Hull 2017 Highlights: 8 – 14 July

Visible Girls: Revisited, Anita Corbin

Until Friday 11 August, from 10am. Free. Artlink, Princes Avenue, west Hull, HU5 3QP. 

The lives, tribes and spirit of British women are the focus of the latest exhibition on subcultures at Artlink. In 1981, up-and-coming photographer Anita Corbin made 28 double portraits of young skins, mods, punks, rockabillies, new romantics, Rastas and lesbians. Now, 36 years later and having found more than 70% of the women – including Hull 2017 volunteer and social worker Carol Holmes – the original images are on display next to photographs of who they are today.  A must-see.


Mr Scruff

Saturday 8 July, 9.30pm. £13-£15. Fruit, Humber Street, Hull.

Dancing shoes on as Mr Scruff  heads to Fruit as part of producer and DJ Steve Cobby’s (Fila Brazillia/Pork Recordings) City Of Vultures series of events. Remember the theme tune to Generation X sit-com Spaced? That tune from that advert? (Mr Scruff classics Spandex Man and Get A Move On, in case you were wondering!) A great line-up that also includes MC Kwasi Asante, No Fakin’ DJs and Steve.


States Of Play

Until Sunday 24 September, from 10am. Free. Humber Street Gallery, Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TU.

It’s playtime at Humber Street Gallery and it’s not just for kids. Even the most serious of grown-ups will be able to find the joy in this mischievous collection of interactive artwork by UK and international artists. Pop in, suspend your disbelief and reclaim play – the universal language that transcends all barriers. States Of Play has been curated by the Crafts Council, and is supported by Arts Council England and the British Council.

Hull Gada: Launch party / ARTYKUŁ PO POLSKU: PATRZ NIŻEJ

Saturday 8 July, 7pm. Free. Kuchnia Restaurant, Beverley Road, Hull, HU5 1AH.

What happens when three internationally renowned Polish spoken-word artists share a stage with three internationally renowned writers and performers from Hull? A fantastic evening of whooping, hollering, stories and rhythms, laughter, tears, storytelling and lyricism, that’s what! Come and join us, bring your friends who may think they hate poetry, they’ll thank you later. Featuring Polish performers Bohdan Piasecki, WeronikaLewandowska, WojciechCichoń and Hull performers Vicky Foster, Joe Hakim, Matt Nicholson.

*Admittance on first come first-served basis.


Przyjdź i przekonaj się, czym właściwie jest poezja gadana. Troje poetów z Polski i troje miejscowych performerów połączyło siły by przygotować wieczór pełen wrzasku i szeptu, śmiechu i łez, pełen liryki i rapu, melodii i rytmu. Chodź z nami pokrzyczeć na poetów i przyprowadź znajomych, którzy poezji nie znoszą – to wieczór specjalnie dla nich. Uwaga: wszystkie teksty angielskie z polskimi podpisami (i vice versa). Goście specjalni z Polski: Bohdan Piasecki, Weronika Lewandowska, Wojciech Cichoń. Goście specjalni z Hull: Vicky Foster, Joe Hakim, Matt Nicholson

*Liczba miejsc ograniczona


Celebrating Hockney

Sunday 9 July, 10am and noon. Free. Ferens Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Square, Hull, HU1 3RA.

The Ferens Art Gallery is marking artist David Hockney’s 80th birthday with free, 10-minute talks about Yorkshire’s own national treasure.


Hull Jazz Festival: Binker and Moses

Saturday 15 July, 6pm. £6. Studio Theatre, Hull Truck Theatre, Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB.

Jazz, but not as you know it. This fiery duo are getting a reputation for their intense, hypnotic live shows, and they’re blazing a trail through the genre. Tenor saxophonist Binker Golding and drummer Moses Boys are among the freshest new forces to emerge in British jazz, picking up awards left, right and centre, from MOBOs to Jazz FM. Their debut album Dem Ones was released in 2015 to critical acclaim, here’s a taste of their current album Journey To The Mountain Of Forever.