What's On?

Friday 27 May

Chorus by Ray Lee

Friday 27 May 3pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.50pm and 9pm
St James’ Square DN31 1EP

what3words: always.drift.blows

Chorus is a monumental installation of giant sculptures, ‘a choir of spinning sound machines’, created by award-winning artist and a recipient of ‘British Composer of the Year for Sonic Art’, Ray Lee.

Towering above the audience, a series of tripods support rotating arms. At the end of each arm, loudspeakers emit precisely tuned musical tones, singing out to all those present. Tiny lights create the effect of planets in motion, creating mesmerising orbits of colour.

Duration: 25 mins
Age range: All ages
Access: On flat grass with accessible pathways
Environment:
Battery powered

Chorus is produced by Simon Chatterton and commissioned by Newbury Corn Exchange, Brookes University and Oxford Contemporary Music. Funded by Arts Council England and the PRS Foundation.

Culture Cafe
Art in Public Space

Friday 27 May 4pm - 5.30pm
Grimsby Minster DN31 1EP

what3words: bronze.deeper.comb

Hear from Liz Pugh (from Salford-based arts company Walk the Plank), Charlotte Mooney (co-artistic director of performance company Ockham’s Razor performing their new show PUBLIC on Sunday) and Ray Lee (artist, creator of Chorus installation) as they discuss art in public space in this panel event. How can art bring to life our shared spaces, how can it connect us – and contribute to creating a sense of place while positively impacting on quality of life.

Chaired by Quentin Cooper

Duration: 90 mins, including Q&A (it is not essential to stay for the duration)
Age range: Aimed at adults but older children welcome
Access: Accessible venue. Disabled toilets available within the Minster

Refreshments, including coffee and cake available.

Our Future Starts Here launch

Friday 27 May 6.30pm doors open for refreshments (experience Chorus installation outside from 6.30pm) 7pm start
Grimsby Minster DN31 1EP

what3words: bronze.deeper.comb

Hear from a range of speakers on Grimsby’s renewal and our collective vision for a cleaner, greener, healthier future including:

  • Grimsby’s MP Lia Nici
  • Ørsted
  • Assistant Director for Environment at North East Lincolnshire Council, Carolina Borgstrom
  • Beacon School Eco Committee
  • Culture House director, Charlotte Bowen

Duration: Duration: Part 1, 50mins (a Chorus ‘experience’ will then take place at 7.50pm, followed by guest talk by Quentin Cooper, ending at approx 9pm)
Age range: Generally aimed at adults but children welcome
Access: Accessible venue. Disabled toilets available within the Minster

Refreshments available.

KEYNOTE WITH QUENTIN COOPER

Friday 27 May 8pm
Grimsby Minster DN31 1EP

what3words: bronze.deeper.comb

We’re honoured to have Quentin Cooper join us – native Grimbarian and now one of the most familiar and popular UK voices on science and technology.

Described by The Times as both “the world’s most enthusiastic man” and “an expert on everything from pop music to astrophysics”, Quentin has hosted hundreds of radio and TV programmes, including for over a decade fronting the UK’s most listened to science show, Material World on BBC Radio 4.

Besides his BBC work he’s presented and contributed to science, technology, arts and entertainment programmes on Channel 4, the Discovery Channel, ITV and other channels, and written for a range of magazines and newspapers.

Quentin is also an ambassador for art-science climate change organisation Cape Farewell and his “major contribution to the public understanding of science and engineering” has been recognised in recent years with honorary doctorates from Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt universities, and by being made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

In this entertaining Our Future Starts Here keynote, Quentin will ask how we might shift ingrained perceptions, through exploring the question – if science has transformed our world, why does the public have such an old fashioned view of scientists?

Saturday 28 May

Culture Cafe

Saturday 28 May 10am - 4pm
Grimsby Minster DN31 1EP

what3words: bronze.deeper.comb

A series of free talks to handily dip in and out from in between shows, on greener, healthier futures together with money-saving tips! Minster cafe open from 9.30am into the evening.

