Organisers of Hull Comedy Festival have announced that Russell Howard will be
returning to open this year's festival with a show at Hull City Hall in October.
Russell Howard will be bringing his new show, Dingledodies to Hull City Hall
on Thursday 23rd October to kick-start Hull's second comedy festival.
Russell joins a list of headliners which also includes fellow Mock the Week
regular Frankie Boyle.
Other acts at the festival include: Paddy McGuinness,
Pete Firman and Russell Kane.
News, Arts - Wherefore art thou budding film-makers? The Royal Opera House runs competition to create 40 second Romeo and Juliet
Could you create your own Romeo and Juliet in 40 seconds?
The Royal Opera House and BP are looking for budding film-makers of all ages and
experience to produce their own 40 second version of Romeo and Juliet.
A judging panel from the Royal Opera House and BP will choose a selection of the
best films to be showcased on the
News, Arts - Free Art by Gavin Turk
Gavin Turk, the artist famous for using his own name in his work,
has re-designed that famous old Hull icon, the Jacksons carrier bag.
Hull Time Based Arts is giving away free 'Gav bags' as part of its
weekend festival of live art - Time and Tidal Flow.
Get yours by visiting the shows this weekend -programme details below.
News, - Civil Servants Set to Join Teachers
Over 1,000 civil servants in the PCS Union from 10 Government Departments
across East Yorkshire are set to join teachers and lecturers by striking on
April 24th in protest against the imposition of pay rises well below the
current rate of inflation.
Speaking at the Scottish TUC conference on Monday immediately after PM
Gordon Brown's address,
News, - Green Party Calls Time on Hull CLAC
Threat to independent advisors: Hull CAB and HIHAC.
The Green Party does not welcome moves by Hull City Council to hand over
advice provision in the city to Action for Employment, known as A4E.
Under pressure from the national Legal Services Commission (LSC),
Hull City councillors set up a bidding process to create a Community
Legal Advice Centre (CLAC).
News, - Thursday 17th April 08 - Hull Says Hands Off Our CAB By Michelle Dee
Save Hull CAB! People Not Profit! Hull Says C.L.A.C. Off!
Citizens Advice Bureau - the charity for your community.
Today in Hull there was a protest march to save Hull Citizens Advice Bureau from being closed and a profit making council based organisation put in its place. Hundreds of people turned out to support the staff volunteers and users of the free independent service.
News, - Comedy Stars Set for Festival
Paddy McGuinness, Frankie Boyle,
Pete Firman and Russell Kane are amongst top
comedians that will be bringing laughs to Hull's second comedy festival
in the autumn.
Hull Comedy Festival promises over two weeks of mirth and
entertainment as audiences are entertained by local talent and big names
from the world of comedy.
News, - Hull Citizens Advice Bureau at Risk of Closure By Emma Smith
You may have seen in the media that Hull Citizens Advice Bureau is at risk
of closure due to the introduction of a Community Legal Advice Centre (CLAC).
This will be funded by the Hull City Council and the Legal Service Commission
which aims to deliver advice in the city primarily through the councils own
customer service centres.
News, Charity - HERIB and The Great North Run - Sunday 5th October 08
Calling all runners and aspiring runners, HERIB, your local
charity for blind and partially sighted people, have 15 GUARANTEED PLACES
for The Great North Run and are looking for volunteers to undertake this
The Great North Run is the most popular half marathon in the world, and one
of the most exciting events in the sporting calendar.
News, - ACE Opportunity for Young People to Make a Difference!
ACE, Achieve Contribute Experience, is a brand new exciting project that is calling young people, 16-25, in Hull to get involved in volunteering and realise they can make a difference to both themselves and the community.
What that difference is...well... the choice is theirs'.
The innovative new scheme, run by Hull & East Yorkshire Mind,
News, Education - Courses - Managing Redundancy
PERS has many years experience of advising voluntary sector employers and designs its courses taking account of the real problems that voluntary sector managers and trustees face, based on the problems they deal with on their advice line every day.
They are currently running a Managing Redundancy Course and Volcom would
News, - Ofcom Announces New Bidding Round Under Community Radio Fund (UK)
The Office of Communications (Ofcom) has announced that the first round for funding
applications under the Community Radio Fund in 2008/09 will open on 10 April 2008.
Under the fund, Community Radio Stations can apply for funding to support their
core running costs.
These core costs can include, management; administration, financial management &
News, Arts - Beneath the Surface - Exhibition at Artlink
Artlink is currently holding an exhibition called Beneath the Surface.
The exhibition is a collection of work by 14 female artists from around the
UK to mark International Women's Day.
This exhibition is Artlink's ninth annual Women's Work show, held in support
of International Women's Day. This years' exhibition has been titled
News, - Sustainable Development Planning
Hull City Council has prepared a draft Sustainable Development Supplementary Planning
Document (SPD). It is available for public consultation for a period of six weeks between 27th February and 8th April, inclusive.
The aim of the document is to improve the sustainability of new development.
It aims to make applicants more aware of key issues
News, - Young People in 24 Hour Fast -Cottingham Road Baptist Church By Rev. Richard Jevons
8 young people aged 11-17 along with three leaders take part in a 24 hr fast to raise
money for Homeless people in Hull.
