This July, Grimsby is set for a massive night-time spectacular as local and international artists, partners and young people come together to provide extraordinary entertainment, escapism and reflection.
Reflections: a night-time spectacular is a FREE event taking place on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 July in the East Marsh of Grimsby, in Freeman Street Market and Garibaldi Street car park.
The main performance of the event is a brand new international hip-hop project, People Power Partnership (PPP), never before seen in the UK, showcasing 32 young people from Lincolnshire and across Europe with mesmerising projections, dance and visual magic.
On a large outdoor stage and underneath a giant floating mirror, dancers interact with stunning visual projections to a hypnotic soundscape, creating a unique and unforgettable experience for people of all ages.
To guarantee your attendance FREE tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/633462131287, PPP Grimsby or for more information @pppgrimsby.
The premiere of event builds on the success of the performance in the magnificent Grimsby Minster in March 2022, where 16 young dancers, including participants from Grimsby, created a beautiful and moving piece around dilemma, drawing inspiration from their own experiences and the current situation in Ukraine.
James Turner, Director of Business Development at Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture said:
“Young people are the future of every community, yet more so than ever before, feel disconnected from the world around them. PPP provides the opportunity for them to re-connect, challenge and communicate through international exchange. Their results are astounding and fittingly will be showcased across Europe.”
Cllr Hayden Dawkins, Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and the Visitor Economy at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
“I’m really looking forward to seeing the culmination of this fantastic project. Grimsby is the only UK partner of this international partnership, part of the Grimsby Creates programme that’s been running for several years, helping to put Grimsby on the map and showcasing our creative ambitions for the future.”
Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, The Enrolled Freeman of Grimsby and community partners East Marsh United will also be working alongside Magna Vitae and Grimsby Creates to deliver a series of creative workshops in dance and visual arts with the community in East Marsh, in the weeks leading up to the main event on the evenings of 21 and 22 July.
The workshops will offer opportunities for everyone to develop and express creativity through activities for young people, families and adults. The co -created work will be showcased along with a programme of live music, at Freeman Street Market during the evening, prior to the large-scale performance just across the road at the Garibaldi Street site. The work will be based around ‘reflections’ to tie in with the giant floating mirror, encouraging participants to reflect on the past, present and future and what it may look like.