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Arronbrook provides vital backing to UK City of Culture 2017 drama

EVERYONE here at Arronbrook is proud to have played a leading role in a play which will document the city’s Triple Trawler Tragedy as part of the UK City of Culture 2017 celebrations.

Thanks to our endless supply of timber and boards, the upcoming Senses Of The Sea drama will have an amazing stage for its backdrop.

Set on board the Kingston Peridot trawler, the performance will use music, dance and drama to tell the story of Hull’s vibrant fishing industry and document the trawler tragedy which hit the city back in 1968.

The play – which will be staged in Zebedee’s Yard on Friday, March 24 at 1pm – is being put on by the 5 Senses Expressive Arts and Education Centre for Vulnerable Adults, which is located next door to our head office on Popple Street, off Hedon Road in Hull.

As a company that regularly exports its products to Europe via the North Sea, director Paul Coombs was delighted to see Arronbrook lend its backing to the exciting project.

Paul said: “Everyone who works here at Arronbrook is very proud of Hull and we regularly showcase the city to our clients when they come across from Belgium, Holland and Norway.

“Although we are only in March, I believe the city can already be proud of its UK City of Culture 2017 events and achievements. Having seen the hard work which has already gone into this Senses of The Sea production, I’m certain it will be another spectacular addition to the culture calendar.”

Mark Clarkson, the 5 Senses staff member who took two months to create the dramatic set, is looking forward to the performance so that he can see what people think of both the story and his joinery skills.

He said: “Hull is proud of its fishing heritage, so we’re hoping this production will do it justice. Everyone here has put a lot of time and effort into making sure the production is a huge success, so I’m sure it will.

“We couldn’t have built this wonderful set without the help of Arronbrook and their endless supply of materials so we’re very grateful to them for their support. Hopefully, it will be very well received by everyone who sees it.”

Tickets for Senses of The Sea, which has been supported by the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 team, are available from www.hullboxoffice.com priced £4. The performance will be held in Zebedee’s Yard on Friday, March 24th at 1pm.