NEWS: Creating job opportunities for artists

The Collaborative Touring Network, which Heads Up has been a part of since 2013, is currently on the lookout to find the next artists to show their work across the country. The Collaborative Touring Network (CTN) is a national network of producers working in areas of cultural deprivation who are dedicated to providing greater access […]

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REVIEW: Is He On The Line…? Inklings of Sexuality
Jez Dolan

At the end of day two of Heads Up Festival, we find Michelle Dee back at Kardomah 94 asking festival goers, ‘Have you any clue what it will be?’ Commissioned by Einkofi and debuting at Heads Up, Is He On the Line? is a new music theatre piece created by British visual artist Jez Dolan […]

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REVIEW: Race Cards – Question Everything, Believe Nothing
Race Cards

Michelle Dee visits Race Cards by artist Selina Thompson, the highly visual work about identity politics currently housed in Hull Central Library. Pinned on the walls are a 1000 handwritten numbered cards. Each card contains a question written by Selina over 24 hours, in three sittings across one weekend in Edinburgh. The questions range from […]

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REVIEW: The Orchidian – A Glorious Triumph
The Orchidian

by Michelle Dee Photo by Anete Sooda Dave Lee’s writing debut for the stage is a delightful satire on English village life with a healthy sprinkling of  intrigue and murder. ‘More mulch than murder,’ as someone later said. The Orchidian is a verbose monologue told in direct address with considerable skill and devilish charm by […]

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REVIEW: Dean Wilson & Dave Lee’s East Coast Fever – Quietly Beautiful
East Coast Fever

And we have lift off! Heads Up Festival’s 12th season sets out on a four day mission to bring joy, excitement, pose questions and enthral audiences once more. Michelle Dee settles in her comfy seat at the front, pint of local ale in hand, to watch the highly anticipated premiere of Dean Wilson: East Coast […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Countdown to Heads Up Festival #12

The 12th Heads Up Festival is now just over one week away. Heads Up Festival’s 12th season will take place from March 27-30 at various venues, including Hull Minster, Hull Central Library and Kardomah94, Heads Up coincides with IETM Hull, which will see delegates from the informal theatre and performance network heading to the city from […]

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FESTIVAL BLOG: Never organise anything, ever
Now Is The Time To Say Nothing

With little over a week until the 12th Heads Up Festival, producer Dave Windass shares what’s on his mind. My advice to wannabe producers, event organisers and promoters is fairly consistent: “Never organise anything, ever.” For, as much fun as pulling events together might look when you attend, say, four days of theatre, performance and […]

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