativity and expression. This magazine exists to reflect all of that. Welcome to Hull, get involved enjoy it and accept the fact that you’re never going to be the same again. You never know, we MAY let you leave one day, but we guarantee you’ll back again sometime in your life. Then you can die happy. We ARE special and we ARE HULL!



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Do you suffer from OCD? • Do you experience repetitive, unwanted thoughts or images? • Does excessive behaviour such as washing, cleaning, hoarding, checking, or counting affect your life? • Are you 18 or over and registered with a City of Hull GP? • Would you be interested in taking part in a research study? Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common problem which affects many people and rarely improves without help. Experts suggest that some people may benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) provided as ‘self-help’ through a book or computer, with assistance from a mental health professional. This study is comparing two self-help treatments for OCD and your participation will involve using either computerised CBT via the internet or by reading a self-help book helping you to use CBT. As well as testing these treatments, we want to talk to people about their experience of the new treatments, to find out if they found them useful, and what aspects they might like to change or improve. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, we would love to hear from you! For more information about the study please contact: Emily Peckham by Telephone: 01904 321519 or email: or Angie Scheffler by Telephone: 01482 303597 / 07964688634 or email




The Hull Comedy Festival 2013 is about to launch! Now in its seventh year, the Hull Comedy Festival is getting better and more popular every year and it is yet another well-respected event that is helping to put Hull on the cultural map. Tenfootcity has been involved with the Comedy Festival since the inaugural event and we remember how that very first one was met with bemusement and a slight misunderstanding of what it actually was! Now, seven years later, just about anyone who gets out and about in Hull, has cottoned-on to the philosophy and the laughter behind it all! The schedule ranges from Fringe events in back-street pubs to massive national comedy names, at places like The City Hall and New Theatre. The Hull Comedy Festival caters for everyone’s taste in laughter,

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so in the line-up you’re bound to find something that will tickle your funny bone. Hull Comedy Festival 2013 runs from 1st to 17th November 2013. This year sees a passing of the torch from Festival Directors Eskimo Soup over to RTCE Productions (the people behind C69 Comedy). In the spirit of a new start the festival is looking to get back to its roots in a ‘Homegrown’ theme. In recent years comedy has been dominated by large Tours and Arenas but everyone starts somewhere. Comedy should be accessible to anyone who wants it, so this year sees the introduction of the FUNNY AND FREE FRINGE which brings about 18 shows to the festival that are completely free - and also rather funny to boot! Featuring seasoned acts, Award-winning

shows and rising stars, it promises to give an eclectic mix to suit all tastes. One thing different this year is the inclusion of a new festival venue, ‘The Other Space’ down Alfred Gelder street which is a reclaimed office building and has a brilliant programme of shows, including the new ‘LATE ‘N’ LAUGHS‘ festival ‘late-shows‘ (featuring some pretty major names btw.) We do still have some BIG names treading the boards this year in venues like City Hall and New Theatre such as: Jack Dee, Josh Widdicombe, Sean Lock, Alan Davies, Jarred Christmas & Jonny & the Baptists to name but a few. You can get details on all of the shows from Follow us on Twitter @hullcomedy and facebook for special offers and news.

Jarred Christmas

Tickets for shows will also be onsale from and Beasleys and Chinese Laundry. Keep your eyes peeled for Official Hull Comedy Festival Launch events popping up around the city in October including the brilliant TenFootCity New Comedian of the Year @Fruit on Friday 11th October. It’s always a highlight of the festival, but we’ve had to do it early this year, so you may have missed it by the time this comes out!

You can pick up a festival guide from most bars, café bars, and pretty much anywhere that will have them! C69 Comedy – Festival Directors. PAGE 23

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Senile Crocodile. This is a band that create a sound which is between both heavy, and borderline psychedelic-rock, due to the thought they put into the composition of their songs – although it is undeniable they are very much tuned to be loud, live and uncompromising in what they create. Always pushed to the very extremes, their sound is a mess of instruments bouncing off one another, culminating in something that has a punk feel, but the clever compositional restraints, and the pursuit of a gripping melody make it something far more interesting. Being just one of a wave of various new Hull bands, they are riding high on the crest of that wave – managing to be a band that created a lot of interest almost as soon as they began gigging and immediately becoming one of the most interesting bands in the area. With an overlying feel akin to bands like Tame Impala and Pond, Senile Crocodile mix that psychedelic excitement, with something quintessentially British that has been seen throughout energy-driven punk and indie rock, and they understand the fine line between true composition and just playing. This creates tracks that are quite simply brilliantly-crafted when recorded, because of the way they flow into brilliant highs and lows alternately – yet that sound completely spontaneous. But also live, through the way they create something which has an energetic spontaneity with an air of unknowing, they have a way of composing, which leaves each track surprisingly unpredictable. Wes Foster. MURMUR. Murmur describe their music as “Gloomgaze” and they are a fourpiece alternative band from Hull who create a dark, tense atmosphere, using this as a backdrop for deep, poetic vocals which has been described by Quenched Magazine as “Fiercely Gloomy.“ (Let’s hope that was a compliment!) They are influenced by bands such as The Doors, Black Mountain, Joy Division, Slint, The Horrors, Ride, White Lies, Radiohead and Larrikin Love, which is all apparent in their sound. They are currently booking more gigs, so

look our for them. Already confirmed are the 7th November at O’Rileys in Hull and the 14th November at The Mother’s Ruin in Bristol. Their debut song is available, with an acoustic video, and they’re also due to record again before Christmas. The new website, currently being developed, may be on-line by the time you read this: You can also check them out through:,, Bloody ‘ell, no stone unturned for these lads, eh? Check ‘em out, and see what you think! Felony – Eyes Of Blue Ep/Judgement St. Felony balance a pop-punk aesthetic alongside a more British punk feel, especially because of the rougher, more gravelly vocals that can be heard throughout their tracks. Their latest ep release, ‘Eyes Of Blue’, marks a definite advance in Felony’s sound – and the way they have developed as a band, having created a sound which is firmly their own, they manage to balance both the heaviness with an eloquently minimal sound. Being a three piece, they manage to use this minimalism very well, ensuring that no part, or especially any single element of a track, is overplayed like a lot of bands do – ensuring that their heavier-sound still has a grit without being overdone – or having that “overproduced“ effect. ‘Judgement St’ is one of the most interesting tracks on, ‘Eyes Of Blue’ – with a beginning that is slower, and well composed – allowing the lyrics to be isolated slightly rather than swamped. The way that the guitars also drop out, leaving only the drums, is a very clever way to create a track which is much more interesting – the refrain from having to fill the track means that the more minimalistic approach sets the track apart from, not only the rest of the ep, but most other bands who play in a similar style. That is not to say however that the heavier areas of the song are of any detriment – it still has an effective kick, like any good heavy band should. Wes Foster. PAGE 25

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The Tennents. With a newly recorded live ep, The Tennents return, continuing the evolution of the band – which is forever taking in new elements and

influences (their latest features a Disclosure cover), always trying to create something that is constantly a development. From their first releases, their sound has unarguably grown, and now they bring in an irresistible overlay of distortion – a sweetness that their earlier, far more raw sound, was missing. This goes hand in hand with the live recordings because some of their mixing in the past has sounded too pristine. The live-style however emphasizes the roughness in their sound, to another degree, whilst having no detriment to the recorded tracks. “Writing music was a natural progression after learning to play the guitar” says Matty Connor. He is far more reserved when asked about whether the lyrics are personal to him – saying they aren’t completely, but some are based on ‘truth.‘ A sense of idealism runs through the lyrics, coupled with a knack for creating choruses that are effective earworms, ensuring they are never forgotten. When it comes to the music-scene in Hull, they think its good, but they’d prefer more people to get involved as there seems to be those who do a lot for Hull music, or at least are regularly at gigs and then there are people who are completely unaware of it, who think Hull hasn’t got a good music scene because others tell them it hasn’t! ‘Leather’ the latest ep has a rough feel that seems to naturally accompany the bands way of writing indie-rock with an impending feeling of ‘size‘ – because rather than cutting down their music, they simply build and build upon what they already have, creating something far more impressive and managing to reach an equilibrium betwixt being light and heavy, through the various distortions they add. This new found ability – PAGE 26

and want, to experiment has improved their sound no end; they have pushed aside any notion of them sounding like any other indie-rock band and are now asserting themselves as something else … it’s an eternal evolution! Wes Foster.

