Centre for Contemporary Storytelling
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In the winter of 1968 three Hull trawlers sank in Arctic waters. The loss of 58 men devastated the close-knit fishing community of Hessle Road. For the first time in their history the fishermen’s wives took action. They marched, campaigned and drew the world’s attention to their cause- the reform of an industry that was killing their men.
A powerful multi-media production with spoken word & song, image, film and compelling storytelling portraying the Hull 1968 Trawler Tragedy and the fishermen’s wives national campaign for improved safety at sea.
‘Turning the Tide’ vividly recreates a period when Hull women refused to suffer in silence, stepped out from the shadows, and shone a bright light on the closed male world of fishing. The event is devised & directed by Rupert Creed and features singing duo Hissyfit and acclaimed storyteller Shonaleigh.
Ticket Package - book a ticket for The Gaul (exc previews) & Turning the Tide and save £4 on each ticket.
‘A cultural highlight. Poignant, bittersweet and moving’
‘Powerful, haunting and mesmerising’