MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – OCTOBER 2018

Fashionably late on the 6th of November with great pleasure I am writing this. October’s quote would be “you get what you give” or what you put in, so not much. All feelings from annoyed to sad, including the feeling that I have missed all the good, run through my mind today.
I guess that at this stage of my career the reality hits hard and I shouldn’t really be sad that my photography is going so well that I don’t have spare time to wonder around galleries and events. But I can’t help to feel disappointed in myself.

With meeting with ENRG mentor I combined Artist Takeover at Queens House Showcase and on the last day of HIP Festival at HIP Galleries I rushed to Princess Quay. Boom. That’s all. Short and sweet.

Artist Takeover @Queens House Showcase

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This little exhibition space is one of the hidden gems in the city centre and I always want for the space to be filled with culture lovers. Because it is always worth the visit.
This was the second Artist Takeover showcasing local talents in various mediums.
Artist links below, but photos[sorry] not in the right order most likely.

Esther Cawley

Lilly Williams

 

Milly Rose

Sue Feve

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HIP Festival 2018

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Having been part of the Creative and Cultural and HIP Gallery in the past, I have a bit of a love for them. But going on the last day didn’t show the festival at its best. Couple of spaces were closed and a chance to see David Morris talk about his work promised, but not delivered.
On the bright side – I saw the latest work of Peter Dench [I LOVE PETER DENCH] and have a good old chat with the volunteers was pleasant too.

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Peter Dench has taken on the BREXIT and it was like that comfort food on a rainy day.

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Brian Griffin usual [from previous e exhibitions] black&white mixed with amazing colourful photographs that made me stop and look twice. Brilliant!

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Both Open Exhibitions not really to my taste, but I celebrate the fact that local photographers are given the opportunity to showcase their work.

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Last both not least – Buckingham Street monkey business mural that I absolutely love.

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November promises to be just as manic as October, so I have serious concerns about spare time and culture wonders.

However I have a wish list:

  • Hull Comedy Festival 2018 [not officially there, but really want to photograph at least one gig]
  • Portraits at Sea Hull Maritime Museum
  • Usual galleries if I have a chance – Humber Street Gallery, Brynmore Jones [Alec Gil exhibition coming up soon], Queens House Showcase and GROUND.
  • and the things I can’t remember at this moment in time, but are somewhere in my head.

Well, I think there is no denying that I am very distant from this amazing thing I used to do and not really doing now, but it’s not by choice.

Ahhhhhhhh……

MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – SEPTEMBER 2018

SEPTEMBER WAS BONKERS IN ALL KINDS OF MATTERS. END OF BUSY SUMMER SEASON WITH FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2018, CAMPAIGNS I PHOTOGRAPHED, HEADS UP FESTIVAL, MUM VISITING, ME BEING SUPER ILL AND SUPER TIRED, AND TRYING TO CATCH UP WITH THE WORKLOAD FOR A TEAM OF HUNDRED [FOR JUST MYSELF TO DO].

IN THE IDEAL WORLD I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SEPARATE BLOG POSTS FOR EACH FESTIVAL AND CULTURE WONDERS, BUT EVERYTHING SEEMS LIKE A ONE BIG BOWL OF CULTURE/ART/PERFORMANCE.

FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2018 WAS AMAZING. AMAZING THREE [NEARLY FOUR] DAYS CELEBRATING EQUALITY, LOVE, CULTURE, ART, COMMUNITY, PERFORMANCE AND OF COURSE HULL. THANK YOU TO FESTIVAL FAMILY TO HAVE ME ON BOARD ONCE MORE.

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Hull University My Plastic Pledge Beach Hub created by Drunk Animal Creative Studios

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Modern day Slavery Exhibition

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Hull Freedom Chorus at L’HOMME DEBOUT RISE!

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Crowds watching L’HOMME DEBOUT RISE!

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Freedom Festival Volunteers

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Street Performers

 

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People enjoying L’HOMME DEBOUT RISE!

HEADS UP FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 2018

I have been photographing this festival twice and second time round I came to a conclusion that it is a real privilege to work and enjoy meaningful events that feed your brain with high quality theatre and events.

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WHAT IS? COLLECTIVE –  WHAT IS.. EARTH?

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The event was really special. The location and the views just blew away everyone present and the light coming through the skyline windows was magic. The content of the event was refreshing, I certainly felt the irony of the human kind living on the Earth.

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“A What Is? event typically features visual artists, writers, musicians, performers, mysterious sound and lighting and a leap into the unknown.

What is … Earth? To you? For this What Is? we will be taken on a breathtaking and inspiring tour to an exhibition in a secret location that will put you in the perfect position to contemplate this awesome question. The cross-discipline artists of What is? collective have been asking themselves the question and working together to create an experience for you. All art is specially created for the event and location, in response to the theme. The location in unexpected, intimate and we look forward to a fun evening.

A unique experience is guaranteed. Part exhibition, part performance, here’s something that you may never have experienced before. Artists are paired. One creates, one responds. Both reflect on the chosen theme and go on their own journey of self-inquiry and reflection.”

Source: Heads Up Festival website

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UNSEEN BEINGS @NORTH POINT SHOPPING CENTRE

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GROUND CONTROL

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FOREIGN RADICAL by THEATRE CONSPIRACY

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Throughout the month I was working on other photo clients, including Drunk Animal Creative Studios at the British Science Festival, some comedy and CHCP, so it got hot.

I really struggled to find time to go out and shoot some photos for the September culture review, but there was odd moments of inspiration to find time.

There was a moment where I managed to walk through half of the Bankside Gallery down Bankside, which felt like a forbidden walk through the derelict industrial state.

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The image below comes with a story.
Whilst framing the shot, car pulls aside and girl pokes her head out of the car: “THIS IS MY GRAFFITI”. Really made my journey worthwhile.

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On the last day of the month I was heading to Humber Street Gallery for the last day of the exhibition MEASURES OF LIFE and as I was driving past the Old Mill building site/old grounds and there it was – End Of Summer Jam with many, many graffiti artists making the newly fitted walls graffiti-beautiful. I stopped, because I thought its a sign.

