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25/8/18

Rise up Hull!

As the city prepares to welcome a special visitor during Freedom Festival, an empty shop in Whitefriargate has been transformed into a pop-up art studio. From Saturday 25 August, residents of all ages are invited to rise up, have their voice heard and become part of the story by making placards and t-shirts at The Print Shop.

On Friday 31 August 2018, Hull will welcome a special visitor on the next part of what has been a very long journey.

The city’s guest has travelled far, gathering the stories of women on her journey across the world and on Freedom Festival Friday she will explore the city, learning about the dreams and struggles of the women – past and present – who have contributed to the story of Hull and to meet a younger version of herself.

As part of the 100-year anniversary of the female vote, this year’s Freedom Festival will celebrate and explore the female journey and the importance and power of activism, starting with this very special guest.

Placards, banners and t-shirts exploring themes of freedom and empowerment will be made at The Print Shop and used as part of the performance.

Jenny Howard-Coombes, Executive Director and Joint CEO of Freedom Festival explains: “We’ve come such a long way in the last 100 years but there is still so much further to go.

Inspired by the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, this beautiful, hopeful, large-scale processional performance will celebrate and meet local and global stories of women and their continuing struggle for equality and human rights. It’s going to be an extremely powerful performance – the perfect opening to this year’s Freedom Festival.

“Hull is a city full of words and we want to know what Freedom means to the people of Hull and are encouraging people to be part of this story by visiting The Print Shop. Given the opportunity to speak, to contribute, what will people say?”

The Print Shop is open from August 25 until Sunday 2 September from 12pm until 6pm, located in 18 Whitefriargate, Hull.

 

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