Pride In Hull Adds More Names To Bewitching Line-Up

Pride In Hull Adds More Names To Bewitching Line-Up
June 21, 2017

Pride in Hull are delighted to announce that Irish pop sensations B*Witched and drag superstar La Voix will be entertaining audiences in Queen’s Gardens on Saturday 22 July as part of Pride in Hull’s spectacular show that kick-starts Hull UK City of Culture 2017’s LGBT 50 week.

The latest additions are joining an already packed line-up featuring Marc Almond, Sonia, Cleopatra and many more.

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The Business Day Hailed a Success by Local Businesses

The Business Day Hailed a Success by Local Businesses
June 16, 2017

Businesses across the Yorkshire and Humber region have been reflecting on the success of the inaugural The Business Day which was held recently.

Coming at the end of Humber Business Week, around 650 delegates from a cross-section of businesses attended The Business Day, which was held at Bridlington Spa and hosted by television personality Alexander Armstrong.

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New Play Lads & Lasses Commissioned Especially For LGBT 50

New Play Lads & Lasses Commissioned Especially For LGBT 50
June 14, 2017

A new play that has been specially commissioned by Pride in Hull explores what it means to be a young LGBT person in the city.

Based on real-life, local stories, Lads & Lasses has been written by Aidan Thompson-Coates of Hull-based ApposArts and will be performed for the first time on Monday 24 July at Fruit in Humber Street as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017’s LGBT 50 programme, a celebration of LGBT+ culture across the arts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK.

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Hull’s Art And Design Students To Exhibit Work At Somerset House

Hull’s Art And Design Students To Exhibit Work At Somerset House
June 10, 2017

Year ten students from Hull are set to have their artwork showcased at the world-famous Somerset House in London.

A group of 24 talented art and design students will travel to the capital on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June as the culmination of a year of weekly sessions held at Hull School of Art and Design (HSAD), funded by Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

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Free Workshops Offer The Chance To Get Musical In Hull

Free Workshops Offer The Chance To Get Musical In Hull
June 9, 2017

The Albemarle Music Centre is celebrating Hull UK City of Culture 2017 by opening its doors so that people can enjoy, experience and learn music – some for the first time.

The workshops – part of Hull 2017’s Creative Communities Programme – are taking place on selected Saturdays throughout the year.

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A Replica Of Noah’s Ark Will Be Built In Trinity Square As Part Of Summer Festival

A Replica Of Noah’s Ark Will Be Built In Trinity Square As Part Of Summer Festival
June 5, 2017

A 24-foot ark is set to be built in Trinity Square as part of a fantastic festival in Hull. Noah, as well as other tales, will be recreated at a family festival at Hull Minister on Saturday June 24.

The festival – part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017’s Creative Communities Programme -will feature a 400-year-old medieval version of Noah directed by Philip Crispin, expert in Medieval Theatre at the University of Hull,

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Polari Literary Salon To Return To Hull As Part Of LGBT 50 Celebrations

Polari Literary Salon To Return To Hull As Part Of LGBT 50 Celebrations
June 1, 2017

London’s award-winning celebration of emerging and established LGBT writers, Polari, returns to Hull in July at the invitation of Pride in Hull as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017’s LGBT 50 celebrations, presented in partnership with the Sewell Group.

Following a hugely popular event in November 2016, this highly acclaimed literary salon, hosted and curated by critically acclaimed author Paul Burston, will be held in the city once again at Kardomah94 on Thursday 27 July.

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Artists Come Together For Special Theatre Project In Hull

Artists Come Together For Special Theatre Project In Hull
May 30, 2017

One of the city’s proudest and most exciting theatre festivals will be topped off next week with a special performance telling the story of one of Hull’s most creative and diverse communities.

Newland Avenue’s Assemble Fest takes centre stage on Saturday June 3 with show-stopping performances from the best local theatre companies in unlikely spaces.

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CASTING ON HUMBER: Castaway Act on Sobriety

CASTING ON HUMBER: Castaway Act on Sobriety
May 25, 2017

Hull and Goole amateur actors with disabilities will take to the stage alongside professional performers for a daring performance in Hull Marina which will see movement, music, clowning and voices collide.

Casting on Humber: HERE is a collaboration between The Sobriety Project and Castaway Goole Accessible Music Theatre, directed by Sarah Louise Davies, founder of Hull theatre company Park Bench.

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Protest Punk Rock Band Added To Stellar Festival Line-Up

Protest Punk Rock Band Added To Stellar Festival Line-Up
May 18, 2017

Radical London punk rock band The King Blues will join one of Hull’s finest LIFE next month as part of an incredible line-up of musicians, comics and circus acrobatics for one of Hull UK City of Culture 2017’s most diverse and exciting offerings.

Back To Ours is returning for another week of special shows across the city led by a stellar line-up of “proactive” and “provocative” bands.

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HULL : Poets To Take Up Residency In Hull Schools

HULL : Poets To Take Up Residency In Hull Schools
May 15, 2017

This week poets will take up residency in four Hull primary schools to run workshops with pupils to encourage students, teachers and staff to read, write and create poetry as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

Each child will create a poem to take home: their work will also be showcased in a special performance and feature in a school poetry anthology on the 2017 National Poetry Day theme of Freedom.

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HULL : Line-Up For Big Malarkey Festival Announced

HULL : Line-Up For Big Malarkey Festival Announced
May 11, 2017

The line-up for Hull’s first children’s literature festival has been confirmed ahead of free tickets being released next week.

The Big Malarkey Festival will bring together writers, illustrators, cartoonists, performers, musicians and artists to a fantastical tented village for children inside East Park to celebrate children’s literature in all its forms and invite creativity through activities and workshops.

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