Hull Literature Festival 2004 
 the humber mouth  19th June - 4th July 2004

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Programme

Preview Events
Saturday 19th June
Sunday 20th June
Monday 21st June
Tuesday 22nd June
Wednesday 23rd June
Thursday 24th June
Friday 25th June
Saturday 26th June
Sunday 27th June
Monday 28th June
Tuesday 29th June
Wednesday 30th June
Thursday 1st July
Friday 2nd July
Saturday 3rd July
Sunday 4th July

Exhibitions & other Projects

 

{Saturday26th June}

Saturday 26th June – Sunday 27th June
Holy Trinity Church, Hull

Holy Trinity Open Weekend
12pm – 4pm Saturday
2pm – 4pm Sunday

Visit one of Hull’s most beautiful old buildings and find out more about Holy Trinity. Two days of events and quiet contemplation, with craft stalls, refreshments, guided tours and of course, the church shop.

Saturday 26th June - 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Holy Trinity Church, Market Place

two-teburi-koe:
Gisele Bone and Jez Riley

Free

A new work exploring simple but often overlooked elements of language: small gestures and sounds which make up our understanding of communication. Using projected images and intuitive music (including the voices of animals and birds, insects, early sacred music and Japanese, Bulgarian and Georgian music), the performance will be enhanced by the setting of Holy Trinity Church. Tea and light refreshments will be available as part of Holy Trinity Open Day.

Gisele Bone is a respected locally based artist who has an active curiosity in a range of artistic disciplines. Jez Riley has been an improvising musician/artist for over 20 years, developing the concept of intuitive composition. He has performed throughout the UK and Europe.

Both artists perform with 'ime', founded by Jez and including other local artists and improvisers.
There will be a separate evening of ime performances entitled imetexture2, following on from last years successful Humber Mouth event, at the Adelphi Club, De Grey Street on 20th June at 8.30pm.

Saturday 26th June - 3.00pm-4.00pm
Hull Truck Theatre, Spring Street

Brian Patten:
Gargling With Jelly

£5/£3 Box Office 01482 323638
Review

A treat for children and their well-behaved parents. Brian Patten, one of the country’s bestloved poets, performs his comic verse in a show designed for families and children aged six and upwards.

Famous for his work as one of the Mersey Poets (with Roger McGough and Adrian Henri), Brian will be performing modern classics of his such as Juggling with Gerbils and Thawing Frozen Frogs. Tender, outrageous, uproarious and silly, Brian’s verse is essential for the young at heart.

Saturday 26th June - 7.00pm
Hull Central Library, Albion Street

Val McDermid
Free 01482 223344

Queen of crime and bestselling author of books such as Wire in the Blood, The Last Temptation and the Kate Brannigan series, Val McDermid has won a wide readership and an astounding number of awards for her work. She visits the Humber Mouth for the first time to read, answer your questions, chat about her amazing career, and sign copies of her books.

Saturday 26th June - 7.30pm
Hull Truck Theatre, Spring Street

Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals
John Gray

£5/£4 Box Office 01482 323638
Review
Review by Toni

'Straw Dogs' challenges all our assumptions about what it is to be human, and convincingly shows that most of them are delusions. Who are we, and why are we here? John Gray's answers will shock most of us deeply. This is the most exhilarating book I have read since Richard Dawkins' 'The Selfish Gene' - JG Ballard

John Gray is Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. In 2002 he published Straw Dogs, a book which stirred up a storm of thought about the human condition, nature, and politics. Described as compelling, brilliant, tough-minded and entertaining, John Gray 'writes as he talks, with the exhilarating, high-risk urgency of a cavalry charge...' (Times Literary Supplement).

Intelligent and important. Thinking animals take note: Gray is certainly not to be missed.


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