Gin Festival

Hull Gin Festival

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.

Pride in Hull

Pride in Hull 2019

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!

 

 

Transgression 2019

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.

Lord Mayor’s Hanse Day

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.

Bridlington Kite Festival 2019

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?

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 2019

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

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!

Beverley Festival of Christmas

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.

Freedom Festival

Freedom Festival

Hull will come alive for a weekend of wonder with events and shows for the whole family to enjoy. Explore the streets and see what you find as this year’s three-day festival programme artistically woven together through street theatre, dance and acrobatics alongside a community feast, debates, exhibitions and participatory projects. Freedom Festival was launched in 2007 to commemorate anti-slavery pioneer William Wilberforce and has since established itself as the city’s annual festival celebrating creative expression and community. More than a decade later, it continues to be the jewel in Hull’s cultural crown, with last year’s Freedom Festival hailed as the best and most diverse to date. Freedom Festival 2019 marks the 12th anniversary of the Hull festival and organisers promise a truly beautiful and mesmerising line-up.

Big Bus Day

Big Bus Day 2018

Big Bus Day is back for 2018! Lots of bus related fun at Hull’s Streetlife Museum of Transport, including displays of vintage and modern buses, FREE open top and vintage bus rides, bus memorabilia, photos and models for sale, bus games and more! It’s a great day out for the whole family. Admission is free, although donations to charity are welcome.

Bridlington Comic Con 2018

Bridlington Comic Con will return for 2018 will return on the 8th of September to celebrate comics, TV, movies, books, cosplay and video games.

Activities include:

Workshops for both children and adults!

Costume contests

Learn to draw the Marvel Way with our official workshop hosted by artist Russ Leach

Jedi Academy- Learn moves from the Star Wars film with guest Andrew Lawden!

Cosplay Contest for all ages!

Movie Car for Photo Opportunities!

Traders

Special guests and autograph signings

Talks, signings and photo shoots with celebrity guests

Sentinel Squad will be trooping around the venue- perfect for a photograph with our favourite storm troopers!

Keep it Retro will be running our Retro Gaming area

Back to the Board providing board gaming and RPG

British Science Association

Europe’s longest standing science Festival will travel to Hull & the Humber this September.

Science the night away at the Humber Street Party, discover if you’re a super-recogniser, unlock the secrets of the canine mind or take part in some UV yoga. There really is something for everyone.

The diverse programme of over a hundred talks, debates, performances and activities will be happening across the University campus and Hull city for four days only.

And the best thing? It’s all free!

Book at: www.britishsciencefestival.org

Hull Science Festival

2018 Hull Science Festival -15th & 16th September University of Hull.

The Hull Science Festival is back! This year we’ve got fossils galore, virtual realities, a science themed games arcade, black hole experiences, Little Miss Inventor and much more besides! And it’s all coming together to make for an enthralling weekend of science themed entertainment for all the family.

Following hot on the heels of the British Science Festival (11-14th September) the weekend will cap off a 6 day science extravoganza the likes of which Hull has never seen before.

And best of all it’s all FREE!

For full programme and tickets, please visit http://scifest.hull.ac.uk/

Hull Comic Con

Hull Comic Con 2018

Hull Comic Con is back with its annual dose of Super Hero, Sci Fi and gaming fun. This year’s event is taking place in Hull Minster, Trinity Square and Trinity Market and what’s more it is absolutely free entry! With activities, workshops, traders, guest signings, interview panels, games and plenty of cos play characters this will be a great day out for the whole family in the amazing surroundings of Trinity Square.
The team are thrilled to bring you some amazing artists, both professional and straight from the pages of some of your favourite comic books!

The Big Vista

This summer, a large-scale free festival of local music, art and entertainment will be held in Pearson Park, Hull.

Expect to see the very best of the vast local talent on offer in Hull. From main stage acts like Pearls Cab Ride, The Gherkins & Hillbilly Troupe, to spoken word performers, art workshops, children’s entertainers, face painters, Carnival Arts, stalls, food and more, there is something for everyone!

The festival has been designed with accessibility in mind. The get-involved activities are designed to be accessible to a range of audiences, BSL interpreters will be available all day, and there will be disabled toilets and a changing place.