For one day only on Hull’s Newland Avenue, Assemble Fest transforms the most unlikely of places into pop-up performance spaces. Watch the avenue comes alive as flashmobs, interactive shows, music, art and dance erupt in a variety of the area’s independent venues, from delis to hairdressers.
Supported by Newland’s local and international traders, the festival features new site-specific works from Hull’s burgeoning theatre companies and family-friendly activities along the street. Make sure you see it first at Assemble Fest.
Tickets for Assemble Fest are on sale now. Purchase tickets for individual shows for £3.50 in advance or £4 on the day.
£4. Performances at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm* and 4.30pm. Larkin’s Bar, 48 Newland Avenue.
Roll up your sleeves – it’s time we talked about food. With a mixture of cheese chunks, chocolate cake and pomegranate pips, Bellow Theatre dishes up a family-friendly food frenzy.
£4. Performances at 10am, 12pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm* and 5pm. World of Wonder, Hull Community Church.
A short play for ladies and gentlemen about boys and girls. Through words, songs and games, this heart-warming and hilarious story tries to understand all of the things we say that we don’t realise anyone is listening to, and what our listeners do when they’ve heard it.
£4. Performances at 10.30am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3pm* and 4pm. Nofretete, 55 Newland Avenue.
Kidnapped from fresh water to salt water, will Mermarella ever be accepted and find love again in this foreign kingdom? Puppetry, shadow theatre and acting aimed at thinking families and the young at heart.
£4. Performances at 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm* and 5.30pm. The Piper, Newland Avenue.
Come along to The Piper for the world premiere of the next great leap forward in technology: the Omni Unit. We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to invest in the future of personalised robotic assistance.
Pay what you want. Performances at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 3pm* and 4.30pm. Super Value, 69 Newland Avenue.
Follow the story of two hapless thieves, a heist, an unlikely set of heroes and heroines and a community pulling together in the face of adversity in this comedic and musical promenade performance.
£4. Performances at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 3.30pm* and 5.30pm. Trinity Methodist Church.
Brian and Betty Johnson cordially invite you to celebrate the marriage of their son, Robert, to Issy Shipiro. As a friend of the happy couple, join the wedding breakfast as we laugh, cry, sing and dance and expect a few surprises along the way.
Free. Performance from 7.30pm. Clothes Factor, Newland Avenue.
Assemble Fest’s closing event – a celebration of one of Hull’s most diverse and independent streets. The story of Newland Avenue told through a collaboration between local residents and artists. The street will become the stage as Newland’s colourful history, music, residents and culture are celebrated on a grand scale.
*Happy Hour: these performances are not ticketed. Turn up at the venue 10 minutes before the show and feel free to make a donation at the end.
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