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The great, great thing about the event is that it brings wide range of artist together.
I spotted Emma Garness there and it was so lovely to find out more about why she is taking part and what does the collective wall creation means to her.

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The last stop was Humber Street Gallery  MEASURES OF LIFE.

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Humber Street Gallery is reliable to showcase art that will make you think. It can be controversial, but also can be education, often raising awareness of social gunk happening around us, or most of the time making culture experiences exciting!

The exhibition is set on three floors each having interaction with the robots and technologies. There are eight different international artists showcasing multisensory work, exploring our place in the world and the digital footprints we leave.
All artists are runners up or winners of the Lumen Prize for Digital Art.

GROUND FLOOR

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FIRST FLOOR

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SECOND FLOOR

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On the second floor I felt like stepping into someone’s other reality. Especially the bedroom setting, where I found myself a little bit angry with the current obsession of exposing yourself on various social media platforms. As I brought a eleven-year-old girl, who’s becoming a teenager too early, I really felt the damage that social media can do.
It was interesting to watch how Melanija received two messages at the same time – development of technologies and ability to create a bridge between a device and real life objects, and messages spread across the bedroom set.
I don’t think the art can change people’s minds about the social media and technologies, but it certainly will stay in our brains as a possibility….if that makes sense…

 

This month it was work-culture or graffiti, but I still think I did well. I wish to have more and more spare time to be part of the culture scene in Hull, but as the winter is approaching, I hope to have more time to cosy up in galleries.

In October I hope to see the Hull International Photography Festival, new exhibition at Artlink [collaboration with Ground Gallery] and graffiti inspired trip down Preston Road derelict housing for more wall art.

 

HAPPY CULTURE PEOPLE!!
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MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – JUNE 2018

It’s a bit an alien moment to type in the “MY CITY OF CULTURE…” as I feel like its been ages since I wrote about culture.

June was a month that barely existed in the means of culture engagement.
Half of it I worked my arse off and half of it I spent away in Latvia. There was very little time to get cultured. Plus, here we are again – late [3rd July]

There was two highlights, plus one that’s has no art culture, but still a social culture.

Humber Street Gallery  IT TAKES A VILLAGE

53 DEGREES MUSIC ORGANISED GIG AT ZEBEDEE’S YARD SLAVES AND DREAM WIFE

JANE TOMLINSON RUN FOR ALL ASDA FOUNDATION HULL 10K

Therefore I will short and sweet.

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE is something very pleasant for the eye, but difficult at times to digest for the mind. Right – I don’t mind sarcasm, consumerism concerned slogans and taking the piss out of stupidity and our generation problems, but can we have something new for a change.

The displays are full of professional skill and technical abilities, beautiful light installations and textile masterpieces and clever use of space. But deep inside I wish there was art about dreams, aims, goals, unicorns and pink flamingos. I laugh at our century, our society is a bit of a mind fuck to understand, so can I have something that we all have hidden deep inside – hope that everything will be fine, hard work pays of kind of message, dream big-reach your goals kind of theme.

I seriously need some cheese in my life or a faith in humanity. So the experience of the exhibition is divided.

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53 DEGREES MUSIC in co-operation with The Warren Youth Project organised a amazing gig with DREAM WIFE and SLAVES headlining. I actually won the tickets via their competition and that sent me off as the happiest person ever. I was torn between enjoying myself [drinks’n that] and running the JANE TOMLINSON RUN FOR ALL ASDA FOUNDATION HULL 10K the next day, but you can have it all, I enjoyed both to the fullest.

There was no official permission for me to take photos, but of course I couldn’t resist to have few snaps with SLAVES.

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The energy was amazing. Thank you for giving the opportunity 53 DEGREES MUSIC

 

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Above actual proof that everything is possible. With my friends we cheer and celebrate at the JANE TOMLINSON RUN FOR ALL ASDA FOUNDATION HULL 10K
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Just as the finishing touch for the June culture wonders. The street art/graffiti/mural culture that is peaking in recent year is really making me smile. I keep spotting cool wall art and noting down to take photos of those.
This one is located in Fruit Market area. I have few spotted down Holderness Road and Beverley Road which I need to visit this month.

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Keep the culture going people!

 

MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – APRIL 2018

April was 80% usual and 20% summer  [including the feeling that winter is over and tops off kind of vibe].
So I’ll start with a moment that represents the above for me. Shot taken down Humber Street with probably the most famous dog in culture crowds.

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Culture month #4 and I am hopeful for the future. Legacy ‘n stuff, another culture-bursting year for the city and buzzing/happy people in all areas of Hull. Yes?

April started well,I was lucky to be involved with Illuminate Project:Legacy  I feel very fortunate to be able to tie work done in 2017, continuous photo/blog Hull City Of Culture in 2018 and look for the legacy, that I have discussed over and over again. Pop the question is important for someone like me, who’s really believed that Hull has changed and there is no way back. It will be a challenge as well, but I don’t mind a chunky challenge.

Work will be started pretty soon and there will be an exhibition in autumn. To top it all up I will be working with some pretty exciting photographers. Anna Bean/Bluebeany, Verity Adriana and Karim Skalli

Back to April and culture.
I had a list of exhibits I wanted to see this month, including No one knows me like Dawn from Jobcenter at Humber Street Gallery, because title seemed intriguing.

If being honest, April was difficult month for getting out with true passion and get involved in culture. Things got sad, difficult and being out with camera was more like an escape. Plus, I have been focusing on re-branding my business face, which always requires energy and ability to face your devils.

The start of April and my first go-see was the new light announcement down Queen Victoria Square at the very first weekend of April. I was unable to see the lights Saturday/Sunday, so I rushed there on the opening night. I got really frustrated by light switch being late, I didn’t had tripod, so I guess the photos are just a record that I was there. Still not sure what I was supposed to see, as very similar lights have been there through out last months?

