Strengthening Links Between Hull and Freetown

Open Evening

Held at Hull's History Society, our Open Evening became a bit of a networking event as so many new organisations were introduced to the society. Connecting people is so important and our executive board are working hard to ensure we are working with a wide range of institutions and projects which allow our society to

Barmmy Boy’s WeOwnTV film ‘Survivors’ nominated for Emmy award.

A great friend of the Freetown Society, Barmmy Boy (Lansana Mansaray) has been involved with many of our collaborative projects. He is an enthusiastic and extremely talented man who applies his talents to helping to better his community, city and Country. Barmmy is no stranger to travel and has been around the world promoting his

Freetown Uncut & Drizilik brought the sound of Freetown to Hull

Our President, The Lord Mayor, alongside exec members and musicians Freetown Uncut and Drizilik During the Freedom Festival, it was brilliant to see such talented acts from our twinned city of Freetown. Performing in Zebedees's Yard, they impressed the crowds with their enthusiastic performances that had everybody dancing! It was a brilliant way to expose

A tribute to our Executive Member, Dr Judith Preston-Anderson

The unexpected passing of our dear friend Judith means that our Freetown-Hull Partnership has lost a truly significant member. Judith was an activist and probably exhausted her heart condition because she was unable to step back and rest. Freetown was just one expression of that  activity. She grew up in Hull and taught in a

Chair’s Visit Report from the #TransformFreetown launch in Freetown.

I have recently returned from a wonderful week in Freetown where I was proud to represent the Freetown Society at a number of important events. The main reason for my visit was at the invitation of the Mayor of Freetown ,Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, to attend the launch of #TransformFreetown where the President of Sierra Leone was