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Imagine if your voice could carry across the sea between Freetown and Hull. In this new exhibition, researched, designed and made by pupils from primary schools in Freetown and Hull, with help from the artists and curators of Sea Swim, we make this dream real.

2778 Nautical Miles is named after the distance between Hull and Freetown. Drawing on the tradition of the call-and-response song, pupils’ creative writing and sound recordings—made on location in homes, markets, ports, and at their city’s monuments to slavery and freedom—question and answer each other in an immersive exhibition exploring the sounds of their lives.

Bats swirl around the Cotton Tree, ducks are fed opposite the Wilberforce monument — experience the pupils’ journey through their day, and a day in the life of their cities, in an immersive exhibition of surround-sound recordings, photography and writing created with assistance from a professional writer, sound artist and curator. The result is a poetic and acoustic bridge connecting pupils’ homes and illuminating cultural differences.

This is an opportunity for members of the public to visit the exhibition at The Marvell College, between 4pm-6pm on Wednesday 19 July. It has been touring Hull schools and will transfer to Freetown, Sierra Leone, later in the year.

Devised and Curated by Sea Swim in partnership with Global Learning Hull and our No Limits learning programme.


Barham Road
East Hull

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