Princes Avenue Arts Festival, 23rd August

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The fourth Princess Avenue Arts Festival (Vista Festival) aims to bring the surrounding arts and business community together on the street in one almighty orgy of kultur. David Stead (owner of Union Mash Up) will be co-ordinating the event alongside Artlink and other businesses and organisations. It will take place on the 23rd of August and be located between Spring Bank and Park Grove. Princess Avenue will be closed to traffic between the hours of 11am til 5pm on the day.

The Festival will feature the Laughing Mash Comedy stage hosted by Jack Gleadow voted Hull’s funniest person ever, the Away With Words Poetry Stage organised by Hull’s top ranking, ranting poet and underground urban gorilla Jim Higo and the omnipresent Acoustic stage, this year, will be orchestrated by the Warren Project. Meanwhile the big church going by the name of Church on the Way will be hosting an eclectic mix of artists and bands featuring The Dyr Sister and Shiznitz and friends. Across the road in Princes Ave Methodist Church local choirs will be performing alongside a book fair. Meanwhile Park Bench Theatre group will be story-telling and enacting short plays and the Skelton Hooper Dance School will be performing jazz and contemporary dance.

All along the street there will be stalls selling arts, craft, jewellery and food from local businesses. A pop-up Cinema at the Artlink building will also be staging a vintage fair and art workshops for young people and local artists will be displaying their art, sculptures and installations along the street at various points.

If you are a local artist and wish to display your talent please contact Richard Rignall from Hull Art. email richrignall@yahoo.co.uk and anyone who has arts ‘n’ crafts to sell should contact Artlink if they wish to hire a stall for the event. £20 for business £10 for charities. Contact: Victoria Bissett director@artlink.uk.net For more info: www.princesavefestival.co.uk