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Whilst waiting and chatting to fellow photographers, I snapped the fountains there too. Tuns out this is the first time I see them at night. Oh well..

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On my way there, I briefly rushed through first Hull Street Food Nights of 2018. It was very brief and I was very gutted that I can only “smell” the event. Next one maybe as it looked so lovely…

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After that is was exhibitions. Luckily there are quite a few available to view from April onward.

First trip I took to see HIP Gallery in Princess Quay. I was aiming to see the freshly brewed LAUNDERAMA by David Drasdo, but I was a bit too early. Instead I got to see the DOCK. The exhibition is a selected visual history of St. Andrew’s Dock.

Once St Andrew’s Dock was the beating heart of Hull’s fishing industry.
Today it stands derelict and unloved, a sorry reflection of a once proud and thriving place.
These images are just a snapshot of the story of its falls from grace.

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The exhibition contains photographs by Will Slater, Peter Marshall, Ben Barrass and Oliver Turpin.

The extend of loss from the industry feels so genuine, once I finished with the viewing. For someone like me not born in UK and Hull, exhibition serves as a good eye opener for the past and present. I always hear the stories about how great it was, but it never really felt like I know what people mean by it.
I was curious to find out from volunteers when it all “cracked”, but the conversation revealed a lot more. For example, back in the day, people that worked in the industry were called three day millionaires- they became rich very quickly for a short period of time, then spent all the money as quickly as they earned it. Also, I found out that Hull was once called the City of East Coast. Just that.

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Massive thank you to the volunteer that chatted for 40 min about Hull, fishing industry, even about studying photography and writing dissertations. I wish I noted his name down on piece of paper….

After that I went to see something that I purposely left for April.

No one knows me like Dawn from Jobcenter at Humber Street Gallery.

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The culture or social groups that are regulars to Jobcentre are always linked with lack of life quality, lack of future perspectives and generally are the underdogs. Rightly so for those who work and pay taxes. But there is no country in the world without a unemployment issues. To be able to draw the lines between art and stereotypes around the subject is intriguing and tempting.

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I feel like my photos show every corner of the exhibition, leaving nothing to imagination, but that’s how I felt like at the time – it was too good to be missed out.

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The artwork sets many questions and leaves me to wonder if the reality is mixed with great dose of sarcasm. Really good exhibition in my opinion, although I felt like I want more.

After that I popped downstairs to see the FOREVER or GOLDEN SHOWERS by Tim Noble and Sue Webster.

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I am convinced that these light installations are detachable from their current meanings. It also wasn’t as excited as I expected. It was more about getting that one perfect shot of three very different light bulbs.

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Maybe, and only maybe, I would like these installations in a meaningful location? I don’t know….
Just to quickly mention and justify image below – the shirts really brightened up my mood. These lads deserve a free drink.

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My next exhibition was at Artlink. Only in last few months I have realised that Artlink is very warm and welcoming space, including staff working there.

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This time it was the GRAFT in FLUX. An collaborative exhibition in a nine year partnership between Artlink and HMP Humber’s Graft Fine Art Studio.

The exhibition is focused on the changing landscape and the aspirations of those currently working and living in the secure prison units.

It also has got an interesting way of treating the “artists”. Most of them have no prior training, skills or education in arts, so they all have been thrown in an adventure. That is the most precious part of the idea, I think.
From what is displayed, I couldn’t tell that there is no experience. Fascinating.

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All exhibits are part of an experiment, covering each person’s voice and back-stories.

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There are Drop-in workshops available on 19th May and 16th June.  The workshops will recreate elements and working practices from the Studio to allow visitors to observe and take part in the environment, projects, techniques, and journey of HMP Humber’s students. I am hoping to squeeze one of the workshops in my diary for June [that’s if someone would like to join me].

 

The only downside of space there – it sometimes isn’t pleasant to fight with falling shadows and colour cast. So I hope I have hidden that in these captures. [sorry]

Last but not least – TWO GINGERS COFFEE HOUSE and a small coffee/bear/live music  summer start up gathering on the 28th April.
I remember first time I went there was early days for the Two Gingers, but I am so pleased to see them thriving and having coffee lovers on their side.

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I literally popped there for 10 min to see the atmosphere, my mind was far away from celebrating and mingling with people.
I hope they do more events like these and I can properly enjoy myself.

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There you go – my little culture April in Hull. I hope as the year goes on, I will get more diverse cultural experiences through the lens.

For now – re-branding, Illuminate Project:Legacy, culture in May and work.

 

 

MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – MARCH 2018

HAPPY EASTER, HAPPY APRIL FOOL’S DAY[yesterday], HAPPY DAY TO BE ALIVE.

HAPPY.
AND WELCOME TO THE MARCH EDITION OF MY CULTURE IN HULL 2018.

I must admit that it is hard to write and focus on work today, I am in a 100% long weekend mood.  So I will try.. and if by accident I publish it only on the 2nd April [today], you’ll know that I gave in on chocolate eggs. And a nap.

 

March brought some lovely culture experiences and quite a tense works schedule at times. I have been in and out of “busy” and running low on fuel reserves from winter season. We are ready for spring!

Culture highlights:

#1 HEADS UP FESTIVAL 2018

#2 ARTLINK JASON WILSHER-MILLS UNEXPECTED ENGAGEMENT ARTIST TALK

#3  GROUND GALLERY HULL PRESENTS BLUEBEANY’S ARTIST TALK

#4 TRINITY MARKET EXPLORATION NR. 1

Since 2018 unfolded as the year after an amazing year of 2017, I can easily make my own rules of how I will culture myself, I feel no pressure. Everything is in a relaxed manner. So in March I tried to combine personal interests with must-see’s and bit of good old Hull walks with camera. That applies to the need to witness the change and progress and see where do we go from 2017.

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Collecting photographs and stories in March has been the easy part. Writing can get tricky.

