The stage is set for an arts festival like no other as the wonderful city of Hull plays host to the 12th edition of the award-winning Freedom Festival starting on Wednesday.
This week, Hull will see artists from across the world converge in the maritime city to delight, challenge and mystify audiences with jaw-dropping circus, weird and wonderful street theatre, thought-provoking performances and talks, music from all over the world, and mischievous projects that engage all ages. For 2019, a different layer has been added to the festival, offering a new rhythm for the weekend.
For the very first time, join your favourite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters as they leap off the page and onto the stage – as puppets – in this beautifully crafted and hilarious live stage show, at Bridlington Spa on 6th & 7th November!
HI Commercial is a new independent commercial insurance brand evolved out of leading, local insurance broker, Hedon Insurance.
The new company is headed up by Richard Medforth and newly appointed Director Luke Byron. The purpose of the new brand is to give the commercial team room to expand outside the core business of Hedon Insurance which has traditionally been personal insurances.
A new website has been launched to help improve heart health among people living in East Riding of Yorkshire.
The Healthy Hearts website is designed to help people reduce their risk of stroke and heart attack, and help to lower the number of people dying prematurely from cardiovascular disease – a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels.
With more than 900 children from across the city already signed up and taking part in this year’s Hull fREADom Quest – Hull Libraries’ very own summer reading challenge – the Libraries team wants to welcome even more children to sign up and take part!
The closing date for this year’s challenge is 21 September 2019, giving readers another four weeks to read their six books to complete the quest.
Tickets for BBC Contains Strong Language, which takes place in Hull September 27th-29th, 2019, are available to book via Hull Truck’s website from Friday 23rd August at 10am.
The three-day festival of national poetry and spoken word returns to Hull following two successful years in the city. Contains Strong Language is produced by the BBC in partnership with Wrecking Ball Press, the British Council, Arts Council England, the Makassar International Writers Festival and others.
A free fun event is taking place in Bridlington on 29 and 30 August, to explore the town’s seaside heritage
The event will be held in Garrison Square, where entertainment will include traditional Punch and Judy shows throughout both days. There will also be short walking tours taking place around Bridlington Quay, starting at 10:30am and finishing at 3:00pm.
New artworks celebrating Hull have been created to liven up an area around a city railway bridge.
The murals in Chanterlands Avenue were produced over the summer after artist Andy Pea and pupils from Thoresby Primary School were tasked by ward councillors to create an enchanting gateway to the avenue.
Resident Playwright and Hospital at Night Lead Nurse Steph Flanagan wrote and directed her first play, ‘Egg White and Oxygen’ which transports the audience back to nursing times in the 1980s, as a Trainee nurse dons her uniform for the first time to start her training. Due to popular demand, the play is returning on the 26th and 27th August.