Having fasted for 24 hours the group has so far collected over £550 in sponsorship
money. The young people decided that they wanted to help those less fortunate than
themselves as part of the Churches Hope08 initiative
News, - First Day of DWP Strike Sees 85% Turnout
Today saw the Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)
working for The Department of Work & Pensions (DWP), take the first day of a
two day round of national industrial action.
The strike adds to the pressure on the government following recent similar
action across the Civil Service as a whole.
The DWP has refused
News, - Springhead Music Pub Saved From Closure
Leading venue's legacy continued by entrepreneurial local pub duo
The Winking Beaver Pubco today announced that they would take over the
lease of the popular Springhead Music Pub, saving it from extinction.
The Springhead Music Pub is an award winning hull-based music venue
hosting live bands seven nights a week.
Based in Hull
News, - Photography Competition
Hull United Residents and Tenants (HURAT) Federation are holding a photography
competition for photographs taken outside in Hull during 2007 and 2008.
The photographs can be of anything from your neighbourhood - parks and
gardens, events and activities, your local tenants and residents association
or even the summer floods.
News, - More Children Die in Gaza
In two days last week, 33 Palestinians in Gaza were been killed by the USA funded Israeli army.
One quarter of those killed were children, ages ranging from 5 months old to 14 years old. I've seen hardly any news coverage of this- a little on the BBC website, a little on the channel 4 news- can you imagine the coverage if it had been 33 dead Israelis or 33 dead Europeans?
News, Environment - There Will Be No GM Spuds Planted In Hedon This Year
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed that there
will be no blight resistant GM potatoes planted in Hedon this year. In an reply to a query from
Friends of the Earth National GM Campaigner Clare Oxborrow regarding trials going ahead this year,
Dr. David Sherlock of the GM Team stated, ''BASF will be using
News, - Van Available For Hire
Ings Community Resource Centre wish to remind people that they have a van which
is available to hire for half days, whole days or longer periods of time.
The van can seat 14 people (plus driver) and has wheelchair access at the
rear of the vehicle. The vehicle can be hired with a driver or for self-drive.
News, Current Affairs - Green Party Conference 2008 In Reading By Martin Deane
We're down in Reading for the Green Party Conference rubbing shoulders
with Caroline Lucas, listening to the Venezuelan Ambassador tell us
about the 50 million lightbulbs they've changed!
("How many Venezuelans does it take to change 50 million light bulbs?" Chavez!)
and the like!
Blimey the days are long! I'd forgotten. You turn up at 9.00 for the
News - University of Hull Placements
The University of Hull's Geography Department are looking to place some of their students on free, part-time work placements in the voluntary sector as part of their Applied Project module.
The University hope to place students with external organisations for 10-12 weeks to work part-time on a self-contained project, defined by the organisation.
News, Education - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Forum is launched in North East Lincolnshire
The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education's i-Bar will be playing
host to the launch of LGBT Forum for North East Lincolnshire, on Thursday
28th February 2008 at 5pm.Guests will be joined by Dan Bryan (Big Brother 5)
who will officially launch the event with music from a local DJ.
The North East Lincolnshire LGBT Forum;
News, - Befriending May Draw to a Close
For some newly arrived asylum seekers and refugees in the city, the befriending project at
ARKH (Asylum Seekers and Refugees of Kingston upon Hull) has been a great boost to help build towards integration between different community groups.
Over the past year and a half, the project has worked with refugee women and young people from over 10 different
News, Arts - Lonely Eric Film Project By Paul Stapleton (Pog)
Since I (Michelle Dee) signed up to the mailing list last year of the band Pog (Electro/Punk/Folk)
I have received a number of emails concerning Lonely Eric.
Lonely Eric's creator is Paul Stapleton the vocalist/guitarist of Brighton band Pog.
I investigated his movies, following the links handily placed in the mail out and
finally discovered what it
News, Education - Hull Teens Get The Shakespeare Treatment
MOPA Theatre Company, a leading UK Shakespeare Theatre Company based in
Hertfordshire, have been awarded the contract by Hull City Council to provide SATS Shakespeare sessions to every secondary school in the region.
With a dedicated team of professional actors and a globe-inspired set, the company will visit fourteen secondary schools in Hull
News, Education - Youth Music Mentors Scheme in Hull
Youth Music Mentors Scheme offers free music training to young people in Hull
A youth music project in Hull which offers support to young people looking for a
future in music is expanding the number of opportunities to take part.
The Youth Music Mentors scheme will offer the chance for young people with some
News, - Free Energy Saving Light bulbs
The Goodwin Development Trust has successfully secured 48,000 energy saving bulbs and a number of power down packs, to be given to Hull residents. Hull Community Wardens will be distributing the energy saving packs FREE to Hull residents from their Warden Shops around the city.
News, - Friday 18th January 08 - Postcards to Aunty Mag Book Launch and Reading Event At Waterstones Hull By Michelle Dee
The opportunity to be in the presence of authors reading their own work is rare indeed.
Perhaps now and then on a reviews programme, radio or television, they may impart a few
paragraphs to give you a flavour of the whole, but rarely can you sit a few feet away as
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