The Hull 2017 Creative Communities Programme is funding grassroots events in Hull, organised by our city’s talented creative community. Each event offers something new, putting community participation at the heart of every project, reflecting the diversity of this city.
This month, the city is packed full of CCP events you can get involved in, so best not hang about– join in!
11 – 16 Sep, various times (Free)
Mad Pride is a free, week-long celebration of diversity and challenges stereotypes aboutmental health.
There’s loads to get involved with, from poetry evenings to meditation workshops, with the opportunity to make carnival banners for the Mad Pride Carnival on 16 Sep.
See the upcoming dates for all workshops.
16 Sep, 3pm-7pm (Free)
Stepney Station & Pearson Park
The Mad Pride Carnival kicks off with a fun-filled parade, starting at the old Stepney Station on Beverley Road at 3pm before heading to Pearson Park for a huge party, from 4-7pm.
Expect art, music, performance and puppets along with delicious food by Timebank.
2–3 Sep, noon-4pm (Free)
The Sound and Vision project brings installations created by young people to community-based outdoor events in the east, west and north of Hull during the summer holiday period.
Creative and musical workshops led by artist Sarah Daniels and musician Donna Smith will complement the installations and will be open to all ages.
9 Sep 2017, 10am & 1.15pm (Free)
Albemarle Music Centre
No experience is necessary for either workshop, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
23 Sep, 1–6pm (Free)
Wawne Village Hall
Many Bantu people from the south of the equator now call Hull their home, having found sanctuary in our city. To celebrate their culture, creativity and food, the roadshow Celebrating the Bantu People makes its way around the city.
There will be the opportunity for people to try Bantu crafts, using natural products such wood, stone and clay to create carvings and statues and to sample new flavours and cultures through food, music and dance.
23–29 Sep, 2pm & 7.30pm (Free)
Hull Minster & NAPA
Music, song, drama, projections and comedy all collide in this artistic revue from members of Northern Academy of Performing Arts’ visually impaired group.
Based on ideas gathered through workshops held with other visually impaired people throughout the city, each performance has been devised to offer a totally different view of sight loss and its portrayal in modern day society.
16 Sep, 11am-7pm (from £4)
Hull City Hall
Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Hindu Cultural Association present the Hull Indian Mela, a colourful celebration of Indian arts, flavours, talent and heritage taking place at Hull City Hall.
The family-friendly celebration will feature stunning stage performances, traditional Indian dancing, arts, crafts and jewellery stalls, workshops in Bollywood dancing, Indian cookery, Henna tattooing and sari-tying. There’ll even be fireworks!
27 Sep, 4pm (Free)
Hull Paragon Interchange
Working with local community groups, mosaic artists belonging to the British Association for Modern Mosaics (BAMM) have created a piece of artwork featuring 100 bird-shaped mosaic pieces, which will be assembled to represent a flock of birds flying towards freedom.
Each of the birds has been created by Yorkshire-based BAMM members, community groups or individuals during workshops that took place between April and June.
The work will be publicly displayed at Paragon Interchange for a year, with the aim to have the artwork permanently displayed.
20 Sep–18 Dec, various times (Free)
Born in Hull, where he also attended art college, Trevor Key (1947-1995), was a hugely influential and respected photographer who worked primarily in the music industry.
Perhaps best remembered for his iconic album artwork for Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, alongside his work with music industry legends Jamie Reid and Peter Saville, a selection of Key’s best work will be displayed in Trevor Key’s Top 40. This display case, designed by British artist Matthew Darbyshire, will be exhibited between September and December in libraries across Hull and at Hull School of Art and Design.
15 Sep, 1pm-2pm (Free)
Hull Museums Quarter
This quirky and thought-provoking piece includes performances by local rapper NB and opera singer Leroy Vickers, and is run Senses Expressive Arts and Education Centre. The centre provides educational activities, care and support for adults with disabilities living in Hull.
Slave to the Senses is part of Culture of 5, Hull’s Alive! Free and unticketed. This show has limited capacity so get down early to avoid disappointment.
2 Sep, 11am-1pm (Free)
Re-Made in Hull is a series of educational craft workshops designed to inspire families to make a difference to their community through increased environmental awareness. No booking is required, just turn up.
1-2 Sep, various times (Free)
Art Celebrating Equality joins the Freedom Festival line-up, with spoken word performances and workshops in the Freedom Festival Speak Out Tent. Images and footage from participants in the project will be collated into a new visual artwork projected onto The Warren building on the 1-2 Sep.
10, 16 Sep & 7, 14 Oct, various times (Free)
The Hull Beermat Photography Festival is on its way, with winners chosen by Martin Parr.
Hull turns traditional exhibition style on its head with a new photography festival curated specifically with social settings and social media in mind.
To enter, simply upload a photograph taken in Hull & East Yorkshire to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #Hullphoto2017
Photography workshops running as part of the festival will be taking place throughout September and October with photographers Dougie Wallace, Lottie Davis and Graeme Oxby. Winners will be announced by Martin Parr on Wed 15 Nov at 7pm, at Kardomah 94.