RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR TO VISIT HULL IN 2021

Riverdance will bring their 25th anniversary tour to Hull next year. The show will visit the Bonus Arena on Saturday, 30 October for a 4pm matinee show. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday, 18 September. A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved family favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan…

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Garlands galore with Bloomin’ Hull

Hull-based community group #WeMadeThis are pleased to announce the launch of Bloomin’ Hull, the postponed second edition of their city-wide flower garland trail on Saturday 22 August, when hundreds of handmade garlands will go up in 37 locations across the city to brighten up the cityscape. The trail was originally due to go live at the end of March, but then Covid-19 threw a spanner in the works. Miranda van Rossum, coordinator, says: “Of course…

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Sauce gives arts festival the freedom to go digital all year round

Smart tech specialist Sauce is helping reinvent Hull’s biggest arts festival as an interactive, year-round digital experience. Freedom Festival will not go ahead in its normal format this year after large public gatherings were banned because of Covid-19. Established in 2007, Freedom Festival has developed a reputation as one of the UK’s leading and most innovative cultural and arts events. It celebrates Hull’s independent spirit through artistic and cultural expression, bringing renowned national and international…

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An outdoor opera is heading to Hull Marina this summer
Whistle Stop Hansel and Gretel

An outdoor opera is heading to Hull Marina this summer

An outdoor and socially distanced opera is taking place at Stage@TheDock on Hull Marina in September. Hansel and Gretel, from Whistle Stop Opera, will retell the fairy tale of two hungry children, lost in the woods, and a gingerbread cottage that hides a scary secret. Devised by John Savournin for four singers and accordion, social distancing will be in place for audience members and performers, and a limited number of tickets will be on sale in accordance…

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Hull 1975 – The Cod Wars rage

If Skipper Richard Bird doesn't catch enough fish this time, he'll never sail another trawler out of St Andrew's Dock again. Even with the new deckie learner, Danny, he's four crew down already. There's a lot to deal with out in the North Sea. Gutting for sixteen hours straight, the freezing cold in your wellies, the waves as big as houses crashing over the bow and the narrow eyes of the rough Hessle Road lads.…

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Cod & Communism – New Film from the Carnegie Heritage Centre

The Carnegie Heritage Centre in Hull have produced a new documentary about the experiences of Humber fishermen who were fishing in Icelandic waters between 1957 and 1977 – the era which has become known as the Cod Wars. Promo trailer here vimeo.com/435000640  ‘Cod and Communism’, a film  funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, has seen volunteers from Carnegie Heritage Centre help  research,  plan and help film the documentary which has involved  interviews with trawlermen and their families,…

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Return to Venus – James Curgenven

James Curgenven is a performer and composer based in Yorkshire and the Humberside. Learning from many different sub-genres of Jazz, Curgenven is particularly interested in the 'Free Jazz' sub-genre. Curgenven’s performances are emotionally charged and powerful. Curgenven’s compositions are about giving musicians the opportunity to talk through music and find their own voice through the medium of guided improvisation. Return to Venus is Curgenven’s second studio EP, following Hymns for a Crossing Soul. Return to…

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Live On The Lawn A series of spectacular summer events from the scenic North Garden of Burton Constable Hall

The Friends of Burton Constable are looking to liven up your summer by providing outdoor, socially distanced, entertainment for all audiences. Working with a local events company, a temporary stage will be set-up in the secluded North Garden from 15th August to 6th September. So far, 6 acts have been announced including a much-anticipated evening performance of The Wind in the Willows, a weekend of pantomime featuring children’s classics of Peter Pan and Alice in…

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New Venue, “Social” on Humber Street Announce Opening

“Social” the newly revamped venue on Humber Street, formerly known as Fruit, will open its doors to the public for the first time on Friday August 14th Social will be operated by Sesh Events UK, which runs the hugely popular annual Humber Street Sesh grassroots festival, as well as The Sesh Weekly music nights and Made in Hull, Trinity Live and Hull City Sesh Events. Original plans to open in April this year with a…

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Musicians in tune with mental health as The Warren announces online release of Three Minute Heroes album

A project which uses music to deliver mental health messages from young people about what’s on their mind will this week showcase the products of its second phase with a virtual launch. Three Minute Heroes, led by The Warren Youth Project, brings together musicians from across the Hull area, draws on writing from students in East Yorkshire and is already having an impact on health and social care in Manchester. A second album featuring music…

