The Humber Mouth
Hull Literature
Festival 2003

{ Hull Literature Festival 2003 6th - 16th November 2003
 the humber mouth }


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Festival Programme

Introduction

Preview Events

Thursday { 6th } November

Friday { 7th } November

Saturday { 8th } November

Sunday { 9th } November

Monday {10th } November

Tuesday {11th } November

Wednesday { 12th } November

Thursday { 13th } November

Friday { 14th } November

Saturday {15th } November

Sunday { 16th } November

{ Wednesday 12th November }

Schools Event / Hull Libraries
The Wild Rumpus

Graham and Dianna Denton work with school pupils in workshops based on Maurice Sendak’s classic book Where the Wild Things Are. During a reading and mask-making session, participants will re-enact the story, make masks and instruments, and explore their creativity.

Northern Library, Beverley Road, Hull - 1.15pm-2.45pm
Pooh Bear Reading Workshop
Free Tel 01482 224333 enquiries and booking

A workshop for parents, carers and any other member of the public who might be interested in helping local children enjoy books and develop confidence with reading. The emphasis will be on making reading fun and will explore ways in which we can help children to develop the skills and strategies to 'de-code' text and to read for understanding and enjoyment. Sessions are practical and fun and guarantee participants the enthusiasm to inspire reluctant readers.

Pooh Bear Reading Assistance Society is a pioneering organisation with over 27 years experience of providing reading support for local children. Pooh Bear has linked with Humber Mouth 2003 to offer this series of free workshops

(see also November 13th)

Take 5 Cafe, Central Library, Albion Street, Hull - 8.00pm - 9.00pm
The Vanishing Point
Free Tel 01482 223344

Hull poet Tony Petch launches his collection The Vanishing Point (Ragged Raven Press).

A member of the Mutiny Poets and writer of experimental and lively verse, Petch celebrates the publication of his first book.

Red Gallery, Osborne Street 8pm - 11pm
ime present: 'imetexture'
Free Tel 01482 616961

An evening of spoken word / text manipulation combined with intuitive, improvised & composed music, performed by leading local artists / writers & musicians.

The aim of this event is to explore ways in which the 'ime' artists view the spoken or written word (either in it's original form or as a sound source). The performance will include specially written pieces, extracts from French poetic texts, text-extraction (from Larkin) & music created from spoken word recordings. It will include the first UK performance / exhibition of extracts from Brzeska's piece 'blue book / sun wed'.

Performers include: Brzeska, Jez Riley, Aurelie Klein, Chris Gladwin, Pete McPartlan, Espen Jensen & Philip Barnes.

Festival Critic: Imetexture

Hull Truck Theatre, Spring Street, Hull - 8pm
Richard Wiseman & the Theatre of Science
£6/£4 Box Office 01482 323638

Richard Wiseman presents a highly interactive event which looks at luck, comedy, psychology and probability. A regular presenter on Tomorrow's World and R4, the scientist most quoted in the British media debunks and explains some of science's most perplexing themes with great wit and energy.

A former award-winning professional magician and one of the youngest members of the Magic Circle, Professor Wiseman went on to become one of the country's leading scientists.

Currently Professor of the Public Understanding of Science, he has won many awards and is the author of several books including The Luck Factor and Magic in Theory.

He has devised a number of science shows, including Seance, which was performed at the Science Museum and Edinburgh. Working with Simon Singh (Fermat's Last Theorem, The Code Book) he devised Theatre of Science, performing at festivals and the Soho Theatre in London. Infrasonic, a mass participation experiment to test the effects of very low frequency sound, was held at the Purcell Room in London's South Bank Centre.


General Enquiries:
City Information Service
at Hull Central Library
Tel: 01482 223344
E-mail: [email protected]