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Heads Up Festival hits the big 10 

Ten seasons over five years and a ton of shows later, Hull’s Heads Up Festival, is celebrating with a sit down show on anthropology and antiques, a Hull-noir novel staged live, stand out plays around death and daffodils, the contemplation of light, a love letter from Liverpool And a disco with sponges for the under 5’s. Continue reading

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Flesh #3 What came first the taste for performance art or the egg?

As a timid twenty-something I had no clue, as to what lay behind the self-pleasuring rabbit head, slumped against the gallery wall. Nor did I understand the meaning of two characters in camouflage, pulping tomatoes with their chests, till the place smelled like a Bloody Mary at breakfast. Oh performance art how I adore you. You invite weird and wondrous things to seep into our lives and demand nothing but attention… and now, back to the egg. Continue reading

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Key Contribution to The Way We Were

The Way We Were – Saturday November 12, 2016 at 11am, noon, 2pm and 3pm in Paragon Interchange. FREE. No booking required. LIVE music providing the soundtrack to a large-scale dance project in Hull is being made possible thanks to the donation of a grand piano.
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Turn 2016 : A Celebration of Dance at Contact

I first heard about Turn in 2013 when I was lucky enough to see the previous year’s winner Ellen Turner, perform her work ‘Car Door Moment’ – a daring renegade performance, once seen never forgotten.  When last year the name ‘Contact’  was being thrown about like confetti by so many visiting artists, it seemed I was destined to get there, if only for the opening night.  
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Hull Dancer Marks Successful Stage Return

Do you have any dance your side of the Pennines? she asked enquiringly. Not a great deal no, I replied. There are moves to remedy that, happening right now in the city, programmes being put in place, more platforms and opportunities… but as for professional companies, we are a bit thin on the ground. 

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Dinner Party Divas Rewrite The Rules at Heads Up

TripAdvisor Read Review: Olives were thrown at us and scattered on the table. The plastic container left with no attempt to place the food in a suitable dish. Hard dry kernels of corn were showered upon us before the main course, one even finding its way into my half glass of Prosecco. The serving staff were sullen, unhelpful and in some cases downright rude. Our hosts were condescending, more concerned with upstaging each other, than presenting themselves or the art of dinner party hosting, with any due respect. Continue reading

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Hull Dance Prize Returns

On Thursday 22 October four companies will be entering their work before a panel of judges and a voting audience once more as Hull Dance plays host to Hull Dance Prize 2015, Hull Truck Theatre. Continue reading

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Freedom Festival A Window On To Hull2017

I began, like many others, inside KAG at the members show enjoying the art on the walls in the familiar surroundings. I made a beeline for KAG because I felt sure there would be people there who I knew. I also hoped there’d be a welcoming glass of vino – which there was. Continue reading

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