Chiedu Oraka- Work Rate! Call me biased, but I think the city of Hull has a shit load of musical talent. But one thing we’ve been missing for a long time is a true rap artist. (Don’t forget the Full Flava crew and also Nineties Boy! - Ed) So when Chiedu Oraka released his debut EP ‘Work Rate’ a month ago, I was excited to see what the first breakout rap artist from Hull had to offer. ‘Work Rate’ tells of Chiedu’s desire and desperation to make something of his life and live out his dream of “spitting fire in the booth”. Referencing Akala’s “Fire in the Booth”, it must have made Chiedu’s desire to succeed even stronger when Akala himself came to the city to play Freedom Festival just weeks later and, whilst on stage, said he “couldn’t wait to hear what musical talent would come out of Hull”. Akala commented on the fact that when he was growing up rappers used to be Americanised and lacked their own creative flair. And that’s what I personally find so refreshing about Chiedu’s music, he doesn’t compromise his strong Hull accent in order to be recognised and instead embraces his northern roots, which I love. I have never thought of our accent as a particularly attractive one, but he has been receiving lots of positive feedback from YouTube users about the way he speaks. Chiedu has played gigs all over town at Fruit, Barracuda, Newland hotspot Tofts and most notably at Humber Street Sesh and Freedom Festival alongside Street Parade. He is eager to spread the word about his music and be recognised nationally, to get Hull on the map and for people in Hull to be able to relate to his music. You can catch him at the new Adelphi club on DeGrey street on Thursday 10th October, with other dates to follow. Kimberley Fletcher.

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KING NO-ONE Soft indie-pop has come very much to the fore of mainstream music in recent years, and various local bands have made waves through writing in this style – one of the best around is King NoOne, creating simple pop melodies with vocals that reel you in and keep you hooked in an irresistible way. Their tracks have a simplicity that is hard to beat, yet still have something more to them that sets them apart from others, creating something that keeps a sense of rawness at the same time as having an incredible production value – an almost impossible feat to balance both so well, and yet they still manage to write creatively in between. Intricate guitars fill their tracks and form the basis of most of the background melody. Their four track self-titled debut ep is an impressive collection of their most recently released tracks – ‘Vulpix’, ‘Route’, ‘Plaster Knuckle’ and ‘Moonstruck’, each with their own way of pulling you into the track with a mesmerizing bout of indie pop… They have captured something which is difficult to get away from, and have done it without having to play too quickly – and most of all it sounds effortless. The vocals come easily and the guitars seem to just come together naturally. A professionalism like theirs is rarely seen at this stage. They continue to write well-worked tracks – and have a recipe devised that is going to take them far yet somehow they seem to have just immediately appeared, rather than being a band that have been around for months without getting anywhere. King No-One are bound for impressive things, the only question is how soon! Emily Moulton… Acoustic folk is revelling now - after Mumford & Sons became sensationally popular it seems that almost everyone picked up an acoustic guitar. Now, those that remain are only the very best, unlike the onslaught that

was first unleashed. It takes a special skill and a very definite grasp of songwriting to play a worthwhile part on the acoustic/folk scene. Emily Moulton does just that, and seems to do it with an incredible amount of ease. Her tracks are completely melodic, and use a softness to ensure that they are constantly appealing – a softness that pulls you in and almost mesmerizes as you listen. Writing songs is her creative outlet – her music is how she “processes her thoughts and emotions.” Her lyrics come completely naturally to her, saying she just sits down and writes whatever she is feeling at that time, and that hopefully the listener can relate the words to their own experiences. “Without being able to identify with the lyrics they will hear the music, but won’t actually listen”. On the Hull music she says; “I didn’t realise how good it was until I started doing a lot of gigs and

getting to know people”, a sign of how quickly she has risen in Hull, and how much people have immediately warmed to her sound. Even though she hasn’t been releasing music for that long, she is becoming and integral part of the cities music scene – a face on the live circuit that is now regularly seen. Lyrically adept, she has a real talent for coupling the soft guitar melody with her vocals and creating something that is irresistible in composition with her simplified, minimal sound. The simplicity that runs through all of her music is essential to her style and which makes it so attracative. The role of being a lone singer suits her, because of the air of vulnerability her songs portray– along with conveying a real sincerity in her songs and words. Emily Moulton does just this just perfectly. Wes Foster. PAGE 27

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TOM SKELLY Ever the constantly developing musician, Tom Skelly’s songwriting has undeniably gone from strength to strength over time, gradually carving a new style but in a more subtle way. The acoustic singer/songwriter has been done many times before, but Skelly, however, seems to create something with a slightly more heavyhanded approach – ensuring the guitars are slightly rougher, and his voice is slightly thicker, meaning that the tracks he puts together feel more powerful and poignant. This is emphasized further through a mellowness to his music which is rarely matched by others as his music also has a sense of delicate intensity

which is impossible to ignore – something which he puts across with a sense of vulnerability in his voice, or in his songwriting; something which all good acoustic solo musicians display. He says he started to write songs because “it feels like a personal therapy.” – his lyrics are very personal to him and “come whenever they are ready” The way his lyrics flow attests to this, as they seem to be naturally intertwined as a thought process, rather than something written just to serve others. “Music speaks for itself.” is his defiant statement when asked where he fits in with the Hull music scene – he is obviously not an artist who is doing what he is doing because of others – it is a self-serving natural occurrence. He loves Hull, “the people are so welcoming and have made me feel right at home, the music in Hull is truly amazing, the city comes alive at night with music and there always seems to be something on to match your taste or mood.” And you can see this influence of the City in his music. A lot of local acts try to distance their sound, but Skelly keeps his firmly Hull based. Around Hull he has become one of the most popular singer/songwriters at the moment because of the way in which his recorded work has that simple intensity – coupled with a skilled understanding of songwriting, and a way of refining the sound to create a very well

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balanced composition. He is an artist in this area who is very hard to ignore. It is rare to find a musician of his calibre whom has, until now, remained so unknown – in the sense that he has not yet been pulled out into mainstream popularity … and it would be very much a surprise to me if that did not happen to him. Wes Foster. SMILER give rock and roll a new lease of life – their staggering rebranding of a classic sound has ensured that they have quickly risen to repute around Hull. They came crashing onto the scene at their first gig – Humber Street Sesh, no less, and now, little over a moth later, they are quickly growing in popularity, being one of the most exciting new bands in the area. Having just released their first musicvideo they show no signs of stopping, or even slowing down anytime soon. Unlike a lot of other bands they don’t just go straight for creating

something catchy or quick – the alternative has been to create tracks with real integrity, and a sense of worthwhile musicianship, and by producing something slower they have managed to create a sound more poignant, akin to the likes of Spiritualized or The Stone Roses. One of their most popular tracks ‘Cocaine Blues’ has a magical simplicity – the mixture of acoustic and electric guitar creates a mean stomping rhythm within which the cleverly composed vocals are overlaid. It is a joy to hear a band being able to use backing vocals with such foresight, so early in their career - which most definitely says something for them and their future - as they already have such a well developed grasp upon their songwriting in quite a visionary way, so there can really be no bounds to what they can produce in the future. The track mixes blues with the unrehearsed style of Britpop, something that is undeniably sweet. Wes Foster. PAGE 29





