Hull Literature Festival - Humber Mouth 2006

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A Platform for Young People's Theatre and Film

Saturday 17th June
Youth Theatre Platform
Horncastle Building, Hull College

Free 01482 616804 Booking Essential

Suitability for workshops and performances: 13 years and over

In partnership with Hull City Council, BBC Blast, Creative Connexions with support from the Millennium Volunteers, Arts in Health and Radioactive.

For bookings and further information please contact Ruth Drake, City Arts, Central Library, Albion Street, Hull, HU1 3TF.
Telephone: 01482 616804.
Email: [email protected].

11am - 1pm
Blah Blah Blah Theatre Company - The Dice Man
Workshop & Performance

Young people in Hull were involved last year in the Blah's workshop as they toured the region involving workshop participants ideas in the development of this final performance.

How do you know what you want? How do you know who you are?

"I've given up making decisions. For a long time now I haven't had to make any difficult decisions. We're not in control of the outcome anyway. Fate, chance, coincidence, other people. That's who it's up to. So why bother? I leave it to the dice".

Luke is a dice player, a gambler with his life. He makes all the decisions using dice. But tonight that might be all about to change as the dice players meet their harshest critics and their lives, along with the presentation, start to unravel.

An hour's workshop follows the performance when young people are actively engaged in exploring the themes creating

Saturday 17th June, 3pm - 5pm
Hull Truck Youth Theatre

Young People's Performances:

A devised piece exploring the issue of bullying and the effects it has to young people, friends and family.

Ability � RISC Group
I Can Do Anything

A drama based piece using a series of still images with music and a narrator which aims to show people that anything can be achieved whatever their ability.

The Rights and Independence Social club is a lively, dynamic, and creative group of 13-18 year olds with a range of disabilities. They are keen to experience new activities and to challenge others with the result of their creative learning. The members in RISC choose their own activities, and so the project is shaped by them.

They are currently examining ways in which to fundraise themselves, as there are a number of charitable organisations and hospital trusts RISC want to support.

Rights and Participation Project

Hull's Children's Rights Service, the Rights and Participation Project, RAPP, secured some funding from the Positive Activities for Young People's fund to run a series of creative workshops throughout the school holiday periods. The group of young people have devised a series of short dramas that have been written and produced by themselves and supported by Ian Thompson of Northern Drama and Education.

The aim of the Project is to creatively engage with young people in developing their social and emotional wellbeing. Today's performance is the result of lots of hard work, enthusiasm and creative thinking by the young people.

Saturday 17th June, 6 - 8pm
The Sketch

Devised sketch show using different characters from Hull. Both funny and dark, it will show how comedy can be used to challenge and highlight important issues.

HU1 have just completed their Asdan Expressive Arts Award with Creative Connexions.

Preston Road Youth Team

What do young people experience for real on a Friday night out on the streets? This short drama piece devised and performed by the youth project reveals all...

Saturday 17th June, 6 - 8pm
Route One Young People's Resource Centre

Sophie and Friends
(My Little Angel)

Sophie is pregnant to her best friend's boyfriend. Friendships are frayed, loyalty is questioned which leads ultimately to tragic consequences. A devised piece, written and performed by the young people themselves.

Youth Arts Core

During the performances young people from the Youth Arts Core will be introducing the performers as well as launching and promoting their work to encourage more young people to join them and help them develop a culture of youth arts in Hull. They plan to do this by running their own arts workshops to other young people as well as working with their peers and workers to develop more youth arts opportunities.

19th - 30th June
Freedom Centre, Preston Road

What We Do, Who We Are


Photography Documentation Project

Young people from Preston Road Regeneration Project have been working with journalist and photographer Lee Karen Stow on issues important to them. They will be combining images and words in their exhibition.

Lee Karen Stow was born in Hull and has worked as a journalist for the past 15 years. A former features writer on the Hull Daily Mail newspaper, she now works as a freelance journalist and photographer, covering stories worldwide for a broad range of publications including The Times, The Telegraph, The Daily Express, The Express on Sunday. She has also authored, co-authored and photographed several travel guides

see Monday 26th

Monday 26th June, 8pm
Hull Truck Theatre, Spring Street
Creative Voice 06


Free Box Office: 01482 323638

Young people from the Lakh Kushia Young Women's group who meet at Route One Young People's Resource Centre have been working with Hull Truck Theatre to produce a play exploring their cultural heritage. Other young women's groups in Hull have also been working on their own cultural films - a work in progress will also be shown. The final work will be used as a resource for Wilberforce 2007 Education Centre.

The Education team at Hull Truck Theatre run a Youth Theatre which performs regular productions such as the recent ONCE A CATHOLIC. The team also visits schools to work on issue-based themes as well as exploring styles and conventions in John Godber plays. In addition to this, Hull Truck classics are toured around schools, the most recent being a performance of TEECHERS.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Young Roots Programme