Hulme is Where the Art Is

26 Jun

Age range
For the whole family


Run Time
12pm - 4pm

Hulme is Where the Art Is returns!

This annual festival has something for everyone with Z-arts, Venture Arts, Clay Studio and Age Friendly Manchester partnering for a load of fun in the park. This year will feature a music stage, literary activities and much more to get involved with, including a dance show from Company Chameleon, so make sure to get down and enjoy this free day of family-friendly activities and age friendly fun in Hulme Park.

On our Music Stage

DJ Rich Reason will be spinning decks throughout the day from 12pm and there will also be live music and dance performances from across the community.

At 2.45pm, join us for a very special Family Jam with Yemi Bolatiwa & The Jam Jivers Family Friendly performance with soulful vocals and jazzy instrumentalists.

We’ll be finishing the day off with the Ku’umba Collective, a local music and performing arts collective “Radical.Creative.Evolution“

Z-arts Arts Craft activity area

Hulme festival outfits – celebrate the natural wonders of Hulme with flower crowns inspired by local flora, make a magical, musical festival wand and create your very own badges with Joe Ford and Becki Miller!

BBC Proms Poetry Workshops


Join Chanje Kunda for poetry workshops in partnership with the BBC Proms. The workshops will be inspired by the 2021 Family Prom (the Kanneh Masons’ The Carnival of the Animals).

A great activity for families to join in with fun, creative activities together!

Art from Venture Arts


Check out Venture Arts’s works of art on their stalls!

Louise Hewitt’s Garden Centre Monsters


Louise will be telling stories about her garden monsters and young people can make their own out of fymo.

Clay Studio


Pinch pots clay drop in workshop with Tom – a fun creative and low contact activity for all ages!

12-12:45pm // 1-1:45pm // 2:15-3pm // 3:15-4pm

Age Friendly Area – Crafty activities with Nayna Lad

Join Nayna and doing some creative weaving activities with comfortable seating for mature members of the community.

12-12:45pm // 1-1:45pm // 2:15-3pm // 3:15-4pm


Story making with Story Scientists: Professors Nook & Cranny!


Listen to fantastic stories and even make your own.

12.30 – Storytelling // 1.30 – Workshop // 2.30 – Storytelling // 3.30 – Workshop

Storytelling with Ilaria


Fabulous story teller Ilaria reads – Rita the mouse gets a skateboard, albert the monkey builds a den and the Cold picnic for all the family to enjoy!

1pm // 2pm // 3pm

Dance Stage

Space to Speak: Watch Void, In Waves and Space.

A dance and well-being project presented by Company Chameleon in partnership with Z-arts and Trinity High School. The project sees young people using dance and movement to express and speak out about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences of life in lockdown and during the pandemic.

2pm-2:45pm: PERFORMANCE 1

4pm-4:45pm: PERFORMANCE 2

Please note that this is currently a non-ticketed event where you can just turn up on the day (please ignore the sold out button below). However, do keep checking this page in the run up to the event, as we may have to change it to a ticketed event if government guidelines on outdoor events change.

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Show accessible performances only

Times displayed in grey may be sold out or not currently available. Alternatively workshops may be locked for Bright Sparks Members and require a log in.

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