2022 UK TOUR INCLUDING HOUSE MUSIC LEGENDS ROBIN S, KYM MAZELLE, ANGIE BROWN & BEVERLEY SKEETE CURATED BY & FEATURING DJ ANDREW GALEA They were the songs that defined an era– Show Me Love, Young Hearts Run Free, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough), Finally – and the artists that defined an era – Robin S, Kym Mazelle, Angie Brown and Beverley Skeete – now for the first time, House Classics - celebrating the most iconic house tracks from the…

Read more about the article Hull Truck Theatre are Setting The Stage to welcome audiences back to the building this summer
Setting The Stage

Hull Truck Theatre are Setting The Stage to welcome audiences back to the building this summer

Hull Truck Theatre are working with up-and-coming Yorkshire-based theatre designer, Caitlin Mawhinney to bring the theatre building back to life ahead of re-opening to audiences this summer after a 15-month period of closure. The artistic intervention entitled Setting The Stage will begin to grow over the coming weeks and be visible through the windows of Hull Truck Theatre’s iconic building on Ferensway for audiences and passers-by to enjoy. As Covid restrictions begin to ease, the theatre…


Status Quo Come To Hull

Status Quo make their first ever visit to the Bonus Arena, Hull on Wednesday, 2 March 2022. In September 2019, QUO performed a triumphant set at the massive Radio 2 ‘Festival in a Day’ event in London’s Hyde Park in front of 65,000 fans. That turned out to be their last UK show as the ‘Backbone’ Winter Tour of 2020 was cancelled in its entirety due to Covid-19.  Now, STATUS QUO are delighted to be able to announce their…

Read more about the article This autumn we’re ‘Chasing Rainbows’ with Shed Seven

This autumn we’re ‘Chasing Rainbows’ with Shed Seven

Acclaimed York five-piece and one of the leading lights of Britpop, Shed Seven return to Hull City Hall with their Another Night, Another Town, Greatest Hits Live Tour.Shed Seven have achieved great success since they burst onto the scene in 1994. The Sheds have so far released five studio albums including 2017's top 10 album 'Instant Pleasures' and this year marks the 25th anniversary of their landmark album 'A Maximum High', featuring the anthems 'Going For…

Read more about the article Russell Watson set to visit Hull this November!
Russell Watson

Russell Watson set to visit Hull this November!

Singing sensation Russell Watson performs a spectacular concert of career highlights when he visits Hull later this year. Russell will be joined live on stage by a harmonious choir to celebrate 20 years since his debut album THE VOICE was released. It’s an evening not to be missed! Russell Watson never imagined he would someday be hailed as one of the world’s greatest classical singers. Since being described by the New York Times as a performer…

Read more about the article The John Godber Company brings live outdoor theatre back to Hull with “Moby Dick”
Stage@theDock, Kingston Upon Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 26 April, 2021. Pictured: LtoR: Dominic Gibbons, John Godber, Natalia Cleary. Wykeland are working with The John Godber Company to bring live outdoor theatre back to Hull for the first time since the onset of the pandemic.

The John Godber Company brings live outdoor theatre back to Hull with “Moby Dick”

A radical new reworking of Herman Melville’s epic, classic novel, Moby Dick, will be put on at Hull’s Stage @TheDock by The John Godber Company this June.  The production is supported by Wykeland Group, a leading supporter of the arts and culture in the city, and Arts Council England, and sees the return of live performances to the stunning waterside amphitheatre. Adhering to social distancing rules, with a playing time of 70 minutes and no interval, this fast-paced physical production of one of the greatest…


Exciting Plans Springing Forth

Welcome to my column again, it’s definitely been a very happening month with some very exciting plans springing forth, giving me plenty of reasons to be very optimistic. At the time of writing this, I’m in fairly advanced discussions with my fellow columnist Shaun French, about plans for later in the year, from which both Park Street Performing Arts Centre and the Jack Harrison VC MC Charitable Trust will hopefully benefit. Of course, Covid 19…

Read more about the article Hull visitor attraction to be a UK leader in energy efficiency
State-of-the-art new 'Passivhaus' building

Hull visitor attraction to be a UK leader in energy efficiency

A new maritime experience at Hull’s historic North End Shipyard is set to become one of the most energy efficient buildings in the UK’s cultural and heritage sector. As part of the ambitious Hull Maritime project, the historic shipyard will become the new home of the Arctic Corsair, Hull’s last remaining sidewinder trawler. To showcase and celebrate the trawler’s dramatic story, a state-of-the-art new 'Passivhaus' building – which is sympathetic to the industrial heritage of…

Read more about the article Writer commissioned as part of Queen’s Gardens refurbishment project
Joanna Walsh

Writer commissioned as part of Queen’s Gardens refurbishment project

A writer has been commissioned to produce work that will displayed as part of the Queens Gardens refurbishment. Author and artist Joanna Walsh has been jointly commissioned by the project and Humber Mouth literature festival to write prose that will feature alongside of a number of public art installations in the gardens. Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “As part of the refurbishment of Queens Gardens, we wanted to include…



“But there's a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heart-breaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begin.”― Mitch Albom, ‘For One More Day’. I’m in my local convenience store buying a bottle of ‘red’ to go with dinner. I think of my mother. In her twilight…


Hull mum pens her first children’s book to support parents and their children in lockdown

Kat Arksey, Hull mum of two young boys, took the opportunity during the latest lockdown to write her debut short children’s book from the eyes of a child. She wrote the story to help her eldest son, aged 4, understand more about why we’re all having to stay at home and why his school is closed. When Harry Stayed Home: A Child’s Perspective of Lockdown was self-published through Amazon on Valentine’s Day this year.  As…



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…


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…


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…

Read more about the article 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…


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.…


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  ‘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,…


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…


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…


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…