An incredible new event celebrating the shift from winter to spring and the move towards normality. Hull City Council and the Freedom Festival Arts Trust have partnered in The Awakening, a fascinating light and sound experience, heading for the heart of the city next month.
Wander around the Old Town and city centre areas and discover fire trails in Queens Gardens with marvel at see the Borealis a fantastic installation, which Northern Lights to Hull.
Visitors can also visit Ferens Art Gallery, which is remaining open into the evening, which enables visitors to look around the galleries and exhibits; the windows of Whitefriargate will be lit up by projections of artefacts from Hull’s Maritime Museum and Zebedee’s Yard will host a dynamic, interactive, multi-sensory, music-making installation, Halo.
The Awakening is free to attend is taking place from 6pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday, 18th March to 19th March.
Mikey Martins, artistic director and CEO of Freedom Festival Arts Trust, said: “We are excited to be partnering with Hull City Council on this new event, creating, producing and delivering The Awakening for the people of Hull.
“We can’t wait to welcome thousands of people back to the streets of the city centre to celebrate as we leave the pandemic behind and mark the movement from winter into spring.
“There are special moments around many corners from Queen Victoria Square to High Street, so we encourage you, as we do with Freedom Festival, to join us, be curious and try something new.”
Councillor Daren Hale, leader of Hull City Council, said: “Hull City Council is delighted to be collaborating with the Freedom Festival Arts Trust to deliver The Awakening for the city.
“This is an exciting programme of outdoor installations, with light, fire and music to celebrate the change of seasons and our city’s fascinating maritime heritage, folklore and mythology.
“Following on from the success of The Kraken last summer, The Awakening is the next major event to shine a light on our ambitious Hull Maritime project.
“This will be a great event for everyone to visit the city centre and experience our spaces, museums and collections in a new light.”
Find our more via the event’s website.