I try to have some one-to-one time with the city, get on the road geared up with camera and in March I soaked up one day of spring in an hour long walk through derelict area of Hull [kind of].
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Some of the “edgelands” is up for a development soon, so maybe it is worth catching few photographs of the land, before it changes.

The best experience in March was the HEADS UP FESTIVAL 2018

I was invited to be their photographer this year and that rolled me straight into a number of cultural events. Hull based company E52, in conjunction with renowned venue and producer Battersea Arts Centre, presents some of the most exciting contemporary British and international theatre at venues throughout the city of Hull.
The festival takes place twice a year, with Spring and Autumn seasons, and also includes locally-curated and produced work, workshops, new productions, networking events, talks, art events, school projects, and exhibitions.

 

First one was UGLY CHIEF – artist and performer Victoria Melody teams up with her dad, TV antique dealer Mike Melody, for her most ambitious show yet. Ugly Chief is a comedy based on true-life events, performed by a real-life father and daughter. As I can create any spoilers  – it is about setting up a funeral by Victoria for her dad, who was falsely diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and given five years to live. In the show, they preform two funerals – one that Victoria wanted for her dad, and second funeral that dad wanted to have for himself.

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The show was wonderful, witty, clever and emotional at times. And the fact that it was another take on taboo subject such as death, funerals really made it my cup of tea.
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Two of the events took place in Kardomah94 across the week.
Heads Up Introducing with Lyn Acton, singer with Pearls Cab Ride and Bill Drummond Daffodils&Death

Both brought me some new knowledge about different art forms, I got to know Lyn Acton and Pearls Cab Ride , not just as one of the bands playing at Freedom Festival, but as culturally important figure in Hull and jazz music scene in Yorkshire.

She laughed, cried, shared and cherished her stories and musical influences and favourites.

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Bill Drummond Daffodils&Death was just a bit random. Enjoyable random.
But my favourite new knowledge was that Bill once was in a band called The KLF and had hell of a performance at 1992 BRIT Award Ceremony.

And to back up that it really happened in 1992, Bill Drummond, between he’s shows came to the sound desk and said  “I can’t wait for this to be over, so I can have a proper drink”

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Third one was SPONGE by Turned On Its Head

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That was ultimate kids show using sponges in various shapes, forms, colours and sizes, that will be stuck in my memory as a nightmare light change to capture in photographs.
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The last event of the festival, I was taking photos of was the DARK WINTER by David Mark.

I was present at the last of the dress rehearsals and only stayed for 30 min. And in that short time I witnessed some serious theatre. Set in Hull and based on the thrilling crime novel by bestselling author David Mark, E 52 bring Aector McAvoy’s first case to the stage in a stunning adaptation by award winning writers Richard Vergette.

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And hell yeah, it was mind blowing. The level of acting and theatre performance was high standard and having Hull as main characteristics made it to be my favourites. The sound and light was to match the high standards of performance. One word – gutted not seen the full performance.

Photos above: Production team, E52 crew and stage manager.

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Million thanks to Heads Up team for having me on board. Great pleasure, great pleasure.

 

In March there was an important note in my diary – to see Jason Whilsher-Mills with my own eyes in his artist talk about currently displayed Unexpected Engagement at Artlink. I rarely get to see artist gatherings and talks, as I am working evenings, so this was real treat for my brain on Saturday, 13th March.

Jason Wilsher-Mills is Square Peg’s artist-in-residence for 2017.

Square Peg, the user-led diversity and disability arts programme from Artlink has teamed up with Jason to bring the stories of diverse communities in Hull to everyone’s attention.

New technologies have helped Jason give life to his ideas on disability, childhood memory and popular culture, creating new narratives. We met to discuss this and his upcoming exhibition Unexpected Engagement at Artlink.

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More than anything, I took away Jason’s story of how he embraced digital technology, instead of sticking to what he was used to. He stepped out his comfort zone, embraced the change and it took him to the highs of a success. And for someone like me it is the best lesson to learn. Change is scary,but change is good.

The talk itself was wonderful, I really liked Jason’s sense of humour, honesty and the event was a great experience to see his other work.

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At the end of it, I joined the rest for a second look at the exhibition and helped others to get their heads around the 3D experience with sculptures and tablet.

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The end of the month got a bit distracting and I kind of ditched the culture for a bit. I had few little culture things on my mind, but instead I went for a nosy at newly refurbished Trinity Market and have the famous Cone Queen – Cone Pizza.

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The space is very “fresh” at the moment, but I could already see the potential and Hull’s own stamp on the units available. Hull people have turned in proper foodies  and I am really liking it.

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During the last days of March, I also wanted to make it to BLUEBEANY’S talk at GROUND GALLERY HULL
Ground Gallery is one of my favourite discoveries in 2017 and Anna Bean with her exhibition is definitely a very good news to have for the gallery.

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I was very late [cos of work], so I had no hopes of seeing the talk and I kind of made it to the very end. Just as I got to the gallery, I realised that it is fully packed with people and that brought a big grim on my face – for Anna Bean and for the Ground.

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The last few days of the month of course went a bit mad – Easter, all the excitement of nationally long Bank Holiday weekend and unfinished business.
But I had to see one last thing – Artist Take Over at Queens House Showcase last day with cakes, tea and artists themselves.
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The space gives a good ground start to artist to exhibit, have the experience of sharing their work and running workshops and in the future we are about to see more work exhibited.

So… the more the spring, summer is mentioned, the more culture we are going to see – good news for me and exciting times for Hull.
Hull Street Food Nights are back in April, Humber Street Gallery has some exciting exhibitions already on display, Studio Eleven is providing us with some high end and super quality sculpture-work and so on…

I have some of the above on the menu,  Auschwitz and work in April. Yaass!

Happy Culture!

MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – JANUARY

HELLO AND WELCOME BACK TO MY CULTURE VENTURES IN 2018

 

The year of Hull City Of Culture 2017 finished on a high note for me. I really lived up to my challenge, being part of the story all year, week by week [except tiny two weeks] and I had the most wonderful time. It was the big celebration for me.

