Hull Freedom Festival 2012 Day Two: Spiritualized and Doug Segal
The second day of Hull’s annual celebration of the arts kicks off today with performances from psychedelic rockers Spiritualized and cabaret star Doug Segal.
Freedom, a weekend carnival of music, dance, theatre, comedy and art, sees thousands flock to venues across Hull city centre from Thursday September 6 to 9.
Now in its fifth year, Freedom is firmly established in the festival calendar, and welcomes performers and artists from across the UK and Europe.
The programme for Friday September 7 is:
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5.45pm: Taste of Freedom, Teatro Spiegeltent, Fruit Market, Wellington Street
A preview session of the best of this year’s festival, Taste of Freedom boasts performances from comedy sensation Abandoman, and funny vintage singer Lili La Scala.
Tickets: £5.50/Concessions £4.
Runs until 6.45pm.
6pm: Fresh Meat & the Thursday Club, Fruit Space, 62-63 Humber Street
A night of music delight, Last Dinosaurs, Sulk and Goodnight Ohio will take to the stage, in addition to The Neat, La Bete Blooms, Towns and ENDO FLEVELBADDIE.
This free event goes on until late.
6pm: Seeds for the Desert, Studio Eleven, 11 Humber Street
A celebration of sustainability, here you can enjoy car allotments and living landscapes with a large dose of flower power.
This free event runs until 9pm.
6.30pm: OrGaNiKaRmOnIc, E20 Yellow Bus Stage, Wellington Street
OrGaNiKaRmOnIc, a group known for their dance tunes brewed with didgeridoo, viola and cajon, take to the stage.
Free, runs until 6.50pm.
6.50pm: Hillbilly Troupe, E20 Yellow Bus Stage, Wellington Street
Following OrGaNiKaRmOnIc is a high energy band playing traditional Irish and English folk, Americana, Gospel, Blues and Country.
This free event runs until 7.30pm.
7.30pm: Doug Segal: How To Read Minds and Influence People, Teatro Spiegeltent, Fruit Market, Wellington Street
Dubbed a funny Derren Brown, TV star Doug Segal amuses with ways to read minds and implant subliminal messages.
Tickets: £5.50/Concessions £4.
Runs until 8.30pm.
7.30pm: Kingston Swing, The Dance Stage, Wellington Street
Local dance talent Kingston Swing takes to the stage as part of Hull Dance and Creative Voice.
This free event runs until 8pm.
7.30pm: Windum Earl, Pier Stage, Nelson Street
One of Hull’s most original and creative bands perform ahead of psychedelic rockers Spiritualized.
Free, runs until 8.10pm.
7.45pm: City of Light, Hull Truck Theatre, Spring Street
A performance following the fortunes of Bert and Rose, City of Light is a story of Hull Fair recalled by the people of Hull themselves.
The performance charts the tale of Bert and Rose, from the moment they meet at Hull Fair in 1935 to the day Bert goes back to the Fair to look for his lost love.
Tickets: Thursday-Friday £15/£12 Concessions.
8pm: Circus Ronaldo – Amortale, Fruit Market, Humber Street/Queen Street
An evening of comedy, theatre and visual delights, Circus Ronaldo sees a traditional Belgian circus family perform in the shadows of circus caravans and inside their circus tent.
Tickets: Adults £11/Concessions £8.50; Family Ticket £27.50 (2 adults & 2 children).
8pm: Liberty Skank, E20 Yellow Bus Stage, Wellington Street
Sounds of Jamaican ska influenced by the Skatalites, Don Drummond, Baba Brooks and Toots and the Maytalls.
This free event runs until 9.15pm.
8.20pm: The Van Man – C-12 Dance Theatre, Dance Stage 2, Humber Place (next to Teatro Spiegeltent)
East London-based choreographer Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster C-12 Dance Theatre presents an outdoor experience explosion of live theatrical dance and physical theatre within and around a van.
This free performance runs until 8.40pm.
8.30pm: Little Barrie, Pier Stage, Nelson Street
Rock ‘n’ rollers Little Barrie take to the stage ahead of Spiritualized.
Free, runs until 9.10pm.
9.15pm: Abandoman, Teatro Spiegeltent, Fruit Market, Wellington Street
Edinburgh Fringe sensation Abandoman creates musical sketches live.
Tickets: £11/£8.50 Concession.
Runs until 10.15pm.
9.15pm: East Riding Youth Dance Company, Dance Stage, Wellington Street
Local dance talent East Riding Youth Dance Company takes to the stage as part of Hull Dance and Creative Voice.
This free performance runs until 9.30pm.
9.30pm: Danza, Dance Stage, Wellington Street
Local dance talent Danza takes to the stage as part of Hull Dance and Creative Voice.
Free, runs until 9.45pm.
9.40pm: Spiritualized, Pier Stage, Nelson Street
Headline act Spiritualized will storm the Pier Stage with their Interplanetary Indie Space Rock.
This free performance runs until 10.55pm.
9.45pm: Gypsy Hill, E20 Yellow Bus Stage, Wellington Street
An explosion of surf-rock Mediterranean guitar lines, Arabic & Jewish melodies, massive bass-lines, electronics, scratching and beats, Gypsy Hill take to the stage.
This free performance runs until 11pm.
11pm: Comic Strip followed by the Festival Club, Teatro Spiegeltent, Fruit Market, Wellington Street
Newlywed curators Asher Treleaven and Gypsy Wood revive the vintage nightclub era of Go-Go, Burlesque and Stand Up.
Tickets: £5.50/£4 Concession.
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