10am – 11am
Understanding the Climate Crisis
With Robin Lyons (an accredited ‘Climate trainer’)
Grab a tea or coffee from the Minster cafe and hear Robin Lyons, a qualified ‘Climate trainer’ explain the science behind both greenhouse gas emissions and man-made climate change and the effect these are having on our planet. If you’d heard of carbon footprint, here’s the chance to find out more about what this is too.

11am – 12pm
A Beginners Guide to Going Green
Beacon School’s Eco Committee
Find out some basic steps you can take to live a greener life from the younger generation.

1pm – 1.40pm
Run (or Walk) for your Life!
Join Nicola Pattison (Tape2Tape, Grimsby 10K race organisers), Ali Pretty (Kinetika), Bailey Greetham-Clark (Be Great Fitness) and local athlete, Iron Woman and founder of a Platform to Talk as they discuss community, fitness & the future!

3pm
How to Save On Energy Bills
Vicky Dunn from Grimsby Community Energy, provides some hints and tips on ways that you can save on those looming energy bills.

Minibeast Making

Saturday 28 May 10am - 4pm
Grimsby Minster DN31 1EP

what3words: bronze.deeper.comb

Kids of all ages can get creative at this drop-in workshop, when artist Wendy Chan will be supporting them to make bugs and flowers from surplus newspaper.

Why not grab a coffee and listen to one of our Culture Cafe talks while children unlock their imaginations.

Duration: Drop in
Age range: Children of all ages
Access: Accessible venue with disabled toilet available within the Minster
Environment Repurposing surplus newspaper to get creative and make nice things

The Bluebird: Chasing Happiness
A Quest Adventure for the Future

Saturday 28 May 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm
St Hugh’s Community Centre, Grimsby DN31 2ED

what3words: jams.hogs.assist

The Bluebird of Happiness has flown away and we need your help to find it! We think it might be hiding in the past, in the Land of Memory or perhaps it’s flown to the Land of the Future? What’s for sure is we need your help.

This workshop invites young participants to join in and work with leading theatre artists to explore where The Bluebird might be found and what the future might actually look like, through drama role-play, creative writing and model making with scrap resources.

Join the critically acclaimed Tell Tale Hearts theatre company, whose founder Natasha Holmes is from Grimsby, for performance and creative activities, to help shape a new, interactive theatre show inspired by Maurice Maeterlinck’s play and a 1940s film, The Bluebird.

Participants will be able to see their ideas explored on the day and then put into action at a sharing of the work later, in November.

Duration: 2 hours
Age range: 7 – 11 years
Access: Accessible venue with disabled toilet
Environment Scrap materials used for crafts

Children can be dropped off – a consent form will need to be signed on arrival.

Volo: Dreams of Flight

Saturday 28 May 10am - 4pm
Riverhead Square, DN31 1AA

what3words: vague.royal.vibe

A Leonardo da Vinci-inspired virtual reality swing experience!

Let Studio Go Go transport you to an exhilarating dream experience. Riders, wearing a virtual reality headset – can swing on one of four rides, each offering a different sensation of flight.

Dreams of Flight celebrates the 500th anniversary of artist Leonardo da Vinci’s creations, and is inspired by his fabulous flying contraptions and his studies of flight. Riders will groan in horror before squealing with delight as they pilot their swing-powered machines over cliff edges, flap over buildings, zoom along the water, soar in formation, spiral upwards through clouds and float back down to earth. But watch out – modern airspace is a little more crowded than da Vinci may have envisaged!

Creator and ‘thrill engineer’ Brendan Walker – has developed this innovative and interactive, future-facing work to excite the public, with each session being completely unique to the user, as it responds to the rider’s motion.

Volo is supported by the City of London Corporation, Culture Mile, Arts Council England, Innovate UK, and Middlesex University.

@studiogogoltd

Duration: Open between 10am and 4pm. Rides last 5 minutes.
Age range: All ages
Access: Flat space on grass with accessible pathways. One of the swings is wheelchair accessible and available for the full duration. Disabled toilet available within the Minster.
Environment: Battery powered
Also presented on Sunday.

