Cutural Highlights: 13 – 19 Jan

Vampires Rock

Sat 13 Jan, 7.30pm (£25.50-£27.50)
Hull New Theatre

Are you ready for a night of mischief, mayhem and laughter?

Packed with explosive energy, fabulous dance routines, spectacular special effects and amazing music, Steinman returns to deliver another breathtaking show of Vampires Rock, with a tongue in cheek story, guitar gods and sexy vampettes.

This hilarious musical brings to the stage some of the greatest classic rock anthems, including tracks from Queen, AC/DC, Meatloaf, Journey, Bon Jovi and many more.

My Days as A Spy by Wing Commander Steve Griffiths

Tue 16 Jan, 7.30pm (£5)
Britannia Royal Hotel

Having completed senior staff appointments within NATO and the Ministry of Defence, as well as receiving an MBE for his espionage duties behind the iron curtain of East Germany in the 1980s, RAF Wing Commander Steve Griffiths retired in 2011 having spent over 40 years in the force – his talk in Hull will give audiences an insight into a world of spies.

Steve will describe his espionage duties, as well as the training, equipment and people he has experienced, finishing by taking the listeners out on a typical spying mission, giving the audience a taste of this exciting, dangerous yet rewarding existence.

Hull Independent Cinema Presents: Thelma

Tue 16 Jan, 7.30pm (£6-£7)
Vue Cinema – Princes Quay

Continuing to showcase the very best in independent film, Hull Independent Cinema presents the Norwegian supernatural thriller Thelma, which tells the story of a young girl who discovers she has terrifying powers.

After leaving her religious family behind to study in Oslo, Thelma is struck by a bout of violent seizures. These seizures coincide with a growing affection for her friend and fellow student, Anja. As it becomes clear that the seizures are connected to her dangerous supernatural abilities, Thelma must confront past secrets, the terrifying implications of her newfound capabilities and her own desires.

The latest offering from director Joachim Trier, this is a powerful drama with great visual style, paying homage to classic 80s cinema. Don’t miss this.

Humber Estuary: Changing Views

Until Sat 17 Feb, 9am/9.30am (Free)
Beverley Treasure House

Discover painted landscapes, riverscapes and the ever-changing face of the Humber Estuary in this multi-media exhibition. The Humber Estuary has been inspiring artists for centuries and this exhibition is a stunning collection of works, featuring contemporary work from Sheffield-based artist and fellow Yorkshireman, Stephen Todd.

Featuring historic paintings, oral history recordings and historical items on loan from the Humber Museum Partnership, come see the stories of life on the Humber come to life, whilst diving into the social and maritime history of the estuary, examining its ever-changing timeline.

Wigans World

Until Sun 8 April, 11am (Free)
Museum of Club Culture

Mark Wigan graduated from Hull’s School of Art & Design in 1982, and has since become one of the UK’s leading graphic artists.

Continuing his record of excellent work at the Museum of Club Culture, celebrating past and present nightclub cultures as well as street styles from around the world, Wigans World features recent paintings, limited edition prints, artists books, sculptures and videos by the artist.

Celebrating and connecting global cultures, this exhibition of vibrant and life affirming artworks is open on Saturdays and Sundays only.