As part of our Festival Focus Day, Poverty: How can we tell a new story to inspire change?, visit the Beats Bus and find out how this mobile recording studio gives young people a voice through music and art workshops.
The Beats Bus is designed to encourage the next generation to speak out about their hopes and aspirations through music and combines elements of hip-hop, break-dance, graffiti, MCing, DJing and knowledge. It was launched as part of Hull’s UK City of Culture in 2017.
Our Focus Day is presented in collaboration with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Look out for other events at the Yorkshire Museum, including a special screening of Sean McAllister’s documentary, A Northern Soul, which centres on Steve Arnott’s Beats Bus project and presents the reality of life for many working people locked in poverty in Britain today.