Article in Hull Daily Mail on Tuesday 1 October 2013.
Council leader praises Mail photo exhibition
City council leader Steve Brady has congratulated the Mail on is recent pop-up news photography exhibition held in the city centre.
The People’s Gallery attracted about 12,000 visitors after opening for four days in an empty shop unit in Whitefriargate as part of Hull Civic Society’s annual Heritage Open Days programme.
Speaking at a full council meeting, Councillor Brady said “What a fantastic thing to do. To get 12,000 people over four days is a great achievement. A lot of those people might not have gone to that part of the city centre if it hadn’t been there and it just shows that events like this can change an area for the better. From what I have been told, it was extremely well received and it shows that local history interests people.”
Councillor Brady told the meeting he would personally like to see the exhibition re-open for a longer period. “Why only four days?” he said. “If there is some way to open it for six months then I would support it, because it would bring a lot of people to that part of Whitefriargate”. The exhibition was staged in conjunction with Trinity House and design firm InterTech.