Goodwin Arts

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Since its inception the Goodwin Development Trust has been involved with various arts projects across Hull and the sub-region, both independently and in partnership with other organisations.

We take great pride in our reputation for embracing innovative concepts – whether it be an award-winning documentary about young slam-poets, tree carvings of mermaids, a sell-out Remembrance week performance of music from the Great War, animated Kurdish folk tales or converting an abandoned Victorian pub into an arts centre with astro-turf for carpet.

Estate of the Nation

Under the banner of ‘Estate of the Nation’ and with funding from the Arts Council and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Goodwin is undertaking an ambitious arts programme, culminating in Hull 2017, which maximises opportunities for local people to engage with the arts.

We aim to engage, inspire, motivate and touch every one of the 5000 residents of the Thornton Estate, who may not ordinarily be interested in the arts, and to attract an extended audience from Hull and beyond.

To get a feel for what we do have a browse through a selection of our projects.

Artist In Residence

We Are Poets

Blood-Pumping Theatre

Memory Project

Wonder Walls

Keep up to date with the ‘Estate of the Nation’ programme via our social media channels:







The Goodwin Development Trust understands that food is the great leveller – we all need to eat but more importantly – we all need to eat well. Which is why we have developed a comprehensive Food and Nutrition Programme which provides good quality food to those who need it while also tackling the underlying causes of food poverty and poor nutrition.

Whether it be through our extensive Humber-wide FareShare food charity network, the extensive offering at our Community Café, our Fresh Food Co-op shop, our cooking-on-a-budget classes or our Community Gardens growing initiative – we are engaged with the community on food issues at every level.

If you’d like to know more – simply take a look at any of the following projects

FareShare Hull & Humber
Community Café
Fresh Food Co-op
Thornton Urban Gardeners



WHFM – is the Goodwin Development Trust’s FM station dedicated to providing an outlet for all the communities of West Hull who wish to have their voices heard and their stories told. Staffed almost entirely by volunteers and based in the Darleys Youth & Arts Centre on Porter Street, near the city centre, WHFM has an ever-expanding diverse programming schedule catering for its burgeoning listenership.
Among many opportunities at WHFM is the availability of training for community groups and individuals to learn the skills needed to make radio programmes for broadcast.

If you’d like to know more about WHFM and get involved then tune into 106.9FM

Contact West Hull FM

Studio: 01482 212398 | Office: 01482 213024