Compendium Living were delighted to be able to help a local youth arts group get involved in the Hull Freedom Festival programme this year, as part of our sponsorship of this annual event.

We are working with Hull City Council to deliver a major regeneration project in Ings in east Hull, and were particularly keen for local people in the area to get chance to participate in the Festival, which celebrates the work of Hull-born William Wilberforce and his fight to abolish slavery

Pictured is Riverside sponsored Hull Freedom festival Lantern parade.  Pictures copyright Darren Casey / DCimaging 07989 984643

EHUAG members setting off on Hull Freedom festival Lantern parade.

The East Hull Urban Arts Group (EHUAG) are a popular and well-established community group based in Ings, for children and young adults who are interested in the dramatic arts.  Compendium Living worked with Festival directors, Walk the Plank, to provide a lantern-making workshop for the group, who were then able to carry the lanterns they made in the opening night procession at the Freedom Festival on 4th September.  They were joined on the night by our own Managing Director, Dave Bullock, who also carried one of their lanterns, at what was a spectacular and enjoyable evening.

Group Leader at East Hull Urban Arts Group, Tracy Noon, said: “The children were really excited to be involved in the festival this year. We had a fantastic turnout at the workshop and it was a great way of involving local people in such an important and renowned festival in Hull.”