Hull 2017 Highlights: 28 Oct – 3 Nov


27–31 Oct, various times (£6-£32)
Vue Cinema

An absolute must for Halloween and horror movie enthusiasts alike, featuring the very best classic, cult and new horror movies to give you a fright. The festival has a stellar cinematic line-up including the extended director’s cut of horror classic The Exorcist, a 30th anniversary restoration of Hellraiser, and a very special live script reading of cult-classic Ghostbusters with local award-winning theatre group Middle Child.

Get your Dead of Night festival pass from £28.


28-29 Oct, 10am (free)
Humber Street Gallery

For families looking for a free, creative activities this week, Humber Street Gallery has a whole range of workshops set to keep everyone entertained. Perfect the family selfie with Miranda Harr’s photography workshop or think big and help build a cardboard city with the help of artist Helen Steele. If you find a spare moment, spend some time taking in photography exhibition Hull, Portrait Of A City or installation British Road Signs, which is in its final week.


31 Oct-5 Nov, various times (£2.50-£10)
Various Venues

Taking over gymnasiums, shopping centres and local schools, the latest instalment of the festival Back to Ours is back again with even more outstanding culture for the October half term.

Whilst tickets to shows by Black Grape, Badly Drawn Boy and Upswing have already sold out, you can still get your hands on tickets to our incredible family-friendly film screenings, Monsters Inc. and Beauty And The Beast which will feature special guests followed by a beastly ball. For the grown-ups, we’re screening the fabulous Rocky Horror Picture Show, so get together with a few friends, get your glad rags on and prepare for a top evening, complete with a live DJ.

Tickets are also available for SKIN by the award-winning 201 Dance Company, combining hip-hop, urban dance and theatre to tell an emotionally-driven story of a boy’s intimate journey of gender transition.


2 Nov, 7pm-9pm (free) 
Kingston Youth Centre, Beverley Road

Over the summer, the Sound And Vision project brought young people together to create installations and community-based outdoor events and now it returns for more action. This time, the Kingston Youth Centre will play host to an arts event for those aged 11+, featuring world music, arts, installations and illuminated gardens, asking young people to embrace their creative ideas and share their visions for the future.

Sound And Vision is part of Hull 2017’s Creative Communities Programme.


1-11 Nov, 11am, 2pm & 7.30pm (£12.50-£15)
Block C, C4Di

Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, Curious Directive bring their supernatural virtual reality experience to Hull.

The Great Barrier Reef, 1995. Meera is 11. It’s her first sleepover. Sega Mega Drive descends into torch-lit storytelling from sleeping bags. Outside over the reef, the Frogman hovers, looking for traces of a missing child. Time is running out.

Please note: a BSL interpreted performance of Frogman will take place on 9 November at 7.30pm.


28 Oct-5 Nov, 11am-4pm (£5-£7)
Burton Agnes Hall

Fancy a scare? Get down to Burton Agnes Hall for this spectacularly spooky trail. Experience eerie, atmospheric woodland and search for clues among witches, spiders and ghostly figures. With haunting sounds, frightful figures and mysterious shadows, the historic woodland walk is guaranteed to have you quaking in your boots.

The Spooky Woodland Trail is free to children aged 5 and below.


2-26 Nov, 10am (free)
Princes Quay Shopping Centre

Showcasing cutting edge prosthetic limbs, film, and photography, Square Peg have collaborated with The Alternative Limb Project, Fly Girl films, Kelly Knox and Omaar Kotedia to bring together this wonderful exhibition. Centre of Attention seeks to highlight the need for more affordable and fashionable adaptive clothing where there is often limited or even zero options available, by showing the public what can be achieved.

Challenging perceptions of disability and encouraging conversation between disabled and non-disabled communities, the exhibition is open every weekend in November, and will feature talks from Kelly Knox and Sophie Oliveria Barata.