The Winds of Change with Urban Canvas in association with Ørsted

Saturday 28 May from 10am
Riverhead Square DN31 1AA

what3words: vague.royal.vibe

All ages are welcome to join vibrant chalk artists Urban Canvas to get creative in Riverhead Square, creating a nature inspired 80metre wind-turbine, giving a sense of the scale of Ørsted’s new offshore wind farm Hornsea 2.

Operated from Grimsby, Hornsea 2 will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

See more at Ørsted

How can we re-imagine Grimsby's Future?

Saturday 28 May 11am
Meet outside People's Park cafe DN32 0LL

what3words: festivity.hoping.late

Join artist Ali Pretty from Kinetika, Nicola Pattison from Tape2Tape (Grimsby 10K race organisers), Bailey Greetham-Clark (Be Great Fitness Founder ) as well as local athlete and Iron Woman Lydia Gibbs (also one of the founders of ‘A Platform to Talk’ – a Facebook group that encourages people to talk about their mental health) on a ‘Fit Route’ walk, devised by Tape2Tape in Lockdown.

Ali will lead the walk on the “People’s Mile” in People’s Park, with a flag providing the ‘Grimsby future’s chat’ topic for the walk, giving you plenty to talk about along the way.

An optional four loops will be completed to give time to chat, before walking to and then meeting up in the Minster for 1pm, to review what was discussed and hear Ali, Nicola, Lydia and Bailey discuss health, fitness, creativity and community.

Find out more on the FITROUTES website as well as on Beach of Dreams

Duration: Approx 15 mins to complete one loop, option to stay on the walk for four loops.
Age range: All ages.
Access: Accessible pathways and disabled toilet available.

Chorus by Ray Lee

Saturday 28 May 12pm, 1.40pm, 3.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.50pm
St James’ Square DN31 1EP

what3words: always.drift.blows

Chorus is a monumental installation of giant sculptures, ‘a choir of spinning sound machines’, created by award-winning artist and a recipient of ‘British Composer of the Year for Sonic Art’, Ray Lee.

Towering above the audience, a series of tripods support rotating arms. At the end of each arm, loudspeakers emit precisely tuned musical tones, singing out to all those present. Tiny lights create the effect of planets in motion, creating mesmerising orbits of colour.

Duration: 25 mins
Age range: All ages
Access: On flat grass with accessible pathways
Environment: Battery powered

Chorus is produced by Simon Chatterton and commissioned by Newbury Corn Exchange, Brookes University and Oxford Contemporary Music. Funded by Arts Council England and the PRS Foundation.

Frock By StopGap Dance

Saturday 28 May 12.30pm & 2.30pm
St James’ Square DN31 1EP

what3words: always.drift.blows

Six striking dancers collide in an uplifting dance riot set to a brand new art rock soundtrack by Hannah Miller and Oli Austin of Moulettes. In this quirky new dance piece, watch playful observations of the yesteryears explode into a ‘punkish’ celebration of individuality and difference.

The starting point for Frock came from Artistic Director Lucy Bennett’s memories of the 80s in England as a young child. Where as her grandparents’ generation took on roles and duties as assigned to men, women, age and positions in society, her parents’ generation were much more daring and questioning. And now in 21st century, individuals seem to have even more control in choosing ‘who you want to be’. Lucy wanted to explore how the choice over self-identity developed over the course of our generations and celebrate where we are in 21st Century through a series of invigorating partner works between a diverse cast of individuals.

***** The Guardian

Duration: 25 mins
Age range: All ages
Access: Accessible, flat location. Loud music.
Environment: Using an existing power source

Knot – Diving into Human Relationships

Saturday 28 May 2.10pm and 4pm
St James’ Square DN31 1EP

what3words: always.drift.blows

Knot sees two female dancers using extreme physicality, complex lifts and contact choreography, to explore different types of human relationships. Twisting and turning, the balance shifts from one dancer to the other as they use their physicality to express their emotions. Inspired by Salvador Dali’s ‘Metamorphosis of Narcissus’, Knot asks questions about who we are; delving into our inner lives and our relationships with others.