The Happy Endings


sense. I worry though, that the more light-hearted loveydovey stuff can come across as being a bit syrupy. I like observing other people’s situations often write about others woes.” Are words a struggle, what’s influenced the writings of Emma Fee then? “Yes melodies definitely come a lot easier to me. I’ve books full of lyrics and an iPhone full of melodies but bringing the two elements together is difficult. The best songs come together all at once. I’m influenced by all sorts. The Beatles, Taking Back Sunday, Radiohead, Sheryl Crow, Rory Gallagher... I never restrict myself by listening to one genre. At the moment I’m listening to a lot of Deep House, so I’m sure that will add a different flavour”. Why do you think melancholia seems easier? “Melancholia is easier because it’s something we can all relate to. It seems more acceptable to be miserable in music than it does to be happy and celebratory. I do love a chirpy feel-good hit but the novelty wears off quickly. There’s something magnetic about a sad or angry song!” Paint me a song. What colours would you use... at this very moment? “It would be teal and purple with dashes of orange. Like the sky at sunset or sunrise... Dark, but comfortably dark”. Our city is so brimming with talent at the moment... What do you think has brought this on? “I think people are finally opening their eyes and ears to the musicians in Hull... it’s being taken seriously. You can’t ignore this abundance of talent. Also I think there is such good camaraderie between the bands on the scene. Everyone is helping and supporting each other”. Yep, the Hull Music Scene is great as most of us know! To find out more about the Happy Endings, check out:


Murderous harmonies and songs to die for. The Happy Endings core is three siblings, Emma, Adam and Rachel Fee. The music acoustic and, like freshlywashed bedding, in Egyptian cotton, massive pillows and berth without end. Listening to it is akin to sleeping under a canopy, so dense with lush an’ tasty music food, it’s hard to focus on breathing… anyway, I spoke with Emma… I see change afoot Emma? “Yes things are changing and happy. Rachel is to have a baby in November! We’re all excited as 3 out of 5 of us are siblings and the others are very close friends, so it will affect us all. Rachel has just aired her first song and she’ll focus more on writing and recording, than live gigs, once the baby is born.” It’s time you had an album out, eh? “It’s long overdue. We’ve started work on about 5 songs with John Cox but haven’t had time to finish them. We’ve been busy with work and the summer festival season. With Rachel having the baby on the way, we’ll be forced into less gigging and we’ll have more time to write and record. That’s the plan anyway! We’re hoping to release a live studio recording of our older songs (maybe with Fruit Trade Music) and with the newer material be more experimental. We’ve got all of the songs, it’s just a matter of recording them”. Tell me about Mr. Cox and what you write about…. “We’ve known John for years. He and his brother Pete used to circulate the Hull acoustic nights when we did. We’ve become great friends. He’s a wonderfully prolific songwriter and an all-round good egg. He recorded my solo EP and so we decided to try some Happy Endings songs with him. I’m often inspired to write by real life experiences and use a bit of creative license to liven things up. I’d like to write some more positive songs, but the more melancholic ones seem to come easier! It’s quite therapeutic writing about negative experiences. Lately I’ve been writing stuff that’s lighter in the lyrical

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Amnediel Beatz Amnediel Beatz is a bashment-influenced dance, grime and trap producer from Hull. Formerly one half of the duo Sergeant Hypercopter, beatz now spends every waking hour manipulating sounds on Ableton live 9, when he is not teaching 5 year olds. Heavily influenced by artists as diverse as Wiley (who follows him on twitter and likes his new beat ‘lickin off heads’) and Buddy Holly through to Bob Marley, Sam Cooke and 2pac. He has had a lot of social success since beginning making music 2 years ago and currently has a phenomenal twitter following of over 32000 people: “It’s amazing the support I have gotten from my peers and listeners on soundcloud and twitter and I am really thankful that they are pushing me to be a better artist. I might seem like I have a fuck-it attitude, but I’m fiercely passionate about making music and I plan on using the following I have to work with bigger and better artists, as well as also supporting people, who deserve it locally, like Mono life, L.S. Chiedu Oraka, Deeze kid and Northern Donz. I want to bring a revolutionary sound to Hull. Everything I do from the way I dress to my morals and musical scope is me. There is a lot of music I don’t feel here and I’m determined, with a small circle of other creative,s to change the landscape and perception of what works”. Amnediel is currently honing his new 3-piece live set and finalising his debut album, which has been long delayed: “The truth is by the time I learned to mix and master music to a good standard, a lot of my earlier beats were rendered shit, by myself, or needed completely reshaping! Plus I discovered new complextro and trap, got better and I’ve spent the last year skint thanks to the

Tory’s. I feel like I’m making something special and diverse and my beats reflect the pain of struggle. I’m more than just a 140 bpm grime producer. I have a massive Swedish house tune that can stand up to anything I have heard. I’m splitting the LP into chapters so there will something on there you will like. I have a clear vision what I want it to sound like and I’m taking a lot of inspiration from Mike Skinner. Making everything visual, wizardly and all encompassing is my aim. I’m constantly seeking the sounds which will help me create higher art and I will sample anything from a basketball bouncing on the floor to make a drum kick, to recording in a hall. Everything is tinged with the music that influences me, reggae and the revolutionaries that I like to read about. Growing up with no money has given me a musical ideology that I feel is unique. Notes fly around in my head and I have to get them down whether I make it or not. I hope everyone appreciates that I’m different to the next man, so don’t be surprised if I follow up my next release The Pursuit of Happiness with a pop tune.” Amnediel has already collaborated with artists from around the world and the one that most music fans in Hull will recognise, Illuminous knights ft iv frontman Vipzz, has had nearly 20000 plays and airplay in over 140 countries, from New York to South Africa. Beatz has also been supported by BBC introducing. He is hoping this can be coupled with some national spins in the upcoming months; “I have been selling exclusive beats for the last few months so things are moving in the right direction. I’m still learning quickly”. Amnediel has a voice and knows how to use it, he works hard and is fully devoted to creating music. Catch him soon.





