We’re pleased to announce that Sounds from the Other City is taking part in Block Party! as part of Hull’s UK City of Culture celebrations
Block Party! is a radical youth arts creative empowerment programme bringing together young people living along the M62, from Merseyside to Hull, to explore new places, people and experiences. Working in five communities along the M62, artists will support young people to explore their creative roots and identities, through fashion, food, digital production, music, visual art, poetry, dance and performance.
Showcased in five Block Party! events, performances will explore the lives, challenges and future aspirations of disadvantaged young people.
Each group will travel along the route of the M62, culminating in the biggest event in Hull on 24 June 2017, where workshops will take place at Thornton Estate Youth Space, followed by a performance at Australia House, Thornton Estate.
More about Hull UK City of Culture
Hull was announced the winner of UK City of Culture 2017 in 2013. The award is given every four years to a city that demonstrates the belief in the transformational power of culture.
To deliver on this promise, Hull City Council set up Hull UK City of Culture 2017 as an independent company and charitable trust. The team are now working hard to deliver 365 days of transformative cultural activity in 2017.
The arts and cultural programme for the year celebrates the unique character of the city, its people, history and geography. In 2017, the programme runs from 1 Jan to 31 Dec and is split into four seasons, each with something distinctive and intriguing to say, and each created to challenge and thrill.