January 5, 2018

Yorkshire Electric

New year, new music, new tour, new van! With Santa and his reindeers safely back in Lapland, this years surviving turkeys breathing a sigh of relief… not only that they’ll see another few months before the Bernard Matthews gang get their hands on ’em, but also that if they traipse north of Watford Gap they’ll – Read more

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April 10, 2015

Hope and Social’s Blunder Bus!

Part of the Tour de Yorkshire Festival blunderbuss noun 1. a short large-bored gun, flared at the muzzle so as to scatter shot widely. Literally ‘thunder gun’. 2. an action or way of doing something regarded as lacking in subtlety and precision. Rain coat? Check. Stamina? Check. Vocal Cords? Check. Massive bag of fun-nuts? Check. – Read more

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August 26, 2012

How we roll

Awesome weekend so far! Galtres Festival was lovely as ever. Smiling faces all round. Best sounding stage of the festival season to date. We love Galtres! Amazing people. Great set-up. Highlights include “Olympic Jousting”, the lovely and ace “Hand Made Hands“, the scratch band who closed the night at the Firkin stage, the fantastic food – Read more

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November 11, 2011

The Hope and Social Winter Warmer!

This Hope and Social Christmas gig will take place on the 2nd of December at the amazing Georgian Theatre in Richmond. Tickets are on sale for this event NOW but due to problems beyond our control not online yet… (this is because everything at this venue is made of wood!) If you wish to purchase – Read more

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October 29, 2010

B-Sides Beside The Seaside

An amazing day made by our Hope and Social tribe On September the 4th this year, Hope and Social hired an open-top, double decker sharanang to eek that last bits of sun and warmth out of summer… and with 70 amazing people, we headed for the seaside. It was an amazing life affirming day for – Read more

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September 2, 2010

The Most Beautiful Deckchairs on Gods Earth

Some things are made entirely of love. On Saturday we are taking an open top bus full of people to the seaside to play some games, eat some food, play some music and make some friends. For everyone involved in Hope and Social having fun and making art is the wind in our sails; one – Read more

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August 27, 2010

She Shares Seaside Sharabang Seats By The Sea Shore

Buy 2 Get One Free (N.B. may not actually be what you think) You know we’re going to the seaside yeah?? OK, we know that these are going to go quickly, we’ve got three #HSFunBus up for grabs. We’ve deliberated over the fairest way to do this. Buy Two This is the easy bit. Stump – Read more

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August 19, 2010

WLTM: Human beings with Video Cameras!

Must be creative, like people, with GSOH and up for possible more serious relationship. Likes must include: travelling, the seaside, live music. We’re doing an open top bus trip to the seaside for our latest Hope and Social event on the 4th of September. One of the things which we loved about the last event – Read more

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July 30, 2010

Can You Make A Cool Thing?

Come rain, shine, hell or high water we are heading to the seaside on a open top bus. Oh yeah! And a trip to the seaside is not complete without popping your burnt red mug in a cheeky, big bosomed, skinny armed, fat bottomed, blue jacketed, Great British seaside “Your Face Here” photo board! For our – Read more

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