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CITY OF CULTURE ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD! Yeah, under the expert guidance of Mr. Bruce, Hull City forget, it can always be changed back again, in the and the fans are really enjoying their return to football’s future, when he’s moved on! There is an excellent top-table, because we are illustrating that we can campaign being organised by independent supporters of produce some truly cultured football - and are surprising Hull City AFC. Tenfootcity will support any grass-roots the Premier League once again! The difference, this time, action, as you would expect of us - and we really ought is that the squad is much stronger. In fact it’s the best to be part of the meetings, but we need to know what collection of players that I’ve ever seen at Hull City (and this campaign group is actually against. There seems to I’ve been supporting them for over 40 years!) plus we be a “grey area” and some confusion here. As the Editor are also under the guidance of the best manager in our of Tenfootcity Magazine, I AM 100% supportive of a history. With the addition of class players like Tom campaign against the football team name becoming Huddlestone, Jake “Hull Tigers.” But Livermore and what if he just wants Curtis Davies, to name his (amongst others) business “Hull and alongside the Tigers” - which he is quality players that totally entitled to do, we already had, considering he we’ve shown that saved us from near we can cut the extinction - yet still mustard and mix it keep the name of the with the cream of team as Hull City world football! It’s (The Tigers) ?? like being in a What would be dreamland watching wrong with that? Is Hull City perform this a campaign these days, against ANY name considering what change/modification Steve Bruce on ‘the Pop.’ many of us have had whatsoever, or is just “Stevie Bruce is having a party, bring your vodka and your Charlie!” a campaign against to endure over the (Not our words btw, but those of the ‘City Hulltras’!) years! And, of course, the name Hull Tigers? in Brucie we trust! Things couldn’t be better for us at the mo. As we produce this, we’ve just beaten West Ham at home after that famous victory at Newcastle. Let’s just hope we can “shit on the Villa” this weekend and then we’ll be in the top six! Amazing. Next time we comment on City in this magazine, will be in early December, so let’s hope that we’ll be just as buoyant then, as we are now, because the success of Hull City is as important as anything else, to the culture, and profile, of our CITY! The NAME-CHANGE DEBATE STARTS HERE! The present owner of Hull City A.F.C has publicly stated that he doesn’t like the word “City” (he’s a little bit loopy y’know, but likeable!) …. and now he wants to rename us as “Hull Tigers” (for marketing reasons apparently) but he has also insisted that the locallybased fans can still maintain the team-name of Hull City (The Tigers) or even Hull City Tigers! All rather confusing isn’t it? But that’s the nature of the man and he’s at the helm at the moment. And please, never

Or is it both? Which? The badges say “No to Hull Tigers” but other comments from this group refer only to “name change” - SO - what IS the actual common consensus on all of this? (Remember: the name of the business and the team can obviously be two different things.) At the moment, because of these vague, unanswered anomalies - I fear the support for the campaign will be split due to the confusion of what the campaign is actually focusing on. Some fans WILL ACTUALLY ACCEPT Hull City Tigers, but hardly anyone I’ve spoken to wants Hull Tigers - as a team name. Me? I believe he can call his business whatever he likes but I‘d prefer to keep our team name as it is, though I would reluctantly accept ‘Hull City Tigers‘ - but NEVER ‘Hull Tigers.‘

Now, see pages 38 & 62 for other views from the Tenfootcity team… PAGE 35



DAVE MAYS. A CHAMPION OF HULL LIFE AND CULTURE Forget the recession and all the doom and gloom out there in the big wide world, and all of those who criticise Hull, because, for those of us lucky enough to live in Hull, life feels pretty good at the moment. We have just enjoyed one of the finest summers for years, with wonderful weather, endless festival shenanigans and our well-deserved emergence as a genuine contender for the 2017 City of Culture award. On top of this, we have a football team which, at the time of writing this article, is making some positive waves in the Premier League. Non-football fans may scoff at the relevance of this, but having a team in the Premier League is a massive public relations boost for the city; with an estimated worldwide audience of 4.7 BILLION, and just being associated with it, affords the city a level of global exposure that money simply couldn’t buy. Of course, if the team also does well, that association becomes even more positive and potentially fruitful. For many of us, as festival punters, performers, or organisers, and as supporters of The Tigers, there is a very real connection to the key elements of the cultural PAGE 36

revolution taking place in Hull right now, but few of us can claim to be as closely tied into it all as one particular individual is… David Mays takes his seat in a corner of The Polar Bear pub, on Spring Bank. It’s a legendary Hull venue that had fallen upon hard times in the last couple of years, but is now safely in the hands of a man who looks set to sprinkle a little bit of the entrepreneurial gold dust that has seen him establish a string of successful ventures in the city over the years, from The Room, to The Welly Club and more recently, Fruit. “We see it as completing our little Holy Trinity; we’ve got a nightclub (Welly) and a performance venue (Fruit), and now we’ve got a traditional pub. (Polar Bear.) We’re hoping we can make it as successful as the other two places and restore it to its former standing in the culture of the city.” If anyone can make the place a success, it’s Mr. Mays, a

tenfootcity local lad who is steeped in venue ownership and management… “My dad always had pubs and clubs around the city, and I was brought up with it, so there would be no escape for me really! Not that it was a problem, of course, cos I just love it.” He points out of the window, across Spring Bank, towards the Round The Corner Bar: “I lived in there for a while, when we ran it as The Marlborough Hotel. I used to sit in the lounge, looking out across here, through the big bay window, watching the world go by as the drinkers came and went, in and out of The Polar Bear and The Botanic. Saturday nights were ace; there were always fights, cop cars and ambulances, and to a young kid like me it was all just very exciting!” I ask how he came to be involved in the venue business in his own right? “It was during the economic crash of the early 1990s. I thought it would be a good time to buy into something, so I took my dad over to Manchester to visit the Hacienda Club, to show him what might be possible, and managed to persuade him to buy a place on George Street.” That place would soon be opened as The Room, and the 1990s saw it become, not just the hippest place in the city, but a highly regarded venue on the national and international club scene, attracting some of the world’s top DJs, who would play to packed houses. His next venture was The Blue Lamp, already owned by his family, but which he bought from them himself, turning it into another successful venue, this time with live music as well as DJs. Then came The Welly Club, still going strong while other nightclub venues have fallen by the wayside in these harsh times, and Fruit, on Humber Street, which continues to prosper and which always seems to be at the heart of whatever cultural events are happening in the city. So, as a promoter who has been responsible for bringing such a variety of great music acts to the city in recent years, I was curious to know which particular gig provides his fondest memories? “There have been so many great gigs over the years, especially in the earlier days of The Welly, when we were starting to develop it as a live venue, but the one that really stands out for me was The Beautiful South’s hometown gig, before they set off on a big European tour, in about 2004. Not only were they testing out all their new sound and lighting gear, but Channel 4 were in attendance, and we couldn’t believe how many trucks there were! It was mental! As you know, the club is located in a residential area and some of the locals were a bit perturbed at the sight of all the lorries, but they ended up helping out, directing the trucks in and out of the street, so not only was that a great night for us in terms of the gig, but I think it also cemented a real community feel for the club. There are still a few of our

People of Hull neighbours down the adjacent street – one or two of whom are getting on a bit now – who reminisce about that night, and what I like is the fact that they say ‘Dave, do you remember that time WE had The Beautiful South on?’. I like the fact that they see it as “their” club, and that it’s a real part of the community. That’s how it should be.” As well as his businesses, another of the defining things in Mays’ life is his love of Hull City football club. He attended his first match in 1972 and has followed the club all around the country, through good times and, far too often, bad. Two of his personal highlights reflect the changing fortunes of the club over the years. Firstly, a 21 victory at Yeovil in May 2004, a result which saw City promoted from the bottom division, that they’d been mired in for nearly a decade whilst experiencing some of the club’s darkest days. This was the beginning of what would become a meteoric rise to the top flight of English football! “It certainly felt like the start of something that day, although it would still have been wishful thinking to suggest that, in the next four years, we would find ourselves playing in the Premier League!” The other highlight duly occurred in those very circumstances however, when The Tigers visited the mighty Arsenal in September 2008, and Mays found himself in dreamland with 6,000 other City fans, as their team stunned a 60,000 crowd at The Emirates Stadium with an incredible 2-1 victory. “That was an amazing day. It gave us an appetite for what might be possible; going to full, modern stadiums, with the eyes of the sporting world on us, and coming away successful. Hopefully, we’ll have more of it this season. I actually think the team we have now is better equipped to succeed; we’ve definitely come back stronger.” Mays now finds himself on Hull’s City Of Culture bid steering group, and there can’t be many people better qualified in the city to be charged with this responsibility. Ultimately, it’s down-to-earth people like him, a local-lad fiercely proud of Hull, who has “been there and done it” himself, that are making this city what it is, and it’s crucial that they are involved, rather than just the marketing consultants. “It’s been a real eye-opener, being involved with the bid, even for someone like me. I never cease to be amazed by the drive that so many people show when it comes to putting Hull on the cultural map and creating a positive profile for the place. It’s inspiring.”

