Freedom is very much anchored to the heartbeat of the city, but with a big global voice on issues that affect us all, both directly and otherwise. There’s a real undercurrent of revolution and resistance to what’s happening in the world at the moment, which we want to shout about.
But there’s also a huge amount of fun and playfulness – we don’t want to lose that sense that you never know what’s quite around the corner! It’ll be a carnival to be enjoyed and remembered by all. Something to make you smile, gasp, laugh, think – and happy to be in such a beautiful city where culture dances on bridges, squares and quaysides, in parks, yards and streets
In this wonderful year of culture, Freedom Festival is proud to celebrate its tenth anniversary as Hull’s annual cultural highlight. There’s nothing quite like it anywhere in the way it links history and the creative present.
Festival highlights include
‘Compagnie Off’: Les Girafes
Fri 1 Sep, 8.30pm. Hull City Centre.
Mammalian Diving Reflex: Haircuts by Children
Fri 1 – Sat 3 Sep, various times. Solo Hair Salon.
Ragroof Theatre: Bridges Y Puentas
Fri 1 Sep – Sun 3 Sep, various times. Hull City Centre.
Superhallo: DJ Frietmachine
Fri 1 – Sat 3 Sep, various times. Hull City Centre.
The Market Theatre: The Suitcase
Fri 1 – Sun 3 Sep (+ additional dates). Hull Truck Theatre.
The Wilberforce Lecture presented by Mr Kofi Annan
Sat 2 Sep. Venue TBC.
Luke Wright: What I Learned from Johnny Bevan
Sat 2 Sep, 7.30pm. Hull Truck Studio.
Southpaw Dance Company: Rush
Sat 2 Sep, 8.30pm. Hull City Centre.
In Place of War: GRRRL
Sat 2 Sep, 9pm. Hull City Centre.
Periplum: Farenheit 451
Sat 2 Sep, 9.30pm. Zebedee’s Yard.
La Collectif G Bistaki: The Baina Trampa Fritz Fallen
Sat 2 – Sun 3 Sep, various times. Hull City Centre.
Sun 3 Sep, 5pm. Hull City Centre.
Entry to the festival is free, however some events are ticketed.
If you have purchased a ticket for an event/activity at this venue through hull2017.co.uk, please do not contact the venue direct with enquiries for that purchase as they will be unable to help.