It’s another big weekend in Hull, with art shows and after-hours parties dominating the bill. Here are five things to do in the city over the next couple of days.
1. Paragon Arcade After:Hours
Saturday 6 April 5.30pm-10.30pm
Paragon Arcade is hosting its monthly street party tomorrow night. After:Hours takes place on the first Saturday of every month and sees the arcade’s traders open late into the night. It will feature local food and drink, chocolate, shopping, music, workshops and more. The event takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Get more details here.
2 Turn & Face The Strange
Saturday 5 April 1am-3pm
Hull’s Trinity Market is hosting an event this weekend in tribute to Mick Ronson, one of the city’s most famous musicians. A Turn & Face The Strange event will take place at the popular Old Town market tomorrow from 10am to 3pm in honour of the guitarist in David Bowie’s Spiders From Mars, who died in 1993. Learn more here.
3. Preston Road Jam After Hours
Saturday 5 April
The Bankside Gallery project saw Hull City Council give permission for street artists to paint houses in Preston Road earmarked for demolition. Artists will be in Flinton Grove tomorrow from 7.30am. Afterwards, three venues will welcome artists and visitors on Saturday night as part of the project. As well as Paragon Arcade’s event, above, Atom Brewing Co will be serving up craft beer all night in Hull’s Old Town and Union Mash Up in Princes Avenue will host a night featuring hip-hop, house and drum and bass.
Humber Street Gallery
10am, until Friday 19 May
Artists Richard Houguez and Graham Jones present this residency project exploring themes of social expression and the acts of self-care centred around their practice of hairdressing. The project takes form of a sculptural installation and events programme where haircuts and client interviews are gathered to create sound and sculptural artworks. Read more here.
5. Masterpieces In Focus From The Royal Collection
Ferens Art Gallery
10am-10.30am, until Sunday 23 June
The portrait has been loaned to Ferens Art Gallery by the Royal Collection.
An ongoing partnership with Royal Collection Trust brings a masterpiece by Hans Holbein the Younger to Hull for the first time, lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection. A portrait drawing of Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), likely connected to a single oil portrait of the sitter, shows his head and shoulders facing three-quarters to the right. He wears a hat and fur collar. Read more here.