At the beginning of the month I was very lost – for the first time in a year I was not obligated to follow culture and it was weir. On the other hand – it was a relief – no Sunday/Monday panic about writing a blog post and wondering if I have done enough, if I’ve done well.

Throughout the year I knew I need to continue the work for me and for the promised legacy, for Hull. Out of habit on the first week I already found myself in culture indulgence.
And it felt good.

First, I managed to catch the robots part of Where Do We Go From Here.
I had to take my family to see the magnificent robots and have the last look.

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I was still seeking for the connection with culture, Hull and the question it raises. Technically brilliant pieces of machinery, creating a cosmic atmosphere and making the dark hours of Hull light up. But I am asking a question – could artist applied any other question to the artwork, linked with anything else? I am sure that is a possibility and Hull is just another translation to the existence of robots.

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Never the less – Hull still embraced the installation, as we do with everything.

Hull embraced a lot of things in 2017, we have changed our mindset regards culture and art, we are more educated and don’t mind abstract elements scattered around the city. Like the Solar Gate in Queens Gardens. Why not?
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Mid month I was SUPER excited for the new arrivals at Humber Street Gallery.
Just to note how wonderful it is to have a gallery of this kind, Humber Street Gallery has been the key venue for so many great exhibitions and they need a shout out!!!!!
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The exhibitions, all there are about everything celebrating Hull City Of Culture 2017 Volunteers. Work created purely to say thank you for your hard work, purely to celebrate each individual for making the year possible.
Gallery 1
BIG PICTURE: WITH LEO FRANCIS IN ASSOCIATION WITH CHRIS FENTON

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Photographer Lee Francis has very specific style and it is reflected in the works. They are bright and unmistakably unique.
I was so professionally jealous, because that would be every professionals dream to work on a project like this. In fact, this type of photographs should be the only reason why this medium exist – celebrate people and life in a beautiful way, that is missed by a naked eye.

The collage with volunteers and their belongings, their lives is equally fantastic.
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The team behind the project and Hull City Of Culture 2017 put a lot of thought, love and effort into creating this and wanted to know more about volunteers.
When asked to the volunteers present at the exhibition, the same feelings are expressed.

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And we ourselves enjoyed the little insight into this project

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Gallery 2

GRAINS OF SCANDALOUS BLUE: JULIA VOGL

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Another mind tickling satisfaction of culture experience. First impressions are very good, the space is transformed into a full on colour experience, surrounding visitors with bold colours, numbers and takes you on a journey.
When I got over the wow factor, I made my way through the facts and facts about volunteers worked out in percentage.
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We also played a game of calculating the percentages of what volunteers have as their occupation:
88% are either in full time education, employed or retired and the rest – unicorn keepers. That’s mine and Oliver’s conclusion.
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The whole experience is extended with an opportunity to try on volunteers kit and having your photo taken[optional?]
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And then – my favourite part – have a gab with volunteers and take a lovely photo of them.

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Gallery 3

GRAINS OF SCANDALOUS BLUE: JULIA VOGL

The jar and grain experience

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Again – very impressive first impressions. The colours, light, placement of the jars and factual info on the walls. Fantastic.

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Visually impressive, sense of individuality despite the fact it’s meant to look “uniform” like. I assume the jars where chosen by volunteers themselves and again, its like a little insight of their lives.
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However the lazy art and culture consumer in me thinks its too much information to take in before you understand the idea. If your brain is not gifted with maths [like mine], I struggled to understand the patterns and reasons for each of the jar being filled. ahh. Could this be taken out of Hull City Of Culture 2017 content and displayed elsewhere? Would this be just one for the Hull?

World should know more about our experience this year and BIG PICTURE AND GRAINS OF SCANDALOUS BLUE PART 1 is definitely there to show off to the next CITY OF CULTURE and other cities in the UK.

Overall rating 9/10 from me. The visit made my week and I was left very happy and satisfied.

BANKSY IN HULL

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26th of January will be marked as the day when world famous Banksy left his mark in Hull.

Woken up by the BBC News on Friday morning and hearing Hull’s name being called out for positive reason was just the perfect breakfast for my mind.

On Saturday I made my way to see it for myself. Of course I was not the only one there seeing the rustic bridge marked with someone famous and controversial as Banksy only for that reason. It became a trend, a hot spot.
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And then to hear the news on Monday about someone going totally bonkers and ruining the graffiti and then be saved by very own Hull’s windows cleaner becoming a hero… The drama and the reason to talk was there and as they say… every publicity is good.

So yes. Here is my first month of 2018, my first report on culture in 2018.
I could have done more, but I am busy working on something amazing. Hopefully I will have more content this month.

Are you feeling the Legacy of City of Culture in 2018? What are your expectations?

MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – WEEK 45

HELLO CULTURE LOVERS.

FOR THE FIRST TIME I HAVE GIVEN MYSELF TOO MUCH CULTURE HENCE TOO MUCH WORK TODAY SO I’LL KEEP THIS SHORT ‘N SWEET.

FIRST OF ALL – IN A NORMAL WEEK I WOULD BE RATHER HAPPY WITH THE AMOUNT OF CULTURE ACHIEVED LAST WEEK, BUT AS THE HULL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2017 IS TAKING UP SOO MUCH TIME AND ENERGY, I AM RUSHING TODAY TO SQUEEZE IN MY CULTURE WONDERS IN ONE SENTENCE.

WEEK 45 LIST:

THE TOOL APPRECIATION SOCIETY @HULL CENTRAL LIBRARY

TORN @HUMBER STREET GALLERY

RE:DEFINED @STUDIO ELEVEN

ACT VI:THE LAND OF GREEN GINGER UNLEASHED

+ 4 NIGHTS OF LIVE COMEDY ACROSS VENUES IN THE CITY

 

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HULL CENTRAL LIBRARY IS PRETTY COOL LIBRARY AND BEFORE HEADING TO  THE TOOL APPRECIATION SOCIETY @HULL CENTRAL LIBRARY EXHIBITION I FOUND THIS BEAUTIFUL PHOTO 3D SCULPTURE THAT CELEBRATES EVENTS VIA CULTURE OF READING, LOVING BOOKS AND LITERATURE (?)

