The Witching Hour is at Hull's East Park. Image credit: Tom Arran.
The Witching Hour is at Hull's East Park. Image credit: Tom Arran.

5 things to do in Hull this Bank Holiday weekend

1. Witching Hour
Friday 3 to Sunday 5 May
East Park
Free

The Witching Hour is coming to Hull’s East Park in May. Image credit: Tom Arran.

This magical and immersive outdoor event is the latest offering from Absolutely Cultured and takes place in East Park at 9.30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. The brand-new outdoor performance has been commissioned for Hull and Wirral by Absolutely Cultured and Wirral Borough of Culture 2019. Get more details here.

2. Is This Planet Earth?
Until 28 July
Ferens Art Gallery
Free

Katherine Reekie, Specimen Creatura, 2013, at the Is This Planet Earth? exhibition at the Ferens.

Katherine Reekie, Specimen Creatura, 2013, at the Is This Planet Earth? exhibition at the Ferens.

This futuristic and interactive sci-fi exhibition features curious life-forms and strange landscapes created by nine artists. In their sculptures, paintings, sound-art, performance art and videos, every colour and sensation is heightened. The exhibition is as an offering to aliens who visit us in the future. Instead of seeing nature in reality, this is what they encounter. Get more details here.

3. Austrian Short Film Festival
Sunday 5 May
Kardomah94
£5

A selection of films from the shortlist for the Best Short Film Prize at the 2019 Austrian Film Academy Film Awards. The programme includes all three nominees, Bester Mann, Virgin Woods and prize-winner, Excuse Me I’m Looking For The Ping-Pong Room And My Girlfriend. Get more details here.

4. Turn & Face The Strange
Hull Truck Theatre
Saturday 4 May 2pm/7.30pm
Tickets from £16.50

This journey through the life of Hull rock legend Mick Ronson featured a live rock band, classical string quartet, film projection and storytelling. The line-up includes rock musicians who played with Mick Ronson and David Bowie, with Keith “Ched” Cheesman (The Rats), John Cambridge (The Rats and The Hype), John Bentley (Squeeze), alongside Kristian Eastwood, Bobby Joyce and Rachael Jarvis. Get tickets and more details here.

5. Browse Sessions: Hiphop Hooray Takeover
Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 May
Fruit Trade Music
£2

Browse presents HipHop Hooray, a day and night showcase of hip hop culture, with live beatbox performances, DJ sets and scratch DJ workshops featuring Hull’s Fast-T, Toots, Chris Tyas and more. Get more details here.

 

Hull's Tidal Barrier.
Trinity Market hosts regular popular events.