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Hull History Hunters – final weekend

Hull History fans! We need your help!

We’ve got incoming reports that a glitch in the space-time continuum is due to open in Hull from the 3rd to the 11th of July! Concerns are that this rift will entangle esteemed members of Hull’s history and propel them into 2021 endangering the very concepts of time and space themselves!

We are urgently calling all teams in possession of both talent and wit to help us stabilise the timeline before catastrophe strikes! Gather your best team in preparation, as the only way to restore the timeline will be through a series of mind-bending, time-warping, and brain-tickling challenges!

Scientific sources believe the temporal paradox will commence outside the Masters Bar on Jameson Street, and a smartphone or similar gizmo will be required!

The rift will be open between the 3rd and the 11th July so get ready to spring into action at www.hullhistoryhunters.uk

We’re expecting all kinds of characters to pop up around the city centre so make sure you are ready and raring to go…

Continental Drifts on behalf of Hull City council have developed a digital history trail which is taking place across the City Centre. The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Performance programme

Tootles and Nibs- Crazy scientists animating the trail throughout both weekends

‘The Birds’ Performing on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 10th July from 10-10.30am at Whitefriargate and Trinity Square; 11.30am-12pm and 1pm-1.30pm at King Edward and Jameson Street

These fantastical giant birds with their stunning fanned tails entertain and inspire audiences. Accompanied by Major Apus, an avid bird watcher, they are a real treat for children and families. From a distance, the Birds are impressive and magnificant, and close up, their detail is dazzling.

The Birds do a meet and greet or mix and mingle walkabout performance with their minder Major Apus. They are friendly, jolly, beautiful and graceful. The audience have the opportunity to get close to The Birds and have photographs taken of them.

‘Hodman and Sally’

Performing on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July from 10.30-11am & 2.45-3.15pm at King Edward and Jameson Street, and 11.45am-12.15pm at Whitefriargate and Trinity Square

An enchanting interactive puppetry walkabout. Hodman and Sally have lived happily by themselves for hundreds of years, blissfully unaware of the changing world around them. Now they have ventured out in search of fame, fortune and friendship, enjoying a second youth touring the world with their possessions strapped to their backs.

 

‘The Flatulator’

Performing at Saturday 3rd July 10.45-11.15am at King Edward and Jameson Street, and 12.45-1.15 & 2.30-3pm at Whitefriargate and Trinity Square and Saturday 10th July 10.30-11am & 2.45-3.15pm at King Edward and Jameson Street, and 11.45-12.15 & 2.30-3pm at Whitefriargate and Trinity Square.

Seemingly powered solely by Brussels Sprouts, this peripatetic perambulation is piloted by the often unrecognised, and usually confused, Victorian gadgeteer professor Keith Robinson.

With its wings flapping, pistons pumping and of course the unfortunate but inevitable accompanying sounds of gas propulsion, this very peculiar and curious contrivance is guaranteed to entertain as it trundles along.

 

 

Fairly Famous Family

Performing from 12.15pm-12.45pm & 2.30-3pm at King Edward and Jameson Street; and 1.15-1.45pm at Whitefriargate and Trinity Square

 

The Mermaid (10th and 11th July)

On his perilous journey to find the source of the Humber, Victorian explorer Jeremy Microft-Hulbert has captured this most exotic creature just by the South Ferriby Cement Works….Roll up Roll up and meet “Nature’s most beautiful mistake”.

Kitsch Café (3rd and 4th July)

Brace yourselves as Pam and Johnny arrive on the world’s only mobile 60’s cafe complete with Stylophone, Spam and 60’s classic tunes. A true assault on the senses.

 

Divine Company

Performing a selection of acts (below) at 12.12.45pm at King Edward and Jameson Street and 1.30-2.15pm at Whitefriargate and Trinity Square and at 12.15-1pm at Whitefriargate and Trinity Square and 1.45-2.30pm at King Edward and Jameson Street

Powdered Wigs

Stilt walking sauce-pots housing the obligatory servants quarters under their voluminous skirts.

 

Victoriana

Victorian Ladies on stilts enjoy a promenade around the great city of Kingston-upon-Hull

 

The Hello Sailorettes

Vintage Sailor girls from a time gone by, lost in Hull and hoping to find their way back to port!

 

New York Brass Band

Performing on Sunday 4th July at 11-11.45am & 3.15-4pm at Whitefriargate and Trinity Square: and 1.45-2.30pm at King Edward and Jameson Street

New York Brass Band are North Yorkshire’s only contemporary New Orleans inspired brass band. Hailing from the ancient streets of York the band has been rocking weddings, burning up festivals and smashing sports events since 2011.

 

Fat Brass

Performing on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th at 11-11.45am & 3.15-4pm at Whitefriargate and Trinity Square: and 1.45-2.30pm at King Edward and Jameson Street

Fat Brass cut their teeth in the mud UK festival circuit and on the sticky floors of London clubs, evolving into a turbo-charged roaming hip-hop jazztronica outfit playing reflective originals that show off the best in drum and brass.

 

The Aristocrats

Performing Sunday 4th July, Saturday 10th July and Sunday 11th July 10.45-11.15am at King Edward and Jameson Street, and 12.45-1.15 & 2.30-3pm at Whitefriargate and Trinity Square

This larger than life aristocratic Lord and Lady Pompous, straight out of the 18th Century (c. 1760) are all dressed up to the nines, with their fabulous sculptural hair styles, powder faces and gorgeous gowns. They are totally aghast at their surroundings and lost in their own pompous aristocratic world.

Can they see a ship in the distance or is it the 2.45 from Doncaster? What are these strange carriages without horses? Are they sea going vessels with wheels? Are all these children orphans? Experience the hilarious impromptu dialogue illustrating the Georgian Couples observations of the 21st Century.

 

The High Flyers

 

Performing on Sunday 4th July & Sunday 11th July from 10-10.30am at Whitefriargate and Trinity Square; 11.30am-12pm an

d 1pm-1.30pm at King Edward and Jameson Street

The High Flyers resembles an early flying machine with elements of Mad Max and Leonardo da Vinci concepts all rolled into one.

This engaging performance, transcends language barriers and takes people on a journey into their own imaginations. Set in an imagined future dystopia, packed full of bizarre characters trying to re-gain the magic of flight, this back-to-basics underworld of crazy contraptions and quirky characters is inspired by 19th century theatre sideshows.

 

The Camel

Performing on Sunday 11th July at 10.30-11am & 2.45-3.15pm at King Edward and Jameson Street, and 11.45-12.15 & 2.30-3pm at Whitefriargate and Trinity Square

From deep within the desert rides his pint sized, meerkat majesty Prince Amire. Sitting atop his curmudgeonly companion Kitty the Camel and assisted by his argumentative nanny, Kesha. Come forth and witness the miniscule majesty of Amire as he struggles to maintain his status whilst all around him try to bring him down. Be certain to step forward for a photo with these colourful, comic characters and take home a memory of a Thousand and One Nights