No Limits

Learning without borders.

Since 2016, No Limits, Hull 2017’s Learning & Participation Programme, has been unleashing creativity in the classroom and taking risks never seen before.  Students became the artists, creating work in close collaboration with a collective of creative directors.

In our Tell The World season, we’re celebrating this work, the creativity and ambition of the city’s young people – the future artists, innovators, makers and rule breakers – in LIMITLESS, a joyful and colourful festival which you’re invited to.

Curated from schools taking part in the No Limits programme, we’ve turned a disused building into a lively creative space, with a pop up café, workshop, studio, gallery, cinema and library.  See what happens when you nurture the creativity of young people.

A generation expecting more. When they come together they are a tidal wave, a surge, a force of nature that can’t be stopped.

Limitless. We’ll show you, this is just the beginning.

Here’s a flavour of the No Limits projects that will be showcased at LIMITLESS.

Trawl Through Time

How can an entire school tell the story of a city?

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PIPE DREAMS

In a series of creative workshops artist Dom Heffer worked with three primary schools to develop striking hanging art installations.

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ARCHITECTURE AMBASSADORS

This residency introduced students from 30 schools to architecture through language, sound, design and their local environment.

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SINGING SCHOOL

This year Opera North embedded music into the life of two primary schools in Hull.

Discover what happens when you use opera as a stimulus for learning?

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MADE IN OAKFIELD: AN ALLOTMENT RETREAT

Taking on a large allotment plot, students from Oakfield School worked with designers Matt + Fiona to create an outdoor learning environment.

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WE ARE…

Has culture drawn communities together? Young people have been exploring this question through dance.

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FREEDOM MURAL

Year six students at Cavendish Primary School created a mural exploring the theme of Freedom.

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2778 NAUTICAL MILES (TWINNED)

Students have been exploring the history of Hull and life in our twin city of Freetown in Sierra Leone.

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FIRST STORY

Students from three secondary schools have been part of the First Story programme.  Working with writers, the result is a city-wide anthology.

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GROWTH SPURT

A song writing and music performance project that has worked with 100 young people in Hull during 2017.

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SPACE URCHINS

Primary school students visited their local library to learn about alien invaders through drawing and storytelling.

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THE SIXTEEN THOUSAND

Exploring learning through experimentation, this child-led project celebrated the creativity of Hull’s under-fives.

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NATIONAL ART & DESIGN SATURDAY CLUB

A creative programme of engagement, exploration and learning for young people aged 13 to 16, studying art and design.

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THE BIG MALARKEY

Before opening its doors to the public, Hull’s first Children’s Literature Festival, hosted a week-long programme for schools

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PRS FOUNDATION’S NEW MUSIC BIENNIAL

Primary and secondary students had the opportunity to help research, develop and create new compositions to feature in a weekend festival.

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MINUTE OF LISTENING

Introducing a culture of curious, engaged and reflective listening, sixty-one schools in Hull signed up to take part In the Minute of Listening project.

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CULTURE IN A BOX

Each season, we delivered an intriguing box to Hull’s four primary special schools, giving all students the opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Hull 2017.

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HELLO HULL

If you’re a parent or guardian of a primary school child, you’ll be familiar with Hello Hull, our Hull 2017 magazine for happy children.

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CREATIVE RESOURCES

This year we’ve been unleashing creativity in classrooms, with our creative resources – getting teachers comfortable with culture.

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A FLOTILLA OF BOATS

As part of Made in Hull, a colourful flotilla of 1,000 paper boats made by the city’s youngest residents set sail on the waters next to Princes Quay Shopping Centre.

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DIGITULL

This year, we teamed up with Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University to provide an online portal called Digitull, a digital gallery for children, teachers and parents to share their creativity.

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ARTSMARK

We’ve given all schools signed up to No Limits the opportunity to work towards the Artsmark Award.

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ARTS AWARD (DISCOVER)

To support and encourage participation in this award, we produced our very own Hull-themed Arts Award (Discover) booklet.

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CHALLENGE HULL

Challenge Hull is our citywide project to unlock the potential of Hull’s 250,000 residents through creativity.

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FUZZFEED

From the makers of the acclaimed BBC show, Fuzzbox, Fuzzfeed brings viewers a ‘review show’ with a difference, straight from the voices of young people.

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NUTCRACKER WORKSHOPS

Schools in Hull took a leap into dance as part of an exclusive project by the Royal Opera House.

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RESIDENTS OF THE FUTURE

In response to We Made Ourselves Over, 2097 we turned to artists and future thinkers to pose questions about the future through art, performance and installation.

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PUZZLED

Take a journey around Hull and you will see how it has changed? But how can that journey be experienced by pupils and students with limited mobility.

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BALLET WORKSHOPS

Northern Ballet decided that they wanted to do something big in Hull in 2017 so we invited them to take up residence in our primary schools. .

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EQUAL IN ALL WAYS

Together with six primary schools, One Day Creative, delivered a yearlong residency (over three terms) to celebrate equality and that Hull has many ways of expressing itself.

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BIG SING

Students and teachers took part in a series of school-based vocal workshops focused on developing and perfecting singing technique.

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FREE PLAY FRIDAYS

During the summer, families were invited to Humber Street Gallery to take their first steps in creativity and self-exploration.

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REVOLUTIONARY MAKERS

AS part of WOW Hull, a collaborative craft project invited communities to celebrate the history of craft, design and industry in Hull.

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MUSIC FOR YOUTH

Working with secondary schools, Dr Tom Lawrence composed a 10-minute piece of music to represent the city which was performed by 600 secondary school pupils at the Royal Albert Hall.

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CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Forget dull and uninspiring teacher tutorials. From digital to dance, we created an inspiring CPD programme for teachers led by Yorkshire’s finest creative organisations.

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ARTLINK’D TO TURNER

Schools and artists visited the Turner Prize exhibition collaborating on a piece of artwork which is displayed at Limitless.

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FREEDOM POETRY

Inspired by the theme of freedom, schools worked with poets to play, create, speak and live poetry for a week.

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