Freedom Festival Arts Trust, creators of one of the UK’s leading international arts festival, Freedom Festival, with support from the Welcome Back Fund, England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020, the Arts Council and the Global Streets network are delighted to be working in partnership with Hull City Council to bring a new event to Hull City Centre, The Awakening.
The Hull Vigil has reached the halfway point. Starting on 3 May 2021 and finishing on 3 May 2022, every day at sunrise and sunset a vigil keeps watch over Hull from a bespoke structure located on top of the Hull College building.
So far 365 people will have taken part in the vigil, each having their picture taken following their vigil and setting out in writing their unique experience immediately after they leave the shelter.
Visit Hull launches campaign to welcome visitors back to the city.
The It Must Be Hull Campaign will invite local, regional, and national visitors to rediscover Hull.
A radical new reworking of Herman Melville’s epic, classic novel, Moby Dick, will be put on at Hull’s Stage @TheDock by The John Godber Company this June.
The production is supported by Wykeland Group, a leading supporter of the arts and culture in the city, and Arts Council England, and sees the return of live performances to the stunning waterside amphitheatre.
From 3 May, every day for a year, at sunrise and sunset, a Vigil (person) will keep watch over Hull from a bespoke wood and glass structure located on top of the Hull College building, facing east and west, overlooking Queen’s Gardens and the
Proving it’s more than a weekend, in 2021 Freedom Festival will present two internationally renowned performances prior to its annual September festival, with an uplifting spring programme starting in March.
New Hull-based events company Rich T Events presents ambitious digital drag show, ‘Thru The Queer Hole’, featuring over 50 drag acts from around the world on Friday 24 July.
The show will feature big-name stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race, the Boulet Brother’s Dragula, and Channel 4’s Drag SOS, as well as acts from around the UK and USA, including icons of Hull’s LGBT+ scene.
Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd have today revealed their summer activity programmes. The plans will begin today and be available until Friday 4 September for families to enjoy.
With events limited due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, 2020’s programme includes a range of activities that can be done in at leisure and are accessible via HCAL’s website.
Current champions are going head to head with first-time finalists in the battle to be crowned the “best of the best” at this year’s Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Awards.
The much-anticipated shortlist of finalists, revealed today by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire (VHEY), is being described as “the most exciting ever”. Tourism bosses say it’s testament to the popularity of the region as a visitor destination and the range of what’s on offer.
City and cultural leaders have welcomed the publication of an independent evaluation of Hull’s year in the spotlight as UK City of Culture 2017, which confirms the continuing impact the title has had on the city.
The report, published by the University of Hull, says “the most significant impact of all” was an estimated £676m of new private and public investment that was generated for the city.
With Freedom Festival 2019 underway, stomachs are already starting to rumble, much to the delight of Hull College’s catering students who will be hosting their first ever street food stall at this year’s festival.
Freedom Festival Arts Trust helped to facilitate an introduction between Hull College and local company Cranswick Plc, who have been supporting the students – providing produce and skills workshops – as they create exciting dishes to feed the hungry festival crowds.
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.
Humber Street Sesh’s graffiti scene was boosted by local bus company East Yorkshire providing two single deck buses to be painted by world-class artists.
Two decommissioned buses were loaned to the festival, which took place on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 August, with graffiti artists being given free rein to create something spectacular.
The PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial, produced in Hull by Absolutely Cultured took over the city last weekend.
20 pieces of new music by the most exciting creators working in the UK today were performed at eight venues over three days for thousands of attendees.
Hull is no stranger to arts and culture and this summer, the annual Freedom Festival will use the city as its stage once again, in a way it has never done before.
The festival programme has been revealed and tickets for the five incredible indoor shows are available to buy now.
Hull’s award-winning international Freedom Festival, an established fixture on the national and international cultural calendar. It will return for its 12th year in 2019 with an extended and audacious arts programme spanning five days.
In an extraordinary celebration of art, community and humanity, artists and audiences from Hull and around the world will once again converge on the city, transforming it into a world of wonder, to feast upon a world-class programme of art and a festival as unique as the city to which it is anchored.
London will launch its first-ever Borough of Culture, a year-long celebration partly inspired by Hull’s transformative year as UK City of Culture.
Waltham Forest will be the first borough to hold the title in 2019, before Brent takes over the mantle in 2020.
In a world of endless possibilities, get ready to fuel your imagination and rediscover yourself and the incredible city of Hull as Freedom Festival Arts Trust reveals its 2018 programme.
On Friday 31 August 2018 Hull will come alive for a weekend of wonder with events and shows for the whole family to enjoy.