Hull has had an infestation of monsters across the city centre that is claiming the East Yorkshire city its own. The Kraken has been popping up all over the city centre, but you’ll have to act fast to see it before the council get a hole in it.
If you’re looking for something exciting to do you can visit Hull and explore the Kraken trail and keep a look, our for the tentacles that are creeping up on people all over the city. You can download a free map or visit Queen Victora Square, Paragon Interchange and the Museums Quarter.
As well as these creatures of the sea, you can enjoy more maritime creatures, living statues, theatre performances and live music in the city centre at the Musuems Quarter on the High Street on the 21st of August between 11am and 3pm.
There will be a whole host of fun things to do such as craft activities, show and tell objects from the museum’s collection, a trail in the Hull and East Riding Museum team will be giving out information on transformational projects in the city.
Councillor Daren Hale, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “Developed by the Hull Maritime project, this three-week sculpture installation aims to bring some much-needed fun and excitement during the summer holidays.
“This will be the largest city-wide tentacle installation and will again put Hull on the map for all the right reasons.
“This major event in Hull city centre hopes to raise awareness of the Hull Maritime project, the progress to date and more importantly bring people together in a safe way.
“Following a challenging year, we all need to smile again and what better way to do it than to celebrate our maritime heritage with a fantastical imagining of what might be in the deeps of the oceans that generations of Hull mariners sailed upon.”
Luke Egan, Designer and Director at Designs in Air, said: “We’re really excited about this tentacle take-over – our Kraken’s love to explore new cities. But please watch out – like the rest of us they haven’t been allowed out much recently and they do like a cuddle!”
Get your map here.