Excited to launch our latest creative collaboration, celebrating the legendary 3 Ships mural in Hull by artist Alan Boyson. 30% of profits from products on this collaboration will be going to two food bank charities*. Available in a tote bag or classic blue or neon t-shirt.
Hull-born artist, Esther Johnson, has designed two T-shirts and a bag to celebrate the city's entwined maritime and cultural legacy whilst raising money for foodbank organisations across the UK. Reece Shearsmith and five other Hull writers are supporting the ‘SHIPS in the SKY’ T-shirt fundraising endeavour, which has the slogan: Fish + Ships x Culture ÷ Northern Grit = HULL.
P&P is only £1.95 per order (irrespective of how many t-shirts/totes ordered)
'When Richie asked me to collaborate, it provided a brilliant opportunity to help folks in Hull and across the UK. The film and T-shirt imagery celebrates our city’s rich culture and history, and Larkin’s adventuring, and hopeful poem, The North Ship, is one of my favourite poems of his and so fitting for our current times. Our six writers each put their individual stamp on reciting and filming the poem. I hope it does a really good job of spreading the word.' - Esther Johnson
'No one should face poverty and hunger alone. Trussell Trust and FareShare help make a massive difference to people who, for whatever reason, now need help from their local food bank. In a fair world we wouldn’t need food banks, but they provide an invaluable and dignified life line and we should all do what we can to help support them.' - Reece Shearsmith
The Three Ships have been moored in Hull all my life. They’re a symbol of the city, and a symbol of modernity. But it’s not a simple, sunny image - if you’re from Hull you know that those ships suggest the possibility of danger and risk as well as prosperity.' - Matthew Sweet
'It's difficult to know what Alan would have thought about the current reaction to his work in Hull because he neither spoke much about his work nor his feelings towards it. However, he did have very clear ideas about art and these he readily expressed and I think he would have to admit that one thing that art can do is create a sense of community belonging. This is what the Three Ships in Hull seems to have done and what better way to pay tribute to him, the mural, and the community than to let his artwork play a part in helping others through donations to the Trussell Trust and FareShare, from sales of T-shirts featuring his work.' - Matt Boyson (Alan Boyson's son)
*30% of the profits from the SHIPS in the SKY neon/black T-shirt and Tote, go to FareShare ( Registered Charity (1100051)). Donations can also be made directly to FareShare by texting ‘MEAL 10’ to 70480 to donate £10*. As well as your generous donation you will be charged for a standard rate message. Donations can also be made here https://fareshare.org.uk/help-us/