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Community Correspondents

Who are the Freedom Festival Community Correspondents?

Freedom Festival News is our very first festival newspaper, which has been produced by our fabulous group of Community Correspondents. These 12 Hull residents were chosen – from a high number of applicants – to be ‘the voice’ of the festival in their local area, as part of an exciting, industry-leading new programme which was first piloted last year.

The Community Correspondents project, which is supported by City Health Care Partnership Foundation and ABP, aims to celebrate the passion and commitment of local people, encouraging them to play a central role in showcasing the cultural transformation taking place across the city.

Our Community Correspondents have been official ‘roaming reporters’ for Freedom Festival, spreading the word about the festival and Hull’s growing cultural credentials throughout Hull and beyond.

As part of the programme, they’ve received training, supported by BBC Radio Humberside and BBC Look North, that has helped them develop their own creative voice, and gained the opportunity to participate in a number of exclusive experiences, including working with programmes teams at the BBC in Hull. They’ve also reported on various cultural events here in Hull and visited another of the UK’s leading arts festivals, Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF) and gained behind-the-scenes access, which you can read about in their various reviews and features across the next few pages.

Read the Freedom News, a newspaper created by our 2016 Community Correspondents: