Hull University Mental Health Students Raising Money to Travel to Uganda
Local Mental Health Nursing students Carolyn Park-Young, Chloe Grannon and
Danielle Holmes are raising funds to help them travel to Uganda in March 2010 to take part in an international nursing placement at Mbarara hospital.
Hull University has a long established teaching link with Mbarara hospital but this will be the first time that students from Hull's Mental Health nursing department will travel to Uganda to observe their Mental Health nursing practice. It is hoped that the trip will benefit the student's education and expand their skills within their NHS careers when they qualify in September 2010.
The students are organising several fund raisers, the first being an evening of entertainment
and on Saturday 22nd August at Zoo Cafe, 80b Newland Avenue, Hull.
Starting at 7pm, the night will bring comedy from popular local comedian Andy Train
www.andytrain.co.uk, an original acoustic set from Toni Lille,
a sponsored hair cut (Carolyn will have her dreadlocks cut off for £1 each!) plus
an auction and raffle of goods kindly donated by local businesses.
Among the items to be auctioned will be Wahl ceramic hair straighteners and hair
dryer set donated by Stamps Electrical and a photo session at Apple Studios with 2 prints worth £70
Raffle prizes will include a free MOT from Mill Lane Autos, Beverley, a selection of
prizes from Mana Tree, Super Value and Madisons on Newland Avenue, booze, jewellery and
'The Ultimate Nana Pack'.
Tickets for the night are £6 which as well as the entertainment will
include home made vegetarian food and gift bags for all!
Carolyn, Chloe and Danielle will be continuing to raise money for their trip
over the coming weeks and months. On Sunday 23rd August, 2 of their university
lecturers, Tim Welbourne and Carl Slee are taking part in the Beverley Triathlon
and will be donating their sponsorship money to the Uganda Fund.
For more information about the forthcoming trip to Uganda check out their website
www.uganda2010.co.uk To make a donation please call 07716 582611.
News - Swine Flu Information
The following information and advice about swine flu has come from Ivan Ellul, Chief Executive, NHS East Riding of Yorkshire, courtesy of Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.
We have received the following advice from Yorkshire and Humber Strategic Health Authority (SHA) in relation to swine flu and pregnant employees:
Most pregnant women who are diagnosed with swine flu will show the same seasonal symptoms as seasonal flu - headache, cough, sore throat and fever.
News, Arts Free Theatre Tickets for Under 26's
Now here's something you don't see everyday - FREE nights out from Monday to Thursday at Hull Truck Theatre.
Here's how to get them:
1. Collect an application form from Hull Truck Box Office and fill it in. You only need to do this once and you will be able to book as many tickets for yourself as you like!
2. Post the form or drop it back into the Box Office.
3. Book your tickets by calling Hull Truck or dropping into the theatre.
News, Arts Write to Speak Featuring Tony Walsh and Dennis Just Dennis at Hull Truck on Wednesday 15th July 09
The next Write to Speak presents northern poets Tony Walsh and
Dennis Just Dennis at the Studio Stage at Hull Truck.
Supporting Tony and Dennis will be Hull poetry performers, Joe Hakim and Mike Watts with more of their down to earth poetry pieces.
If you've missed the previous shows, now's your chance to catch some real performances, showing you poetry like you've never seen it before. Edgy, dynamic and sometimes shocking, Write to Speak will challenge and entertain
News - New parking prices make shoppers smile at St Stephen's Shopping Centre
St Stephen's Shopping Centre continues to offer great service to customers by reducing the parking price to just £1.00 after 4pm during the week and all day Sunday.
From Monday 6th July 2009 Hull city centre visitors can enjoy this reduced parking price - perfect for after work shopping visits or meeting friends for a bite to eat and evening's entertainment at Reel Cinema or nearby Gala Bingo.
With all stores, now joined by Next, open until 7pm weekdays, 6pm Saturdays, and 8pm on Thursday, you can shop 'til you
News, Arts Take My Hand - Peter Lowsley
An avid follower of Hull City and with a life-long passion for the city, Peter Lowsley decided to champion both in his own words.
