The Humber Mouth
Hull Literature
Festival 2003

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

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Festival Programme


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

{ the humber mouth }

Humber Mouth 2003 celebrates Hull's long tradition of involvement in literature with a programme which offers not only some of the most rewarding and frequently read writers in the UK, but the best of local projects and the chance to participate. Next year Humber Mouth moves to the summer months, with dates fixed for June 19th to July 4th.

This year sees Joan Bakewell, Jake Arnott, Patrick Gale, Jill Dawson, Barrie Rutter, Julia Darling, Valerie Bloom, Roddy Lumsden and Russell T Davies, among others, visiting the city. There is international theatre from Johannesburg with Woza! Albert, one of the most exuberant and finest pieces of social theatre. There is a Readers Day which brings book groups and readers together with top writers to discuss the pleasures of reading, and a Writers Day which explores the professional issues facing would-be writers. At Hull truck, there is a day long celebration of new theatre writing with input from John Godber, Stephen Jeffreys and Test Tube Theatre, as well as music from Emma Rugg and new drama from local playwrighting group Blockheads.

Young people in the city will have the chance to work with writer Sherry Ashworth and to visit the Enigma Project in workshops which explore codes and code-breaking with a genuine WW2 Enigma Machine. The Warren Centre present work by young people alongside Husi, a group of Zimbabwean musicians and dancers.

Again, a range of local organisations have become involved in the festival, demonstrating the good health of the arts within the city: Hull Independent Art School, Hull Film, Arts in Health, Hull and East Yorkshire MIND, Hull Truck, BBC, the Universities of Lincoln and of Hull, the Deep, and many more. We would like to thank everyone for their enthusiasm and commitment and for making the festival possible.

With over sixty events including theatre, readings, workshops, music, film, exhibitions and more, Humber Mouth 2003 offers something for everyone.

General Enquiries:
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Tel: 01482 223344
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