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Participatory Opportunities for 2017

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

Freedom Festival is delighted to offer a number of participatory opportunities in 2017.


Southpaw Dance Company will create a spectacular mass participation dance and video event especially for Freedom Festival 2017.

RUSH is a celebration of cultural expression and identity, of local lives and daily struggles, with community at its heart. Told through the lens of three local characters, it examines the daily frustrations that move us to effect change, offering dance, music, and the power of vibrant, cultural protest as a voice to express those struggles; a voice firmly rooted in the cultural identity of Hull.

RUSH will be a large-scale, mass participation dance spectacular, featuring a cast of members of the Hull community performing alongside Southpaw’s company dancers, and featuring stunning projections by Novak.

A unique opportunity to work alongside award-winning choreographer and Southpaw Artistic Director, Robby Graham – all ages and abilities absolutely welcome.


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.

We need you!

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


Compagnie Off present Les Girafes

Do you fancy taking part in a spectacular parade to kick the Freedom Festival weekend off with a bang?

Get involved with a healthy dose of clowning, bangs, live music and theatrical madness as Les Giraffes hits Hull.


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