Joe Hakim lives and works in Hull.
Joe has performed at venues and festivals around the UK, including Latitude, Big Chill and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Working alongside thisisull.com, he organised and co-hosted Write to Speak, a series of spoken word events and workshops at Hull Truck Theatre from 2009 to 2013.
Cultural Thrift, a collaboration with musician and artist Ashley Reaks, was released by Metal Box Records in 2015.
In 2016 he toured and performed with LIFE, a Hull-based punk four-piece band, performing on the UK leg of the SLAVES European tour.
In January 2017 he travelled to Trinidad with The Roundhouse and Wrecking Ball Press as part of the Talking Doorsteps project, assisting in the delivery of workshops and helping to forge international links between spoken word organisations and projects. This culminated in a performance at the BBC’s Contains Strong Language festival in September 2017, which featured young people from Trinidad’s 2 Cents Movement working alongside young people from Hull’s Warren Youth Project and Goodwin Community Centre.
Theatre work includes writing and directing Blackout, developed in association with Greyscale Theatre and featured as part of Theatre Brothel 2.0 in 2012. Recently, he co-wrote and developed Omni-Science with Brick by Brick Theatre, performed at Assemble Fest 2017, and worked with Paines Plough as part of Come to Where I’m From, performed at Hull Truck in May 2017.
Photo Courtesy of Graeme Oxby