Cultural Highlights: 18 – 25 July 2018

Hull Jazz Festival

19 – 21 July 2018 Price £6 – £23

Various Locations 

Hull Jazz Festival is back, packed with the talent that’s currently making the UK Jazz scene the envy of the world.

Multi-award winning vocalist Cleveland Watkiss MBE opens the festival, and the closing show features MOBO award-winning saxophonist Denys Baptiste and his acclaimed re-imagining of John Coltrane’s late music.

Tower Tours

19 July 2018 Price£4 – £8

Hull Minster

Hull Minster is one of the tallest and most iconic buildings in Hull. Standing at over 150ft tall, it’s tower has unparalleled views of Old Town, the city centre, the docks, the marina, the Humber and beyond. You can read more about the tours in this piece by guest writer Jo Charlton.

Measures of Life by the Lumen Prize for Digital Art

20 Jul – 30 Sep 2018 Free

Humber Street Gallery 

New exhibition opens at Humber Street Gallery on the 20th July. Artists using a variety of media, invite the audiences to reflect on their own reality and think about how new advances in technology might affect our daily lives. Interactive machines and augmented realities will take over the gallery spaces to highlight pertinent themes of how technology might simultaneously govern us, whilst also offering new possibilities and freedom.

Pride in Hull 2018

21 July 2018 Free with bookable elements

Queens Gardens

Starting with a spectacular parade starring street artists and specially commissioned performances from Back to Ours alongside  everyday heroes from local organisations, this spectacular LGBT+ festival is a true gem of Hull’s summer calendar.


BBC Introducing on Radio Humberside

25 July 2018 Price £5

Bonus Arena

The first ticketed event to take place at Hull’s newest venue the Bonus Arena. BBC Radio Humberside is hosting a fantastic night of live music featuring the best of local bands