Inspiring indeed. Mark Pollard.





ALLAM IN SHOCK U-TURN Still fresh from the controversy surrounding his decision to drop “AFC” from Hull City’s name and replace it with “Tigers”. Assem Allam described the current use of “City AFC” on the clubs badge as “common” and “irrelevant”. We decided to clear the air with an exclusive chat with the industrialist mercenary himself. The interview starts with Mr Allam offering to take us for a drive in his Rolls Royce Silver Spur and of course, we obliged. He seems at ease with the current dispute with the fans over the rebranding of the clubs name to ‘Hull City Tigers’, nothing seems to faze this man as he tunes the CD player to Shed Sevens Greatest Hits. I did not have this 74 year old down as a fan of the emerging Britpop scene from the early 90’s. I hold this thought as Mr Allam adjusts his ray-bans and tries to straighten the creases in his chinos and Hollister v-neck. This man is certainly not

common muck. I ask him what his plans for the future are, “to take on the Oxford dictionary” he proclaims. Again my attention is somewhat distracted, this time by the XXL Starbucks espresso in his hand. He tries to further explain his absurd aspiration, “I find the English language too common. Look at some of those words, like Tree, everyone uses the word Tree”. I ask what his alternative would be, “Super flower” he responds, he then points to the road “And that would be called a gravel rug”. I could not possibly conjure up the words to describe my confused state, who knew Shed Sevens Greatest Hits would have more than 2 songs? We take a wrong turn down into a cul-de-sac, no wider than 30 inches. I tell him to reverse out. The 90’s classic


“Chasing Rainbows” may have been edging him on, but he dramatically tilted his ray-bans down and stared into my soul. “Not a three point turn?” I gasped, he said “No, not that, a horse shoe rotation manoeuvre”. He had basically just changed the name of a U-turn. Sadly, the rest of the interview was spent trying to figure out what other strumaduca’s (Allam’s new name for words) he had changed.

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ROGUE GYMNASTS REVEAL ROLE IN ACROBATIC ROBBERY Last week’s raid on a local Jewellery store on George Street came as a surprise to many local residents, but in another shock twist combined with a straddle split, it emerged members of Hull’s premier gymnastics team were responsible. A witness statement by a member of staff at the jewellers was obtained by the Hullington Post, describes the terrifying ordeal:

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“Three masked men in leotards burst into the shop, I knew what they wanted, so I showed them where the vault was. They approached it as if they’d done this before and expertly sprung a Handspring forward with a 360° turn in 1st flight phase, and a salto forward without a LA turn in the 2nd flight phase. Majestic. Next, a man asked for the rings, he approached them with such confidence and

grace. Hoisted himself straight into an L-sit, his arms were straight as bins as he swung into a maltese cross, then he moved into a handstand and somersaulted to dismount expertly. Straight 10’s. They then made off on pummel horse”. A terrifying account. Police have asked members of the public not to approach these men without glitter, and chalk.











CITY OF CULTURE? CHECK OUT OUR OLD TOWN! This section of the magazine highlights and promotes all of the excellent independent places of entertainment available to you in the Old Town and Marina Quarter of our City. The Map on page 47, gives you all the individual locations of these attractions.

Well, after a fantastic Summer that saw this area of the City host an Independent Music Festival (Humber Street Sesh) a Folk Festival, The Freedom Festival, a Real Ale Festival, The Trinity Square Festival… how can we NOT be named as the City of Culture? We move into Autumn now, which is a great time for nights out round the Old Town in the run up to Christmas and New Year.

on the map on page 47. So why not have a full day and night out - and visit them all! Then you can call yourself a true Hullie!

Giving the Night Life of the Old Town a Voice! Hull Voice is a new independent organisation that has been launched by some of the pro-active and progressive proprietors of the Old Town Venue. The idea is a good one because it's overall aim and intention is to get all of the owners, landlords and managers of the Old Town working together for one

SAILMAKERS ARMS. Yeah, this well-known Hull pub, situated on High Street, at the back of the Old Town, in the 'Museums Quarter' has undergone a bit of a re-birth over the past half a year since a new and very enthusiastic owner (ask for Dennis if you pop in!) - got his hands on it. There have been changes to the interior design and the atmosphere in general, and with its wellknown courtyard (and attractive private function room) also being revamped, the place is enjoying a whole new lease of life. Great for nights out at the weekends of course, but they also have an openmic on Wednesdays nights and an acoustic session on Sunday afternoons.

OLD TOWN ALE TRAIL The Sailmakers, above, is actually just one of a number of great hostelries to check out in the Old Town. Have a look at the "The Hull Ale Trail" spread in our centre-pages where you'll see that you can visit a number of historic Hull pubs - all serving excellent Ales! Each one of these places has its own unique character, but all of them are friendly and welcoming with superb beers on offer. Plus they stand alongside some of the other excellent modern bars and clubs in the Old Town Quarter… all of which you'll find in this section of the magazine and marked

common purpose - which is to continue the growth in popularity of our Old Town Quarter, to benefit all of the businesses that operate there. They have good intentions with this idea and things will always be achieved if people work together, to discuss ideas and proposals, so if you have an interest in this area, you should really be involved. No one is in charge, it's a totally open membership, totally free and is an open-forum for the progression of The Old Town. To get involved just visit (It will only work if you support it and get involved!) Apart from that everyone, just get out and about in the Old Town and Marina and enjoy everything that this historic quarter of our City has to offer!




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LOCATIONS OF ATTRACTIONS IN THE OLD TOWN OF HULL: (Red dots) Hull City Hall The Deep Holy Trinity Church and Trinity Square Museums Quarter Hull School of Art & Design Maritime Museum Queens Gardens Ferens Art Gallery Indoor Trinity Market & Hepworths Arcade The Marina Fruit Art & Performance Space The Guildhall Victoria Pier Old Grammar School Trinity House Arctic Corsair Trawler St. Mary's Church Spurn Point Lightship King Billy statue Dinostar Museum. LOCATIONS OF TENFOOTCITY ADVERTISERS: (Blue Dots) Lizard Lounge Zillis Rumours Jaz Bar Ye Olde White Harte Oscars The George Wilsons Bar Exchange McCoys Cuckoos Quayside Green Bricks Minerva Barracuda Bar Ye Olde Black Boy Spin It Records Beasleys Sailmakers Arms Reads Shoes Chinese Laundry Da Vinci Revolution Kings Bar Garbos The Corn Exchange Walters, Hawkes & Manchester Arms Lion & Key Old Town PAGE 47 Echo Page 10 (TFC 32)


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TUESDAYS IL Mondos - musicians open night. Tofts - Live bands. Last Resort & Free Peace Sweet alternating. Grafton – The Tap@Grafton, open mic plus special guests Linnet and Lark – The Sesh, legendary night showcasing new local talent. Pave – Jazz jam Garbos - Comedy night first Tuesday every month. Propaganda – Carla’s Cock Up Sun Inn, Beverley – open mic The Avenue – Quiz Night The Three Tuns – open mic