Duration: 15 mins
Age range: All ages
Access: Accessible, flat location. Loud music.
Environment: Using an existing power source

Urban Astronaut
By Highly Sprung

Saturday 28 May 1pm and 3pm
Victoria Street and Riverhead Square

what3words: struck.total.snap

Urban Astronaut provides a glimpse of a future that might be… where problems surrounding air pollution have grown to crisis point, is there any way back? What can the Urban Astronaut learn from audiences now that might change his future?

Combining stunning design, innovative performance (using a unique travelling flying machine that suspends the performer 20ft in the air) with simple story telling and moving dance performance, Urban Astronaut travels through towns and cities searching for a solution to the environmental disaster that is present in our near future. The answer is found in a simple encounter with a young girl who provides the one thing the astronaut has lost… hope.

Intriguing, enchanting and thought-provoking, Highly Sprung take on a global issue, making it feel personal and motivating.

Duration: 30 mins
Age range: All ages
Access: Accessible, flat location. Loud music.
Environment: Using an existing power source

Urban Astronaut 1

The Hidden Music of Trees

Saturday 28 May 10am - 4pm
Duke of York Gardens DN31 2PQ

what3words: juror.pens.wage

An augmented reality outdoor installation created by sound artist Jason Singh.

Experience music that has been created entirely by trees using your mobile phone and a free downloadable app called Artivive.

Each unique ‘soundscape’ has been created by Jason attaching ‘biosensors’ to the trunk of the tree which measure small electrical signals generated by the tree. These signals are then converted into musical notes!

Duration: As long as you’d like, between 10am and 4pm. There are ten trees in total.
Age range: All ages.
Access: Accessible pathways with some grassed areas. Needs mobile phone capable of downloading an app on to. Headphones advised for best experience.

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS

  • Simply download the Artivive app from the App Store or Google Play. The app is free and doesn’t need any registration.
  • Open the Artivive app and then point your mobile phone at the symbol attached to the tree to bring the unique tree soundscape to life!
  • For the best experience of the tree soundscapes, we recommend using headphones but you can also use the speaker of your mobile phone.
  • If you’re not using headphones, make sure your phone volume is turned up.
  • The tree soundscapes are all different so take the time to listen!

Make a Bird Feeder from Willow

With Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning
hosted by Grimsby in Bloom
Saturday 28 May 10am - 4pm
Duke of York Gardens DN31 2PQ

what3words: juror.pens.wage

Want the birds to flock to your garden? Join Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning and make a feeder that’s popular with all sorts of species.

Duration: On all day, just drop in
Age range: Activity aimed at children
Access: Accessible pathways
Environment: Helping to feed birds, using natural materials

Freestyle Academy free Music Production tasters

Saturday 28 May 10am - 4pm
Freshney Place Shopping Centre Community Room DN31 1QL

what3words: full.guards.giving

Freestyle Academy is North East Lincolnshire’s new and innovative music enrichment project, which aims to build confidence through performance, develop social skills and improve mental health in children, young people and adults.

Due to the success of Cleethorpes-based ‘Trinity Sounds’ and the increasing local demand for music tech workshops, Freestyle Academy hope to build a community of local musicians and mentors and to offer employment pathways to young people and adults.

From May, Freestyle Academy will run music tech workshops within North East Lincolnshire’s three towns:

  • Trinity Sounds – Cleethorpes
  • Central Sounds – Grimsby
  • Pilgrim Sounds – Immingham

On the day there will be a mix of drop in interactive workshops performances, covering drums (melodics), keys (melodics), guitar, Ableton Push, DJ – Traktor, bandlab, beatboxing and rapping.

To see Freestyle in action, visit them on Facebook or check out their most recent workshop on Youtube.

Duration: Turn up anytime between 10am and 4pm
Age range: 9 – 16
Access: Accessible venue with disabled toilet facilities available in Freshney Place

Future Freestylers + special guests

Saturday 28 May 7pm
Grimsby Minster DN31 1EP

what3words: bronze.deeper.comb

7pm
Experimental musicians that are ‘Made in Grimsby’ share their original, future-facing sounds.

