Born Into A City Of Culture

Throughout the City of Culture celebrations the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has been inviting parents of babies born in 2017 to take part in an exciting art piece.

Parents of babies born in 2017 were invited to take part in the piece, comprised of handprints from midwives and midwifery assistants, and footprints from newborns.

Born Into A City of Culture
Panels of the artwork are found in the foyer of Hull Women and Children’s Hospital.

Born Into A City of Culture is the brainchild of community midwife Sallie Ward. Sallie said:

We’re really proud to have played a part in Hull’s year as City of Culture and the families have all contributed to a lasting piece of art which will be viewed for years to come.

It is something we can all look back on with pride and we wanted to end the project on a high note by holding this event to say thank you to the families

Celebration Event

An event to mark the end of the “Born Into A City of Culture” will take place later this month. On the 24th of January an even will run between 9am and 3pm, with slots available for each hour.

Families wishing to attend will be able to purchase up to four tickets for £1 each (50p booking fee applies).

All proceeds from the event will go towards improving the patient experience in the trust’s Maternity services.

Nancy Birtwhistle
Nancy Birtwhistle will be baking a cake specially for the event. (Image ©BBC)

Nancy Birtwhistle, winner of The Great British Bake Off 2014, will be baking a cake for the event. There will be a raffle held to choose the winner of the cake.

Prints of the artwork will be available for £10 on the day (cash only). Limited edition canvasses are also available to order. You can also purchase postcards of the final panel for £1.


You can purchase tickets for the event from this website. Not only will you get to celebrate and meet other families involved in the art piece, you’ll also be able to meet the midwives and listen to surprise guest speakers.