Assemble Fest 2017 – Newland Ave Memories
As part of Assemble Fest 2017 we collected memories and experiences from local people about the past and present of Newland Avenue, one of Hull’s most vibrant and colourful areas.
As well as general memories of growing up, work and family life we focused on some key themes that went on to inform artistic performances on the evening itself, things like the Whitsun carnival at the Sailors Orphan Homes, the old Monica Cinema (now The Piper Club), The Adelphi and current concerns about noise, litter and the changing nature of the avenue. Highlights of these recordings were played during a parade at the festival.
You can also download a copy of the programme from the evening by clicking here, which features quotes from the interviews as well as further insights into the history of the avenue.