Community Engagement

Join us to uncover stories from the past and present and use science, arts and heritage to
explore how we can build climate awareness and flood resilience today and for the future.

By gathering Hull-based stories of flooding we will learn how our communities have learnt to
live with water over the past 800 years.

Risky Cities brings communities and creatives together to build a programme of exciting
interactive performances and experiences and we want you to be involved.

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Large-scale projection and light shows in Hull City Centre in partnership with Absolutely Cultured and Living with Water, exploring the role of water in Hull’s past and future

22-24 October 2021


An outdoor spectacle on environmental themes by the National Youth Theatre involving a cast of hundreds of young people

Water histories/
Water futures

A ‘sound walk’ tour of Hull city centre
developed with community and youth
groups to tell Hull stories of flood

The University of Hull has research strengths in Hull-based flood modelling, flood histories and literatures and is able to draw on a wide-range of cultural partnerships that began or bloomed during 2017 Hull City of Culture.

Risky Cities will bring together science, arts and heritage in order to involve our communities in telling stories of how people past, present and future can learn to live with water.

We hope that by learning from the past we can build climate awareness and flood resilience today and for the future.

Our cultural programme will be firmly rooted in Hull’s history, present and future, but we aim to develop a model that can be applied nationally and globally to assist other flood-prone communities.

Funded by

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