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National Youth Theatre success for Year 10 pupil Joyce

Congratulations to Joyce in Year 10 who has just been accepted as a member of the National Youth Theatre following a highly competitive audition process. Joyce attended the Hull Collegiate School  ‘Audition Preparation’ activity run by actor Jessica Duffield in order to prepare for the NYT workshop and interview. Thousands of young actors apply to join but only a handful are selected. The National Youth Theatre gives young people the opportunity to learn as much about…

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The Hull Hub Chats with Maniuko

The man, The Myth, The legend. What is your name? It shows Marek Lesiak on my passport, but I would rather be known as ManiuKO, a nickname I’ve had since my teenage years that has a funny story attached to it. What do you do? I share energy via visual art mainly creating murals/graffiti/street art, but as comfort zone stretcher, don’t limit myself. I have already spray painted a few cars, created book cover, book…

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The Quiet Star

Park Street Performing Arts Centre are well known in Hull for giving would-be stage and screen stars a big helping hand up the ladder to success. Hull actor and writer of hit TV series Benidorm, Derren Litten and award-winning actress and recording star Sheridan Smith were both taught by Park Street’s drama teacher and director, Richard Green. I’d like you to meet James, a new hopeful star. James has three sisters who are at Park…

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Meet Benjamin Ainsworth

Benjamin Ainsworth was born in Nottingham in 2008 and moved to the East Riding 4 years ago. He started attending stage school at the age of 6 on Saturday mornings; his natural talent having already manifested itself in his particularly evil depiction of Herod in his first nativity play and his elaborate performances of The Gruffalo and other favourite books at home, aged 2.  The arts have always been a big part of his young…

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Short Story

When English teacher Mrs Thompson picked a shortlist of story entries for a national writing competition last month, she had no idea she was entering a winning creation.Pupils from across the year groups at Malet Lambert entered the First Story 6-Word Story Competition, where entrants aimed to tell a complete story in just six words.Year 10 pupil Kingsley Campbell-Carter, 14, was the overall winner from thousands of entries nationally with his alternative festive story: “Christmas…

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Park Street Performing Arts

Park Street Performing Arts Centre are a well-established charity in Hull City Centre focusing on getting people from 3 to 99 into various disciplines of the Arts.  We are staffed by 5 Trustees – all voluntary and 5 members of teaching staff.  Due to transitional changes in July, we needed 4 brand new teachers and all have brought a real structure to the school and transformed the way we deliver Musical Theatre, Dance, Drama and…

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Brooklands Photographic Society

Brooklands Photographic Society was formed in 1968 as the staff camera club for Reckitts employees. In 1982 Reckits lost interest in the club and the club moved to the Brooklands Pavilion in Chamberlain Road but a few years later had to leave that and moved to Sutton on Hull Methodist Church where we remain today. The club retained the name it had used since its move to the Brooklands Pavilion. Today Brooklands PS is Hull’s…

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THE MAUREEN HUNTER SINGERS

MAUREEN HUNTER, ALCM, LGSM, FLCM … .started her musical education by studying the piano with her mother, the late Mrs Vera Pendrick, up to ALCM standard. However, at the age of 17 she was awarded an Exhibition of the Guildhall School of Music for singing, and her main interests settled in that direction. Further study resulted in her LGSM diploma. A consistent winner in musical festivals around the North of England, folk soon came to…

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Lifestylers are you up for the challenge?

We know that many of our young people are feeling sad that Lifestyle 2020 has been cancelled, and for some of last year’s winners prize trips have been postponed. So we have decided to keep the spirit of Lifestyle alive and set our young people a special challenge to help share our smiles and keep everyone going through this unusual time. Lifestylers, are you up for it?   One thing that has been really positive to…

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LOOKING TO THE FUTURE – STATEMENT FROM HULL TRUCK THEATRE CEOS ANNOUNCING CLOSURE UNTIL 31 JULY AND PLANS FOR THE FUTURE

Hull Truck Theatre continues to follow Government guidelines about coronavirus and today announces the further closure until 31 July 2020 and postponement of all performances that are part of the current spring/summer season, including our planned community production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We are working with partners and visiting companies to reschedule all shows so that audiences who have missed performances during the closure period still get to enjoy the great programme of entertainment that…

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