We produce year round events with opportunities for people of all backgrounds and abilities to take part or watch the action, from summer carnivals, to autumn and winter lantern events. We bring colour and excitement to audiences in all sorts of locations, from city centre streets to greenfield and urban festivals.
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Past Events & Projects
Ella Street Halloween Parade
We had an amazing night on Ella Street at the local residents association's secret Halloween event, with "Dave The Dead" our giant illuminated Skeleton Puppet, and Bandanarama bring some funky and spooky brass groves to the street. So lovely to bring a bit of joy and music to the streets of Hull again, at a Covid-secure event.
March - September 2019
First officially funded volunteer scheme, working with a producer and volunteer co-ordinator, recruiting 14 volunteers who worked with the HCA team at a variety of events and workshops through out the summer carnival season. Culimating in Hull International Carnival at Hull Freedom Festival and our largest carnival troupe yet, with an expanded “There’s something in the water” 42 piece troupe, 2 giant carnival puppets animated by pro performers & 3 large community made puppets animated by volunteers and music from a 13 piece Brass band (Bandanarama)
Funded by: Arts Council of England and Hull City Council Arts Development Unit
Audience and engagement: 14 volunteers & 29 participant took part in the project. With workshops to devise carnival dance and music for the new carnival costumes. The parade involved 300+ participants, including UK pro carnival artists & Audiences of 3000+
Pride in Hull Parade, LGBTQ+ human rights flags
As part of “Pride in Hull” a commission from local CP&P Back to Ours to design and make a bespoke flag collection with the Hull LGBTQ+ community, based on the anniversary of Stonewall and the United Nations declaration of Human Rights. The resulting flags were carried through the streets of Hull by Pride volunteers on the parade. Also featured in the Parade were Bandanarma sporting a 1960s LGBTQ+ rocker look with rock'n'roll brass classics to match.
Funded by: BTO and Pride in Hull
Audience and engagement: 30-40 participants took part in pre-parade workshops to make a troupe of 30 human rights flags for the final parade involving 500 parade participants, musicians and performers, performing to audiences of 4-5000.