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A Tittle-Tattle Tell-A-Tale Heart : Like an S&M Accident in a Muppet Factory

And the award for the best use of space goes to A Tittle-Tattle Tell-A-Tale Heart at Humber Street Gallery. The warehouse space working as imaginatively as exhibiting artist Athena Papadopoulos. The two upper floors of the gallery have been rendered almost unrecognisable in order to house the wildly inventive mixed-media work by the Canadian artist’s first major institutional presentation in the UK for Absolutely Cultured. Continue reading

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Costume of Dreams at Feral Art School

Costume of Dreams. Explore imaginary worlds through costume, installation and photography read the blurb. How could I resist? I don’t need much of an excuse to dress up as someone else for the day. The someone else in this case was drawn from the notion of ‘alternative self’. This might mean someone who you aspire to be, an aspect of your personality, a body part that you wished to transform and/or celebrate, or something from your inner world, a you from your dreams. Continue reading

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Cushion Roulette at Gob Almighty Debut

It is the irreverence of the Gob Almighty flyer that piques the interest: a lipsticked Larkin peering out of the zine style layout. ‘A new night of poetry’ with Peter Knaggs, Matt Nicholson, Mike Watts and Dean Wilson upstairs at the Brain Jar. Continue reading

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“Listen to me! Voice in the poetry performance space” by Dr. Karen Simecek

Yesterday evening I attended a talk on Poetry at Hull University by Teaching Fellow Dr. Karen Simecek from Warwick University. The event organised by the Philosophical Dept introduced by Professor Nick Zangwill, at Hull University. The event was described as follows:

PHILOSOPHY AND LANGUAGES RESEARCH SEMINAR

“Listen to me! The value of voice in the poetry performance space”

What happens when words are spoken/performed by another? When does this enable different voices and perspectives to be heard? When might such performance of words have a silencing effect? 

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#WEMADETHIS Presents Hull Spirit: Iconic People and Places

Community and Craft Come Together for Hull Spirit Exhibition. Over the Summer months communities across Hull and the East Riding have been busy preparing ‘makes’ for an exhibition called ​Hull Spirit: Iconic People and Places ​taking place at Hull Minster ​throughout September.

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See Unseen Beings at Freedom Fest 2018

Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in a sheet’ The promotion for Unseen Beings community dance project – commissioned by Hull City Arts supported by Arts Council England – is attracting heaps of love and attention… but what about those times when you are not getting love or attention? What about when the world doesn’t see you at all?  What happens then? Continue reading

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Heads Up Festival back with theatre that makes a difference

Heads Up Festival’s autumn 2018 season will take place from September 12 – September 22 at various venues, including Kardomah94, the University of Hull and Hull Central Library. Continue reading

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Fighting 4 Queerz at Pride in Hull 2018

Two weeks on and time to reflect and collate some of the feedback on Fighting 4 Queerz the Back To Ours commission for Pride in Hull 2018.  Continue reading

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Fighting 4 Queerz Participant Blog pt.2

With just 12 hours before showtime the Fighting 4 Queerz project has continued to gather pace with all the sessions taking place at St Paul’s Boxing Club in Hull. The training sessions have been hard-going: there is no question as to whether the two Mikes have been easy on us: they have not. Continue reading

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Unseen Beings Community Dance Project

Unseen Beings Community Dance Project Choreographers Jo Ashbridge and Tamar Draper are looking for participants aged 16+ to take part in a vibrant, thought provoking and innovative dance-theatre project throughout August, culminating in a performance at this year’s Freedom Festival. Absolutely no dance experience is necessary.  Continue reading

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