WEDNESDAYS Ye Olde Black Boy – Busker’s Ball open mic

Tofts - Live Swing Pianist and Cabaret singer. Blue Bell, Cottingham – open mic Big Fun – Student Night, 16+ Fuel - Pounded, £1 drinks Garbo’s - Casablanca Boys and Soul Patrol alternately every week Gardener’s Arms – Big Wednesday Highway – Jam Sesh Propaganda - Pounded warm up, free entry Sailmakers Arms – open mic Springhead – LPPL (Live Pub Poker League) Union Mash Up – Jody McKenna’s Speakeasy, acoustic open mic night Yorkshireman - Pounded Afterparty, 2am - 5.30am, £1 drinks, Free Entry

THURSDAYS Tofts - DJ Mak, playing Soul, Funk and RnB.& also live acts. Gardener’s Arms – Curry & Quiz night Highway – Quiz Night Lamp – First and third Thursday every month Honey, live bands – Coomb’s Events second Thursday: Progression, fourth Thursday Bossanova Oscar’s Bar - Pumped Up Kicks, Pozition – Luvshack Springhead – Line Dancing classes The Avenue - Open Mic, with quiz Welly Club – indie, rock, pop, punk, soul, funk, disco, hiphop, DnB, the lot, at Jelly!

FRIDAYS Garbos - Soul & Motown night Gardeners Arms – The Big Cheese, 80s and 90s music Highway – Live bands Lamp – Rejected alt/rock/metal night. First Friday of every month drum and bass night Piper Club – Loaded indie night, DJ Priya & Andyoyo Propaganda - Fuel warm up, free entry for Fuel if hand is stamped Rumours – club night Sugarmill Nightclub – Friday Fix, £3.75 online/£5 otd Tiger Inn, Beverley – Friday Folk session, Tofts - Transmission, Live bands every week with DJ sets Union Mash Up – Skit Row, varied entertainment, last Friday of every month, Yorkshireman - Drag Disco/cabaret with Anna Glypta & Nanna V, Free Entry

SATURDAYS Biarritz Club – Urban Rewind (RnB and Urban classics) Frankie’s Vauxhall Tavern – solo artists Gardeners Arms – Total Request Garbo’s – Funky House Fuel - After Party, open until 6am Fruit – Dockside Social/Comedy Warehouse Highway – Live Bands Lamp – Time For Heroes indie night, Danny Darko & Andoyo DJ Lizard Lounge – Paparazzi night Piper Club – Pick ‘n’ Mix Portside Bistro – acoustic music from John Copley and others

Pozition – Freshly Squeezed Propaganda - Fuel warm up, free entry for Fuel if hand is stamped Rumours – club night Spiders Nightclub – indie/rock/alt nightclub. Black clothes, cheap drinks etc.. Sugarmill Nightclub–Sugar Saturdays , £3.75 online/£5 otd The Avenue – Quiz Night Yorkshireman - Anna Glypta’s Camp Attack Welly Club – The Shuffle and Stop Making Sense

SUNDAYS Garbo’s – Sunday Roast Tofts - Live Acoustic acts until 10pm then R&B Sundays with DJ Toots/Reality/Mike Langan Humber Street - Humber Street Market, 11am-4pm every third Linnet and Lark – Souled Out Sundays Railway, Cottingham – Acoustic open mic Pave – Live Sundays, free entry, various acts Springhead – The Elderly Brothers The Avenue – Quiz Night Union Mash Up - The Sunday Feest: The Happy Endings host acoustic open mic, fortnightly Wellington Inn – informal folk singaround, first Sunday afternoon of every month Ye Olde Black Boy – 3rd Sunday of every month, from 2.00pm, folk/shanty open mic Yorkshireman - Drag Diva Carla, Free Entry



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OCTOBER DAILY EVENTS… TUESDAY 15TH Fruit – Andy Irvine Hull Truck main house – Shakespeare Schools Festival

Events Autumn 2013 WEDNESDAY 23RD Fruit – Howard Marks Not many can claim to have had a life like Howard, born in a small Welsh town; he then went to Oxford, beginning to study physics. He then began dealing drugs, and gradually created his drug empire – eventually being extradited to Florida, and imprisoned until 1995 – a year later writing his best-selling autobiography ‘Mr. Nice’, which in 2010 was adapted into a film. Now, he talks about his exploits and his life – his talks are gripping, and not only because of what he has been through himself, but also because of his intellectual viewpoints on drug culture and life in general.

FRIDAY 16TH The Back Room – Cottingham Live Folk Club: The Hut People THURSDAY 17TH Adelphi – The Weeks, support from China Rats, Zebedee, The Heart Attacks & Young Jack New Thetre – Ardal O Hanlon Union Mash Up – Away With Words Poetry Night FRIDAY 18TH Beverley Blues Festival City Hall – Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio SATURDAY 19TH Beverley Blues Festival Endsleigh Mercy Centre – Country Music Show Fruit – Comedy Warehouse Hull Truck main house – Jeremy Hardy Hull Truck studio – Floating Lamp – Rusty Suns + Streaming Lights Union Mash Up - MOJO

SUNDAY 20TH Adelphi – Patsy Matheson Beverley Blues Festival Fruit – Cult Cinema Sunday: Donnie Darko Pave – Live Sundays, Lyn Acton & Dan Edwards

MONDAY 21ST Not The White Horse Folk Club, The Grovehill – Steve Tilson TUESDAY 22ND Pave – Jazz Jam WEDNESDAY 23RD Fruit – Howard Marks THURSDAY 24TH Adelphi – Spectrals Fruit – Dancing Years Hull Truck main house – Pride and Prejudice

TUESDAY 29TH October, Fruit – Spector It may not be Friday night (Tuesday, in fact) when Spector hit the stage, but we’re certain ‘Don’t Ever Let It End’ will be a common sentiment…Led by charismatic frontman Fred Macpherson, the London four-piece are all about upbeat indie disco anthems, reminiscent of the early-noughties heyday of bands like The Strokes and The Killers. Their gigs are legendary for Macpherson’s between-song witticisms alone, but it’s the bouncing, euphoric likes of ‘Chevy Thunder’, ‘Celestine’ and ‘Friday Night, Don’t Ever Let It End’ that are sure to get Fruit moving. Don’t miss!

