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The Awakening

The Second Year of Hull's Spring Arts Festival


 ‘It feels like a meditation with the pagan guardians of spring’

The Hull Story, Article, March 2023

Celebrating the change of seasons from winter to spring and our great city’s maritime identity, heritage, folklore and mythology, audiences explored the history-rich streets of the city centre from Queens Gardens, down Whitefriargate, across Trinity Square and up to Zebedee’s Yard. The Awakening 2023 was free to attend, spread across two evenings, bringing opportunity to explore world-class installations and performances, with Hull’s historic areas lit up with giant figures and forms. Indoors audiences could experience musical offerings from local favourites including a special edition of Trinity Live in partnership with Trinity Market and Sesh Events, and at Ferens Art Gallery, there will be another chance to catch the RE:SCORE films and a special live performance by Broken Orchestra.

You can meet all of the artists and explore the works from 2023's awakening here.

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Tom Arran Photography

With support from the Shared Prosperity Fund, HM Government Levelling Up Fund, Hull Maritime and the Heritage Action Zone, we are delighted to be working in partnership with Hull City Council to bring this event back to Hull again in 2023.

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