A Museum of Club Culture is leading the way in a move towards creating a cooler and more contemporary quarter within Hull’s historic Fruit Market and Marina.
Dubbed “the world’s first and only” Museum of Club Culture, it opened its doors to the public a little over two years ago, and has recently been joined by Früit, Eleven Art Gallery and the 1884 Dock Street Kitchen in a rapidly changing cultural and social scene within the city.
Perhaps better known for its more traditional attractions of maritime museums, lightship and waterfront, Hull’s Fruit Market area and Marina now rocks to an entirely different beat these days thanks to this new generation of creative and culinary venues.
The Museum of Club Culture itself hosts a cluster of projects and multi-media themed exhibitions that chronicle and celebrate the past-and-present nightclub cultures and street-styles around the world.
The Museum’s specialist and extensive collections include dress styles, artifacts, music, memorabilia, books, film, video and photography chronicling the subterranean world of night-clubs throughout history. And it’s claimed that every night owl, party monster, mover and shaker, dance style, sub-cult and micro-movement will fall under its spotlight.
A venue for a wide range of events and exhibitions, it is also a major part of “Wigan’s World” - where it is possible to come face-to-face with a wide range of work by the Hull-based international artist, illustrator and writer Mark Wigan whose mural paintings grace New York and Tokyo, and whose work is seen in contemporary art galleries world-wide.
Just around the corner, another newcomer is Früit - boasting everything from music to markets, club nights to cult cinema, public theatre to private hire.
It’s also a focal point for Humber Street Market, held on the third Sunday of every month between 11am and 4pm. Staged in association with Früit, Eleven & The Museum of Club Culture, this market is described as “more than just a place to shop…a vibrant place to eat, drink and enjoy live music”. Visitors and shoppers will find stalls selling antiques, fashion, food, furnishing and a full range of vintage items - all set amongst newly opened galleries and studios. The market regularly attracts around 20 local, Fairtrade and eco-friendly stalls, and is growing rapidly in popularity.
Finally (for now) comes news of another new opening in the same part of the historic city - 1884 Dock Street Kitchen.
Blending comfort with class, in true Yorkshire fashion, 1884 offers a modern British menu working around the finest seasonal ingredients from local suppliers, as well as a long overdue first-class dining experience on Hull's Marina, with luxurious surroundings perfectly complementing a hearty meal.
Further tourist information can be found at www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com
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