Start A Love Affair with Theatre with Heads Up Festival in Hull
Heads Up Festival coming to a venue near you in March/April 2014. Building on last years' successes, festival organisers Ensemble 52, have programmed their second festival of theatre with more innovative shows and pioneering performances to entice Hull crowds from different parts of the city to go and see theatre.
Four BAC (Battersea Arts Centre) theatre-works will be make their Hull debut - as part of the Collaborative Touring Network - in venues across the city, alongside many leading, local theatre-makers.
The first of the BAC shows is Major Tom, a one woman one dog show by Victoria Melody, that explores the world of competition, beauty and winning.
Will Dickie brings Team of the Decades to Hull a promenade piece taking place outdoors in Queen's Gardens. Due to the site specific nature, each show will be restricted to ten audience members, so early booking, for this show, is advised.
Described as being 'one of the most respected voices on the UK spoken-word scene', John Berkavitch presents Shame #shamejb a new multidiscipline piece of cutting edge theatre combining hip hop contemporary dance illustration animation and music.
The fourth BAC show, 97 Years is an interactive multimedia installation work where the artist Jo Hellier works through a series of conversations between her and her Grandfather, using live audio and video manipulation.
'We're really excited to be able to bring shows to Hull from Battersea Arts Centre. If anywhere can work out what the future of theatre is it's those that develop shows at BAC and we're able to take our pick of an outstanding selection of new work for the theatre.'
'We're also chomping at the bit to reveal the new E52 show written by Richard Vergette - The Devil's Chord.': Dave Windass director of Ensemble 52 and playwright
There has been a real effort to include homegrown talent as part of the festival with Scratch Theatre making a welcome return. There is currently a call out for participants so if you are a theatre-maker local/regional keen to be part of this exciting event get in touch.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 28th February. There are a limited number of slots available. Details Below.
Many theatre-goers will remember Alan Williams; original Hull Trucker who appeared in many Hull Truck shows from 1972 to 1981. Heads Up Festival sees Alan return to Hull to perform one of his series of one man plays, that collectively make up The Girl With Two Voices.
Thisisull.com enjoyed the first Heads Up Festival, attending Heads Up shows; during Freedom Festival; at The Other Space on Alfred Gelder Street and inside Holy Trinity Church. Dave Windass says:
'I personally can't wait for the festival and to see all this new theatre and I hope that everyone else feels the same. All of the shows are very accessible and would be a great start for new audiences to begin a love affair with theatre.'
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Everyone has heard of it, but few people actually know what it is. There is glitter, feathers, some pleasing dance moves and perhaps some tuneful singing and light hearted comedy.
What more could a person ask for? Plus, a confident woman will inevitably shed some of her outer garments to reveal a chock full of body positivity and perhaps some strategically placed nipple tassles?
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(YMCA).The following year, brave young people did the same again - facing a cold night in February 2013, only this time they were raising money to establish a bond scheme.
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Hull Media Graduate selected for national BBC radio project to have her contribution re-broadcast by BBC Radio 4 after listeners voted it amongst their favourite…
In 2012 Michelle Dee was chosen by BBC Radio Humberside's David Reeves to take part in The Listening Project, an ambitious venture that
brought together national and regional radio networks and the British Library in order to 'Capture the voices
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Well, well, well. Hull City of Culture 2017. You did it folks. We are Hull. We are proud.
We at http://www.thisisull.com/ have been celebrating Hulls many achievements and saying #HullYes for 10 years. We are thrilled at this morning’s announcement.
Here we are, in the foyer of Hull Truck Theatre, with two hundred or more early risers, all waiting for 7.45am.
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The current works are suggestive of magic lantern slides of British and Germanic origin, the sort that were the height of entertainment and fascination during the Victorian era.
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The literary launch takes place Friday evening at Hull Central Library.
For the past month poets have been working,
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Saturday 28 September 2013`,
Holy Trinity Church, Market Place, Hull, HU1 1RR
Following four years development of local poetry, Write to Speak and thisisUll present an evening showcasing some of the best and brightest of Hull’s spoken word community.
News, Arts - Heads Up Festival
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Photos Courtesy Gavin Hewitt
Reconnect with past through a season of guided tours around historic Hull.
Well I Never...! invites walkers to explore the Old Town in the company of Barry Leonard who is stoutly passionate about his hometown.
Beginning his working life in the early seventies, the young Barry spent four years at RP Carmichaels, where he worked alongside
Hugh Rice and John Fearnley.
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Published by Burning Eye Books
Slip Between The Covers Of A New Collection Day and Night in the Damaged Goods Factory is the new collection of poetry from Hull writer Mike Watts.
Available now from Amazon, Burning Eye Books and Waterstones Hull.
Raw and heartfelt, this uncompromising poetry is about fighting your corner, counting down the hours and dreaming of making it to
the end of the week. Cynical, yet celebratory, Day and Night in the Damaged Goods Factory is about surviving and savouring each moment.
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By Michelle Dee
Creative industries in Hull will be celebrating tonight at the announcement of a three million pound grant from Arts Council England.
The Creative People and Places program was set up to aid more people to experience and be inspired by the arts irrespective of where they live or their social background.
Hull's bid aims to build upon existing arts provision while finding new ways to engage people in arts and culture activities.
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The site will become realised with the help of Martin's project partner Breon Snowdon of Real Design Studios of Hull who is providing specialist design and website support.