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NOTE: APOLOGISE IF I HAVE BROKEN RULES BY TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE TOOL APPRECIATION SOCIETY @HULL CENTRAL LIBRARY DISPLAYS/EXHIBITION. I ONLY NOTICED THE SIGN ON MY WAY OUT WHEN IT WAS ALL DONE AND DUSTED. WOOPS.

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EXHIBITION IS LOVELY, SPACE CERTAINLY GIVES A SENSE OF GREATNESS. FOR WHAT ITS WORTH – WE RARELY THINK ABOUT ART OF MAKING TOOLS, AS WE USE TOOLS TO MAKE SOMETHING. ARTIST LINDA BROTHWELL HAS TAKEN THIS THOUGHT TO ANOTHER LEVEL AND I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF FOR RECOGNISING THE IDEA BEHIND THIS. CULTUREEEEEEEE!!!!

ON MY WEEKS ONLY PROPER CULTURE DAY [APART FROM ACT VI:THE LAND OF GREEN GINGER UNLEASHED] I ACTUALLY WAS LOOKING FOR CLUES OF SATURDAY’S EXTRAVAGANZA, SO I TOOK AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAY HELLO TO MY CITY JUST BY WALKING THROUGH THE TINY STREETS AND ALLEYS.

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AND SAID HELLO TO THE WEIRD AND  WONDERFUL HULL

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I FOUND THREE CLUES OF ACT VI:THE LAND OF GREEN GINGER UNLEASHED AND ONE OF THEM PROUDLY SPOTTED IN THE DARK HOUR TUESDAY NIGHT.

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THERE WAS A FEW IDEAS OF VISITING EXHIBITIONS, BUT SOME WERE STILL ASLEEP WHEN I WALKED PAST, SO I POPPED DOWN TO HUMBER STREET FOR THE TORN @HUMBER STREET GALLERY AND RE:DEFINED @STUDIO ELEVEN.

TORN @HUMBER STREET GALLERY

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THIS CERTAINLY WAS NOT MY CUP OF TEA AND I THINK YOU CAN TELL, HUH?

RE:DEFINED @STUDIO ELEVEN

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I AM ABSOLUTELY INLOVE WITH STUDIO ELEVEN AND I NEED TO BE A BIT ASHAMED THAT I’VE NEVER BEEN IN THERE BEFORE.

I HAVE STARTED TO LEARN THAT SOMETIMES THE PLACES THAT YOU LEAST EXPECT TO SURPRISE YOU, ACTUALLY MAKE YOUR DAY/WEEK. AND THIS WAS DEFINITELY THE CASE.

COASTAL DISAPPOINTMENTS WAS MY FAVOURITE EXHIBITION [THAT IS NOT PHOTOGRAPHY OF COURSE] SINCE STATES OF PLAY @HUMBER STREET GALLERY BACK IN AUGUST. AND I WAS RAVING ABOUT THAT EXHIBITION…..

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IT IS SO WITTY,SHARP AND A PERFECT DOSE OF CONSUMER-CONCERNED SARCASM. LOVED IT. AND MOST OF THE LITTLE SOUVENIR BITS WOULD BE THE PERFECT PRESENT FOR MY LOVELY SISTER. AN THIS IS WHAT ART SHOULD BE ABOUT – FINDING THE PEOPLE WHO WOULD MAKE SENSE AND USE OUT OF IT.

OTHER BITS LOVELY TOO:

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+ THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS CARDS.

 

SATURDAY OFF COURSE WAS THE DAY FOR ACT VI:THE LAND OF GREEN GINGER UNLEASHED TO FINALLY SEE DAYLIGHT [NIGHTLIGHT]

THE LEGEND SAYS THAT ANETE WAS WAITING FOR THIS IMPATIENTLY FOR WEEKS AND DESPITE THAT WAS LATE FOR THE BEGINNING. AHHH.

IT WAS A VERY TIRED SATURDAY WITH A FULL ON COMEDY NIGHT AFTER, SO THE ENERGY THAT WENT INTO TAKING PERFECT SNAPS WAS JUST NOT THERE. HOWEVER I LOVED EVERYTHING. IT WAS SWEET, CLEVER, TINY BIT SCARY AND FUN FOR THE LITTLE ONES. I WAS ALSO “ATTACKED” BY ONE OF THE CHARACTERS, I WISH SOMEONE RECORDED THAT…

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OVERALL GREAT WEEK, I JUST WISH I HAD A BIT OF SENSIBILITY TO MY ABILITIES TO FINISH EVERYTHING AND STILL BE CAPABLE OF PHOTOGRAPHING/EDITING THE HULL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2017

THIS WEEK IS CRAZY, MY DIARY IS FULL, SO I WILL BE LUCKY TO GET OUT AND GET CULTURED. IF…

PLEASE, HAVE A LOOK AT THE HULL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2017 PROGRAMME, THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON AND 99% OF IT IS TOP MARKS COMEDY FOR ALL SHAPES AND SIZES [OF THE BRAIN CELLS].

SEE YOU NEXT WEEK :)

MY CITY OF CULTURE – MY HULL – WEEK 44

HELLO.

INTERESTING, TOUGH AND FULL OF THINGS THIS WEEK.

FIRST OF ALL – BIG SHOUT OUT TO HULL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2017 AS THIS WEEK IT KICKED OFF WITH A BANG – ANNA MORRIS: THE BITCHELORS AND THE NOT SO LATE NIGHT SHOW WITH ROSS AND JOSH. 

+ A LITTLE PEAK IN TO A SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE @JUBILEE CHURCH

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I HAVE THE HONOURS TO BE PART OF THE FESTIVAL AND CALL MYSELF THE OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER.

