A High Street Sound Walk in Whitefriargate, Hull

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Whitefriargate, Hull, UK

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Duration 20 minutes
Cost Free

Breet Velvit Ake - Extract 1

Copyright: Jez riley French

Breet Velvit Ake - Extract 2

Copyright: Jez riley French

Breet Velvit Ake - Extract 3

Copyright: Jez riley French

Historic England is working with the National Trust and Sound UK to launch a series of self-guided, immersive sound walks to help people discover the magic of their local high streets for Heritage Open Days. In Hull, artist Jez Riley French’s sound walk ‘Breet Velvit Ake’ (‘bright velvet wander’ in the Yorkshire dialect) evokes Whitefriargate’s complex social, cultural and physical history. Using a fascinating range of hidden, overlooked or usually inaudible sounds, it invites you to take time to listen, pause and discover this street in a new way. High Street Sound Walks are available via the Historic England website from 10 September: listen any time via your smartphone or other personal device. HistoricEngland.org.uk/SoundWalks

Produced in association with Absolutely Cultured.

High Street Sound Walks is a commission by Historic England, National Trust and Heritage Open Days with support from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery and produced by Sound UK. It is part of the High Streets Heritage Action Zones Cultural Programme, led by Historic England.


Hosted by: Historic England, National Trust, Sound UK

Historic England

Historic England

We are the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s spectacular historic environment. Historic England is leading the High Street Cultural Programme in partnership with National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Arts Council E...

Jez Riley French

Jez Riley French

my work involves a focus on located listening and recording, including the development and use of extended techniques, photographic scores and encouraging discussion around the borders of sound and sound culture. As an installation artist and music / sound...

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