2004 sees a number of changes to the Humber Mouth: we have joined forces with the Hull Festival, moved to our new summer dates, and acquired a greater range of events and venues.
Highlights this year include Brian Patten of the Liverpool poets; queen of crime Val McDermid; explorer Benedict Allen; Geoff Dyer, author of Yoga For People Who Can't Be Bothered To Do It; Anne Fine speaking at the Larkin Society; John Gray explaining the bestselling Straw Dogs; poets Ruth Padel, Michael Donaghy and Roy Fisher; Orwell biographer DJ Taylor; master cartoonist Tim Hunkin, who will demonstrate the lost art of safe breaking; a Family Fun Day in Queen's Gardens; and a workshop by Mslexia magazine which looks at erotic fiction.
There is also involvement by locally based writers and artists including Hull Blokes (theatre); a festival of new writing at Hull Truck; Dave Windass exploring the life of a critic; artwork by Ian Killen; a travel writing workshop with Lee Karen Stowe; and music from the Electro-Accoustic Ensemble.
There have been many challenges in presenting an even larger festival in such a short space of time, but also a huge amount of enthusiasm and commitment from everyone involved. Humber Mouth has added bite this year, and again promises to deliver a programme with something for everyone.
Concessionary tickets, where indicated, are available to students, the unemployed, retired people over the age of 60, people with disabilities, and the under 16�s. Proof of eligibility is required.
Every effort has been made to ensure that most festival venues for accessible for wheelchair users. If you have any specific requirements please let the venues or the festival office know.
This programme is also available on audio-tape, in large print or in braille on request. Contact the festival office or the City Information Service.
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