June 19th – July 4th
A text based artwork featuring 225 words by 225 people, all of whom work with, love or hate language and have a connection with the city. Invitations were sent to local wordsmiths and to luminaries such as Andrew Motion, Roger McGough, John Prescott, Douglas Dunn and Roy Hattersley. Who replied and which word did they nominate? The artwork will be on display throughout the festival.
Ian Killen has been producing text based artworks for twenty years and these frequently take the form of collective paintings where large numbers of contributions are taken from the public.
19th June – 4th July
Full Circle is a multi-media installation using photography, ultraviolet text and lighting, questioning memory, the passing of time, and emotions past and present.
Artist Mark Smith works with ultraviolet paint to create text which appears and disappears depending upon the position of the viewer. The title of this exhibition, Full Circle, relates to a walk taken between two geographical points, and two moments in time.
Illegal Media: Mute/Record
Working in partnership with a mental health centre in Hull, Illegal Media present an original audio piece derived from texts generated by the centre’s clients. Mute/Record is concerned with anonymous voices, diary-like texts and with individual expression. The project blends the spoken word with experimental collage.
In addition to CD copies for the clients themselves, it will also be publicly accessible during the Humber Mouth festival by visiting www.illegalmedia.org
Zoo & Logical Times
The first issue of the Zoo & Logical Times appeared last year: a beautifully produced magazine of extraordinary magnitude. The second issue, produced as an audio magazine with pamphlet will be available from June 19th from [email protected]
The Book is Always Better Than The Film
A web-based project by Louise Chapman who has been working with older people to collect fragments of text and comments to form an alternative guide to life and language. Profound, flippant, essential and creative, comments can be read on the festival website.
19th June - 4th July
Exhibition and installation influenced by the artist's travels to North Africa. The show features a little house full of objects and images. The exhibition creates a narrative to enhance awareness and understanding of Islamic culture in its many diverse forms.
3rd & 4th July
Heritage Open Days enable historic and architecturally interesting buildings that are not normally accessible to be open to the public.
Sunday July 4th & July 11th
The annual Open Gardens celebration in and around the Avenues area of Hull off Princes Avenue. Whether you are a fan of Alan Titchmarsh or Dairmud Gavin, you will find something to amaze you in the region's biggest open access garden event. This year there are added festival events for all the family: Dave Webb's Poetry with Kids will be at 52 Marlborough Avenue & Scrapstore will be at 109 Westbourne Avenue on Sunday 4th July from 2pm
Voices Of Hulls Refugees
Invited participants drawn from Hull’s refugee community will examine and portray, through imagery and language, their life experiences, aspirations and hopes for the future. The project will be a platform for the community to touch upon issues such as housing, employment, family life, local perceptions, integration and long-term plans. Working in collaboration with The Learning Shop, Hull City Council and local organisations, the writer Daphne Glazer and photographer Sarah Daniels will produce a publication for distribution throughout the Humber Mouth Festival and Refugee Week 2004.
Stoneferry Primary School
Stoneferry primary School hosts an African week inviting children to experience different cultures and to meet people from the continent. Michael Hardcastle, children’s author, will work with Spin Off Theatre Co to involve pupils in a day of writing and thinking activities.
Hull City Libraries
Throughout the month of June, the Libraries are running a literary quiz, open to anyone who fancies their chances of winning a £30 book token from Brown’s Books. Following the success of the Big Read Quiz, the quiz will be available from all libraries from 1st June. There will be five runners-up prizes of £10. Entries will be accepted at any library up until June 30th.