The fourth season of Hull 2017, Tell The World, kicks off this weekend with a glimpse into the future of our city.
As part of their multi-platform project 2097: We Made Ourselves Over, interactive artists Blast Theory have been exploring what the future holds, both in Hull and in Aarhus, Denmark, European Capital of Culture 2017. Inspired by the people of our two cities, the year-long project will culminate this October with a month of extraordinary sci-fi experiences.
Kicking off on Sunday 1 October, phone boxes across Hull will ring in unison to herald 2097’s arrival. Those who answer the call will enter into a conversation with a character from the future, with a lucky few getting the chance to come face to face with a character from 2097 in an unforgettable ride into the future.
A sci-fi short film, shot in location in Hull and Aarhus with stunning state-of-the-art visual effects, will be released in chapters online at www.wemadeourselvesover.com each Saturday in October. Hull residents will also have the chance to see the film in full at a series of pop-up film screenings, in neighbourhoods across Hull this October. The newly-announced dates for these screenings are:
Pop-up screening dates
Sun 1 Oct, 1pm-6pm
Northpoint Shopping Centre / Roborough Close
Sat 7 Oct, 3pm-10pm
Outside Hull Fair, Walton Street
Sun 8 Oct, 12pm-1pm
Hedon Market Place
Sun 8 Oct, 2pm-4pm
The Freedom Centre
Sun 8 Oct, 5pm-6pm
Papa’s Fish and Chips, Bilton
Sat 14 Oct, 12pm-2pm
The Square, Hessle
Sat 14 Oct, 3pm-4pm*
Pickering Park (Audio Described)
Sat 14 Oct, 5pm-6pm
Cottingham Post Office
Sun 15 Oct, 12pm-2pm
Anlaby Park Library
Sun 15 Oct, 3pm-4pm
County Road South
Sun 15 Oct, 5pm-6pm
Lord Nelson Pub
Sat 21 Oct, 12pm-1pm
Sat 21 Oct, 2pm-6pm
Sun 22 Oct, 12pm-1pm
Oak Road Playing Field
Sun 22 Oct, 2pm-6pm
Sat 28 Oct, 11am-6pm
King Edward Square
Sun 29 Oct, 11am-6pm*
King Edward Square (Wheelchair Accessible)
Additional screening – Short Film City
See the 2097 films as part of Hull’s Short Film City.
Mon 23 Oct, 7.30pm
Pay what you want tickets on sale now
A smartphone app will also be available to download from 1 October, giving you the chance to talk with the characters onscreen, share your hopes for the future and discover more about the surprising world of 2097. New episodes in the app will be released every weekend.
Nick Tandavanitj from Blast Theory says: “2097: We Made Ourselves Over explores the belief that everyone has the power to act and influence the future – uncovering the unnerving and exhilarating idea that anything is possible. Informed by residents and young people in the city, it asks big questions about what life will be like 80 years into the future. Join us from 1 October to explore a future world.”
Martin Green, Director of Hull 2017, added: “We opened the year with our Made in Hull season, celebrating the historic stories of this city, and we will close the year by discovering the new in our Tell the World season.
“As the question on everybody’s lips is what’s next for Hull and Aarhus, 2097 invites you to step into a future hybrid version of the cities in an ambitious co-production between the two powerhouses of UK City of Culture and European Capital of Culture.”
2097: We Made Ourselves Over is the biggest and most ambitious project Blast Theory has undertaken in its history of more than 25 years. Discover more about the project at www.wemadeourselvesover.com and on social media at #its2097.
2097: We Made Ourselves Over is being delivered in association with KCOM.