With Two Peace-Keepers, M-Fatic,  Infrasound and Theremin

There will be a chance to experience Ray Lee’s Chorus at 7.45pm during the interval

8.15pm
YAMA WARASHI

We welcome special guest Yama Warashi and band. Expect Japanese folk dance, free jazz, tribal African music and psychedelic sounds.

9.30pm

SAPIENS
Grimsby Dub Psychedelica band perform with Rob Distant on vocals/drums, David H on guitar and Melodica and Vess on Bass.

Duration: See details
Age range: Generally aimed at adults although children are welcome
Access: Accessible venue with disabled toilet available within the Minster

Sunday 29 May

Chorus by Ray Lee

Sunday 29 May 10am, 12pm, 13.05pm, 2pm and 3.50pm
St James’ Square DN31 1EP

what3words: always.drift.blows

Chorus is a monumental installation of giant sculptures, ‘a choir of spinning sound machines’, created by award-winning artist and a recipient of ‘British Composer of the Year for Sonic Art’, Ray Lee.

Towering above the audience, a series of tripods support rotating arms. At the end of each arm, loudspeakers emit precisely tuned musical tones, singing out to all those present. Tiny lights create the effect of planets in motion, creating mesmerising orbits of colour.

Duration: 25 mins
Age range: All ages
Access: On flat grass with accessible pathways
Environment: Battery powered

Chorus is produced by Simon Chatterton and commissioned by Newbury Corn Exchange, Brookes University and Oxford Contemporary Music. Funded by Arts Council England and the PRS Foundation.

The Winds of Change with Urban Canvas in association with Ørsted

Sunday 29 May from 10am
Riverhead Square DN31 1AA

what3words: vague.royal.vibe

All ages are welcome to join vibrant chalk artists Urban Canvas to get creative in Riverhead Square, creating a nature inspired 80metre wind-turbine, giving a sense of the scale of Ørsted’s new offshore wind farm Hornsea 2.

Operated from Grimsby, Hornsea 2 will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

See more at Ørsted

Volo: Dreams of Flight

Sunday 29 May 10am - 4pm
Riverhead Square DN31 1AA

what3words: vague.royal.vibe

A Leonardo da Vinci-inspired virtual reality swing experience!

Let Studio Go Go transport you to an exhilarating dream experience. Riders, wearing a virtual reality headset – can swing on one of four rides, each offering a different sensation of flight.

Dreams of Flight celebrates the 500th anniversary of artist Leonardo da Vinci’s creations, and is inspired by his fabulous flying contraptions and his studies of flight. Riders will groan in horror before squealing with delight as they pilot their swing-powered machines over cliff edges, flap over buildings, zoom along the water, soar in formation, spiral upwards through clouds and float back down to earth. But watch out – modern airspace is a little more crowded than da Vinci may have envisaged!

Creator and ‘thrill engineer’ Brendan Walker – has developed this innovative and interactive, future-facing work to excite the public, with each session being completely unique to the user, as it responds to the rider’s motion.

Volo is supported by the City of London Corporation, Culture Mile, Arts Council England, Innovate UK, and Middlesex University.

@studiogogoltd

Duration: Open between 10am and 4pm. Rides last 5 minutes.
Age range: All ages
Access: Flat space on grass with accessible pathways. One of the swings is wheelchair accessible and available for the full duration. Disabled toilet available within the Minster.
Environment: Battery powered

PUBLIC by Ockham’s Razor

Sunday 29 May 12.30pm and 2.30pm
St James’ Square DN31 1EP

what3words: always.drift.blows

PUBLIC is a new outdoor performance about the ownership of public space, which has become increasingly colonised by corporations.

In PUBLIC ten young acrobats and dancers will create an image of a reality where they are able to be utterly without guard in a public arena. Incorporating acrobatics, parkour and dance they move through the architecture of the streets, lifting each other over and around walls, obstacles – dancing with the fabric of the world. The show is about support, freedom and tenderness and asks how and where we can be uninhibited and unbound.

