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Hull Liming at the BBC's Contains Strong Language Festival

  • Kardomah 94 94 Alfred Gelder Street Hull, England, HU1 2AN United Kingdom (map)

Hull Liming: where Spoken Word Meets Carnival

Experience the spoken word, music and sensations of a Trinidad-style lime where the Caribbean meets Hull in an evening of performances, stories, kaiso, drinks and a guest DJ. Featuring John Agard, Grace Nichols, Chiedu Oraka, Jay Bernard, Melanie Abrahams and special guests, plus award-winning calypsonian Tobago Crusoe, and Reggae, Soca, Afrobeat, Brazilian, Jazz, Electronic music and sounds of the city by Wai Wan.  Go with the flow, unwind, take part!  Curated by Melanie Abrahams.

Presented by Tilt and the BBC as part of the BBC festival Contains Strong Language.

Read more about the festival here

Based on a Trinidadian cultural institution, they mash up Caribbean carnival sensibilities with dance music and poetry readings. Between sets by famous names like John Agard and not so famous names like Aoife Mannix, the audience is invited to chat, meet the artists or dance over a beer supplied by sponsors Guinness. It creates a sense of involvement lacking at many literary events...
— Danuta Kean, extract from 'Culture Clubs'




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