WHEN DOES HOME TOWN STORY TAKE PLACE?
Home Town Story will take place on Friday 28 – Sunday 30 September 2018, at 13:00, 15:30 and 17:30 daily.
WHAT IS HOME TOWN STORY?
Home Town Story is a new site-specific piece, a captivating theatrical journey through the back streets of Hull. Audiences will discover the poetry and voices that shout from the rooftops, whisper round the corners and echo through the squares.
Audiences will gather to embark on a journey of discovery of Hull’s lesser known places and the stories of its characters along the way, meeting local and national poets, writers and performers en route who will bring the poetry to life.
Written by award-winning poet and playwright Louise Wallwein, and Directed by Mark Murphy, Home Town Story has been commissioned and produced by Absolutely Cultured for Contains Strong Language.
Contains Strong Language is the BBC’s national poetry and spoken word festival, with coverage on national and local radio and TV. It is a partnership between the BBC, Wrecking Ball Press, Arts Council England, Absolutely Cultured, 14-18 NOW and The British Council.
WHICH ARTISTS ARE INVOLVED IN HOME TOWN STORY?
Home Town Story is written by award-winning poet and playwright Louise Wallwein and directed by internationally renowned Mark Murphy.
The cast is made up of both local and national poets, actors and performers, including Zena Edwards, Russ Litten, Steve Cobby and Women of Words.
WHERE IS THE SHOW TAKING PLACE?
The location of Home Town Story is kept a secret until booking. Audiences who have booked a ticket will receive an email on Wednesday 26 September detailing the meeting place.
WHAT TIME DOES HOME TOWN STORY BEGIN AND END?
Home Town Story takes place at different show times throughout the day – these are 13:00, 15:30 and 17:30 and each show lasts approximately an hour.
DO I NEED A TICKET FOR HOME TOWN STORY?
Yes, this event is free but you do need to pre-book a ticket online. To book a ticket, visit the Event Brite website.
Places are limited, so please only attend the show time and date that you selected when choosing your ticket. This will be listed on your ticket confirmation.
I HAVE A TICKET BUT CAN NO LONGER ATTEND – WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you have a ticket but are unable to attend, you are more than welcome to pass on the ticket to someone you may know to attend in your place.
If you’d prefer to give your spot to another member of the public, please email us at email@example.com with as much notice as possible.
IS THERE ALLOCATED SEATING?
No, Home Town Story is a promenade show which means that audiences will walk around a number of different sites as part of the experience.
Some sites will have limited seating but please do ensure that you are able to spend up to an hour on your feet if you plan to attend.
All sites are fully accessible for wheelchair access.
IS THE SHOW SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?
Yes, this event is suitable for families and for children over the age of 8.
HOW DO I GET TO THE SITE?
The starting location of Home Town Story is kept a secret until booking. This event stretches across a small area of Hull city centre so there are many bus and train routes available. We advise use of public transport or travelling by foot where possible.
If you are travelling from outside Hull, please visit Visit Hull for further information.
CAN I PARK ON SITE?
Yes, city centre car parks will be operating as normal so please visit their respective sites for further information on prices and opening hours. Suggested car parks include:
- Albion Street car park, Hull, HU1 3UP (pay & display)
- St Stephens Shopping Centre car park, 110 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN
- Princes Quay Shopping Centre car park, Waterhouse Lane, Hull, HU1 2NL
WILL THERE BE ROAD CLOSURES?
No, there are no road closures as part of this event.
There are numerous places to stay overnight in Hull City Centre and the surrounding area. For more details, please visit Visit Hull.
LOCAL FOOD & THINGS TO DO
IS FOOD OR DRINK AVAILABLE?
There will be no food or drink available as part of the show. However, there are dozens of places across the city centre to purchase refreshments – and we recommend trying a local restaurant, food outlet or pub prior to the show.
WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO IN HULL BEFORE THE SHOW – OR THE DAY AFTER?
There are loads of things to do in and around Hull! You can find out the very latest event listings on the Visit Hull website.
Some highlights we recommend are:
The rest of the BBC Contains Strong Language festival is happening over the weekend, with 30+ events broadcast live over BBC channels. Don’t miss out and book your tickets here.
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21 July – 30 Sep, 10am – 6pm daily (except Monday’s).
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Portrait of the Artist: Kathe Kollwitz – A British Museum & Ikon Gallery Partnership Exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery
30 Jun – 30 Sep
Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945) was one of the leading artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, notable for the emotional power of her drawing, printmaking and sculpture. This exhibition highlights her self-portraits and portraits of working women, demonstrating her unique artistic talent, her technical prowess and intelligence, and above all, her humanity.
TOILETS & ACCESSIBILITY
ARE THERE TOILETS NEARBY?
There are many public toilets available for use for free in the city centre, including:
- Queen Victoria Square
- Princes Quay Shopping Centre (accessible toilet available)
- St Stephens Shopping Centre (accessible toilet available)
- Prospect Shopping Centre (accessible toilet available)
- Hull Central Library
To find your nearest toilet, please ask a Volunteer on the day.
There are no additional toilets in place for this event.
WHAT PROVISIONS ARE IN PLACE FOR THOSE WITH ADDITIONAL ACCESSIBILITY NEEDS?
There are two BSL interpreted showings of Home Town Story, taking place Friday 28 at 17:30 and Saturday 29 at 13.00.
If you would like to access this service, please book a ticket as usual and make a volunteer aware on the day so we can ensure you are in the correct group.
All sites are fully accessible for wheelchair access.
CAN YOU PROVIDE PUBLICITY OR INFORMATION IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS OR LANGUAGES?
For this particular show, we are unable to provide advance information in other languages.
WILL THE SHOW BE CANCELLED IN BAD WEATHER?
The show is unlikely to be cancelled in bad weather, such as rain or light winds. If it does rain, please still join us, wear warm clothes and don’t forget your waterproofs!
In the event of severe weather, such as storms and high winds, please refer to the website event page and our official social media channels for the latest news on the day and before you travel.
LOST PROPERTY & PEOPLE
I’VE LOST SOMETHING WHILST AT THE EVENT, WHAT DO I DO?
If you lost something whilst you were attending Home Town Story, please get in touch with us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the item then we’ll see if it was found and will let you know as soon as we can.
WHO ARE THE ORGANISERS OF THE SHOW?
The show a new commission by Absolutely Cultured and is taking place as part of the BBC Contains Strong Language poetry and spoken word festival. The show is written by award-winning poet and playwright Louise Wallwein and is directed by Mark Murphy.
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