Peter's first attempt at writing a book, Take My Hand , is out now. Over the course of the last season Peter and his family followed the Tigers home and away.
'The book covers our historic first season in the Premier League and charts all of the games.' Although keen to point out it's not a string of match reports, Peter can't deny it's a real pro-Hull story!
News, Arts Write to Speak Featuring Luke Wright at Hull Truck on Monday 29th June 09
Following its sell-out debut at Hull Truck last month, Write to Speak, Yorkshire's first theatre
based spoken word/poetry event presents spoken word artist Luke Wright with his latest show,
A Poet's Work is Never Done as part of the Humber Mouth Literature Festival.
4Talent award winner Luke Wright might just be the hardest working
News, Arts National Write A Poem About the News Day 2009 with Kate Fox
Here's a chance for all you poets out there to reach a wider audience. thisisUll.com would
like to encourage as many local writers as possible to take part in this national event.
Instead of just tutting at what's on the news, everyone in the country is being asked to write a poem
about it. The first ever national Write a Poem about the News Day is launched on Wednesday June 24th.
News, Arts The Humber Mouth Literature Festival 2009
The Humber Mouth Literature Festival takes place in Hull between June 20th and July 7th 2009, presenting a wide range of events featuring authors, speakers and artists from the UK and around the world.
The festival celebrates literature, language and text-based arts, combining author events with special commissions and community projects, and builds on a year-round programme of literature development activities.
News, Arts Caffeine Nights Publishing Signs New Authors
Caffeine Nights Publishing is pleased to announce the signing of two
new authors to its fold. Crime fiction author, Nick Quantrill and
Neuroscience thriller author, Greg Dawe are the first signings for the
Kent based publishing company. Quantrill's novel, Broken Dreams - a gritty
urban crime thriller set in Hull, amid a background of local government
corruption and murder, is the first novel featuring Quantrill's new private
detective, Joe Geraghty.
News, Arts Picture Perfect with Hull College School of Art and Design BA Photography Degree Show - Friday 5th to Saturday 20th June 09
The Hull School of Art and Design BA Photography Degree students will be exhibiting their diverse array of works at The Red Gallery, Osbourne Street.
Experience first hand this explosion of new, emerging talent from Hull College students by visiting the exclusive preview taking place at 6.00pm - 9.00pm on Friday 5th June, where visitors can enjoy FREE drinks
News, Arts Creative Vision Photography Exhibition - Friday 5th to Saturday 13th June 09
Photography has, over the past few years, become a more and more popular past time for many people across the globe. Aside from the millions of people who now call it a hobby or a pastime the many genres of photography play a vital role in the lives of many people who have forged a career or intend develop one in this field.
The Creative Vision photography exhibition aims to show off
News, Charity - HERIB Mind Body & Soul Day ... Sunday 31st May 09 ... Ramada, Willerby
Are you a new business trying to promote your great products and services, or an established business looking for some fresh exposure?
If so, HERIB are delighted to provide you with the chance to show what you have to offer at our Mind Body & Soul Day on Sunday 31st May at the Ramada Jarvis in Willerby.
News, Arts Wednesday 27th May 09 - Write To Speak ... Spoken Word At New Hull Truck Theatre
Write to Speak is Yorkshire's first theatre based spoken
word/poetry event taking place on 27th May, 29th June and 15th July.
The first night, on May 27th will feature Joe Hakim and Mike Watts,
with support from Mandi Lowe. Taking performance poetry by the throat,
this show will be an unflinching observation of life in the twenty-first
century, an acerbic happy slap in the face of spoken word.
News, Community - East Meets West
The Youth Voluntary Club, Hull Kung Fu met the Shaolin Warriors for the first time on Saturday 25th April.
The instructors (Mike Mitchell, Odette Mitchell and Laurence Newton) have trained in Beijing, China for many years in order to bring back the traditional Art of Kung Fu and Tai Chi to young students in the Hull and East Riding area.