Hull’s own comedian Lois Mills showcases the best of her weird and wonderful sketch comedy. The winner of Sketch Off 2018, Mills is a one woman sketch group, turning your perception of sketch comedy, theatre and interpretive dance on its head. Using a mixture of puppetry, audio and good old-fashioned theatre, Mills will take you on a journey which will conclude with you thinking, yep-she is a weirdo!
From adventurers on British ships, to a former sex worker turned scourge of the Chinese empire, and the Irish pirate queen who met Elizabeth I, join Performance Historian Holly Cruise and meet some of the most resourceful, intriguing and salty women in history.
Hollyzone History brings you the history lectures you wish you’d had at school. Witty, fascinating and fun.
An introduction into the quiet world of Macramé.
Bring yourself and a mind to learn a new craft. With materials supplied and a tutor at hand you will be shown how a series of knots can easily become something beautiful and useful. By the end of the session you will have added to a larger macramé wall hanging for the Theatre and made your own macramé plant hanger to take home (plant not supplied).
Suitable for all ages & abilities.
Hull Independent Cinema presents JT LEROY
Justin Kelly | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 108 mins
Based on Savannah Knoop’s memoir Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT LeRoy, this captivating true story goes beyond the headlines to tell the story of the most compelling literary ‘hoax’ of recent times. Laura Albert (Laura Dern) writes as her “avatar,” a disenfranchised young queer man named JT LeRoy. When her debut novel becomes a best-seller and JT becomes the darling of the literary world, she comes up with a unique solution to preserve her anonymity but give life to her nom-de-plume. Enter her boyfriend’s androgynous fun-loving sister Savannah Knoop (Kristen Stewart), who connects with Laura’s punk, feminist, outsider universe and agrees to be JT in the public eye. Together, they embark on a wild ride of double lives, infiltrating the Hollywood and literary elite, only to discover who they are while pretending to be someone else.
Starring Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Jim Sturgess
Awards and Reviews
Toronto International Film Festival, BFI Flare Film Festival Official Selections
“The new film smartly illuminates what’s been missing from other accounts: Why someone like Knoop would agree to, and even enjoy, taking part in someone else’s hoax.” – NPR
“A capable film featuring superbly spiky performances…” – Variety
JT LEROY is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
Image credited to Signature Entertainment
We are delighted to announce that we will be holding a four-day long Flower Festival at Burton Constable Hall from Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th June 2019.
With a theme of ‘Celebration of Summer’ and influenced by the original artwork, furnishings and collections found in the Hall, we hope visitors will find themselves inspired by the innovative displays.
The ground floor of this exceptional Elizabethan mansion will be transformed by spectacular floral displays created by local florists, flower clubs, floristry students and volunteers who are giving their time, expertise and assistance for free and who are helping to support the work of the Burton Constable Foundation, the charity that runs Burton Constable Hall & Grounds.
Entry to the Flower Festival is included in the normal Hall admission charge which also includes entry to the Stables & Grounds. Ticket Prices – Adult*: £11.50, Concession*: £11.00 & Family 2+2*: £30.50 * Includes Gift Aid.
The Flower Festival is open daily from 12noon to 5pm, last admission 4pm from Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th June.
For more information please visit our website www.burtonconstable.com
The Beverley Fringe FESTIVAL takes off throughout the town over the weekend of 21st, 22nd and 23rd June and we have a great line up of music acts playing at ERT.
- Late Night Club – Friday 21 June at 10:00pm
- Sax It Up – Saturday 22 June at 11:30am
- Late Night Club – Saturday 22 June at 10:00pm
- Horizon Stage – Sunday 23 June at 2:00pm
- Steve Knightley – Sunday 23 June 7:30pm
- Late Night Club – Sunday 23 June at 10:00pm
Please see website for further details http://www.eastridingtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/
The Big Malarkey Festival is a celebration of children’s literature for everyone aged 0 – 16 years. Hull’s children’s literature festival, held on a colourful tented site in East Park.
The first festival was delivered in 2017 as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Nearly 8000 people came to the park to meet writers, illustrators, poets, performers and puppet-makers, and try their hand at all kinds of practical activities.
This year we are again offering:
- A wide-ranging programme for schools – free to all member of Hull Schools Library Service
- A fabulous weekend for all the family to enjoy their favourite stories and discover new ones.
