A post-van in the park, a bears tepee camp and animal photo booth await Manchester audiences this Summer for the sixth annual Hulme is Where The Art Is
Hulme is Where the Art Is 2016 is a partnership between Z-arts, Hulme Community Garden Centre, Venture Arts and MMU. Now in its sixth year, the free festival celebrates Hulme’s vibrant community and gives local residents a chance to get together and enjoy the rich diversity and culture of their neighbourhood. This year the theme will be bear’s, with picnics, storytelling bear hunts and lots more bear inspired activities taking place right across Hulme, throughout the Summer.
Z-arts will be launching the festival on Friday the 3rd May with The Last Post, an intimate performance in Hulme Park which takes place in a mobile sorting office.
Audiences are invited to step on board a Mobile Sorting Office, a bright red Luton van and be transported to a world where snail mail reigns supreme. The pillar-box red van is brimming with vintage paraphernalia from a much-travelled life, with a thousand items of real mail.
Alongside the show there will be free activities in the park including postcard writing taking place before and after both performances. Come along and join in, write a postcard to your favourite teddy bear from inside the mobile sorting office.
With such an eclectic mix of activities for everyone to get involved in, we can’t wait to see you there!
Commissioned & produced in partnership with Venture Arts & Hulme Community Garden Centre.
Art in the Park Friday 3 June 2016 11am-3pm, All Ages, Hulme Park
Step on board Mobile Sorting Office (MSO) 451, a bright red Luton van and be transported to a world where snail mail reigns supreme. Our pillar-box red van is brimming with vintage paraphernalia from a much-travelled life, with a thousand items of real mail. The Last Post will be shown at 11am & 2.30pm, Ages 7+. Tickets z-arts.org
Throughout the day Z-arts will be running a workshop where you can design and write a postcard to your favourite bear and Post it in our special post box. But if writing isn’t your thing then why not get crafty and have a go at creating ceramic snails with Venture Arts, to be displayed around Hulme Garden centre – there will also be dressing up, crafts and even snail racing if we can train the snails up in time!
Art in the Garden Sat 23 July, 11am-4pm, All Ages, Hulme Community Garden Centre
On Saturday the 23 July, join us for a Bear hunt around the garden centre. There will be a treasure hunt sheet with clues provided and bears hidden around the Garden Centre to win tickets to Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things at Z-arts. Or create drawings and collages of honey pots which will be used to create a textile piece to be displayed at The Art on Campus day at Manchester Met University. Throughout the day, Hulme Community Garden Centre will be hosting a Bear’s tepee camp with cloth wigwams to decorate, tribal face painting and other such malarkey! Plus stalls, music and cider bar!
Art in the Woods Fri 26 August, TIME TBC, All Ages, Birley Community Woods @ MMU
Make your own woodland animal with Z-arts using found leaves and other natural materials. Venture Arts will be using the woodland theme to create woodland animal’s masks and an animal treasure trail, with a photo booth to capture your artistic creations. Hulme Community Garden Centre will be making woodland tree spirits in clay on the trees with a fancy dress bug theme!
The full line-up of events will be announced shortly, please check back soon for more details or Like our Facebook page.