Most people can pinpoint one experience of art - a piece of music, an image, a film, a fashion statement - that impacted upon their life, made them stop in their tracks and consider their situation. Art has an influence upon our lives, moving us, changing us, forming our identity, shaping the culture of our communities.

This project explores art's impact upon individuals in Hull, adding to the current conversation in the city about the value of the arts to our communities, and revealing untold stories of how art has moved those who, in turn, influence our city.

Moved is an Untold Stories commission for Hull City Library Service and Art for Hull.
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Jerome Whittingham is a photographer, interviewer, and digital media producer. He specialises in supporting the voluntary sector, both locally in Hull and regionally. With a wide interest in social issues, culture, and the arts, Jerome regularly reports on topics including: homelessness, dementia, young people, social enterprise, community development, theatre, performing arts, visual arts.

Jerome has 2 teenage sons, and has lived in Hull since 1994.

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Untold Stories

Hull people are great storytellers. We love stories about our city and its characters. Roots and Wings will gather these stories to form the basis of new artworks that are rooted in Hullness - music, dance, plays, sculptures and digital art. You can add your story to the mix through Untold Stories.

Untold Stories website.

Art for Hull

Roots and Wings is Hull's Creative People and Places programme, funded though Arts Council England, bringing more art events and experiences to people in Hull.

These events and experiences will include street art, theatre, music, gallery art, dance, poetry and sometimes a mixture of all of it - Art for Hull.

This is how our Business Plan says it. "Roots & Wings is a ten year programme of cultural transformation by, for and with the people of Hull. Focusing on the least engaged, and with the highest cultural aspirations, we seek to achieve no less than a new blueprint for a truly people-led, city-wide arts offer, offering enrichment, participation, challenge, personal and professional development, within a dynamic and sustainable cultural economy."

The work we do is rooted in Hull, whilst giving people the wings - ambitions - to fly.