Freedom Festival Correspondents at SIRF 2016

While Hull was celebrating Humber Street Sesh 2016 I had returned to Stockton-on-Tees, my hometown – for the first nine months at any rate – as one of the Freedom Festival Community Correspondents team. I joined the programme because I saw it as a good chance to see some new art and performance, work with pro journos, build networks and try new things. Below is a short picture diary of Saturday at SIRF 2016 Stockton International Riverside Festival.

Dragon - wide

SIRF Community Carnival. Theme for 2016 Mythical Lands and Fantastical Creatures

SIRF Community carnival portrait - close

Community Carnival is Tees Valley’s largest community celebration and brings together hundreds of people from schools, youth and community groups

Paddy as 'Pa' for Caty Wompus. - close JPG

Paddy O’ Connor as ‘Pa’ from the Flex Dance Company world premiere of Caty Wompus commissioned by SIRF

Jennifer essex Dance - close

Replicas by Jennifer Essex Dance @ Stockton High Street Plinth. Pictured: Christopher Vann & Natalie Trewinnard

jennifer essex dance - wide

Replicas by Jennifer Essex Dance. Pictured: Paul Harman & Christina Blackwell

Candoco Dance - wide

You and I Know by Candoco Dance Company  pictured:  Joel Brown and Laura Patay

15ft 6 wide

Dynamite & Poetry by 15FT 6 on Church Road

high street plinth -wide

Dusk at SIRF crowds watch as Sumo Tango perform Around

wet picnic - finale - wide

Saturday Night Finale The Ball by Wet Picnic

night shot of Tees Bridge

Bridge over the River Tees at night

See @SIRF_Stockton for more on Stockton International Riverside Festival

Follow @FreedomFestCCS for more from the Freedom Festival Correspondents programme

Freedom Festival 2016 Takes place 2 –  4 September Hull see for show details





Filed under Art blogs, dance, Theatre

2 responses to “Freedom Festival Correspondents at SIRF 2016

  1. Wooowww!!! A lot of really good companies 😉

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