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The Creative Voice Festival takes place over October half term. Photo credit: Chris Pepper.

Free arts festival taking place in Hull this half-term

A free programme of events will explore some of the issues affecting young people across Hull next week.

Creative Voice is a youth arts partnership engaging people aged 13 to 19 in youth centres and arts organisations including Kingston Youth Centre and Hull New Theatre.

And this October half-term, the partnership is putting on a free festival of events to showcase young people’s work.

Marjorie Brabazon, chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “This is a festival created by young people, for young people. It’s vitally important that we give young people this platform and ensure that they have a voice in this city and a space to challenge, discuss and debate important issues.”

The festival will be launched by Gabriela Surdyk, Hull’s Young Mayor, at a pop-up space in the Creative and Cultural Art Space 2 on level two in Princes Quay on Monday 28 October from 4pm to 5pm.

Here are the events taking place:

Beats Bus Taster Music Workshop
Monday 28 October 6pm-7.30pm
Route One Youth Centre

The Beats Bus will be encouraging the city’s next generation to speak out about their hopes and aspirations through music.

MakerspaceHull Film-Making Taster Workshop
Monday 28 October 6pm-8pm
Andrew Marvell Youth Centre

Find out more about film-making and get a look at how a green screen works.

Paste Up Exhibition
Tuesday 29 October to Saturday 2 November
Whitefriargate shop windows

A street art project exploring young people’s digital lives and experiences. In a series of workshops with My Pockets, groups of young people from Psypher, Ainthorpe Youth Centre, Big Buzz and Young Carers Group created images that have been printed on large-scale printers at MakerspaceHull. The project brings to life some of the shopfronts on Whitefriargate.

Creative Voice Pop Up Exhibition and Workshops
Tuesday 29 October to Saturday 2 November 12pm-3.30pm
Creative and Cultural Art Space 2, Princes Quay level two

A week of events from Creative Voice young people’s planning group and Youth Arts Takeover begins on Tuesday with a printing, photography and fashion with Makerspace Hull before The Longest Lino Print in Yorkshire with Feral Art School on Wednesday, illustration and design with The Big Malarkey Festival on Thursday, Game Design with Youth Arts Takeover and interactive games with 1upstarts Theatre Company on Friday and Game Design with Youth Arts Takeover plus interactive games with 1upstarts Theatre Company and a chance to meet Brick by Brick’s Omni Science Robot on Saturday.

Music gig
Tuesday 29 October 7pm-9.30pm
Humber Street Creative Hub 61–63 Humber Street HU1 1TU

This gig features emerging DJS, bands from Freedom Road Creative Arts and Highway to Hull.

Halloween Party
Wednesday 30 October 7pm-9pm
Kingston Youth Centre HU3 1YE

A chance to dress up, have fun and make a own scary projection with MakerspaceHull.

Hull Dance and Blood Memory Dance Company
Wednesday 30 October and Friday 1 November
Hull Dance Pop-up Studio in Humber Street

A Jazz Dance workshop on Wednesday 30 October 11am to 12pm will be followed by a Blood Memory Hip Hop workshop on Friday 1 November 11am to 12.30pm and a performance by Blood Memory’s professional company Counting Planes on Friday 1 November at 5.30pm.

Museum Late
Friday 1 November 7pm-9pm
Ferens Art Gallery HU1 3RA

As part of Youth Arts Festival, a night of creativity, inspiration and conversation is co-produced by Future Ferens, a team of 16 to 25-year-olds working with gallery curators at the gallery. This late event invites young people to take over the gallery, exploring identity through drag, live art and portraiture.

Generations Orchestra
Saturday 2 November 11am-1pm
Albemarle Music Centre

A chance to work together to create rhythm, song and beats.

Find more information by emailing [email protected] and find out more on Facebook and Twitter.

A girl in traditional Oktoberfest outfit
The Hull New Theatre.