FRIDAY 25TH City Hall – Fawlty Towers – The Dinner Show Fruit – Enzo Siragusa (Fuse/London) Hull Truck main house – Pride and Prejudice Hull Truck studio – Murder Margaret and Me Hull Uni – Btraits, R1 DJ/producer O’Rileys – Friday Fight Night Sun Inn – The Vamps Union Mash Up – Skit Row SATURDAY 26TH Adelphi – John Peel Celebration featuring Dick Gaughan & many others. City Hall – Vintage Fair

Fruit – Comedy Warehouse Hull Truck main house – Mark Thomas O’Rileys – Arcade Promotions & Music HQ – Halloween Mosh Fest, Trog Bar reunion afterwards Sun Inn – The Brink Union Mash Up – Soul Entity SUNDAY 27TH Adelphi – John Peel Celebration O’Rileys – Arcade Promotions & Music HQ – Halloween Mosh Fest Pave – Dan Edwards & Mark Whatmough Union Mash Up – The Sunday Feest MONDAY 28TH City Hall – Sully (Until 1st November) TUESDAY 29TH Adelphi - Ryan Keen Fruit – Spector Hull Truck main house – Treasure Island WEDNESDAY 30TH HULLOWEEN 2013AD @SAILMAKERS ARMS CRACKTOWN / EMILY MOULTON / DOGS IN SPACE Adelphi – Amnesty Benefit PAGE 53

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Events Autumn 2013

Fruit – Cult Cinema Sunday: The Room Lamp – The Birthday Suit Pave – James Acatser’s Lawnmower Tofts – Hull Soul Club MONDAY 4TH Fruit – Simon Munnery

WEDNESDAY 13TH November Fruit – Robin Ince Sometimes, observational comedy is seen as the lowest form – rivaling sarcasm and puns for that title, in the minds of the most influential and creative comedians. (Really? Don’t think so - Ed.) Robin Ince seems somehow to have snuck in and become a credible observation-based comic who is widely respected. He has managed to attain this status through the way in which he seems to almost, only almost, satire exactly what observational comedy is whilst also mixing that with his own experiences, in a style not really attempted by any others with a very cleverly written show. Oh, and he supported/acted as warm up for someone called Ricky Gervais. Probably enough to certify he is probably good in itself. Hull Truck main house – Treasure Island Hull Truck studio – Brian Appleton THURSDAY 31ST HULLOWEEN 2013AD @UNION MASH UP MAMMAL HUM (their last show) /THE DYR SISTER / THE EVIL LITTER Lamp – Time For Heroes Halloween special .Wellington Inn – Big River Jazz Band HULLOWEEN 2013AD @The New Adelphi - FELONY /Young Jack / DEAD HORMONES

NOVEMBER DAILY EVENTS FRIDAY 1ST HULLOWEEN 2013AD @The New Adelphi - PARIS XY / MOTHER/ Heroes of the Mexican Independence Movement. City Hall – Alan Davies – Life Is Pain Fruit – Steve Hughes Hull Truck studio – Monument to Charlie Chaplin Lamp – Kazabian Sun Inn - Reloaded SATURDAY 2ND City Hall – For Those About To Rock Endsleigh Mercy Centre – Roy

Orbison tribute act Lamp – King No One SUNDAY 3RD Endsleigh Mercy Centre – Autumn Student Showcase

TUESDAY 5TH City Hall – Jack Dee Hull Truck main house – The Events (until 9th November) Linnet & Lark – The Sesh, WEDNESDAY 6TH City Hall – Festival of Remembrance Fruit – Tony Law The Back Room – Anna Shannon

Romantic History Union Mash Up – Hull Comedy Festival SATURDAY 9TH City Hall – Sean Lock – Purple Van Man Fruit – Comedy Warehouse Hull Truck main house – My Romantic History Lamp – Rainband Union Mash Up – Hull Comedy Festival SUNDAY 10TH Pave – Shonaleigh’s What Women Want Union Mash Up – The Sunday Feest MONDAY 11TH Sun Inn, Beverley – Beverley Ukulele Group

THURSDAY 7TH Adelphi – The Tennents + Little Victories + The Purnells Union Mash Up – Hull Comedy Festival

TUESDAY 12TH Hull Truck main house – Twelfth Night (until 15th November) Sun Inn, Beverley – open mic

FRIDAY 8TH Adelphi – Blackbeards Tea Party Hull Truck main house – My

WEDNESDAY 13TH Fruit – Robin Ince Hull Truck studio – Eden’s End (until 16th November)

Dark Patrick Following the roaring success of their previous visit Dark Patrick return to the New Adelphi Club on November 6th as part of their latest UK tour. Exploring revolutionary anarchist and social themes, based on their own extensive life experience among different social classes around the world and after years of experimentation, studying, and mixing dance rhythms with drone and rich in overtone voices Dark Patrick have honed their own musical style, that is difficult to classify under any specific stylistic framework. Powerful synth rhythms and industrial noises and effects harmonize with the unique sounds produced by handcrafted acoustic instruments (equipped with high-quality electric amplification) and unusual female vocals in different registers and languages to create an absolutely stunning effect. Their music has had airplay on BBC Radio 6, Radio 3 and Radio Shropshire, and they have been a fave on Tom Robinson’s music blog. By popular demand Dark Patrick will be joined once again by conceptual performance artist Neil Phillips who will be performing some of the gems from his unique electronic-infused repertoire. PAGE 55



Events Summer 2013

WEDNESDAY 27TH Adelphi – Breadchasers + Counting Coins + No Brains The Back Room – Cottingham Live Folk Club: David Swann & Freefall

HULLOWEEN - UNION MASH UP 31st Oktober. THE DYR SISTER Utilises a mandolin, viola and some homespun beatz to captivate her audience. She has been singing fairytales for the modern gentleman to a local and increasingly national audience since her return from Mexico travelling with a group of wandering minstrels. She is that increasingly rare entity... A unique and highly individual musician. THURSDAY 14TH Hull Truck main house – Twelfth Night FRIDAY 15TH Endsleigh Mercy Centre – Vista Trio Fruit – Salem & Soulflame Union Mash Up – Hull Comedy Festival SATURDAY 16TH Fruit – Comedy Warehouse Lamp – Holy Orders + SMILER Union Mash Up – Hull Comedy Festival SUNDAY 17TH Linnet and Lark – Souled Out Sundays Pave – Live Sundays with Kate Peters & John Marley MONDAY 18TH Fruit – Brother & Bones Not The White Horse Folk Club, The Grovehill – Martyn Wyndham Read Pave – MP Alan Johnson reading from his book, ‘This Boy’ with Q & A TUESDAY 19TH Hull Truck studio – Carl Donnelly WEDNESDAY 20TH Garbo’s - Casablanca Boys and Soul Patrol alternately every week Hull Truck main house – Out of His Skin THURSDAY 21ST Adelphi – Micheal Chapman Union Mash Up – Away With Words

THURSDAY 28TH Adelphi – Oedipus the King City Hall – Greg Davies – The Back of My Mum’s Head Hull Truck main house – The Flame Haired Dynamo (until 11th January) Wellington Inn – Big River Jazz Band FRIDAY 29TH Union Mash Up – Skit Row

FRIDAY 6TH Fruit – The Total Stone Roses & Oaysis Union Mash Up – MG Greaves and Friends SATURDAY 7TH Fruit – Comedy Warehouse SUNDAY 8TH Tofts – Hull Soul Club Union Mash Up – The Sunday Feest MONDAY 9TH Hull Uni – The Courteeners Not The White Horse Folk Club, The Grovehill – John Kirkpatrick

FRIDAY 22ND Adelphi – Nick Drake Endsleigh Mercy Centre – The Dave Luvin Quartet Hull Truck main house – Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita Hull Truck studio – Tcha Limberger Kalotoszeg Trio Lamp – 12 Dirty Bullets The Crown – Farewell Fairground SATURDAY 23RD Adelphi – The Scene Endsleigh Mercy Centre – Christmas Fair Fruit – Comedy Warehouse Hull Truck main house – Ginger Baker: Jazz Confusion Hull Truck studio – The Saxophone Giants Pave – Other Side Comedy Club: Howard Read & Little Howard’s Big Show SUNDAY 24TH Hull Truck main house – Freedom House Hull Truck studio – Christine Tobin Band Hull Truck studio – Ian Shaw sings Joni Mitchell Lamp – Frankie & the Heartstrings Union Mash Up – The Sunday Feest

