Live Nativity a big hit again

Thousands of Christmas shoppers were treated to another magical Live Nativity this afternoon.

Flash mobs at St. Stephen’s and Princes Quay shopping centre’s surprised shoppers with impromptu performances that gave a new modern twist to the nativity story while other performers from NAPA took the parts of Mary, Joseph, shepherds and the three king’s.

With 2 donkey’s involved as well the performers made their way through Hull Town Centre, along Whitefriargate all the way to Holy Trinity Church for another celebratory piece of music and dancing.

Inside the church from 10 o clock in the morning was Trinity Open Market with several stalls doing a strong trade in gifts such as pictures, books and many other items all set in the magnificent surroundings of the church along with its Christmas Tree and decorations and nativity scene.

After the massive success of the recent Victorian Christmas Market trader Julie Buffey was once again involved with this market event and said that trade was going well again.

Outside the church in the afternoon there was Christmas Carol singing from the NAPA Choir before the live nativity arrived.

After the live nativity performance outside the church there was a candlelit service inside with all the lights off and many Christingle’s burning brightly with the live nativity, including the donkey’s, having made their way to the front of the church.

All in all the event again seemed to be very well run and was obviously another big hit with hundreds of people gathering outside the church for the arrival and performance of the live nativity, and many also taking places in the church for the candlelit service.

Reflections on my presentation of a milestone in journalism history.

I was very pleased with how my presentation went. Having been decidedly nervous, as I always am when getting up to speak in front of any group of people, I actually felt quite relaxed because of the company I was in. I had once again enjoyed doing my research which was no surprise because I have a great thirst for knowledge and always enjoy finding out new things, especially about subjects that I feel I already know pretty well like the case of Jack the Ripper. My influence for using that period of history to show a milestone in journalism was threefold. Firstly it was regarding the photo of the horribly mutilated body of Mary Jane Kelly which I believe provided a breakthrough in a different field, that of forensic photography, which has then seemingly had an influence in press photography in later years. Secondly it showed the huge power of the press as they hounded a very powerful man in what certainly was at the time a very politically motivated office, Sir Charles Warren as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Force, and forced him to resign that position. Thirdly I believe it provided us with an example of how the press can use their power to almost run a murder investigation by putting ideas forward about who could be the murderer and sensationalising the case thus keeping it very much in the public eye and also by seemingly trying to help the police by publishing pictures of what were thought to be a genuine letter and a post card from the killer to see if anybody recognised the handwriting.