Priory Primary gets into festival spirit

Priory Primary School will swap lessons for live music next weekend when it hosts a fantastic festival in west Hull.

Funded through the Hull 2017 Creative Communities Programme, the schoolchildren have organised The People of Priory festival on Saturday 8 July, when some of the city’s favourite local bands will take to the stage alongside a number of other fun activities for all the family.

Energetic sound sensations Bud Sugar, who recently released their new single Viral, will headline the festival. Also performing are folk-pop group The Quicksilver Kings, Redeye Feenix and crew, Stevie MouldSweet Street Band, Cowboy DC, The Fates and Sam Bishop.

Priory Primary School deputy headteacher Julia Mitchell said: “We hope that this event will bring together all members of the local community, their friends and families to come and have a fantastic fun day celebrating being the People Of Priory!” 

As well as the live music, there will also be funfair rides, face painting and festival glitter, craft stalls and even falconry. Food will be provided by Hull Pie and Love Hog Roast, and for the sweet tooth there will be ice cream, a candy floss cart and sweet stall. The police, fire service and ambulance service will also be present with some of their vehicles, and will be running activities throughout the day.

Martin Green, director of Hull 2017, said: “The great thing about this festival is the involvement of the school’s children, who have really embraced the event and even helped in its planning and organisation. Encouraging children and young people to be creative is one of the key aims of Hull 2017.” 

The festival, being held at Priory Primary School in Priory Road, starts at 2pm and will finish at 8pm.

The whole school has been involved in planning the event, with some children part of a Junior Festival Committee.

One of the many fantastic performances of the day will also come from the children themselves, when they perform Water Wars – a play especially produced for the festival which will tell the local historical tale of Hull’s unexpected battle with its surrounding villages for fresh water. Joined by two towering puppets, the children tell the tale of the Haltemprice Priory using storytelling, singing and drama.

Entry to the festival is free but tickets must be booked.

Head to our creative communities page to find out more about the People of Priory and many other creative community projects.