The Hub Space
So not only are we offering you seven opportunities to see performances that have been made in Hull uniquely for Newland Avenue, we are also giving you more ways to engage with Assemble Fest with our Hub Space.
The Hub Space is at the Hull Community Church on the Cottingham Road corner of Newland Avenue. It’s a space where people can meet, see some theatre makers, find out more, chat, and have a tea or coffee (maybe even a biscuit if you’re lucky). It is also a space where people can take part. as Assemble Fest wants everyone to find a way of engaging with the work that’s being made and the people making it.
We’re offering taster session workshops kindly run by members of the University. So if you fancy trying your hand at clowning, scriptwriting, reviewing, lighting, acting, spoken word poetry or even a bit of burlesque, you can give it a go for FREE.
If you want to make yourself heard, we’re hosting a unique forum discussion where you can exchange ideas and questions about what’s happening with the festival and the arts in this city, how artists can support each other and what the next twelve months in Hull might look like.
Ever wondered about how to take a show to Edinburgh? Or how to get into producing? Or how a regional theatre or company is managed? How to create site-specific work? Working with theatre in the community? What directing for the BBC is like? We have a unique opportunity for you to have a cup of tea and chat with some amazing practitioners: Mark Babych, Artistic Director of Hull Truck; Alan Lane, Artistic Director of Slung Low Theatre Company; Claire Symonds, Producer and Programmer at the Lowry; Sarah Punshon, freelance theatre and TV director; Louise Yates from Hull City Arts; James Mackenzie, founder and director of Edinburgh Fringe Zoo Venues; Tom Wright, associate director at Freedom Studios and others.
Check out the schedule of events and we'll see you there on the day!
Author: Maddy O'Reilly, Festival Director