Cultural Highlights: 24 – 30 Mar

Dusty Systems

Sat 24 Mar, from 4pm (£3)
The New Adelphi Club

A new offering from the one of the city’s favourite music venues, Dusty Systems provides a heady mix of jungle, grime, drum & bass and reggae with live graffiti and food to tickle hungry taste buds.  Before sundown, join the city’s graffiti writers as they get creative outside, and don’t forget to start your night off right with a delicious offering from Shoot the Bull who are bringing their street food menu to the mix. Gastro grub, art, music – what’s not to love?

Women in Music Hull

Sat 24 Mar – Sat 21 Apr, various times (Free)
Various locations

Women songwriters, musicians and sound engineers – are you starting out in the music scene? Some ace opportunities are on offer, courtesy of PRS Foundation. Over the next few weeks their Composer Residency programme will bring talented women musicians to the city to share their experiences with you at a series of free workshops. Highlights include a sound engineering session and a songwriting workshop with Nadine Shah, who penned one of 6 Music’s 2017 Albums of the Year. Head down to learn from these pros, and get yourself on the right track.

The Stranger Things Quiz

Mon 26 Mar, 7pm (£3)

If you’re a fan of the Netflix hit you’ll want to beat the Monday blues and head to Fruit for a quizzical journey into the Upside Down. This Stranger Things quiz will have you scratching your head as you sort your demogorgons from your Elevens. We heard there’ll be themed drinks and prizes on the night, too.

Alice’s Eggstravaganza in Wonderland

Wed 28 Mar – Mon 2 Apr, 11am & 2pm (£5-£7.50)
East Riding Theatre

What would the Easter holidays be without an Easter themed cultural offering? Alice’s Eggstravaganza in Wonderland invites you and the family on a musical promenade down the rabbit warren. Join Alice, as she tries to repair family feuds and return misplaced eggs to their rightful owner. She Productions, the masterminds behind the performance, will be sure to have you singing and dancing along as you roam the streets of Beverley in search of eggs and a runaway rabbit.

Back to Ours

Thu 29 Mar – Fri 30 Mar, (Free)

Our trusty friends over at Back to Ours have got some brilliant events to keep the little ones entertained over the holiday period and all of it is right on your doorstep. There’s a garden workshop where everyone rolls up their sleeves to help nurture the Vegetable Nannies’ veggie family and gets to know Beverly the cabbage and Jessica, the award-winning sweet potato beauty queen. You’d be mad to miss Story Time with Mr Rabbit too – snuggle up and enjoy some cosy bunny tales.

Ian Smith: Snowflake

Thu 29 Mar, 8pm (£5-£6)
Kardomah 94

Described as a ‘riot of sprightly silliness’ by Chortle, comedian Ian Smith’s latest award-winning offering isn’t quite what you expect. The term snowflake might have you making connections with other millennial terms but this show is about a holiday Ian took to Norway, where he nearly killed a man in a sledding accident – good times. Fuelled by 35p energy drinks, this energetic mix of comedy and travelogue had crowds at Edinburgh Fringe in stitches, and we reckon it’ll have you giggling your way into the Easter weekend too.

Lady Bird

Thu 29 Mar, 7.30pm (£6-£7)
Vue Cinema – Princes Quay

Oscar nominated Lady Bird, the exquisite directorial debut from Greta Gerwig is a film well worth your time. Indie cinema at its best, this coming-of-age tale focuses on the complex relationship between Lady Bird (or Christine) with her mother – a relationship that for many of us is all too familiar. Well-paced, and with relatable characters, the film is equal parts nostalgic and of-the-moment and it’ll leave you feeling moved and uplifted. Given this is one of Hull Independent Cinema’s screenings, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

A Silent Conversation: Lorenzetti and the Ferens Collection

Sat 17 Mar – Mon 31 Dec (Free)
Ferens Art Gallery

Pietro Lorenzetti’s masterpiece Siena to Hull has been newly interpreted in this exhibition, exploring silent conversations. Co-curated by eight of our Hull 2017 volunteer cohort, A Silent Conversation: Lorenzetti and the Ferens’ Collection brings together work from the Ferens’ permanent collection with Lorenzetti’s stunning panel painting. Keep an eye out for Edward Atkinson Hornel’s Lace Makers, Ceylon (1908) and Mother and Child before a statue of the Madonna (1863) by Emmanuel Beranger, which are returning to the public eye after a stint in the archives.