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Mad Pride is about voicing the unspoken, the extremes of thoughts from despair to euphoria and breakdown to breakthrough. Mad Pride’s vision is to use art and culture to break down the barriers around mental health.

Bringing together community groups and artists to collaborate on creative projects using a variety of media – it will build a movement of solidarity and celebration around mental health.

Culminating in the Mad Pride Festival which will tell the world about our mental health, our talents and our city the emphasis will be on visual spectacle, puppets, parades, live art performances and exhibitions popping up in the most unlikely places across Hull.

You can follow Mad Pride’s activity on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Mad Pride Week: 11-16 September

A free, week-long celebration of diversity and challenging stereotypes against mental health.

11 September, 7pm-9.30pm. The New Adelphi Club, De Grey Street..
Performance and poetry evening.

12 September, 5pm-7pm. Ground Gallery, Beverley Road.
Inside-out open art space.

12 September, 2.30pm-4.30pm. Inspired Cafe, George Street.
Kindful eating workshop.

13 September, 8pm-10pm. Ground Gallery, Beverley Road.
Secular meditation workshop.

14 September, 2pm-4pm. Meet at the intersection between Dunvegan Road and East Carr Road, North Sutton.
Foraging workshop – collecting herbs and plants for the brain and body.

14 & 15 September, 7pm. Artlink, Princes Avenue.
Film screening of Crazywise in collaboration with Hull Independent Cinema. Reserve your space.

Mad Pride Carnival

16 September, 3pm-7pm. Free ticketed. Stepney Station and Pearson Park.

Get together to challenge normality and celebrate diversity at the Mad Pride Carnival. The event kicks off with a fun-filled parade, starting at the old Stepney Station on Beverley Road at 3pm before heading to a party in Pearson Park from 4pm-7pm. Expect art, music, performance and puppets along with delicious food by Timebank.

Past events

Puppetry Workshops

4 July, 11 July, 18 July, 25 July, 11am-2pm. Free. The Pennine Rambler, Pennine Way, North Bransholme.

Open to all, just show up on the day.

Breaking Free

Exhibition opening: 14 July, 6pm.
17 -21 July, 24-28 July, 9am-5pm. Free. Spring Bank Community Centre.

An exhibition tackling ideas of imprisonment, madness and liberation.

Cardboard Structure Workshop

23 & 24 August, 11am-4pm. Free. Hull In Paint, Princes Quay Shopping Centre.

Join in as the team build a giant head you can play in, entirely constructed from cardboard! Open to all, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wicker Structure Workshop

30 & 31 August, 3pm-7pm. Free. Ground Gallery, Beverley Road.

Build a ‘wild thing’ in this large-scale wicker structure workshop. Open to all, just show up on the day.

Banner Making for the Mad Pride Carnival

1 September, 11am-2pm. Free. Selby Street Mission, Selby Street.

Get creative and make a banner for the Mad Pride Carnival taking place this September as part of the Mad Pride Week in Hull.

Event Type

  • Family Friendly


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