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Fair, Wed 1 Nov 2017

WHITE ROSE AWARD WINNER LARGE VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR 2014

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Alexander Reichardt is an artist and designer whose unique creativity reflects his life-long relationship with the sea and especially of the Aegean. He has travelled widely throughout the Mediterranean world and has lived for many years on the Cycladic island of Naxos where, with his wife, the celebrated potter Katharina Bolesch, he has established the internationally acclaimed Fish & Olive gallery in the ancient village of Halki.

Reichardt’s compelling imagery is based strongly on the motif of the fish as the all-encompassing symbol of the sea and its fruitfulness. His exquisite fish designs feature on the ceramic and porcelain work of Bolesch and are incorporated into artefacts of luminous beauty that include silver jewellery, Naxian marble, brass, wood, and lithographs.

From his earliest years, Alexander Reichardt has engaged with the sea in every way and most intensely through scuba diving, a pursuit that has invested his art with its unique aesthetic. Such close engagement has also imbued him with a profound sympathy for the marine environment in general and his engagement with marine conservation is expressed through his close association with the Cousteau Divers.

Thus, respect for the sea, for its beauty and its danger, defines Alexander Reichardt’s aesthetic and ethical view of the marine environment. He believes that the rich diversity of the Mediterranean that has captivated him from his earliest years has been greatly diminished in his own lifetime. His artistry and his beautiful images are a celebration of that diversity and reflect also a powerful plea for its recovery and restoration.

Admission to the gallery is free as you do not need to enter the aquarium.

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Wed 1 Nov 2017

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    Map reference: TA 102282  Lat: 53.73855 Long: -0.33072

    By Road:

    From the South & South West: Follow the signs for Hull & Humber Bridge then for A63 and Hull City Centre. Continue into Hull following the signs for the Ferry. This route will take you straight over two sets of traffic lights past Princes Quay Shopping Centre (on the left) and the Marina (on the right) and over Myton Bridge. At the first roundabout turn left - signposted City Centre North. Almost immediately turn left into Citadel Way (opposite Victoria Dock Tavern). Continue to the end of the road to a T-junction. Turn left and follow the signs for The Deep.

    From the North: Take the A1079 towards Beverley then follow signs for the Humber Bridge and the A164. Take the A63 signposted Hull City Centre. Continue into Hull following the signs for the ""Ferry"". This route will take you over two sets of traffic lights past Princes Quay Shopping Centre (on the left) and the Marina (on the right) and over Myton Bridge. At the first roundabout turn left - signposted ""City Centre North"". Almost immediately turn left into Citadel Way (opposite Victoria Dock Tavern). Continue to the end of the road to a T-junction. Turn left and follow the signs for The Deep.

    From the East: The A165 approaches Hull from the East Coast and onto Holderness Road. Follow signs for A63/M62 Leeds. At second roundabout turn right - signposted City Centre North. Almost immediately turn left into Citadel Way (opposite Victoria Dock Tavern). Continue to the end of the road to a T-junction. Turn left and follow the signs for The Deep.

    From the East & Hull Dock: Proceed along the A1033 towards Hull. At second roundabout turn right - signposted City Centre North. Almost immediately turn left into Citadel Way (opposite Victoria Dock Tavern). Continue to the end of the road to a T-junction. Turn left and follow the signs for The Deep.

    By Public Transport:

    Buses/rail - For up to date information on bus timetables from Hull Interchange to The Deep please call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 open daily from 8am - 8pm (calls to Traveline cost 10p per minute, plus any charges your network provider makes). Train times into Hull can be found via National Rail. To walk to The Deep from the station, exit the station and cross the road towards House of Fraser department store and then follow the pedestrian signs to The Deep.

    There is a Park and Ride facility from Priory Park, Hessle. This is 5 miles west of Hull on the A63 approach road into the city. It is signposted from the A15, A63 and the Humber Bridge.

    Taxis are available from outside the station for approximately £5.00 single fare.
    To walk to The Deep from the station, exit the station and cross the road towards Hammonds department store and then follow the pedestrian signs to The Deep.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Hull Interchange station

    Contact

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    Address

    Tower Street,
    Hull,
    HU1 4DP

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Welcome HostWelcome Host
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

    *Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014 - Welcome to Yorkshire *Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012, 2013 and 2014 *Gold Access for All Award 2011 - Visit England *Yorkshire Tourist Board Award for the sustainable tourism 2008 Literature available in large print, braille, Polish, Chinese and audio guides also available.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis solid
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
    • YesVisitor information available in audio format
    • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

    General

    • YesHearing loop system
    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
    • YesWheelchairs provided
      • YesFree
    • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
    • YesAudible alarm system

    Entrance

    • YesEntrance is well lit
    • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

    Food

    • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
      • YesSugar free (diabetic)
      • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
      • YesLactose free (dairy free)
      • YesLow sodium
      • YesNut free
      • YesOrganic
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan
    • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
    • YesHigh chairs for children
    • YesChildren's menu

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