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Freedom Festival in Year Programme

  • 26th August
  • TBC

Freedom Festival will be programming performances on Stage@thedock throughout 2017.

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Freedom Festival 2017

  • 1st September - 3rd September

Freedom Festival is set to shake up Hull once more from 1-3 September 2017, Freedom Festival's 10th Birthday!

Celebrating the city’s independent spirit as well as its historic links to the idea of freedom, 3 days of incredible performances will take over the city for Hull’s annual urban arts festival.

Once again Stage @TheDock will be central to the event, hosting live music, dance, theatre and spectacle to packed crowds.

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Hull Daily Mail Digital Awards 2017

  • 7th September

Hull's top tech companies and talented whizz-kids return for a second year celebrate the Hull Daily Mail Digital Awards at Stage @TheDock.

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Open Bridges Music Première

  • 22nd September
  • 19:30 - 22:30

Experience the culmination of Open Bridges in Hull - the day the city splits in two - with the world premiere of BAFTA award winning composer John Stead’s especially commissioned acousmatic music composition for Open Bridges 2017 ‘Moments in Time’.

The Open Bridges project explores the notion of freedom and freedom withheld during the Hull City of Culture Freedom Season.
Electro Acoustic Ensemble director, John Stead’s live première performance will be diffused in octophonic sound featuring found sounds recorded from Hull bridges movements and operations. The programme includes rare performances of musique concrète work by pioneers of electronic, electroacoustic and acousmatic music - Jean-Claude Risset’s “Elementa” and Francis Dhomont’s “Cycle du Son”.

Open Bridges: On 22nd September 2017 - the autumnal equinox when day and night are equal - Hull will be split in two for the first time in the city’s history denying movement across the river East or West, creating a symbolic wall to be reunited when the first bridge re-opens to road traffic. This can only happen in Hull as no other city has so many opening bridges over such a short distance of navigable river. A river journey by three historic vessels will take place and as the river journey ends the music begins.

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The Three Inch Fools present Romeo & Juliet

  • 23rd September
  • 7.00 pm

Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s infamous story of a whirlwind romance and bitter tragedy.

The Three Inch Fools are a troupe of performers, travelling with set, props, costumes and camping gear, performing a highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare’s plays.

The Fools perform Shakespeare in almost any kind of setting – to date, they have performed at castles, stately homes, gardens, churches, marketplaces, village greens, an old fire station, a medieval crypt, a crowded pub and a garlic farm. All the world’s a stage!

This event has been postponed due to poor weather conditions. Ticket holders will be offered a refund or reallocation of tickets for the rescheduled performances on 23rd September 2017, by Hull Box Office.

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Three Inch Fools Present Twelfth Night

  • 23rd September
  • 2.00 pm

Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s rib-ticklingly good comedy of old-fashioned trickery and mistaken identity.

The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors with all manner of musical instruments, travelling with set, props, costumes and camping gear, performing highly imaginative and vibrantly musical takes on Shakespeare’s plays.

They love to perform Shakespeare in almost any kind of setting and are quite used to staging plays both indoors and outdoors, in all sorts of places. To date, they have performed Shakespeare in castles, stately homes, gardens, churches, marketplaces, village greens, an old fire station, a medieval crypt, a crowded pub and a garlic farm – all the world’s a stage!

Three Inch Fools are currently preparing for a programme of shows and workshops for schools, as well as getting ready for their Summer Tour 2017, performing Twelfth Night and Romeo & Juliet.

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55°N, 5°E

  • 21st October - 22nd October
  • 19:00 - 19:45

55°N, 5°E is a new music and contemporary dance composition written by electronic artist Vanishing. It follows the story of The Dogger Bank Incident of 1904 when three fishermen were killed at sea by the Russian Navy. Their memorial statue stands on Hessle Road. The live production will feature Vanishing plus performers from Hull Dance’s community and will take place on the 113th anniversary of the incident.

Vanishing is the project of Hull native Gareth Smith. Vanishing’s debut album was released in April 2017 and they have performed shows with LoneLady, Dean Blunt and Surgeon amongst others and have worked alongside Gazelle Twin and Gnod.

Please note, this event is free but ticketed.

SUITABILITY 16+

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