Ideas Bank

Believe in Hull spent a few months visiting many groups and churches in Hull to seek ideas for our 2017 events. Here are a few of them to get you going if you are planning your own church or community event...

 Ideas
- flower/garden festival (3)
- decommercialise Christmas and Easter
- make Hull more accessible for those with disabilities
- flotilla down the humber/cruise ship (2)
- massive fancy dress party/midnight walk (3)
- risky theological discussions / look into social justice/economic issues (3)
- reclaim halloween
- culture cafe
- break down divisions between east and west
- prayer meeting (3am) at the Deep
- walk on water miracle
- 1 week kindness economy/pay it forward scheme (3)
- Do good then disappear (2)
- free bus tours
- guinness world record attempt
- huge live nativity/pedal nativity (2)
- games night
- tea party/ amnesTea party (2)
- guess the antiques
- trail of stars/nativity pictures
- wholeness (body, mind and soul) fest
- holiday at home
- culture nights
- flash mob/choir (2)
- Quaker worship/meditation
- Pasadas
- challenging what hull is best known for (e.g. least romantic place)
- The Great Give Away (Christmas present swap/exchange thing)

FOOD/Drink:
- city love feast
- Christmas/Easter Bake off
- cooking demo
- world record in food
- collect food thrown away by supermarkets and distribute it across the city (2)
- pop up feeding stations across hull
- alternative food festival (2)
- anti-poverty fast (linked with anti-war stuff)/fast picnic (3)
- explore the history of hunger (2)
- harvest festival
- growing food on open top buses
- demonstration on what not to eat
- leave as you are meal (LGBT)
- good food guide
- beer festival/home-brew (4)

MISSION:
- event that fills the stadium
- Easter praise

SPORT:
- sports festival (2)
- Olympics at the KC stadium
- pedal powered boat race
- monthly rambles
- family fun run/cycle
- its a knockout

CRAFT:
- a sew in (3)

DRAMA:
- passion play (2)
- alternative/modern passion play
- theatre of the oppressed
- put on some performances about Hull's history (2)
- outsider plays
- outdoor creative mystery play, easter and christmas
- psalms for the city (workshop and performance)
- Bible reading

MUSIC:
- live band/orchestra in yard/on boats (4)
- music festival (5)
- "scratch” musical event (2)
- Wilberforce the musical
- get whole city singing/singanthon (2)
- church music competition (2)
- karaoke
- musicians against traffick
- musical bus
- concert on water at Victoria Docks
- Paul Field musical
- youth choir
- 24 hour rock concert
- musical fountain display
- talent competition/show (2)
- drums 
- barn dance
- choir with the guy off the telly
- open mic nights
- busking festival
- battle of the church bands/choirs
- build a virtual "fish net”
- release a worship CD

ART:
- art/photography exhibitions/competition (4)
- 7 day creation thing?
- Noah's ark?
- giant magnetic poems
- create 5 new words and bring them into use over 2017
- advent windows
- painting workshops
- Larkin Toads
- art festival
- make a film (hull in a day)
- poetry/creative writing workshop (2)
- huge wall with questions
- live art during easter service
- light concert
- prayer with art
- art and theology/faith
- giant collaborative painting/body of Christ of canvases (2)
- mile long historical mural
- mentorship for young artists
- get Sunday schools to draw pro creation, anti-BP logos


CHURCH
- ring church bells together
- use St Mary's as a conference centre
- pub church (2)
- local church history
- visit other churches/faiths (2)
- ecumenical praise and prayer
- church or community video diary
- build outdoor contemplation/worship garden
- city wide messy church
- bandstands outside churches
- all churches have worship/prayer tents across city
- church taster session
- pop up cafe's/eateries in churches
- Christian meditation, get WCCM to do some events

LINK WITH FREETOWN
- partner a Freetown church (3)