On 3 May 2021, a year-long vigil will begin in Hull with the UK premiere of a monumental performance telling the story of a city coming back to life.
Every day for a year, at sunrise and sunset, a vigil will keep watch over Hull from a bespoke structure located on top of the Hull College building.
Over the course of one year, 730 people will contribute to the collective vigil – a 365 day silent and peaceful performance – to watch over the city.
Freedom Festival, an organisation known for creating the unexpected, is producing The Hull Vigil, as it brings the performance to Hull – the first UK city to host this timely, thought-provoking, large-scale monumental work by Australian-Belgian choreographer Joanne Leighton from Paris-based WLDN.
Participation in The Hull Vigil will open at 10am on 1 March 2021.