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?
In a series of creative workshops artist Dom Heffer worked with three primary schools to develop striking hanging art installations.
This residency introduced students from 30 schools to architecture through language, sound, design and their local environment.
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?
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.
Has culture drawn communities together? Young people have been exploring this question through dance.
Year six students at Cavendish Primary School created a mural exploring the theme of Freedom.
2778 NAUTICAL MILES (TWINNED)
Students have been exploring the history of Hull and life in our twin city of Freetown in Sierra Leone.
Students from three secondary schools have been part of the First Story programme. Working with writers, the result is a city-wide anthology.
A song writing and music performance project that has worked with 100 young people in Hull during 2017.
Primary school students visited their local library to learn about alien invaders through drawing and storytelling.
THE SIXTEEN THOUSAND
Exploring learning through experimentation, this child-led project celebrated the creativity of Hull’s under-fives.
NATIONAL ART & DESIGN SATURDAY CLUB
A creative programme of engagement, exploration and learning for young people aged 13 to 16, studying art and design.
THE BIG MALARKEY
Before opening its doors to the public, Hull’s first Children’s Literature Festival, hosted a week-long programme for schools
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.
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.
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.
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.
This year we’ve been unleashing creativity in classrooms, with our creative resources – getting teachers comfortable with culture.
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.
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.
We’ve given all schools signed up to No Limits the opportunity to work towards the Artsmark Award.
ARTS AWARD (DISCOVER)
To support and encourage participation in this award, we produced our very own Hull-themed Arts Award (Discover) booklet.
Challenge Hull is our citywide project to unlock the potential of Hull’s 250,000 residents through creativity.
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.
Schools in Hull took a leap into dance as part of an exclusive project by the Royal Opera House.
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.
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.
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. .
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.
Students and teachers took part in a series of school-based vocal workshops focused on developing and perfecting singing technique.
FREE PLAY FRIDAYS
During the summer, families were invited to Humber Street Gallery to take their first steps in creativity and self-exploration.
AS part of WOW Hull, a collaborative craft project invited communities to celebrate the history of craft, design and industry in Hull.
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.
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.
ARTLINK’D TO TURNER
Schools and artists visited the Turner Prize exhibition collaborating on a piece of artwork which is displayed at Limitless.
Inspired by the theme of freedom, schools worked with poets to play, create, speak and live poetry for a week.
Discover more about LIMITLESS.