Your guide to assisted performances and events in Made in Hull, our opening season

This year, we are hosting the biggest celebration this city has ever seen. With events planned for every corner of the city in public spaces and historic buildings, we want to make it possible for everyone to have the opportunity to access the arts.

In our opening season Made in Hull we’re telling the story of the city and its people in lots of different ways.

Below we have highlighted some of the assisted events, exhibitions and performances that are taking place in our first season.



BSL Interpreted Gallery Tour

Thursday 16 February, 6pm. Humber Street Gallery, 64 Humber Street, Hull.

Explore the life of COUM Transmissions in the first exhibition of materials drawn from the personal archives of Cosey Fanni Tutti and Genesis P-Orridge.

Free, ticketed.



Touch Tour

Part of Mind On The Run: The Basil Kirchin Story

Sunday 19 February, 1.45pm. Hull City Hall, Queen Victoria Square, Hull.

Featuring Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory with members of the BBC Concert Orchestra and special guests, follow the remarkable story of Basil Kirchin, the forgotten genius of post-war British music, and a founding father of ambient sound. This three-day festival features an all-star line-up of today’s sonic visionaries.

Join us for a touch tour of Mutations of Musical Modernism: Will Gregory with BBC Concert Orchestra and Special Guest at Hull City Hall.  The touch tour starts at 1.45pm and the show begins at 3pm.




BSL Interpreted Show

Part of Back to Ours festival.

Thursday 23 February, 3.30pm. Archbishop Sentamu Academy, Bilton Grove, east Hull.

As part of the Back to Ours Festival a BSL interpreted performance of Meet Fred will take place. Fred is a two-foot-tall cloth puppet who fights prejudice every day. Fred just wants to be part of the real world, to get a job and meet a girl, but when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance), Fred’s life begins to spiral out of control.

Contains strong language and puppet nudity.

Ages 14+

£5 adult, £2.50 child



Relaxed performance

Part of Back to Ours festival.

Friday 24 February, 11am & 2pm. Winifred Holtby Academy, Midmere Avenue, Leads Road, Hull.

Join us for a relaxed performance of The Story of Mr B, a surprise-filled puppet show, set in a giant pop-up book, which tells the story of Mr Bumblegrum. Two relaxed performances will take place on 24 Feb at Winifred Holtby Academy.

£5 adult, £2.50 child



BSL Interpreted

Part of Back to Ours festival.

Saturday 25 February, 7.30pm. Kingswood Academy, Wawne Road, Bransholme.

Multi-award winner Mark Thomas tells the story of where he first started to perform – a red wooden shed aka Wakefield’s Labour Club. Part theatre, stand-up, journalism, activism, it’s the story of the battle for hope and the survival of a community in a small wooden shed.

Contains strong language.

£5 adult, £2.50 child

*** More tickets for all Back To Ours shows will be released on Saturday 4 February. Look out for our pop-up box office at Bus Stop Cafe, opposite The Mount Retail Park, Holderness Road, between 10am and 2pm. *** 


WOW Hull

Captioned / BSL Interpreted

Friday 10 March to  Sunday 12 March. Hull City Hall, Queen Victoria Square, Hull.

WOW is a festival of talks, debates, music, film, comedy and activism that celebrates women and girls, and takes a frank look at what stops them from achieving their potential.

Since WOW was founded in 2010, it has become a rapidly expanding global movement with festivals taking place on five continents. A selection of talks and panel events at WOW Hull will be live captioned and BSL interpreted.



Relaxed Performance / Audio Described

Saturday 11 March, 2pm & Thursday 16 March, 7.30pm. Hull Truck Theatre, Ferensway, Hull.

A riotous comedy from award-winning Hull-born playwright Richard Bean.

A relaxed performance of The Hypocrite will take place on Saturday 11 March at 2pm, while there will be an audio-described performance on Thursday 16 March at 7.30pm. This event is now sold out, please see the Hull Truck Theatre website for other accessible performances.




Captioned / BSL Interpreted / Audio Described

Tuesday 28 March and Wednesday 29 March. Hull Truck Theatre, Ferensway, Hull.

No Boundaries is the arts industry annual conference with a focus on presenting questions and challenging new ideas on the role of arts and culture.

In 2017, it is being hosted by Hull Truck Theatre and HOME, Manchester and forms part of the Hull 2017 programme.

On 28 and 29 Mar a fully accessible live stream will be available during the conference on the Hull Truck website.


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