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Participatory Opportunities for 2017

Do you want to get involved? Of course you do!

Freedom FEASTival

Freedom Festival Arts Trust, in partnership with Hull Harvest Feastival and Keepmoat Homes, are working together to deliver a gastronomic event like no other.

The Freedom FEASTival will take place in the Freedom Festival Gardens situated in Queens Gardens on 3rd September as part of a wider programme of outdoor arts, circus, interactive installations and workshops where we will see thousands of people come together in a celebration of people, cultures and community… a carnival of colour and fun.

Throughout the summer Freedom FEASTival will hold events at allotments and farms across the city to grow and harvest vegetables and to cook and prepare recipes for the big event on 3rd September. Click here to find out more.

We need you!

There are lots of opportunities for volunteers to get involved with this project, including growing, harvesting, cooking and serving the food –  register your interest in getting involved by completing the sign-up form or by downloading our volunteer booklet for more information.

Come to one of our volunteer events below – and don’t forget your boots and gloves!

Growing Sessions

Pickering Road Orchard                3 Aug  9.30 am – 2 pm

Keepmoat Allotment                     Wed 16 Aug 4 pm – 5 pm

Rise Walled Garden                       Mon 24 Aug  9.15 am – 4 pm

Induction & Training

Wed 16 Aug 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm, plus Eat & Meet 3, 7 pm – 3 pm, Keepmoat Allotment

We recommend that all volunteers attend at least one ‘Eat & Meet’ session.


Fri 11 Aug 5.30 pm – 9.00 pm – Harvesting and Storage with BBQ – Frith Farm

Thurs 17 Aug 9.30 am – 2.00 pm – Apple Pressing – Picking Road Community Orchard

Thurs 31 Aug 9.30 am – 2.00 pm – Apple Pressing – Pickering Road Community Orchard

Harvesting & vegetable donation collections 

Saturday 26 Aug 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm- Potato harvesting and BBQ – Keepmoat Allotment

Wednesday 30 Aug – Saturday 2 Sept – Various locations TBC

FEASTival Shift Times (subject to change)

August 30 & 31, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Sept 1 & 2, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Freedom FEASTival – Sept 3

Sunday 3 Sept, 7.00 am – 9.30 pm

We’ll see you there!