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Freedom Festival 2014

 
 
Freedom Festival 2014

As Freedom Festival draws closer new festival directors Walk the Plank, the team have devised this year’s Freedom Festival programme working with local contributors and the weekend is set to be packed with amazing events.

Make sure you keep up to date with headline announcements by visiting:

www.freedomfestival.co.uk

 
 
 
 
 
The Long Walk to Freedom

The Long Walk to Freedom

Fri 05 Sep 2014 - Sat 06 Sep 2014

The festival’s opening night will feature the unveiling of ‘The Long Walk to Freedom’ – a specially-commissioned exhibition of new artworks within Hull’s Old Town, inspired by Nelson Mandela and his contribution to the causes of freedom and reconciliation.

Ballad of the Burning Star

Ballad of the Burning Star

Fri 05 Sep 2014 - Sat 06 Sep 2014

A chance for you to experience how theatre can explore identity, religion and politics. Ballad of the Burning Star is surprising audiences all over the country and now it's coming to the Freedom Festival.
 
 

Acrojou's The Wheel House

Acrojou's The Wheel House

Fri 05 Sep 2014 - Sun 07 Sep 2014

A performance which unfolds inside and around a stunning rolling house. A combination of theatrical acrobatics, comedy and breathtaking moments of risk - not to be missed.
 
 

 
NoFit State Circus

NoFit State Circus

Sat 06 Sep 2014 - Sun 07 Sep 2014

This is your chance to run away with the circus...
 

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Sat 06 Sep 2014

Maybe the smallest theatre experience ever, but it may also be the most special

Roland Gift

Roland Gift

Sat 06 Sep 2014

Hull's pop legend returns to his hometown and is bringing along his silky vocals to entertain us all!

 
Ruby Turner

Ruby Turner

Sat 06 Sep 2014

Ruby Turner is one of the UK’s finest soul, R&B and Gospel singers. Like Roland Gift, Ruby is also a star of Jools Holland’s R&B Orchestra and is set to light up Freedom Festival’s Yellow Bus Stage on the Saturday night.
 
 

Halo by Flame Oz

Halo by Flame Oz

Sat 06 Sep 2014

Performed by four virtuoso circus artists, Halo is an explosive visual display featuring super-bright LED hula hoops, juggling clubs and the use of unique technology to create words, patterns and images that light up darkened spaces in a kaleidoscope of glow in the dark colour.
 

Spellbound

Spellbound

Sat 06 Sep 2014

Inspired by one of the great ancient epics of India, this tale of love, jealousy, betrayal and daring is told through shadow play, traditional Indian dance, music and spectacular special effects, incorporating a magical procession of dancers and drummers and a stunning sea of lanterns made by the local community.

 
Chutney in the Street

Chutney in the Street

Sat 06 Sep 2014 - Sun 07 Sep 2014

A love story performed in a 30-minute street performance, with songs inspired by music of the Indo-Caribbean communities of Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname. Chutney has a strong participation element – the story’s main character tries to win the love of a princess by dancing and teaching the villagers (the audience) to dance!

Keelan Phillips - BMX Flatland

Keelan Phillips - BMX Flatland

Sat 06 Sep 2014

BMX star Keelan Phillips uses his jaw-dropping levels of skill on a bike to create a whole new language of movement. Merging the worlds of sport and art, Keelan’s stunning ‘BMX Ballet’ was a YouTube hit and he has invented more than ten of his own moves on the bike.
 

Urban Playground - The Inner City

Urban Playground - The Inner City

Sat 06 Sep 2014 - Sun 07 Sep 2014

Award-winning ensemble Urban Playground combine Parkour with urban and contemporary dance, creating a unique language known as ‘Performance Parkour’. Described by the BBC as “extreme sport and cutting edge theatre… free-running as you’ve never seen it before”, they’ll bring their latest show The Inner City to Freedom Festival.

 
C-12 Dance Theatre's Trolleys

C-12 Dance Theatre's Trolleys

Sat 06 Sep 2014 - Sun 07 Sep 2014

You'll never go shopping in the same way again. A chance to experience something brand new that brings together ballet, street dance and, of course, TROLLEYS
 
 

Naturally 7

Naturally 7

Sun 07 Sep 2014

A mind-blowing and joyful experience, all created through the power of the human voice.
 
 
 
 

Delinus-03

Delinus-03

Freedom Festival’s reputation for surprising visitors at every turn with quirky pop-up street theatre is set to be strengthened with the likes of Delinus-03, the smallest Taxi-Van in the world, direct from The Netherlands. Every seat of the Dutch Delinus must be filled before setting off for a magical mystery tour!

 
Arun Ghosh

Arun Ghosh

Sun 07 Sep 2014

A chance for you to experience Arun Ghosh's 'extraordinary charisma' and how he is able to blend jazz with hip-hop, Indian classical and folk, western classical, rock, pop and avant-garde.

Ready Steady Colour

Ready Steady Colour

Sun 07 Sep 2014

ReadySteadyColour is an interactive theatre experience that encourages audiences to colour-in together. Set in a make-believe restaurant the audience are served all manner of drawn foods.

Grand Theatre of Lemmings

Grand Theatre of Lemmings

Sun 07 Sep 2014

Smallest Theatre in the World
 
 
 

 
Attila the Stockbroker

Attila the Stockbroker

Sun 07 Sep 2014

Energetic, inspiring, angry, loud, passionate punk poet and songwriter.