Creative Voice Youth Arts Festival 2019 – This is Who I Am

Monday 28 October – Saturday 2 November in various venues

Creative workshops, performances, conversations and exhibitions exploring and campaigning on issues important to young people #thisiswhoiam.

All events are free with a recommended age range 11 – 19 years including a city centre Pop Up Space, MakerspaceHull, Dance and Music Workshops, Paste Up Exhibition and Halloween Party.  Co – programmed and organised with the Young Mayor, Creative Voice Young People’s Planning Group and Youth Arts Takeover. Inspired by the song written from last year’s Festival “This is Who I Am”  by Freedom Road Creative Arts and Hull UK Youth Parliament “Make your Mark” campaigns.


‘Paste Up’ Exhibition

City centre, Whitefriargate shop windows

Tuesday 29 October – Saturday 2 November

A street art project exploring young people’s digital lives and experiences. In a series of workshops with My Pockets, groups of young people from Psypher, Ainthorpe Youth Centre, Big Buzz and Young Carers Group created images that have been printed on large-scale printers at MakerspaceHull. The project is fun, imaginative and brings to life some of the shopfronts on Whitefriargate.

Come along to the Launch Event at the Youth Arts Festival Pop-up in Princes Quay! Monday 28 October 4-5pm

Beats Bus Taster Music Workshop

Route One Youth Centre HU5 3BH

Monday 28 October 6-7.30pm


MakerspaceHull Film-making Taster Workshop

Andrew Marvell Youth Centre HU9 4EE

Monday 28 October 6-8pm.

Find out more about film-making and have lots of fun with a green screen!


Creative Voice Pop Up Exhibition and Workshops

Creative and Cultural Art Space 2 on Level 2 in Princes Quay, HU1 2PQ.

Tuesday 29 October – Saturday 2 November, 12-3.30pm.

Programmed by Creative Voice young people’s planning group and Youth Arts Takeover. Just turn up!

Tuesday – Printing, photography and fashion with Makerspace Hull

Wednesday – The Longest Lino Print in Yorkshire with Feral Art School

Thursday – Illustration and design with The Big Malarkey Festival

Friday – Game Design with Youth Arts Takeover + interactive games with 1upstarts Theatre Company

Saturday – Game Design with Youth Arts Takeover plus interactive games with 1upstarts Theatre Company and a chance to meet Brick by Brick’s Omni Science Robot!

Music Gig

Humber Street Creative Hub 61–63 Humber Street HU1 1TU

Tuesday 29 October 7-9.30pm

Check out social media for more information.

Halloween Party

Kingston Youth Centre HU3 1YE

Wednesday 30 October 7-9pm.

Dress up and have fun! Includes the chance to make your own scary image projection of “This is who I am” with MakerspaceHull. There will also be cosy firepits to sit around and a quiet area.


Hull Dance and Blood Memory Dance Company

Hull Dance Pop-up Studio 66-68 Humber Street HU1 1TU

Jazz Dance workshop, Wednesday 30 October 11am-12pm

Blood Memory Hip Hop workshop, Friday 1 November 11am-12.30pm

with final performance by Blood Memory’s professional company ‘Counting Planes’ at 5.30pm.

Hidden stories unfold about ordinary people from extraordinary times, setting the era through emotive use of dance, play and live music the performers use their bodies to tell stories of past, present and future, bringing to life a little piece of social history.

Museum Late

Ferens Art Gallery HU1 3RA

Friday 1 November 7-9pm, for 16-25 years olds

As part of Youth Arts Festival you’re invited to join Ferens Art Gallery for a night of creativity, inspiration and conversation. Co-produced by Future Ferens a team of 16-25 year olds working with gallery curators at the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, this late event invites young people to take-over the gallery, exploring identity through drag, live-art and portraiture.


Generations Orchestra

Albemarle Music Centre HU2 8LN

Saturday 2 November 11am-1pm.

Work together to create rhythm, song and cool beats!


Thanks to Princes Quay, HIP Gallery, Hull Music Service, Hull Dance, Ferens Art Gallery and Trinity House Estates for their support.

Please contact for more information and you can just turn up!

Find us on facebook: creativevoicehull and twitter: @creativevoice2

Creative Voice is a Hull City Council (Arts Development  and Youth Development Service) youth arts initiative in partnership with HeadStart Hull, Hull Libraries and Music 4U.