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Cultural Transformations

WHAT’S NEXT? Hull UK City of Culture 2017: Evaluation Conference

Tuesday 19 – Thursday 21 November 2019

Additional activities

The Cultural Transformations conference offers delegates a programme of cultural performances, exhibits and networking opportunities, as follows:



Performances take place within the main conference programme.

Wednesday 20th November, 2019

Vicky Foster


Vicky Foster is a poet living and working in Hull.  As well as performing on the radio and at events, she delivers writing and performance workshops and is founder of the monthly event Women of Words.  Her first collection Changing Tides was published by Kings England Press in 2016, as part of their Humber Sound collection. Vicky was one of the BBC’s chosen poets for their spoken word festival Contains Strong Language in 2017, and again in 2018.

Tamar & Jo: Unseen Beings – The Group


Tamar & Jo are a Hull-based company, founded by Jo Ashbridge and Tamar Draper, who create contemporary dance work that is highly visual, beautiful, surreal, joyous and empowering.  Unseen Beings – The Group is inspired by themes of individual vs. collective identity, the grouping of people into categories and the degree to which their individuality transcends this. It is a visually striking piece that is performed in colourful sheet-like garments, providing a moving mass of colour as they animate the space.  Tamar & Jo have worked with dance students and recent graduates based in Hull, Leeds and the surrounding areas to create the piece.

Thursday 21st November, 2019



TAP Duo is a contemporary percussion duo based in Hull formed by Alan Drever-Smith and Tallulah Vigars. Meeting at Hull University in 2014, the duo perform exciting and innovative pieces, which captivate and entertain. Recently, they had a successful public concert at Kardomah94 and are currently completing the production of a video album of recent repertoire, as well as preparing a new collaborative project for 2020.

Tallulah Vigars is an engaging and lively percussionist and drummer. She has a first class BA Creative Music Technology degree from the University of Hull, and was awarded the Andrew Brown Memorial Prize for best performance. Tallulah excels in genres from contemporary to pop, classical, jazz, funk, soul, Afro-Cuban and house music.

Alan Drever-Smith is a freelance musician, with a first class Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Hull. He is a versatile musician, making a living as a Jazz/Pop drummer, pit musician, classical and world percussionist, arranger, teacher and musical director across Yorkshire and beyond.



City of Culture Archive

Hull History Centre will become home to a permanent record of Hull’s time as UK City of Culture. The City of Culture Archive has currently received over 130,000 born-digital files, along with a small collection of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 artefacts.  The City of Culture Archive team will be joining us for the conference, bringing along an intriguing sample of the items they have collected.

More about the City of Culture Archive on the Hull History Centre website.


Networking Event

An Evening at Humber Street Gallery:

Absolutely Cultured invite conference guests to join them for an evening of networking on Wednesday 20th November at Humber Street Gallery; the vibrant, high-quality contemporary art space that evolved from Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

Further details and an email invitation will be issued to registered delegates closer to the event. 

Click to find out more about the Humber Street Gallery.

The Humber Street Gallery Networking event is hosted by Absolutely Cultured.

Photo credit: Tom Arran