From Noah to now – creative responses to flooding in Hull – by Stewart

Hull has always lived with the risk of flooding. The town was originally founded on the floods of 1253, and there have been more than 40 other major flood events in Hull between 1253 and today.

Hull’s history is in this sense a history of managing water risks, and the living with
water mentality this creates also leaves its mark on Hull’s literary history, withwriters across the centuries responding creatively to flooding in plays, poems, and novels.

This talk takes us on a journey through the ‘“fictions of flooding” from Hull, before reflecting on how we might harness the power of these historical flood stories to build resilience to flooding in Hull communities today.

„ When and where: Thursday, September
13, 1.30pm, at Wrecking Ball Arts Centre, 15