A Festival of Creativity and Connectivity for young people, by young people.
Emerging from a socially isolated world, seven young producers under the age of 25 were determined to reignite the spark of youth culture in Carlisle.
Originally a multi-venue festival taking over Carlisle's historic quarter, the new digital festival plan is as ambitious, but will now be broadcast online given the impact of Coronavirus.
The festival programme includes:
- underREPRESENT – A series of Q&A’s which tackle under- representation and alternative creative careers.
- EMERGE Competition – A Visual Arts Competition for young Cumbrian creatives and an online exhibition.
- LIVE & LOUD - A local Rock, Metal and Punk history showcase in the form of a Scuzz-style TV show.
- Culture of Freedom – A documentary about young people and the different cultures hidden within the city.
- Hannah Recommends – A virtual guide using what is around us to learn, discover and create.
- Haunted historical docu-soap - An Animated ghost tour inspired by Carlisle past! Could this be the first ever digital ghost walk?
- Empathy X Apathy – A Hip-Hop EP release telling a personal story of Empathy and Apathy.
- ARTIFICE – An immersive, anti-digital public art installation in a pop-up location.
Go to Festival of Hope Carlisle to find out more.
This Festival of Hope project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage fund’s Kick the Dust programme, co-produced by BLAZE arts and managed by Curious Minds. The Festival of Hope Carlisle is part of a larger cluster of festivals across the North West.