SECOND – I HAD A BIT OF CULTURE AS WELL AS COMEDY:

TURNER & THE WHALE

Turner & The Whale was no photographs kind of an exhibition, but I thought I’ll let you know that I was there and one of the frames including a famous painting is stunning to look at. Cheers!

ELEPHANTS IN THE ROOM

These sculptures are there to remind of and tackle the social inequality of homelessness with The Neil Hudgell Trust and artist Laurence Vallieres.

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HULL, PORTRAIT OF A CITY: OLIVIA ARTHUR AND MARTIN PARR – HUMBER STREET GALLERY

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My third time seeing Martin Parr’s exhibition and I brought this beauty with me. I think we together played a little game of trying to recognise locations of the places, whereas on my own I only appreciate the beauty of photographs. Nice change not to be overly obsessed with Martin Parr.

Speaking of which – Martin Parr’s Colouring Book is out and there are a fantastic opportunity to send in the coloured pages and win one of his prints – signed. WOW.

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THE SIXTEEN THOUSAND – C4DI

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+ stroll round Humber Street and a little unsolved KINGSTON ART GROUP GALLERY AND BOBBY BEASLEY’S PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION WAS NOT OPEN AND NOT THERE :(

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I AM STARTING TO REALISE THAT THERE IS LESS THAN TWO MONTHS LEFT OF THIS CULTURE, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO NEXT YEAR?

PLENTY TO SEE AND DO THIS WEEK, SO SEE HOW I CAN FIT CULTURE IN THE COMEDY AND OTHER WAY ROUND.

FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

I KNOW I KNOW WHAT FREEDOM FESTIVAL OF 2017? THAT WAS AGES AGO….

I HAVE DECIDED TO LET THE SUMMER GO AND CONSIDER THIS AS MY GOODBYE. I HAVE NOT POSTED THE PHOTOS FROM FREEDOM FESTIVAL’S 10th ANNIVERSARY, BECAUSE OF MANY REASONS, BUT ALSO TO HAVE THAT FEELING THAT I AM STILL IN LATE AUGUST, EARLY SEPTEMBER. BUT THE WEATHER OUTSIDE SCREAMS WINTER, CHRISTMAS AND SO ON….

 

THESE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017 – SECOND YEAR RUNNING FREEDOM FESTIVAL ASKED ME TO BE ONE OF THEIR PHOTOGRAPHERS, SUCH AN HONOUR +LOOKING BACK IT WAS SPECTACULAR. TRUE CELEBRATION OF ART, CULTURE, MUSIC, PEOPLE AND HULL.

FREEDOM FESTIVAL ANNA BEAN MONKEY HOUSE KAG

ANNA BEAN/BLUEBEANY MONKEY HOUSE PARTY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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COMPAGNIE OFF
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MUSIC ON CYCLES LA DINAMO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MUSIC ON CYCLES LA DINAMO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GRANTHOLOGY THE BUREAUS OF RANDOM ACTS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GRANTHOLOGY THE BUREAUS OF RANDOM ACTS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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PEARL'S CAB RIDE MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEARL’S CAB RIDE MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THIEVING HARRY'S FREEDOM FESTIVAL HUMBER STREET HULL 2017

THIEVING HARRY’S PREPARATIONS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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EL VITAE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

 CLOSE UP PEARL'S CAB RIDE MUSIC STAGE  FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEARL’S CAB RIDE MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

AN ANGLE OF PEARL'S CAB RIDE MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEARL’S CAB RIDE MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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LES GIRAFES COMPAGNIE OFF FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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ZENA EDWARDS SPEAK OUT TENT FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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MUSIC ON CYCLES LA DINAMO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MUSIC ON CYCLES LA DINAMO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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FESTIVAL GARDENS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SEVEN GAMES HULL FREEDOM CHORUS HUMBER STREET GALLERY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SEVEN GAMES HULL FREEDOM CHORUS HUMBER STREET GALLERY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SEVEN GAMES HULL FREEDOM CHORUS HUMBER STREET GALLERY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SEVEN GAMES HULL FREEDOM CHORUS HUMBER STREET GALLERY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MARTIN GREEN WHILE HAVING SOUP ATSA PRINCESS DOCK STREET FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MARTIN GREEN GREETS AN ARTIST WHILE HAVING SOUP ATSA PRINCESS DOCK STREET FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BEATS BUS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017 RAPPING

BEATS BUS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BEATS BUS THE CREW FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BEATS BUS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEOPLE DANCING FREETOWN MIX MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FREETOWN MIX MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

ARTISTS DANCING WITH MEMBER OF PUBLIC FREETOWN MIX MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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FACE PAINTING 4 U HUMBER STREET FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FACE PAINTING 4 U HUMBER STREET FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FREETOWN MIX MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FREETOWN MIX MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

 

CLOSE UP THE VOYAGE OF SYBILLE COPPERDOLLAR FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THE VOYAGE OF SYBILLE COPPERDOLLAR FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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MONSTER COLOURS&THE TRIP FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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A MERRY URBAN MESS LES VERNISSEURS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THE MESS OF A MERRY URBAN MESS LES VERNISSEURS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

A MERRY URBAN MESS LES VERNISSEURS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

LADY AND A SOLDIER COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

CARRYING FLAG COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FLAG COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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LADY PLAYING PIANO

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SMILING LADY COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SERVING FOOD

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DANCING

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PLAYING INSTRUMENTS ON TABLE COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PLAYING MUSIC INSTRUMENTS

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

POURING DRINK COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

DRUMS COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEOPLE EATING COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SOLDIERS COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FOOD TASTING COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PROPOSAL ON ONE KNEE COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PROPOSAL COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GROUP PHOTO COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

COUNTING SHEEP REVOLUTION A GUERRILLA FOLK OPERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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EL VITAE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAGNIFYING GLASS DJ FRIETMACHINE SUPERHALLO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

DJ FRIETMACHINE SUPERHALLO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

POTATO PEEL DJ FRIETMACHINE  SUPERHALLO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