The Big Malarkey is brought to you by Hull Libraries: a unique resource for the city, visited by over 900,000 people each year, we are proud to provide an inspiring service to children and young people, schools and families.
The festival is one of many initiatives promoting reading for pleasure and encouraging curiosity, learning and creativity – visit Hull Libraries for more info.
Four days of activities for schools (25-28 June) and a glorious weekend of fun for families (29-30 June) brought to you by Hull Libraries.
WET WEATHER – An open-air site is subject to the weather. In case of wet weather, we will try to continue the programme as far as safety allows – please check the forecast, and bring wet weather gear!
The WEEKEND FAMILY PROGRAMME is ENTRY BY TICKET ONLY.
Book online at hulllibraries.eventbrite.co.uk and bring your printed ticket with you. This will be swapped for a wristband at the gate, allowing you to come and go as you wish.
We will make a number of tickets available on the door, at extra cost, but to be sure of a place please purchase your tickets in advance.
Wristbands are also available from any of Hull’s 12 libraries – find them at www.hcandl.co.uk/libraries, and they’ll be happy to help.
£5 Adults / £2.50 Children (Under 1 yr free) / £14 Family Tickets (2 Adults, 2 Children) / £4 Disabled adults + 1 Free Carers Ticket per day
Click on links below for daily information
Wednesday 26 June 2019
Thursday 27 June 2019
Friday 28 June 2019
Saturday 29 June 2019
Sunday 30 June 2019
Juniper Events 5th Gin Festival will be at Hull Minster on 17-18th May, brought to you by the team at Humber St Distillery and The Minerva – over 100 gins, craft beers, street food and live entertainment by Sesh Events.
Following on from the huge success of hosting UK Pride in 2017, Pride in Hull has grow to welcome over 50,000 people to celebrate the LGBT+ community with our friends and allies. Celebrate diverse sexualities and genders and uplift communities. A great big massive parade, equal parts protest and party!
Pride in Hull 2019 kicks off with a spectacular parade, starring street artists and specially commissioned performances from Back to Ours, alongside everyday heroes from local organisations and even you!!
The parade leaves Hull College at 12 and winds its way to Queens Gardens for 1pm where the party really starts. Head to the Pride market for all your essentials to customise your Pride experience, whether that’s drinks and snacks from the street food festival or finishing off your look with glitter.
Then on the main stage, you can look forward to blockbuster performances, plus a whole host of surprises you won’t want to miss!
Pride in Hull is a family-friendly celebration of the LGBT+ community and is open to everyone who wants to embrace the diversity of our city. Just bring your dancing shoes, your own true colours and have a day to remember!
Hull’s only Contemporary Dance Festival -Transgressions is back!
Leading companies from Lithuania join UK based dance artists for a weekend of performances in unusual spaces.
Developed in partnership with the Lithuanian Culture Institute, Transgressions asks the questions; how do people with dual-cultural heritage or, who are newly arrived in a country, use dance to find their identity as individuals and artists?
A mixture of free and paid dance events taking place across the City
10 May SMUDGE 66-68 Humber Street
11 May ONE LAST DANCE 66-68 Humber Street
11 May BIRDS George Street Car Park
11 May WORKSHOP 66-68 Humber Street
11 May KAYA Trinity Market Hall
11 May GOOF-OFF Hull New Theatre Lounge Bar
11 May I WISH TO BE THE BLOSSOM A FERN Ferens Studio
12 May WORKSHOP State of the Arts Academy Studio High Street
12 May LUMI – IN THE HEART OF LIGHT
12 May ROSETTA 66-68 Humber Street
We want people to watch dance, talk dance, love dance.
After 3 successful years, Hanse Day is back on Saturday 8th June 2019 and this year it is going to be even bigger and better! Newly rebranded as Lord Mayor’s Hanse Day we will be celebrating our connections with the Northern European Hanseatic League both past and present but with a twist…
Did you know that Hull’s first Mayor was elected in 1332 just as the Hanseatic League was at its most active? 2019 will see us celebrate this connnection and the newly appointed Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull with an event spanning the city centre.
Immerse yourself in medieval Hull and learn about crafts and trade in Trinity Square. Try your hand at wattle and daub, gaze in wonder at our fire breathing jester or sit and enjoy a tale of old.
