“Do something utterly different from your day job, when will you get this chance again?”, the wise words of my friend Jonny, travelling with me on the journey of self-discovery that is the Clore Fellowship. My day job is curator of Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden. It involves plants, seeds, horticulture, woods, meadows and occasionally … Read more

  Our final Challenge Hull is upon us, and what a year it has been! Hull’s amazing volunteers have set this week’s challenge to encourage you to remember and share your favourite experiences of 2017.   Write or draw your best experience of 2017 and leave it in your local area for others to find, … Read more

  At this time of year there can be a few empty bottles kicking around, this week the Friendship Sudanese Association wants you to think about the endless possibilities for recycling them.   Grab those empty bottles and make them into a decoration, instrument or gift. Create a bird feeder, a vase or candle holder… … Read more

  Our ability to make memories is a wonderful thing, this week’s challenge, set by the Sutton Conservation Society, ensures you won’t forget these precious times.   Create a memory box about a place or time that means something to you. Write down your memories, dig out some photographs, items, tickets, or programmes that document … Read more

  Superheroes. Batman, Wolverine, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Supergran… they may not be real, but they give us a glimmer of hope that anything is possible. We may not have superhuman powers but we do have our imagination and the Hull 2017 partners want us all to tap into that this week.   Create your own … Read more

  In a new place? Catching up with a friend? Stood by a famous landmark? You might think this is moment for a selfie… The team at Inspire Communities want you to embrace that urge this week.   Take a selfie with a statue or person associated with your local town or city. If you don’t have … Read more

  Take some time out this week to let loose and just play! Hull Libraries is inviting you to play a game of book-title charades.   Gather friends or colleagues and take it in turns to pick a book title and act it out… on your marks, get set, go!   If you have more time …  … Read more

  We use and encounter different materials every day, each with their own colours, textures and creative potential. This week, the team at HICA is challenging you to create:   Create your own surface rubbing using materials from around your environment. Place a piece of paper over your chosen material and rub the paper with pencils, charcoal, … Read more

  One Hull Of A City thinks we could all do with a little more kindness in our lives, and wants to reflect this in this week’s challenge…   Go outside, move away from your desk or your current position, and perform a random act of kindness. Offer a favour, a gift, a compliment, or a … Read more

  Have you ever noticed how images change when they are reflected? Child Dynamix has and its teams are inviting you to take a moment to do the same.   Take a photograph of a reflection in water, a mirror, or any other reflective surface. Notice the different views and changes that are created.   If you … Read more

  64 Million Artists believe everyone is creative – and that when we use our creativity, we can make change in our lives and the world around us. Every January we run the January Challenge – a 31 day programme where we send out a short creative challenge every day for people to Do, Think … Read more

  What’s your name? Have you ever wondered why this name was given to you? The members of Hull Young People’s Parliament have, and this week they are asking you to think about it, too.   Find out about your own name and the story behind it. Were you named after someone? Does your name have a … Read more

  This week’s challenge has been set by a group of wheelchair users who would like you to experience the world from their perspective. For their challenge, the Disabilities Trust would like to see you:   Experience sitting still in a chair for 5-10 minutes. Don’t move from the chair – how does it feel? Write down … Read more

  Taking us back to our old schooldays, this week St Stephens Neighbourhood Centre wants you to: Make a paper aeroplane and see how far it flies. Add colour or your own design, and watch as your creation soars.   If you have more time … See what else you can make from paper… after conquering the … Read more

  Have you ever written to somebody that you don’t know? Would you like to receive a message from someone that you have never met before? This week, the Hull Community Homeless Project may help you to do this with its Challenge Hull:   Leave a message in a bottle in your local area (but try not to … Read more

  There are nearly 200 countries in the world, each one harbouring different cultures, ways of life and eating habits… Open Doors Project want you to think about this for this week’s Challenge Hull.   Eat The World – recreate a delicacy from another country.   Choose a different country to the one you’re from … Read more

  How often do you talk to someone who’s significantly older or younger than you? This week Age UK Hull is asking you to:   Have a conversation with someone 30 years older or 30 years younger than you – what can you discover from someone of another generation?   If you have more time … … Read more

  “Teamwork makes the dream work”- or so we’re often told! Thanet Primary School want you to keep this in mind for this week’s Challenge Hull.   Pass The Poem On… – collectively write a poem with friends.   Collectively write a poem. Take it in turns to write a line, and respond to the … Read more

  This week’s Challenge Hull has been set by The Parks Children’s Centre who want you to think about the area where you live…   Map Your Home – draw a personalised local map.   Draw a map or route of your local area, can you highlight what things you like doing there and where … Read more

  Hull and East Riding Mumbler have been thinking a lot about how important role models are, that’s why this week they’re asking you to show some appreciation for the superheroes in your life.   Role models – draw a picture of yours.   Draw a picture of your role model. They could be anyone, … Read more

  Well done for reaching the final day of The Generation Games!   We’ve had champion spoon balancers, budding poets, up and coming quiz masters, promising news reporters, super story tellers, joke tellers, hand shakers, cocktail makers. We’ve had secret agents, scientists, superheroes too. We’ve seen it all thanks to you! You are an everyday … Read more

  Throughout August we have been setting a variety of creative challenges for you to Do, Think & Share. Whether they have been easy, hard, silly or serious – all have asked you to champion everyday creativity, make time for a little fun and share and connect with others from a different generation. After 29 … Read more

  If we haven’t already given it away in the title, here are a few teasers… What is a group of unicorns known as? How old is the world’s oldest piece of chewing gum? What is the tiny plastic covering of the tip of a shoelace called? Have you guessed today’s challenge is…   Get … Read more

  Whether you’re indoor or outdoor today, we have the perfect bank holiday challenge that will immediately transport you back to your childhood – or make you jump for joy if you’re still a child. You may have to get your hands dirty, you may have to be resourceful, you may even have to turn … Read more