DJ FRIETMACHINE SUPERHALLO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FRYER

DJ FRIETMACHINE SUPERHALLO FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN ENGAGING WITH THE VIEWERS MAN AND BEAST COMPANY CHAMELEON FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN AND BEAST COMPANY CHAMELEON FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN DANCING MAN AND BEAST  COMPANY CHAMELEON FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN AND BEAST COMPANY CHAMELEON FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GROUP OF MEN DANCING MAN AND BEAST  COMPANY CHAMELEON FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN AND BEAST COMPANY CHAMELEON FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SHOT FROM A DISTANCE MAN AND BEAST  COMPANY CHAMELEON FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN AND BEAST COMPANY CHAMELEON FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THE FOOTHBATH TERRACE&VESPAUDIO SWOOLISH FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THE FOOTHBATH TERRACE&VESPAUDIO SWOOLISH FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN ON THE SWOOLISH GARAGE MOTORBIKE  THE FOOTHBATH TERRACE&VESPAUDIO SWOOLISH  FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THE FOOTHBATH TERRACE&VESPAUDIO SWOOLISH FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GIRL WATCHING THE BEASTS SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

LITTLE GIRL LOOKING AWAY SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

C4DI SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GIRL TOUCHING THE BEAST

SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GIRLS SURROUNDED BY SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SAURUS: GIANT BEASTS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES CLOSE ACT THEATRE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

451 PERIPLUM AND CORN EXCHANGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

451 PERIPLUM AND CORN EXCHANGE NEWBURY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN STANDING ON SCAFFOLDING 451 PERIPLUM AND CORN EXCHANGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

451 PERIPLUM AND CORN EXCHANGE NEWBURY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SURROUNDED BY FIRE

451 PERIPLUM AND CORN EXCHANGE NEWBURY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEOPLE WATCHING THE 451 PERIPLUM AND CORN EXCHANGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

451 PERIPLUM AND CORN EXCHANGE NEWBURY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THE BAINA TRAMPA FRITZ FALLEN LA COLLECTIF G BISTAKI FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THE BAINA TRAMPA FRITZ FALLEN LA COLLECTIF G BISTAKI FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN SAT ON THE CHAIR THE BAINA TRAMPA FRITZ FALLEN LA COLLECTIF G BISTAKI FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

THE BAINA TRAMPA FRITZ FALLEN LA COLLECTIF G BISTAKI FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

TENT TALKS UNIVERSITY OF HULL, HULL 17 AND GUARDIAN LIVE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

TENT TALKS UNIVERSITY OF HULL, HULL 17 AND GUARDIAN LIVE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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EQUILIBRIUS THE BULLZINI FAMILY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

EQUILIBRIUS THE BULLZINI FAMILY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

JOLLY HOLIDAY SWANK FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

JOLLY HOLIDAY SWANK FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SUITCASE BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

LADY HOLDING A PASSPORT BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PASSPORT BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

TWO PEOPLE PERFORMING BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

WALL OF SUITCASES BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

LONDON BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PHOTOS BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PASSPORT CHECKING

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GROUP OF PERFORMERS BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN DANCING BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

BRIDGES Y PUENTES THE RAGROOF PLAYERS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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THE DRUMMER HAPPY ENDINGS MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

HAPPY ENDINGS MUSIC STAGE FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

DAVID BURNS IN THE CROWDS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017GIRL ENJOYING MUSIC IN THE CROWDS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GALA TENT FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

GALA TENT FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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HAIRCUTS BY CHILDREN MAMMALIAN DIVING REFLEX FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

CROWDS HULL INTERNATIONALE CARNIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

HULL INTERNATIONALE CARNIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SELFIE WITH CARNIVAL PERFORMERS HULL INTERNATIONALE CARNIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

HULL INTERNATIONALE CARNIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MAN WITH A MONSTER

HULL INTERNATIONALE CARNIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

POLICE MAN HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH STRANGER WHILE HAVING SOUP ATSA PRINCESS DOCK STREET FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

WHILE HAVING SOUP ATSA PRINCESS DOCK STREET FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

POLICE MAN WHILE HAVING SOUP ATSA PRINCESS DOCK STREET FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

WHILE HAVING SOUP ATSA PRINCESS DOCK STREET FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

CROWDS ENJOYING THE PERFORMANCE CLASS TO GLASS MATT BERNARD FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

CLASS TO GLASS MATT BERNARD FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

DANGEROUS MOVES CLASS TO GLASS MATT BERNARD FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

CLASS TO GLASS MATT BERNARD FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MATT GREETING EVERYONE CLASS TO GLASS MATT BERNARD FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

CLASS TO GLASS MATT BERNARD FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SCIENCE TENT FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SCIENCE TENT FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEOPLE CHEERING FOR THE CAMERA FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017A COUPLE LISTENING TO MUSIC FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SOUNDS OF SOUTH AFRICA MARKET THEATRE MUSICIANS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SOUNDS OF SOUTH AFRICA MARKET THEATRE MUSICIANS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SINGER FROM

SOUNDS OF SOUTH AFRICA MARKET THEATRE MUSICIANS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

WIDE SHOT OF PERFORMERS SOUNDS OF SOUTH AFRICA MARKET THEATRE MUSICIANS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

SOUNDS OF SOUTH AFRICA MARKET THEATRE MUSICIANS FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

TV AT THE MONEY HOUSE PARTY ANNA BEAN/ BLUEBEANY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

MONEY HOUSE PARTY ANNA BEAN/ BLUEBEANY FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

STREET PERFORMER FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEOPLE RAISING GLASS AT THE

FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

ZOE HUGHES AT THE

FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

PEOPLE ENJOYING FOOD AT THE FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

ANDY TRAIN AT THE

FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FREEDOM FEASTIVAL GOODIES FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

CURRY AT THE FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

ANDY TRAIN ASKS EVERYONE TO RAISE THEIR GLASSES AT THE

FREEDOM FEASTIVAL FREEDOM FESTIVAL 2017

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