We went to bid farewell to the Made in Hull installations because they’re so gob-smackingly superb. We knew there’d be a crowd, given this was a final chance to see them, and that word had got out beyond the city that it’s well worth coming here for a look. But, blimey, there were so many people on the streets of the city centre.
Earlier, in the projection-free daylight hours, I bumped into Martin Green, 2017 CEO and Director, on Jameson Street. As he puffed away on a fag, I told him how great it was that Made in Hull – “the story of a city and its people” – had struck a chord with so many people. Mr G already seemed quite taken aback by the response that this opening week has had. I like that he’s as overwhelmed as the rest of us. So I do hope he was in a big blubbery mess at the turnout tonight. Such a buzz, such pride, and such a great job done by all the artists involved. It was a very special week that built to something that transcended everyone’s expectations. Go Hull, is about all I can say.