Scousers made up about Heads Up : From Liverpool with Love
From Liverpool With Love

Smack bang in the middle of Heads Up Festival, Russ Litten – author of Swear Down, Scream If You Wanna Go Faster, one half of Cobby & Litten – invited some of his mates over from across the Pennines for an evening called From Liverpool With Love. Kardomah94 is packed with Friday folk, looking for […]

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Bill Drummond plays mess with the mind
Daffodils & Death Photos by Anete Sooda

After a series of interventions during 2017 including a stint shining shoes on Beverley Road, Heads Up Festival welcomed the ex-KLF and K Foundation’s Bill Drummond back to Hull. Daffodils & Death is a double bill of off-kilter plays, which play about with the nature of art, the nature of ideas, layers of chronology and […]

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Lyn Acton: Women in music are holding their own
Lyn Acton. Photo by Anete Sooda

“It’s not often you get to introduce someone who has made you laugh, cry and sweat and still be able to look them in the eye,” says Dave Windass welcoming Hull’s First lady of Soul to the Kardomah94 stage.

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Review: First class performance The Ballad of Paragon Station

Continuing the practice of bringing new theatre-works to Hull audiences, Heads Up Festival presents The Ballad of Paragon Station written and performed by Hester Arden. Michelle Dee slips past the ticket inspector and settles in for the ride. The blurb says the play is ‘inspired by Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood’ and conceptual portrait photographer […]

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Review: Eco-drama with talking cat charms festival goers
Pale Blue Dot - Photo by Jerome Whittingham

Michelle Dee, brochure in hand, sets off for Kardomah 94 to see the first show of the Autumn Heads Up Festival. You don’t see many plays about talking cats, Michelle thinks to herself. “You don’t see many talking cats,” a voice at her elbow says. Pale Blue Dot, written by Dave Windass and presented here as […]

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Review: Plunger Bailey and amyl nitrate
Neil Shand by Jerome Whittingham

You may not have heard of the name Neil Shand, but if you were one of the millions who have enjoyed comedy shows, on radio and television, during the last fifty years, you are almost sure to have enjoyed his work. In a special one-off event introduced by filmmaker Dave Lee, Neil sat down with […]

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