What's On

The Awakening


17 - 18 Mar 2023


Family Friendly

This free-to-attend event across two evenings brings opportunity to explore world-class installations and performances, with Hull’s historic areas lit up with giant figures and forms like you’ve never seen before.

Venturing indoors, we also have musical offerings from local favourites including a special edition of Trinity Live in partnership with Trinity Market and Sesh Events.

Returning to Ferens Art Gallery, there will be another chance to catch the RE:SCORE films and a special live performance by Broken Orchestra in Ferens Art Gallery. Just like last year, whilst you’re exploring you can also expect city centre businesses to have their doors open later than usual offering food, drinks and entertainment.

To close such a fantastic weekend, there’s a ticketed gig at Social, Humber Street, on 19th March from Hack-Poets Guild performing their album Blackletter Garland BOOK HERE.  This will be a folklore-rich, captivating evening with three of the UK’s most innovative and prestigious folk artists.

This is a stand-alone gig from the main evenings for those who want a little bit extra before the weekend is over. Due to a limited capacity audiences are encouraged to book their tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

  • Worldbeaters Spark. Drummers
  • Three “giant” rabbits appearing at the Rose Bowl near Queens Gardens

  • A “beautifully-lit” Queens Gardens filled with flowers and fauna

  • Creative robotics in Zebedees Yard

  • Music and film at Ferens Art Gallery

  • A special folk gig from Hack-Poets Guild at Social in Humber Street

  • Interactive light games in Trinity Square

  • A special live performance by Broken Orchestra, featuring Vicky Foster, at the Ferens.

The full schedule and guide is now available here: Awakening Guide


Venue Details


01482 300300

Whether you are looking for places to shop, places to eat, relaxing activities and enjoyable attractions, in Hull you will find what you are looking for. Hull is an up and coming water front city which is popular with small groups and coach parties alike. Hull has eight free museums, The Deep, Hull Truck Theatre, new retail and leisure centres and many places to eat and drink in Hull are all waiting to be discovered - all the ingredients for a perfect city break or day out.