Login / Register

View navigation

The Hull Vigil

presented by WLDN and Freedom Festival

Credit: Tom Arran

At Sunset on 3 May 2021 The Hull Vigil began.

It will end at Sunrise on 3 May 2022.

Over the past eight years, The Vigil has been running continuously in France, Germany, the Netherlands and Austria, and in 2021 it comes to Hull for its 10th performance.

A community project built by Hull for the people of Hull, this is a performance with a narrative that goes deeper throughout the year.

While each vigil stands alone, together they form a human chain and a manifestation of community, humanity and resilience. Something even more significant today amidst these troubling times, as a community, nation and society, we watch over and protect each other, our cities and our planet.

Standing alone but together, each vigil will step inside the bespoke wood and glass structure, without their phone or other distraction, to watch over the city for an hour at sunrise and sunset - looking out across the Humber to the east, the urban spread to the north and out across the suburbs and countryside to the west.

Each participant will have their own unique experience. One of the fundamentals in the practice of choreography is the nature of presence, to stand back from the world for an instant. At the same time, the participants will experience being part of a vast, human adventure on a larger scale than that of a population or a city.

Each day, the vigils will express their thoughts and experiences about their vigil and watching over the city of Hull. These words, along with photos of the performance will be posted on The Hull Vigil website telling the story of the performance in Hull.

The Hull Vigil created by Joanne Leighton, produced by WLDN & Freedom Festival (supported by IN-SITU and Global Streets). Shelter Design: Benjamin Tovo

The Hull Vigil is fully booked and the waiting list is currently closed.

You can view the Vigils and the shelter daily at Hull College. 

Arts Council logo  Commissioned by Freedom In SItu Logohull college.jpg  Yorkshire Maritime 150 pxEsteemGlobal Streets Hull COuncil

Vigil 2

Credit Tom Arran

Vigil 1

Credit: Tom Arran

Mon 3 May - Tue 3 May

Hull College

This is a FREE event.

Share this event: