Saturday 26th June – Sunday 27th June
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
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.
Saturday 26th June - 3.00pm-4.00pm
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
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.
'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.