We’ve just returned from a fantastic three days in Hull, working with music students at the University, giving a concert with Lisete da Silva, and then rehearsing for our next CD recording. It was a great privilege to be in Hull in its year as City of Culture, and enjoy the splendid new facilities at the University. The Middleton Hall is a wonderful space to work in, complete with state-of-the-art facilities, and a great cafe (with amazing gluten-free chocolate brownies!) right next door. The project was set up by BSB trumpeter Simon Desbruslais, and marks the Band’s second visit to the University.
The old centre of Hull is lovely to wander around, with lots of contemporary art and references to the city’s port heritage dotted around. This was one of many characterful fish inset into the pavement.