“Ockham’s Razor is a hugely promising young aerial company who don’t just have superb circus skills, but also highly creative brains.”  The Guardian

“physically thrilling” The Sunday Times

Duration: 35 mins
Age range: All ages
Access: Flat space with accessible pathways
Environment: Using existing power source
Ockham’s Razor is produced by Turtle Key Arts in partnership with National Centre of Circus Arts. Commissioned and supported by NCCA, The Lowry, Salford, Circomedia and funded by Arts Council England.

2faced Dance Company presents
Last Orders
By Sean Moss

Sunday 29 May 1.30pm and 3.15pm
Outside the Parity Pub near the Bullring DN31 1EW

what3words: case.dragon.being

Let’s start a revolution. Down the pub.

Four strangers meet in the local. They could not be more different. But they do have one thing in common. Thrown together and forced to confront their differences, Last Orders explores the vulnerability beneath male bravado. With vats of physicality, barrels of humour and a pounding soundtrack, join us down the local as we explore a future where our differences stop dividing us and, instead, we unite over common ground.

Escape from the everyday and same-old-same-old; 2Faced Dance present this fun and energetic show in an unexpected location. This is more than just your regular trip to the pub.

Duration: 30 mins
Age range: All ages
Access: Flat space with accessible pathways. Disabled toilet available with the Parity and Grimsby Minster.
Environment: Using existing power source

The Hidden Music of Trees

Sunday 29 May 10am - 4pm
Duke of York Gardens DN31 2PQ

what3words: juror.pens.wage

An augmented reality outdoor installation created by sound artist Jason Singh.

Experience music that has been created entirely by trees using your mobile phone and a free downloadable app called Artivive.

Each unique ‘soundscape’ has been created by Jason attaching ‘biosensors’ to the trunk of the tree which measure small electrical signals generated by the tree. These signals are then converted into musical notes!

Duration: As long as you’d like, between 10am and 4pm. There are ten trees in total.
Age range: All ages.
Access: Accessible pathways with some grassed areas. Needs mobile phone capable of downloading an app on to. Headphones advised for best experience.

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS

  • Simply download the Artivive app from the App Store or Google Play. The app is free and doesn’t need any registration.
  • Open the Artivive app and then point your mobile phone at the symbol attached to the tree to bring the unique tree soundscape to life!
  • For the best experience of the tree soundscapes, we recommend using headphones but you can also use the speaker of your mobile phone.
  • If you’re not using headphones, make sure your phone volume is turned up.
  • The tree soundscapes are all different so take the time to listen!

Plant a Seed with Grimsby in Bloom

Sunday 29 May 10am - 4pm
Pavilion, Duke of York Gardens DN31 2PQ

what3words: paid.kite.bind

Children of all ages are invited to plant and take home herb pots with Grimsby in Bloom.

Duration: On all day, just drop in.
Age range: Activity aimed at children.
Access: Accessible pathways.

Take Ten
Fluid Motion Theatre

Sunday 29 May 11am - 4pm
Duke of York Gardens DN31 2PQ

what3words: tribes.divisions.plank

Take Ten is a performance installation designed to slow us down. It’s a space to be present, in the here and now, to reflect and to notice. Audiences can take a moment on a bespoke and colourful swing chair, guided by a soundtrack that encourages you to sit comfortably, swing gently and breathe deeply.

Take Ten by Fluid Motion Theatre Company and created in collaboration with Lorna Rees of Gobbledegook Theatre is centred around the idea of mental wellbeing.

Fluid Motion Theatre Company is an arts organisation from Basingstoke, dedicated to improving, supporting and highlighting mental health. Its vision is to use the arts as a tool for helping open up the conversation around mental health, challenge the stigma and improve wellbeing.

The Thinking Behind Take Ten
Underpinning Take Ten are the NHS’ ‘5 steps to Mental Wellbeing’ and Fluid Motion has worked closely with two clinical psychologists to support the development of the piece.

