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19th June 2019

Freedom Festival Needs You!

We are looking for volunteers to participate in Bivouac – an extraordinary performance taking place on the streets of Hull on Freedom Friday!

11th June 2019

Everyone Back to Ours for Freedom Festival

Roll up and step into the circus ring, as Freedom Festival Arts Trust teams up with Back to Ours to bring a world-class circus programme to Hull.

10th June 2019

Why RSM is proud to support Freedom Festival

"A festival for good, that’s powered by talented people."

6th June 2019

Amplifying the voice of young people in exciting new partnership

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) for 2019 and 2020.

3rd June 2019

A Celebration of Humanity, Powered by People

HULL is no stranger to arts and culture and this summer, the annual Freedom Festival will use the city as its stage once again, in a way it has never done before.

21st May 2019

Rehearsals begin with young musicians

Working with J-Night, rehearsals have begun at Hull Music Hub as 28 young musicians are given the opportunity to play alongside professional players.

7th May 2019

"Roll up at the double for Festival Fun" Yorkshire Post

Roll up at the double for festival fun reports Alex Wood from the Yorkshire Post.

7th May 2019

Get ready for five days of Freedom!

Freedom Festival, an established fixture on the national and international cultural calendar, returns for its 12th year in 2019 with an extended and audacious arts programme spanning five days.

12th April 2019

Become a 2019 Freedom Maker!

Want to help make Freedom Festival 2019 unforgettable? We're on the look out for Volunteers for this year's festival.

11th April 2019

Vote for Hull Sound Circles to win National Lottery Award

Remember The Clash of Drums (Danbor Talka) from Freedom Festival 2016? Hull Sound Circles helped support this project. You can help them win £50,000 to develop their work in Hull.

2nd April 2019

Accelerating ahead

Following its success last year, we’re once again looking to recruit three students from the University of Hull to take part in paid internships - from Festival Administration, Artist Liaison to Production - to help deliver Freedom Festival 2019.

1st April 2019

Congregation: Research and Development

Through our work with Without Walls, we're proud to be supporting the research and development phase of Congregation a project by Ray Lee with software and hardware development by Steve Symons, for presentation at this year's Freedom Festival.

29th March 2019

Become a Trustee of Freedom!

Are you passionate about the arts? Do you share our vision and understand the role that cultural events and creative experiences play in contributing towards social, cultural and economic regeneration? We are looking to appoint new members to our Board, to ensure the continued success of Freedom Festival and to assist us in developing a sustainable year-round programme of work which reflects the Trust’s core aims, values and vision. The deadline to put in an expression of interest is midday on 8 April.

25th February 2019

18 new outdoor shows commissioned as part of Without Walls partnership

We’re proud to be a commissioning partner of Without Walls, a network of festivals that brings fantastic outdoor arts to audiences across the UK.

21st January 2019

New music commissioned as part of PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial 2019

This July, brand new music about Hull will be heard across the Humber as PRS Foundation’s New Music Biennial returns to the city and London’s Southbank Centre with a festival celebrating the breadth and talent of new music in the UK.