SEASON THREE: FREEDOM Your guide to assisted performances and events as part of Hull 2017.
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FREEDOM TO BE PART OF THE STORY. In our third chapter, Freedom, we celebrate our cityâ€™s rebellious streak and freedom of thought. Watch in amazement as the Fruit Market is turned into a city made of paper, office blocks come alive and streets become dancefloors. Join us for a summer of play, possibility and wonder as festivals pop up in every corner of the city. This leaflet highlights some of the assisted events, exhibitions and performances taking place from July until the end of September, look out for these symbols (see pages 4 and 5 for full descriptions):
Captioned Audio Described
Cover artwork: ÂŠ Jaywing
Touch Tour BSL Interpreted Level Access
Join us on the next stage of our incredible journey.
More information about accessibility, directions and facilities for events and venues is available on our website hull .co.uk. If you have any specific access requirements or queries, please contact access@hull .co.uk Alternatively, call: 01482 302017. An accessible version of the Freedom season guide is also available. To request a copy in Braille, audio or large format, please email access@hull .co.uk. All information correct at time of print, June 2017.
EVERYONE CAN BE PART OF THE ACTION. Weâ€™ve provided a short explanation about the different types of accessible performances available this season.
BSL Interpreted Signed performances are aimed at people who are Deaf or who have hearing impairments. Trained BSL describers stand at the side of the stage and interpret the script or performance at the same time as it is being performed.
Captioned Captioning converts spoken words into text for people with hearing loss. The words appear on a screen at the same time as they are spoken or sung. Audio Described In an audio described performance, trained describers deliver commentary on the visual elements of the production to those wearing a headset.
Touch Tours Touch tours give a tactile introduction to the performance including the set, costumes, props and performers, for people with visual impairments.
Relaxed Performance In a relaxed performance, the show has been adapted to be sensitive to audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including those with autistic spectrum conditions, sensory and communication disorders or learning disabilities. Level Access Level access means that the performance venue is accessible and suitable for wheelchairs, with level access outside and inside (where appropriate). Further details about the access and facilities available at all our venues are listed on our website hull .co.uk/access.
TIGER RAGS THE FABRIC OF HULL CITY AFC
6 Jul, 2pm Meet at Humber Street Gallery
A 10-day event celebrating colour and the freedom to play where leading artists and designers experiment with the most fundamental creative material – paper.
6 Jul, 3pm (Touch tour) 3 Jul - 2 Oct (Audio description on smartphones) Streetlife Museum
Together, they will transform the Fruit Market into a vibrant palette of creativity, free for all to enjoy, using specialist coloured paper from Hull company G . F Smith.
Part of the Creative Communities Programme, this exhibition tells the story of Hull City AFC’s integral place in Hull culture and its connection to the colours black-and-amber.
Take a BSL interpreted tour of the spaces and places given a rainbow-hued makeover on 6 July.
Displaying player-worn kits and memorabilia spanning the club’s 113-year history, Tiger Rags celebrates football’s unique ability to bring together people from all backgrounds.
FREE, reserve your place online INSTALLATION
An audio description will be available on smartphones throughout the exhibition with a touch tour taking place on 6 July.
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Photo: © Andre J Fanthome
VISIBLE GIRLS: REVISITED BSL Interpreted
6 Jul, 6 - 8pm (BSL interpreted) 14 Jul, 6.30 - 8pm (BSL interpreted) Artlink, Princes Avenue In 1981, photographer Anita Corbin captured pivotal coming of age moments in the lives of 56 young women from different subcultures. Now, 36 years later, Anita has re-photographed the original girls using new digital technology to create a set of images that will sit alongside the originals in a touring exhibition opening at Artlink. On the preview night, 6 July, talks will be BSL interpreted and on 14 July the talk with Anita Cobin herself will also be BSL interpreted.
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THE BIG GIG 8 Jul, 1 - 7pm Pearson Park Hull Red presents The Big Gig, a festival with mainstream artists featuring accessible performances and workshops, where people with learning disabilities can feel safe and comfortable to be themselves and have a great time. Aiming to challenge preconceptions that sometimes stop people with learning disabilities from attending mainstream events, The Big Gig is fully accessible and family-friendly, appealing to families with and without learning disabled children.
The Big Gig is part of the Creative Communities Programme.
FREE, unlimited tickets FESTIVAL hull
LARKIN: NEW EYES EACH YEAR Audio Described
PARK LIFE Relaxed Viewing
12 Jul, 3pm (BSL interpreted tour) 29 Jul, 12pm (Audio described tour) 19 Aug, 10am (Relaxed viewing) Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull
12 - 15 Jul, 6 - 8pm Pickering Park Students from Sirius Academy unite with theatre makers Silent Uproar to deliver a series of BSL interpreted performances of their newly devised production, Park Life.
This biographic exhibition at the University of Hull takes audiences into the heart of the place where Philip Larkin spent three decades as a Librarian, lifting the lid on the life and works of one of Hull’s most influential creatives.
A journey of oral storytelling featuring sitespecific pieces set across Pickering Park and blending a variety of art forms, Park Life focuses on the personal experiences of Hull’s creative communities.
A guided tour of the exhibition for audiences with access needs. Featuring Larkin’s love of music, unseen letters, photographic memories and personal possessions, the exhibition explores connections between his life and work in Hull and the writing that led to him being described as Britain’s best loved poet.
Park Life is part of the Creative Communities Programme.
