As well as performance where you least expect it, Assemble Fest is about making Newland Avenue as cultural, engaging and downright weird as possible. That’s why we’ve organised a variety of additional activity throughout the day.
You’ll find buskers dotted all over, using everything from musical instruments to massive bubbles to make you smile. Thanks to the innovative nature of Hull University we’ll also have science buskers, performing tricks that range from making batteries from beer, foil and shampoo, to using jelly babies to model DNA structures.
If your tastes are more traditional, local performer Paul Derek offers multiple Punch and Judy shows alongside Larkin’s Bar, which will also be holding its beer festival in the rear garden and marquee area. And just across the road, on the corner of Ella Street, you'll find The Gold Man, Hull's favourite living statue.
Members of Something Entirely Different are all set to create live art at the end of Lambert Street, near Caffe Gelato, whilst a yarnbombed Smart car on the corner of Edgecumbe Street will be easy to spot from a mile off. Meanwhile, the Tent of Mystery materialises at the Queens Road end of Newland, offering mini magic shows to curious passersby.
Make sure to visit The Moon on a Stick above Poorboy Boutique too, as Miranda van Rossum is taking up residence there during Assemble Fest. Her project, 365 Little Stitches, sees the creation of one cross-stitch design for each day of 2015, aiming to raise £2,500 for five charities in Hull and East Yorkshire.
And we’re delighted to welcome Lincolnshire’s Rhubarb Theatre as they present a kaleidoscope of visual fantasy on Newland. Wriggling their way in and out of trouble, The Bookworms bring stories to life with a rickety handcart ‘book shop’ and some novel ideas. Join their quirky guides as they worm their way into fantastic adventures and through imaginative worlds. This takes place in Clothes Factor’s car park, which also hosts ZoHu Entertainment and her face painting stall.
We encourage people to take as many photos and videos of Assemble Fest as possible, and don’t forget to use #assemblefest2015 on your social media!
Author: Rich Sutherland, Marketing Manager