The Freedom FEASTival is back for 2018 and we need your help to ensure that we sow, grow and cook a FEAST to remember.

We are very excited to be working with Freedom Festival and Hull Harvest Festival this year on Freedom FEASTival. First launched in 2017, Freedom FEASTival built on the work of TimeBank Hull and East Riding who devised Hull Harvest FEASTival and asked gardeners and growers in Hull and East Riding to share gluts of produce in order to create a feast free to all. Encouraging strangers to come together to meet, talk, eat and remind one other that connectivity is as vital as the food we eat. Working in partnership with Artlink, Mutual Aid, Hull Harvest Feastival and multiple community groups across the city, the Freedom FEASTival has developed into an enduring programme rooted in a broader discussion around food equity, empowerment and community cohesion.

With a large serving of theatrics to go alongside this spectacular homegrown feast which will see over 1500 people participate, the Freedom FEASTival 2018, which will take place on the 2nd September is set to be an event to remember.Throughout the summer Artlink Hull will be working alongside artist Jerome Whittingham to engage with the amazing growing groups throughout the city to showcase the journey from garden to plate and what we can achieve through sharing. Keep an eye on social media to see what he is doing. This venture couldn’t happen without volunteers, we are looking for anyone who wants to to their bit…

Sign up to Volunteer here. For more info on the Freedom Festival, visit their website here.

You can find out more about what Artist in Residence on the project, Jerome Whittingham, is doing in the build up to Freedom FEASTival here.


Artist and writer Jerome Whittingham has been commissioned by Artlink, as part of its contribution to Freedom FEASTival. Jerome will spend the next few months exploring local growing, food sustainability and urban gardening through connecting with grassroots groups in Hull and the wider region. This will culminate in a publication ready for the Freedom FEASTival itself in September 2018. Look out for Jerome’s writing, photographs, social media posts and podcasts leading up to the event.


Community groups involved:

The Growers Network, Timebank, Open Doors, Humber All Nations Alliance, Frith Farm, Myers Beck, East Hull Community Farm, Humber Centre, Pickering Road Community Centre, Sikh Temple, EMS, East Hull Community Allotment, The Goodwin Trust, Rooted In Hull and Humber Centre.

Supported by:

Keepmoat Homes, ABP, Colleta & Tyson & The William Jackson Food Group

Thanks To Our Main Funders

Arts Council Hull City Council