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City-Wide Creative Hull Festival Announced and Taking Place this Summer

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A three-day event will take place in Hull this summer celebrating the city’s creativity and culture.

Creative Hull, from Absolutely Cultured, will see installations and performances taking place all over the city in disused shops and buildings, outdoor spaces, existing venues and online.

The event will take place from 16 – 18 July.

Stephen Munn, CEO and artistic director at Absolutely Cultured, said: “There is a wealth of creativity and culture happening in Hull, much of which has been impacted heavily over this last year. We wanted to shine a light on it by facilitating an event that could bring that wide variety of digital, visual art, dance, theatre, music and just people being creative, under one banner.

“It’s a chance to be part of something bigger, together. We’d originally planned this event for 2020 and whilst it will be a little different than intended, it’s even more relevant now. We’ve worked hard to make sure it can still go ahead in a considered and socially distanced way and we’re really excited to be able to bring some much-needed joy to the city this summer.”

The programme will include Hull-based company Middle Child Theatre, exhibitions at Humber Street Gallery including In My Room by artists Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, and Pride in Hull will be hosting a pop-up hangout safe space.

There will also be an interactive public art commission in the city centre, developed with the people of Hull, by Morag Myerscough and commissioned by Absolutely Cultured.

To support participation, Absolutely Cultured will provide seed funding of up to £1,000 for eight local artists or collectives who have an existing or new project.

More information can be found on the Absolutely Cultured website.

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