Hull 2017 Highlights: 16 – 22 Sep

Take Flight

16 Sep, 3.45pm & 4.45pm. (Free)
Trinity Square

A unique celebration of our city’s emerging dance talent, Take Flight is a brand new collaboration between The Royal Ballet, Hull 2017 and Hull dance schools. Taking place in Trinity Square, outside Hull Minster, the performance features more than 100 young dancers from local schools and is inspired by the power and beauty of birds in flight. A rare opportunity to see Hull’s future dance stars, on a weekend that Xander Parish and some of Hull’s finest dance alumni return to the city.

Hull Indian Mela

16 Sep, from 11am. (£2-£4)
Hull City Hall

A colourful, family-friendly tour of Indian culture, right here in Hull. The Indian Mela is a celebration of Indian arts, flavours, talent and heritage in Hull City Hall. Expect Bollywood dancing, Henna tattooing, delicious food and sari-tying demonstrations from Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Hindu Cultural Association.

Jane Eyre

18 – 23 Sep, 7.15pm & 2pm matinee. (£10-£32.50)
Hull New Theatre

This National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic collaboration comes to the newly-reopened Hull New Theatre. Charlotte Charlotte Bronte’s masterpiece Jane Eyre is reimagined in this innovative new staging. This dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. A must-see.

Beermat Photography Festival: Using Your Smartphone for Photography

16 Sep, 11am. (Free)
North Bransholme Community Centre

Join Hull photographer Verity Harr for a one-day workshop, giving you all the tools you need to take your smartphone photography to the next level. Harness the power of your phone and its apps to take beautiful pictures, without a fancy digital camera. Learn imaginative photography techniques, get some practical, professional advice, then get out there and start shooting. And don’t forget to send your pictures into the Hull Beermat Photography Festival competition too.

Trevor Key’s Top 40

21 Sep – 18 Dec. (Free)
Various venues

Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, New Order’s True Faith, Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart, The Sex Pistols’ The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle… Trevor Key created sleeve artwork for some iconic bands and musicians. Hull born and trained at Hull School of Art & Design (HSAD), Key was a hugely influential photographer and designer. Come and see some of his most famous pieces in libraries across Hull and at HSAD, until 18 December.