Larkin’ Out Festival

Hull’s next giant gable mural has been announced as part of a LIVE public art performance on Newland Avenue during the LARKIN’ OUT Music & Real Ale Festival this coming Bank Holiday weekend.

Part-sponsored by the Creative ENRG service, the new mural’s theme is a closely-guarded secret which will be revealed to the public as it takes shape on the gable-end of Larkin’s Bar as part of the Larkin’ Out Music & Real Ale Festival which runs from 3pm on Friday May 28th until 11pm Sunday May 30th.

Hull-based Spray Creative – fresh from their amazing trip to Sierra Leone – will be painting the mural which will be the main attraction of the Larkin Out Festival being staged in Larkins’ newly-opened Beach-Hut Music Garden next to Newland Avenue railway bridge. Under cover of a sparkling marquee and with 50 real ales and ciders on offer alongside the music, the festival promises to be a roaring success with 30 of Hull’s finest musicians performing a vast range of musical styles over the three days. The line- up includes Jody McKenna, The Quicksilver Kings, Crooked Weather, Ramble Gamble, and The Hillbilly Troupe; and lots of other outstanding artists.

The event will also feature other artists including Calvin Innes and live children’s art alongside exhibits, face-painting and even a stilt-walker!

Dan Robinson, co-owner of Larkin’s said: “Larkins Bar has always been at the heart of the local community and in this City of Culture year we wanted to play our part in bringing some fantastic public art to Newland Ave and the HU5 area and giving our loyal customers and community something a bit different. We’re not saying what the mural will feature just yet – but we’re next to the Newland Avenue railway bridge, so that should give you a little bit of a clue!…”

About Creative ENRG
Creative ENRG, is a 2-year Creative Industries business support service for Hull and East Riding funded by Arts Council England’s Creative Local Growth Fund and ERDF.

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