Creative Voice Youth Arts Festival 2023 is happening this half-term!
If you are aged 13+ come along to find out more about the creativity of young people in the city and take part in free workshops in DJing, sustainable fashion, dance, theatre, circus skills and more, along with conversations around arts and mental health.
FRIDAY 3 NOVEMBER
Exhibition Launch – ‘What Makes You Happy?’
3D-printed exhibition with augmented reality by artist Anna Bean and young people from Astra
and Ainthorpe Youth Centres, This Ability Goodwin Trust, Artlink Explorers Young People in
Care Project and NICE.
Fun, drop-in workshops including wearable art and sustainable fashion, screenprinting, drama,
contemporary dance, Hull Zine Library, songwriting, circus skills and more.
Young People’s Performance Sharing with a focus on drama and dance. Performances from
professional dance company LOOP with JoinedUp Dance Company Young Contemporaries,
Ainthorpe Youth Centre, Pragnya Indian Dance, Max Life Dance Company, Wolfpack Theatre,
Freedom Road Creative Arts, and Youth Aspire Connect.
SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER
Panel discussion with young people, NHS support workers, and creatives in Hull on the
Importance of arts in supporting mental health.
Fun, drop-in workshops including wearable art and sustainable fashion, screenprinting,
Afrobeats dance, DJ Mixing, music studio, Hull Zine Library, street theatre and more.
Screening of films and animations made by young people and local artists and filmmakers
about issues that are important to them around art and mental health.
Young People’s Performance Sharing with a focus on music. Performances from Music Lab,
Freedom Road Creative Arts, Layman and Noble, Young Women’s DJ Group and
Humber Drum Circles.
Creative Voice is a youth arts initiative led by Hull City Council Arts Development and
Youth Development Service in partnership with Artlink and Hull Dance, who are supporting
the dance elements of the Festival with their Move Together programme. Supported by the Smile Foundation I AM Fund and Youth Arts Takeover.
Princes Quay is a multi-purpose shopping centre in Hull City Centre, boasting a number of retail outlets, art galleries, a cinema, a bowling alley, soft play and quasar facilities and a range of eateries. Situated on stilts above Princes Dock, the centre is built around a central atrium hosting regular events and community projects. A 1,000 space multi-storey car par is also connected to the centre. Please note: select catering and entertainment outlets remain open until late.