FREE, ticketed, reserve your place online
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A DUCKIE SUMMER TEA PARTY Part of LGBT50, all are welcome to Queen Victoria Square on 29 July for A Duckie Summer Tea Party. An afternoon of socialising and dancing for all generations and genders of the LGBT community to celebrate their freedom in the city. Entertainment includes fancy waiters in black tie serving tea and cake, a new work by Gary Clarke and Yorkshire Dance celebrating five decades of queer culture, a cake-making contest, dancing to the London Gay Big Band, and a whole host of other performers. Itâ€™s 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. Join us to celebrate this anniversary of sexual freedom. If you have access requirements or would like to register for BSL assistance email access@hull .co.uk.
Who said play is just for kids? In association with the Crafts Council, this diverse work by UK and international artists and makers invites you to rethink and reclaim the universal language of play. Join us for a BSL interpretation of this exhibition as we delve into various states of play, exploring possibility, freedom, game play, masquerade and wonder. Supported by Arts Council England and the British Council, the exhibition will be BSL interpreted on 2 August.
FREE, reserve your place online EXHIBITION
2 Aug, 2pm Humber Street Gallery
Photo: LuminoCity (screen shot), State of Play Games, 2014. Photo State of Play Games
29 Jul Queen Victoria Square
STATES OF PLAY
TURN AND FACE THE STRANGE Photo: ÂŠ Tom Arran
BOB AND ROBERTA SMITH 15 Aug, 2pm Hull School of Art and Design This summer, Hull School of Art and Design will become a Freedom of Expression Centre, hosting talks, workshops and a new exhibition created by Bob and Roberta Smith. Exploring the differing degrees of freedom experienced by artists around the world, a BSL interpreted tour will take place on 15 August.
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15 - 19 Aug (Audio description on smartphones) 17 Aug (BSL interpreted) Freedom Centre Part of the Creative Communities Programme, this world premiere production tells the story of Mick Ronson from his early years with bands such as The Rats, through his ground-breaking collaboration with David Bowie and the Spiders From Mars, to his innovative work as an album producer. Wheelchair and carer spaces are available for each show and can be booked by contacting the Freedom Centre.
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ALIEN SEX CAPSULE 18 Aug, 6 - 8pm
Artlink, Princes Avenue
HULL TRUCK YOUTH THEATRE AND HULL UK CITY OF CULTURE
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND Audio Described
18 Aug, 7.30pm (Audio described) 19 Aug, 7.30pm (Captioned performance) Hull Truck Theatre The city is Hull. The river is the Humber. But the time… Is it 2017? Or 1865? Hull Truck Youth Theatre’s groups unite in this feisty new production, adapted from the Charles Dickens novel by award-winning writer Bryony Lavery.
British artist John Walters transforms Artlink’s gallery space into a multimedia, multi-sensory and immersive show exploring the relationship between visual culture and HIV today. Based on the concept of a ‘cruise maze’ – common in sex clubs and gay saunas – Walter guides the viewer through a carnival like space filled with painting, sculpture and video exploring the complex subject of contemporary sexual health. The exhibition’s preview night on 18 August will be BSL interpreted.
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19 Aug, 11am Humber Street Gallery Lee Price’s photography exhibition captures life at the House of Kings and Queens, a home belonging to a young transgender woman which has become a sanctuary for the LGBT community in Freetown, Hull’s sister city in Sierra Leone. Captured in a country where homosexuality remains illegal, join us for a BSL interpreted tour of Price’s powerful images which expose what it means to be gay in Freetown.
Photo: © Lee Price
HOUSE OF KINGS AND QUEENS
LOOK UP Touch Tour
12 Sep, 12pm (BSL interpreted) 14 Sep, 12pm (Tour tour) Meeting point outside Hull City Hall Claire Morgan is creating a large-scale work to be suspended in the atrium of Princes Quay shopping centre. Her work is concerned with natural materials and processes, and how we relate to our environment. Join us on a BSL interpreted and touch tour of this striking installation.
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Part of LGBT50.
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Photo: ÂŠ Nae Fukata
ONE DAY, MAYBE 16 Sep, 1pm & 4.15pm Audio Described 23 Sep, 1pm & 4.15pm Touch Tour 30 Sep, 1pm & 4.15pm Hull City Centre, Secret location Deep within a hidden office complex in Hull City Centre, a mysterious new Korean technology company is about to change the way we view the world. Explore what happens when live performance, installation and pioneering technology combine, to create a vision of a world spinning thrillingly out of control.
ONE DAY, MAYBE is extremely accessible for audience members who may be deaf or hard of hearing.
Ticketed, reserve your place online SITE-SPECIFIC
DO YOU SEE WHAT I MEAN? 23 Sep, 7pm (NAPA) 24 Sep, 2pm (NAPA) 27 Sep, 2pm (Hull Minster) 29 Sep, 2pm (NAPA) Northern Academy of Performing Arts and Hull Minster Audio Described
Music, song, drama, projections and comedy all collide in this artistic revue from members of Northern Academy of Performing Artsâ€™ visually impaired group. Based on ideas gathered through workshops held with other visually impaired individuals and supporting organisations throughout the city, each performance has been devised to offer a totally different view of sight loss and its portrayal in modern day society. Performances are supported by audio descriptions (which can be downloaded to smartphones) and on-stage narrators.
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Published on Jul 11, 2017
Your guide to assisted performances and events as part of Hull 2017's Freedom season, from July-September 2017.