The Freedom Festival Arts Trust is proud to be helping the economic growth of the city as recent statistics from Expedia.com show that hotel bookings soared in Hull this summer.
This year’s festival – which saw audience numbers of 145,000 – showcased Hull at its very best, as more than 200 acts from across the world took over streets and spaces in the city to celebrate Hull’s independent spirit and historic contribution to the cause of freedom.
Mikey Martins, Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Freedom Festival Arts Trust, said: “Hull’s journey during 2017 has been incredible and goes to show what creativity can do to pull communities together and make a difference. It’s awakened the senses, provoked thoughts about art and brought people together to experience something new.
We’re proud that Hull is host to such a huge and important international arts festival and even more proud that so many people want to be part of it. This year we saw a growth in new audiences by 40% which is fantastic.”
While the festival may be over for another year, attention has now been turned to the Trust’s year-round programme of work, which not only aims to nurture and support local and regional creative talent but also to continue to attract national and international artists and collaborators.
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