Hello I'm Alan Raw.
Photography Curator, Gallerist with over 100 successful exhibitions across Europe. Director of the UK's biggest annual photography festival HIPfest AKA Hull International Photography Festival. Also Curator of HIP Gallery & PhotoCity London.
CEO of The Creative & Cultural Company; this includes developing & facilitating arts groups, exhibitions & events, training, studio/exhibition space & creating partnerships internationally.
Currently also in 16th year as a BBC DJ/Presenter/Producer. On Saturday nights 8 - 10 UK time on BBC Radio Leeds, Humberside & BBCiplayer. I work at many events as a photographer, speaker/ panellist & chair. I'm also proud to be Graduands Marshall at The University of Hull.
Find me at https://alanraw.wordpress.com
To kick the weekend off, organisers are calling for local creatives to enter into the open photography exhibition, which will be launched on Friday 28th at 6:30pm. Along with a celebration of women mystery hunters, with Yvette Fielding of Most Haunted and fascinating talk from the well-known Australian Monster Hunter, researcher and podcaster a Megan Deveson, who will be talking about her experiences of using herself as bait to capture evidence of cryptids on global expeditions. With enthralling evidence of Yowies, Bigfoot and other monsters, it’s not to be missed.
“We want to see people’s unexplained photos. Strange, cosmic and downright weird phenomena caught on camera. The best will be printed framed and exhibited in The HIP Gallery at the convention.”
Those interested should send their photos to submissions@Creativeandcultural.com
To all who have got Saturday night or Sunday day tickets.
Thank you for getting tickets to the Saturday night and Sunday talks, at the Research & Witness Convention.
Unfortunately, one of the speakers Yvette Fielding is unable to attend on Saturday night for reasons beyond our control. Yvette will still be attending the convention and has agreed to still do the Q&A, but on Friday evening. She will also be in Princes Quay Atrium on Saturday afternoon for her book signing and photo opportunities.
We have replaced her in the Saturday line up with Antonio Perez & The GOIS Team. They are paranormal investigators and EVP ghost recording specialists, travelling from Spain. They are moving from Sunday morning to Saturday evening. French multilingual journalist and paranormal expert Chris Branzan will be joining them as our Interpreter.
There is still also a talk by Tony Topping presenting “UFO Encounters A UK Prospective” Tony is a covert witness to UFO encounters of the strange kind. Both contactee & UFO journalist, on TV & radio. One of the UK’s most recognised speakers on UFOs.
Headlining the night will be Andrew Collins, one of the world’s leading Ancient Alien/Lost Civilisation experts. As seen on Ancient Aliens on The History Channel, Prime & Netflix.
To compensate for the change, we would like to offer free entry to the Friday night event, to those who bought the Saturday night tickets before 11pm 9th Feb. The Friday night is otherwise reserved for weekend ticket holders only. This will be on 28th Feb in Princes Quay. We have emailed all who have been effected, but thought it best to post here too.
The Friday night schedule is now as follows:
18:30-20:45 Unexplained Photography Exhibition opening in HIP Gallery level 1.
19.30-20.30 A talk by Megan Deveson, Australian Researcher, podcaster, monster hunter. Host of Cryptid Addicted. Using herself as bait to capture evidence of cryptids on global expeditions include Japan, Sri Lanka, Romania & Canada. Megan has astonishing evidence of Yowies, Bigfoot & other monsters. In the Research Space level 3.
20:45-21:45 Yvette Fielding, Host of worldwide TV show Most Haunted. Paranormal Investigator, broadcaster, author of Amazon Best Seller “Archie The Ghost Hunter”. Answers your questions and talks about her life as an investigator with Alan Raw. In the Research Space level 3.
For Sunday ticket holders, who got their tickets before 11pm 9th Feb. We can offer you a ticket to see GIOS on Saturday night.
You also of course have the option to just have a refund for the Saturday night or Sunday ticket.
Please let us know what you would prefer email@example.com.
Sorry for the inconvenience and many thanks for your interest in the convention.
Sharing research, learning from witnesses. A family fun Weekend for open minds of all ages.
Friday 28th February 2020 7pm-9pm Level 1, Princes Quay Hull. Sat 29th Feb 10am-5pm Princes Quay level 1 & 3. 7pm-10pm Hull Guildhall . Sun 1st March 10am-4pm Princes Quay level 1 & 3, Hull City Centre.
Talks by experts, science fact & fiction themed attractions, trade stands, book & toy stalls and information stands. Phenomenology, Extraterrestrial Life, Unexplained, UFOs, Bigfoot & Cryptozoology, The Paranormal, Divination, Ancient Aliens, Lost Civilisations and everything in-between.
Stands by: Paul Sinclair Truth Proof, Andrew Collins, UFO Truth, Outer Limits Magazine, BBR British Bigfoot Research, Spectral Investigations, The Droid Foundry and more.
Attractions include: Lego Alien Invasion scene by Brickbox. Apollo 11 VR Experience, VR Mission ISS & Space Pirate Training with VR Leeds, plus an open Photography Exhibition. Get a photo with The Sentinel Squad Star Wars characters, come face to face with Project Dalek and have fun in Princes Quay’s Quasar Bar & Lazerquest. There’s even toys for sale and kids activities.
We are asking for entries for our open photography exhibition to launch at #RAWCON2020. We want to see people’s unexplained photos. Strange, cosmic and downright weird phenomena caught on camera. The best will be printed framed and exhibited in The Creative & Cultural gallery space at the convention. Email submissions@Creativeandcultural.com for a submission form.
Program may be subject to change, due to unforeseen circumstance. Currently the confirmed schedule is as follows:
Friday 28th Feb Princes Quay Hull, level 1.
