Hull Harvest FEASTival 2017

This year’s Harvest FEASTival will take place at the Freedom Festival. It is a celebration of the abundance of local produce, people and skills. It will take place on Sunday 3 September at Queens Gardens in Hull from 5pm to 8pm and this year will be a ticketed event.

​ You are invited to pledge/donate veg, dry ingredients and equipment. Get involved for tickets to this home grown gastronomic, creative event!

Freedom Festival Arts Trust, in partnership with Hull Harvest FEASTival and Keepmoat Homes, have been working together throughout 2017 to deliver a gastronomic event like no other.

Throughout the year a city-wide growing project led by the Hull Harvest FEASTival team has been taking place across established and newly created allotments, farms and gardens to grow an abundance of vegetables to be harvested in time for this event. Volunteers from across Hull have pledged to ‘sow a row’ of veg, cook and share their food at an exciting ceremonious feast on the final day of the festival as part of this year’s 10th anniversary Freedom Festival.

For the Hull Harvest FEASTival team, this is the 3rd year of the feast and they are very excited about how collaboration with the Freedom Festival Arts Trust will enable them to reach more people about the messages of the feast. They said “This is a community event which celebrates local food and the sharing economy by feeding 1500 people for free! It is a celebration of abundance …. of food grown locally, peoples’ skills, equipment and space and a demonstration of what can be achieved when we connect and share. Our aim is to inspire people to do just that – connect, collaborate and create where money is the last option rather than the first.”

Taking place in the Freedom Festival Gardens in Queens Gardens, the free tickets were snapped up quickly but there is still a chance to get tickets by getting involved! This event would not be possible without the generosity of the people who donate their time, local produce, equipment and other ingredients for the event. Can you help? Everyone who does will be allocated tickets for their contribution. Here is how:

  • Pledge and Donate Vegetables and Fruit  – Whatever you can spare – we are heading into a period of abundance of produce and are very grateful for anything you can donate. Drop off details below.

  • Pledge and Donate Dry Goods – Items such as lentils, flour, oil and herbs/spices are needed. Check the website for our wishlist Pledge by text to 07740112936. Drop off details below.

  • Equipment – Do you have any spare kitchen equipment at home that you could donate for the event or are you a large caterer who can lend some equipment for the weekend? Large items like large roasting tins/oven trays, large stockpots, large frying pans, utensils, tea towels, mixing bowls, knives – chefs, pairing etc are needed. Again check online for the wishlist Contact Bryony on 07790795203 if you can help. All items will be labelled to ensure they come back to you!

  • Volunteer  – there is scope for more volunteers to help with food preparation on Saturday and Sunday and hosting at the event. Find out more and sign up at link here or text 07740112936 with your name.

Drop Off:  St Mary’s Church, Lowgate HU1 1EJ

St Mary’s Church, for the third year running, is the main drop off point. You can drop off your donations at the following times

  • 12.00 – 14.00 – Monday 28th August to Friday 1st September
  • 17.00 – 19.00 – Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st August

Contact John on 07476293999 to arrange out of hours pick up.

If you have an allotment, check the notice board for your allotment contact who will let you know when donations will be picked up from your site.

Hull Harvest FEASTival Exhibtion Tent, Freedom Festival Gardens, Queens Gardens.

Come and see the tent on Saturday 2nd September from 9am and find out more about the Freedom FEASTival, sustainable food and mutual aid. You can also drop off veg!

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Biochar Workshop Sat 9 Sept 2017


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Raise Awareness of Recycling

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Harvesting Masterclass at Frith Farm

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Film An Inconvenient Sequel Fri 11 Aug 2017

Global warming live-streamed cinema event with Al Gore in conversation, followed by the 2017 film  An Inconvenient Sequel : Truth to Power

You may remember An Inconvenient Truth, the 2006 American documentary about former United States Vice President Al Gore’s campaign to educate citizens about global warming. There is a follow up An Inconvenient Sequel :Truth to Power which will be on general release from 18 August 2017.

Al Gore will be participating in a live-streamed conversation on Friday 11th August, and this can be seen at some local cinemas, together with a pre-release showing of the new film. The event starts at 7.15 and can be seen at

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Family Fun Day Wed 9 Aug 2017


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Hull City of Permaculture 2017

Transition & Permaculture Hull is organing an event in September to celebrate Permaculture. As 2017 is the Hull City of Culture year we are calling it:

‘Hull City of Permaculture’

Sat 16 September 2017

from 11 am to 4 pm

at Constable School Field & Community Allotment

There will be workshops given by permaculturists from different areas, and from Hull. There will be a variety of stalls, all with a focus on sustainability. There will be live musicchildren’s activities and refreshments.

We plan to involve various green groups from the local area, and hope that it will be a great networking opportunity and a chance to find out lots of things you didn’t know.

If you want to get involved, please contact Lausanne Tranter on 07816 141169 or come along to the next meeting of Transition and Permaculture Hull, to be held on Monday 10 July at 7.45 pm at Boulevard Village Hall, Hull HU3 3EL.

This meeting will be devoted to organising the Hull City of Permaculture event to be held on Sat 16 September. Quite a few people have indicated that they would like to be involved and we hope you can attend this planning meeting. We are looking for potential stall holders, helpers, offers of workshops, etc but anybody who is interested can come along to the meeting. If you have more ideas on how to make this event a success please do come along.
We will also try and devote a bit of time to planning the annual Family Fun Day on Constable Street Field, which this year will be held on Wed 9 August.
There will be refreshments at the meeting.
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Cob-oven Building, June 2017

Lausanne Tranter, Project Manager at Constable Community Allotment, says:

We are going to build a cob-oven on Constable Community Allotment on the weekend of 24th/25th June.

We will be starting to tread the cob on Sat 17th June in preparation.

Some of you will have attended the Cob-oven build at the YWT wildlife garden at Pearson Park a couple of years ago. Maybe you’d like to bring your skills? Others may know nothing about the process – we’d love lots of people to come along and learn about cob-making and its uses. It’s fun!!

We will be providing drinks and snacks. 

  • The cob-treading on the 17th starts at 11.00 am
  • The cob-oven building on the 24th/25th starts at 10.00 am
  • You are welcome to arrive later in the day! 
  • Constable Community Allotment is at Constable St, Hull HU3 3DF

For more details ring Lausanne on 07816141169

Wear old clothes and footwear as cob is mucky stuff!!

Hope to see you there


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Permablitz! Mon 12 June Constable Community Allotment

The next Transition & Permaculture Hull event will be a Permablitz held from 7pm on Monday 12 June 2017 at Constable Community Allotment, Constable St, Hull HU3 3DF

‘Many hands make light work’

A Permablitz is a session where people get together on a site and set to on tasks which need doing (working as far as possible within a permaculture ethos). The evening session at Constable Community Allotment will focus on all the little jobs which need doing, and having lots of people mucking in together can make this a fun event. Please come and lend a hand if you can. Tools and gloves are provided but you may wish to bring your own.

If you haven’t yet visited the allotment, take this opportunity to come along and be impressed with what we’ve done so far!

Tea and biscuits will be available, bring cake to share if you can. If it is raining heavily the event will be postponed. More information from Lausanne Tranter on 07816 141169

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BAMEEN Women in Engineering Course, June 2017

BAMEEN in Hull will be running a free 6-week programme starting in June, which offers unemployed women an introduction to the world of engineering, and uses aquaponics to teach engineering principles:

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