HULLOWEEN - The New Adelphi 1st November. PARIS XY They played at the Hidden Hill Festival in the early summer. They drew a crowd into a tent like some hypnotic snake and they bit. They are a duo. Make electronic music. It pushes out the boundaries and grasps and it will not let go... it builds. It is ace! Go to this. SATURDAY 30TH Endsleigh Mercy Centre – Play: Mr Albert’s Big Finish Fruit – Comedy Warehouse DECEMBER SUNDAY 1ST Adelphi – China Drum MONDAY 2ND City Hall – Festival of Carols Hull Truck main house – The Flame Haired Dynamo (until 11th January)

MONDAY 25TH The Back Room – Matt Andersen

TUESDAY 3RD Hull Truck main house – Little Red Riding Hood

TUESDAY 26TH Linnet & Lark – The Sesh, Legendary night, featuring local bands

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PAINT ARTIST! Chris Westerdale

What did I expect? The man in the corner smiles, and calls me over with a wave. He realises I am the interviewer long before I recognise him as the interviewee. There’s a Kronenbourg waiting for me on the table. I’m grateful, but lager is certainly not what I was expecting. In emails, setting up this meeting, the artist, now in front of me, drinking coffee, revealed he was a reforming alcoholic. I was certainly surprised he suggested meeting in a bar. Is it me being naïve? Luckily, Chris Westerdale is a friendly guy, and he’s so eager to tell his story he begins before I’m really ready and I sit fumbling with my voice recorder as the former Wolfreton pupil explains that Art was a favourite subject at school but that he never took painting seriously until recently. “To cut a long story short,” he suddenly informs me rushing the story on 30 years, “I was 49 and I realised I was an alcoholic and I needed something to fill the void left by drinking.” That something was provided by Stewart Taylor the Hessle artist who became the painters mentor. “He brought me to the standard I’m at now,” says Chris. “Stewart really encouraged me and this gave me the confidence to exhibit.” This confidence lead to favourable comments, and reviews, when he submitted paintings to prestigious exhibitions in Sheffield, Leeds, and Hull. Searching for success creates problems and Chris admits he wouldn’t have reached this level without the backing of his wife Julie. “She supports and encourages me even when I don’t think I’m painting at my best,” he says, but admits he has had to formulate his own way of working. “The nature of my job, and with kids, I do most of my painting late at night or early hours of the morning but I paint really fast and can turn over a painting to a reasonable standard over a weekend. I then leave it for a couple of weeks and go back to it.”

Chris is, in effect, just an ordinary bloke but one with a talent. I therefore feel guilty that my preconceptions pinned him as an artist with demons. You wouldn’t recognise Chris as a former alcoholic but, then, to be honest neither would you immediately figure him for an artist. “I’m not a scholar of art.” He concurs, “I’m just a working-class bloke who enjoys painting. He’s also admits to not being a member of any art group. “I’m on my own. I’m a very moody person. I think part of my psychological make-up made me a alcoholic because I’m very selfish. It’s all about me. I’ve also always really lacked self confidence. So I don’t like being in groups. It’s like when I first displayed my work at the exhibitions I found it hard because I’m very inward. But, painting has been good for me. It’s given me a new lease of life. I’m going out more, like to gigs at the Adelphi. I really like Black Delta Movement and I do think art and music are interlinked. It’s like they started by playing small gigs and that’s all I’m doing chipping away until I get noticed. At first I didn’t take myself seriously and didn’t put much effort in but since the exhibitions I can see how I’ve developed and need to keep that going.”

So, it’s all going well. There’s been the exhibitions, a very well received solo show at Pave, and a recent contribution to the ‘Hull in Paint‘ event at the old western synagogue on Linnaeus street. Plus, the Ferriby born artist has recently gone global by selling three paintings to a buyer in Austrailia! “I don’t want to sound as if I’m bigging myself up too much but I think my paintings are worth a lot of money. Getting someone to pay what I think they’re worth is a different matter, but if I don’t keep raising the bar I might forever be underselling myself. I’m not a name, but neither was Van Gogh during his lifetime!” Very true and the Dutch Master only sold one painting during his lifetime whereas Chris Westerdale is selling regularly and that’s something worth raising a nonalcoholic glass to. Ian Farrow. If you want to offer Chris some exhibition space, find out where he is displaying next, or even buy a painting, contact him at PAGE 59

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The Last Word

The Last Word - The “NO TO HULL TIGERS!” CAMPAIGN (The debate continues here. Please read pages 35 and 38 prior to this…)

Even Hull FC in rugby league, a sport with a long and embarrassing tradition of superficial window-dressing driven by insecurity and a lack of self-esteem, eventually Look. Let’s get this straight, right from the start: we owe realised that “Hull Sharks” was a pathetic absurdity. So a massive debt of gratitude to Assem Allam. The story we need to let the club know how we feel. People have has been done to death already, but suffice to say, he taken the piss out of Hull City for years and, just as those rescued Hull City Association perceptions might be about to change Football Club after some chronic for good as a result of what our team mismanagement left it in a right old is doing on the field, they have mess after relegation from the presented yet another opportunity for Premier League first time round. it to be ridiculed. I would urge all Pappa A, we thank you for that. supporters to make their opposition Now though, at a time when we known; if we sit idly by and ignore should all be pulling together and this now, if we decide to “wait and presenting a united front for the see what happens”, it will probably season ahead in the Premier be too late. We need to make our League, he has caused massive displeasure known immediately, and concern and division among the there are a number of ways you can supporters by announcing that the do this. club will now be marketed locally as Firstly, if anyone asks you to sign a “Hull City Tigers” and as “Hull petition on match day (or any other Tigers” at national and international day, for that matter), sign it. Pen and level. There have been some fans paper still has its place in this kind of who have said it’s a small price to thing. Similarly with people collecting pay when you consider the fact that for the fighting fund; if you see a Allam not only saved the club, but Hull City Football Club is part of bucket, chuck some money in. Online has funded it to the point where we the unique Culture of Hull. protest is real the way forward these now have a side capable of days, of course, and there are several competing in the world’s most watched domestic league. ways you can make your opposition known. Go to these However, while there doesn’t seem to be too many who pages, click away, and pass ‘em on to your mates: are that bothered about the “A.F.C.” bit being lost, most supporters seem to be dead against losing the “City”, and – despite some vague reassurances about how and-reverse-the-unwanted-rebranding-of-hull-city-afc we can still call our team “Hull City” if we want to - there is a revolt afoot. _location=stream Now, the editor initially asked me to write a balanced article here, but I didn’t even bother to ask him exactly Keep up to date with developments by signing up to this what he meant by that, so I’m just going to nail my emailing list: colours to the mast, right here and now: Send any further suggestions to this email address: LEAVE THE CLUB NAME ALONE! If Mr Allam wants to market the club in Asia as “Hull You can also donate to the campaign fighting fund via Tigers”, then fair enough, I suppose. What worries me is Paypal on the City Independent website: the prospect of the name being used officially by the as well as reading of Premier League, and in newspapers and online, or on further developments in the campaign. You can also Match Of The Day, as if we’re some club in a naff keep up to date by visiting the Amber Nectar forum, at: minority sport so unsure of its place in the affections of sports lovers and of getting its share of people’s hardHull City is a CLUB, not a BRAND. Make yourself earned dosh, that it changes its name to give the heard. Save our name. Mark Pollard. impression that it’s cool, hip, modern and on the cuttingedge of marketing philosophy. Lineker’s already been Tenfootcity is with you. See you all again at Christmas smirking at the prospect. mail us: or call us on 0785 4148868 English football clubs doesn’t need these gimmicks. PAGE 62

Tenfoot City issuu 34 autumn 2013