19:00-21:00 in HIP Gallery. Unexplained Photography Exhibition opening
20:00-21:00 in RAWCONSPACE level 3. A talk by Megan Deveson, Australian Researcher, podcaster, monster hunter. Host of Cryptid Addicted. Using herself as bait to capture evidence of cryptids on global expeditions include Japan, Sri Lanka, Romania & Canada. Megan has astonishing evidence of Yowies, Bigfoot & other monsters.
Saturday 29th Feb Princes Quay RAWCONSPACE Level 3.
10:00-11:00 A talk by Mike Covell. Historian, Author, TV celebrity on Most Haunted, Paranormal Lockdown and many more. Talking about Hull’s History of UFO Sightings
11:15-12:15 Chris Evers, Editor Outer Limits Magazine and Hull’s own expert UFOlogist.
13:00-14:00 Deborah Hatswell, BBR British Bigfoot Research Team founder & podcaster.
14:15-15:15 Chris Branzan, OVNIS Science & Histoire (UFOs Science & History), National French Magazine journalist & researcher.
15:30-16:30 Rev. Alyson Dunlop talks about “Supernatural Miracles”. Alyson is a demonologist, angelologist, Mariologist, deaconess, mystic, writer, and broadcaster.
16:30-16:50 Alan Raw Convention Coordinator talks briefly about RAWCON as a project, plans for the future and answers your questions.
Saturday 7pm-10pm (Doors 6.30pm for a 7pm start) Hull Guildhall:
19:00-19:45 Tony Topping talks “UFO Encounters A UK Prospective” Tony is a covert witness to UFO encounters of the strange kind. Both contactee & UFO journalist, on TV & radio. One of the UK’s most recognised speakers on UFOs.
20:00-21:00 A talk by Andrew Collins, one of the worlds leading Ancient Alien/Lost Civilisation experts. As seen on Ancient Aliens on The History Channel, Prime & Netflix
21:15-22:00 Alan Raw interviews Yvette Fielding, Host of world wide TV show Most Haunted. Paranormal Investigator, broadcaster, author of Amazon Best Seller “Archie The Ghost Hunter”
22:00-1:00 Ghost Hunt in Guildhall with Spectral Investigations
22:15-23:00 Sky Watch with Tony Topping meeting at Guildhall entrance
Sunday 1st March Princes Quay, RAWCONSPACE Level 3
10:00-10:45 Spectral Investigation, paranormal investigation group. Presenting a guide to getting started in ghost hunting and discussing findings from previous nights ghost hunt at Guildhall.
11:00-12:00 Antonio Perez & The GOIS Team, top paranormal investigators from Spain.
12:15-13:15 Gary Heseltine, Editor of UFO Truth Magazine, former RAF Police, British Transport Police & Home Office trained Detective Constable.
13:45-14:30 Ben Emlyn-Jones, Celebrated Author and Researcher. Presenting the mysterious case of the 1944 “Witchcraft Trial”.
14:45-15:30 Tony Topping, Be A Paranormal 007. A crash course in Remote Viewing.
15:45-16:30 Alan Raw chairing a discussion on mental health support for witnesses of unexplained phenomena
A pound from every weekend ticket sold goes to support HIPclub (children’s photography group) at Princes Quay.
We are seeking volunteers, sponsors and stall holders to join our market place, if that interests you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are not refundable, but you can transfer ownership to another name on arrival at the wristband exchange, Level1 Princes Quay, Research and Witness stand. You can also buy a wristband on the day, subject to availability. Or at the door of the venue for the Saturday evening talks if there is still available space.. Doors 6.30pm for a 7pm start on Saturday night. It will save you the Eventbrite booking fee, but seats are limited and when they are full, you will not be able to get a wristband. The Saturday night event has more seats than the day time talks venue.
Weekend ticket for Friday night, Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday £39 plus Eventbrite booking fee
Friday night 7-9pm, weekend ticket holders, VIPs and HIP Gallery guests only.
Saturday day only 10am-5pm Princes Quay talks ticket £18. Plus Eventbrite booking fee
Saturday night only 7pm-10pm in Hull Guildhall ticket £10. Plus Eventbrite booking fee
Saturday night Ghost Hunt with Spectral Investigations NOW SOLD OUT.
Saturday night Sky Watch with Tony Topping, free to weekend ticket holders and Saturday night talks ticket holders only.
Saturday combined day & night talks ticket £27. Plus Eventbrite booking fee
Sunday only 10am-4pm Princes Quay talks ticket £16. Plus Eventbrite booking fee
There is no age limits for this event. Parents must use their own discretion and maintain responsibility for their children. We encourage young people to learn about these subjects. There is lots to freely enjoy in the Atrium on level 1 for Under 16s. However, for the level 3 talks, under 16’s must have booked a free day ticket and be with a paying adult when entering talks. We will require silence in the audience during talks and respectfully request that parents with children ask them to remain quiet or go out until they are ready to come back into the audience space. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Some content in the talks may also be considered frightening to younger children.
Please be aware that we will be taking photographs and video at this event and by attending this event you are contenting to inclusion on these photographs or video for promotional and evaluation purposes.
We look forward to seeing you
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is 24h multi-storey parking on-site in Princes Quay Shopping Centre. Hull train & bus station is 10mins walk down Carr Lane & Ferensway. The closest airports are Humberside, Robin Hood Doncaster & Leeds Bradford.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions? email: email@example.com
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? A digital version of your booking confirmation on your phone or tablet will be fine to exchange for your wristband. Make the exchange on arrival at Princes Quay Level 1 Research and Witness stand. Or at the door of the venue on Friday or Saturday evening.