Humber Eco Fest is coming soon!

Plenty of exciting events are happening all over the UK inside the expanse of our transitional spaces currently occupied by artists and charitable organisations. One such space is located within the Prospect Centre, Hull. This NewRiver Retail space (procured by Hammond Associates) is currently home to The Creative & Cultural Organisation – a not-for-profit creative and sustainable community. They use their creative skills to repurpose empty high-street shops using upcycled resources, and make the space available to the creative community to run sustainable, self-directed projects, workshops & activities.

The space has recently played host to a successful exhibition by local street artists as well as a talk by multiple international award-winning wildlife photographer, Tracey Lund. As of Friday 2nd June, new exhibitions have opened with work by local refugees to mark Refugee Week, sharing the gallery space with printmaking workshops by organisation Chair, Richard Lees.

Humber Eco Fest poster
Humber Eco Fest poster
So, what’s happening?

Planning has already begun for a very special, large-scale event taking place in October this year celebrating all the grassroots sustainability action that is happening around the Humber. Humber Eco Fest, as it has been dubbed, will take the form of a 21-day festival running from 22nd October to 11th November 2023, taking place simultaneously across The Deep, Humber Bridge Country Park, and many more small community venues and farms on both sides of the Humber. 31 events are already confirmed with more being added to the list every day.

With support from organisations such as Active Humber, ASP (Association of Sustainability Practitioners), and Koru Consulting, the festival is set to include various exhibitions, forest photo walks, traditional crafts, talks, music, poetry, workshops and more; all where the cultural importance of photography is recognised and celebrated. The aim is for members of the public to join in and volunteer in their local community initiatives, such as community gardens, repair cafes, and arts groups that utilise nature and draw attention to the pressures we put on our environment.

We can’t wait to hear more about Humber Eco Fest as further details are released, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated, too!

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