15 Mar 2017

Four ways to take part in the ReROOTed festival

Get involved with this unique arts festival at the Humber Street Gallery.

From 24 to 26 March, free live and media arts festival ReROOTed will take over Humber Street Gallery, combining dramatic interventions, guerrilla performances and installations with conversations reflecting on the legacy of arts collective, Hull Time Based Arts (HTBA).

There’s plenty to see at the festival, but if you’re more of a hands-on person, you’ll love these four opportunities to get stuck in to the festival programme.

SAY IT LOUD AND CLEAR

Fancy putting a smile on somebody’s face with the help of a giant A2 placard? Join artist Mark Waddell on a marching parade through the streets of Hull sporting your very own statement message. Designed to make people wonder, the boards will help us to kick off the ReROOTed festival and you’ll have a big part to play.

If you’re not much of a marcher, there is also an opportunity to have an A1 sign placed outside of your home or workplace for up to one month, providing you with a small piece of public art to enjoy.

Those interested in participating should email their name, age and telephone number to mark@markwaddell.com as soon as possible. If you are interested in hosting an A1 placard in your home or workplace, you should also add your address and post code.

Give Me A Sign by Mark Waddell takes place on 24 March from 9am, starting at the Humber Street Gallery.

Inspiration Exchange. Photo: © Joseph S Priestley

DISCOVER A NEW STORY

How do we gather inspiration? Drop in to the Inspiration Exchange created by performance gurus Third Angel to find out! You’ll hear an intriguing story told just for you before swapping a tale of your own to help form a collective hive of inspiration. The possibilities are endless.

Inspiration Exchange by Third Angel takes place on Saturday 24 March from 12pm-2.30pm in the ReROOTed Shop Unit on Humber Street.

LEARN TO SKATE LIKE A PRO

If you’ve ever fancied your chances as a skateboarder, now is your time to shine. Performance artist and female skateboarder Dani Abulhawa is inviting you to explore the art of fluid movement and skateboarding in the urban landscape that is the Fruit Market.

You’ll learn to stand and crouch on a skateboard, explore balance and weight, roll smoothly along the ground, make gliding turns, support each other and develop your own sense of movement. Skateboards will be provided, so rendezvous at Humber Street Gallery and prepare to get your skate on.

All attendees must be aged 12+. There are 10 places on the workshop so please book in advance.

Skating on the Rivers by Dani Abulhawa takes place on 25 March at 2pm in Humber Street Gallery.

Zephyr team rider Peggy Oki. Photo: © Pat Darrin

CONTRIBUTE TO A PUBLIC ART PIECE

What does it mean to be offline in a world engrossed by technology? Throughout the ReROOTed festival weekend, artist Dave Lynch will construct Bulwark, a technological barricade created from fragments of abandoned technology using the age-old construction technique of drystone walling.

Do you have any disused technology that you are itching to get rid of? Whether it’s an old telephone, fragments of hard drives or an old video, Dave Lynch will take it off of your hands. Just drop off your disused tech at Humber Street Gallery from 15 to 25 March.

Bulwark by Dave Lynch will be constructed and exhibited in the ReROOTed Shop Unit on Humber Street throughout the festival weekend.

ReROOTed takes place from 24 to 26 March as part of our Made in Hull season. Discover the full ReROOTed festival programme and plan your weekend of disruption, debate and chaos.

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