This March Hull Truck Theatre is hosting a series of Creative Coffee Mornings to welcome communities back to the theatre who may have been most isolated during the pandemic.
We are delighted to be welcoming audiences back to the theatre, not only to experience live performances on our stages but to enjoy the open spaces and take part in activities that make us a hub for local communities. We recognise that over the last couple of years many people have missed the opportunity to come together to participate in the arts, so on Wednesdays 16, 23, 31 March we are inviting people to get creative with free workshops and classes. It’s a chance to meet new people, learn new skills, or just grab a coffee.
These events are targeted at specific groups who we know have been particularly hard-hit by the pandemic: parents & carers with babies and toddlers; older adults; and freelance artists and theatre makers. Each Creative Coffee Morning includes four free events:
Toddler Adventures Encouraging you to move, sing and play with our parent and toddler sessions (age guidance 12 months +).
Baby Adventures Introducing sensory games, storytelling and songs for parents and their babies (age guidance up to 12 months).
Craft and Chat Inviting you to pull up a chair, strike up a conversation and get crafty with our laid-back craft sessions for adults.
Fit to Create Supporting theatre freelancers with sessions on mindfulness, resilience, and wellbeing.
Baby Adventures and Toddler Adventures will be a morning of fun for parents and carers to bring their children to the theatre, giving them the chance to meet other families, encouraging them to stick around after the session and discover Hull Truck Theatre’s play corner. They will be able to share in an interactive experience and socialise.
Craft and Chat will be a morning with friends old and new, whilst trying something different, learning new skills in our creative activities for adults that stimulate conversations and joy. Craft and Chat are for adults of any age where we open the space up to focus on being social whilst creating and sharing each other’s work.
Fit to Create will be an invitation for local theatre freelancers to come together to find new ways of looking after themselves. These sessions will be focused on mindfulness, building resilience and strategies for wellbeing, hosted by a professional wellbeing coach. Booking is essential for this session.
Delicious cakes, snacks, teas, and coffees, made from locally sourced produce, will be available to purchase from award-winning local caterers, Shoot the Bull.
“We are thrilled to be hosting events that can make a real difference to our local community. We want Hull residents and people of all ages to feel that the arts are for them and that everyone is included within the work that we do, encouraging everyone to explore creatively together. Uncertainty is common at the start of the year so an offer for Hull Theatre Artists via our connections and the Grow Artists Network to foster positivity and bolster wellbeing will be a much-needed tonic. This is a new project that we are launching with funding from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund to reactivate the use of our foyer spaces during the daytime following the pandemic. Loneliness has affected many of us in recent times and throughout lockdown, so creating a space for people to come together is vital.”
Dates: Wednesday 16th March, Wednesday 23rd March and Wednesday 30th March.
Toddler Adventures: 10am – 10:45am
Baby Adventures: 11:15am – 12pm
Craft and Chat: 11am – 12:30pm
Fit to Create: 12pm – 13:30pm
Tickets: FREE (Booking is recommended.)
Location: Hull Truck Theatre public foyer spaces, 50 Ferensway, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU2 8LB.
Box office information:
Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU2 8LB