The five steps are:

  • Connect with other people
  • Be physically active
  • Learn new skills
  • Give to others
  • Pay attention to the present moment

Duration: runs throughout duration
Age range: All ages
Access: Flat, grassed area with accessible pathways
Environment: Using existing power source

 

Alongside Take Ten and Hidden Music of Trees in the Duke of York Gardens, Fortis Therapy will be offering creative activities and ambassadors from its men’s mental health collective, The Westerly Club will be on hand to chat.

Fortis Therapy & Training

Sunday 29 May 11am - 4pm
Duke of York Gardens DN31 2PQ

what3words: left.glove.wasp

Alongside Take Ten and Hidden Music of Trees in the Duke of York Gardens, Fortis Therapy will be offering creative activities and ambassadors from its men’s mental health collective, The Westerly Club will be on hand to chat.

Strong Enough
Strong Lady

Sunday 29 May 12.30pm and 2.30pm
Duke of York Gardens DN31 2PQ

what3words: pulse.narrow.coast

STRONG ENOUGH is a powerfully optimistic show that uses circus, comedy and feats-of-strength to celebrate stories of finding strength in unexpected places. Stories of ‘ordinary’
people finding extraordinary strength in the places where we wobble, fall, and wonder if we are strong enough.

Charmaine is a Circus Strong Lady and uses the physical strength of circus to celebrate the inner strength of these stories. After 20 years of touring the world as a Strong Lady, this new show explores the idea that: times where we struggle do not mean we are weak. It is in the struggle that we find strength we didn’t know we had – and build strength we didn’t have before.

This show is surprising, uplifting and full of hope. It’s an optimistic declaration that we are STRONG ENOUGH!

“Loved your show! Especially the stories of ordinary people talking about being strong. You were warm, funny and incredibly strong! I was exhausted just watching you. My granddaughters were impressed and amazed”
Previous audience member for Strong Enough

Duration: 35 mins
Age range: All ages
Access: Accessible pathwaysDuration: 35 mins
Environment: Using existing power source

 

Strong Enough is a RELAXED PERFORMANCE. An introduction video and easy read document are available to download HERE

Dustbin Doris
Rhubarb Theatre

Sunday 29 May 11am and 2pm
St Hugh’s Community Centre, Grimsby DN31 2ED

what3words: jams.hogs.assist

It’s bin collection day and our two heroic waste collectors Max and Ola are racing to make up lost time. But what’s this? A dustbin that refuses to be emptied! What could be attached? It’s Doris, the dotty old lady who lives in the park. A struggle ensues as she clings onto her possessions.  But every bin has a silver liner. So, when the pair of refuse collectors realise that ‘one man’s trash is another woman’s treasure’, an amazing trove of wondrous tales recycle their way out of the rubbish.

Rhubarb Theatre, known for their imaginative styles of storytelling, perform their latest bin-full of fantasy for all the family. Prepare for joy and sadness, laughter and tears & surprises around every corner. Dustbin Doris is waste-deep in theatrical play, puppetry, mask, dance, song and lots of laughter.

Duration: 60 mins
Age range: 5 – 11. This is a family show.
Access: Venue is accessible with a disabled toilet.

Future Cargo
Requardt & Rosenberg

Sunday 29 May 6pm and 8.30pm
Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre Car Park DN31 1UZ
(no parking available within this specific car park)

what3words: sofa.jobs.wacky

A truck arrives from an unknown location loaded with a mystery shipment. As the sides roll up a strange and unstoppable process is set into motion.

Future Cargo is a sci-fi dance show performed in a 40 foot haulage truck providing an engaging personal experience within a large-scale dance spectacle.

Future Cargo is the latest outdoor work by Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg. working with collaborators, Hannah Clark (set and costume), Ben & Max Ringham (music and sound) and lighting designer Malcolm Rippeth.

★★★★ ‘It’s an intriguing and, at times, humorous performance that inventively blends sound, movement and light to deliver a deeply engaging and captivating show’
Reviews Hub

Duration: 50 mins
Age range: All ages.
Access: Accessible pathways.

Commissioned as part of the Grimsby Creates programme that is funded as part of The Cultural Development Fund by Arts Council England, Our Future Starts Here is produced by The Culture House, in collaboration with local and national partners.