The Freedom Festival’s underlying atmosphere is reflective – a feeling of joining together in a peaceable way.
Initiated by freedom, with Wilberforce at its core, we celebrate the immense diversity of freedoms through enjoying arts and culture.
Joining the Freedom Festival Community Correspondents programme appealed to me because I love meeting people and finding out what attracts them to be in certain places at certain times.
I am using newly-learned filming and reporting skills to share the festival, and its ethos, with a wider community. I have made new friends and discovered a real passion for interviewing people along the way.
By Clare Crowther
Clare caught up with some of this years artists whilst out and about at this years festival. Listen to what they had to say here:
By Clare Crowther
Freedom Chorus, the choir set up by Hull’s City Arts Unit, will be appearing at Freedom Festival for the sixth time, after forming in 2011 and taking to the Freedom Festival stage for the first time that year. The Chorus is a wonderful community choir whose motto could well be ‘if you can talk, you can sing!’
In 2011, 100 people signed up to join the Chorus and now it has 572 members. Clare Drury, who runs the Chorus, and is also Development Officer for Hull City Council, is happy for the group to keep growing, saying “everyone is welcome to join us – and we particulaly need more men!”
If you fancy getting involved in the Chorus, here are some fascinating facts about singing:
Catch one of the Freedom Chorus performances over the weekend (check the programme for timings and locations) and if you’d like to take up the fantastic opportunity to develop your own free natural voice, contact the Chorus on 01482 300300. Go for it!