Wander Whitefriargate and experience pop up performances and children’s craft activities.
Spend time in Queen Victoria Square where you’ll find our stage filled with performances of song, dance and spoken word where you’ll learn more about our Northern European neighbours. There will also be craft activities so you can make something to wear as part of our Parade!
That’s right! We will be celebrating our newly appointed Lord Mayor and our city’s trading history with a colourful parade through the city centre. Join us or line the streets and watch us, but come and enjoy the day.
Grab a picnic blanket and head to the coast, Bridlington Kite Festival is returning for its biggest and best year in 2019!
Internationally renowned kite flyers will fill the skies with magical and colourful displays, alongside highly skilled sequences to a range of music.
A wide variety of kites will be flying high including rare Oriental Kites, Indian Fighter Kites and some of the world’s largest inflatables.
Don’t forget, bring your bravest cuddly toy for our Teddy Bear Parachute and they will receive a Certificate for their courage!
Back on the ground, local traders will be cooking up a storm with a range of Street Food and local produce for that perfect picnic. Bring something to sit on, or use one of the picnic benches whilst you enjoy the displays overhead.
With Traditional Fairground Rides, an Active Coast Zone (Inflatables/Nerf Zone) and one of the best coastal views our region has to offer, the Bridlington Kite Festival is the perfect family outing this May.
The best bit? It’s free!
Are You Hungry Hull?
Brand new Food Festival coming to St Stephen’s Shopping Centre Hull! A variety of cuisines available for everybody to enjoy!
Don’t worry we’ve got just the thing! Shoppertainment Management and St Stephen’s Shopping Centre are bringing you a TWO DAY food extravaganza!
Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks as we’ll be announcing some of the mouth watering tastes that will be on offer!
Hullfest the Uk’s biggest tribute festival comes to KINGSWOOD BUDE PARK HULL June 15th & 16th.
Uk Tribute Festivals proudly present it’s the Uk’s biggest Free to attend family friendly festival that brings you blistering sets from some of Europe’s biggest and best rock / indie bands without there costly ticket price and its coming Kingswood Bude Park Hull, this summer.
It’s Free to attend all you pay is the booking fee £3.90. The organizers promise two days of crowd surfing, chorus chanting, family friendly fun. This unique family type festival will see over 30 bands on two stages, beer tents, food markets, thrill rides and kids activities. Acts already planned will see tributes to Queen, Artic Monkeys, Stereophonics, Guns and Roses and many more.
Flemingate Festive Weekend
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December
The Christmas festivities will be taking over Flemingate all weekend with a host of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Beverley’s Festival of Christmas takes place across Beverley on Sunday 9th December and Flemingate are part of the day.
On Saturday and Sunday, visitors can immerse themselves inside a giant Christmas Snow Globe and take home a photo memory. There will be festive donkeys in their stable, Beverly Lion’s Mr and Mrs Claus on their sleigh and some wonderful stalls at the Christmas Craft and Gift Fair.
After its success last year, Beverley’s very own Bartipi will be back again with their stunning Nordic tipi bar, complete with a roaring fire and cosy atmosphere, the perfect place to relax and enjoy a mulled wine.
On the Sunday, Beverley FM will be hosting a roadshow and keeping shoppers entertained between 12-2.30pm and there will be family friendly street entertainment with a few surprise visitors throughout the day! The cast from the Parkway Panto ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ will be performing at the festival, leading up to their show starting on Saturday 15th December. We are excited that we are going to be visited by a Star Wars themed troop from Sentinel Squad UK who will being doing meet and greets and will be happy to have photos taken!
The Beverley Festival of Christmas is back in town for its 23rd year, so dig out your favourite bobbly hat and wooly mittens and come join in with the annual festivities and Christmas cheer!
What better way to kickstart those festive feels than sipping a warming mulled wine, tucking into some comforting street food and waving at Santa and his reindeer as they parade from Wednesday Market to Saturday Market?
Browse the three traditional Victorian street markets for gorgeous artisan gifts and handmade trinkets. With over 120 stalls sprawled across Saturday Market, Wednesday Market and North Bar Within, you’re sure to find unique presents to make everyone’s Christmas morning truly magical.