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5 things to do in Hull this weekend

Some big names from the worlds of music, comedy and art are coming to Hull this weekend. So what’s new?

Here are 5 things to do in Hull this weekend.

1. Amigo The Devil
The Polar Bear
Friday 7 February 7.30pm

If you’ve ever heard a room full of people yelling “I hope your husband dies” in a harmoniously sloppy, drunken unison, you’ve probably stumbled into an Amigo The Devil show.

Danny Kiranos, better known to the masses as his musical counterpart Amigo The Devil, has been challenging the expectations of traditional folk, country music purists, and rock/extreme metal fans alike with his morbid, yet oddly romantic, take on folk that has amassed a dedicated and cult like fan-base. Ages 14 and over. Get tickets here.

2. Chase and Status (DJ set)
Asylum, Hull University Union
Friday 7 February 11pm
From £15

This English electronic music duo are one of the most commercially successful acts associated with drum and bass and dubstep, with multi-platinum albums, numerous charting singles and production work for major artists such as Snoop Dogg and Rihanna.

Chase and Status poster

Chase and Status will perform in Hull.

Consisting of dance DJs and record-label owners Saul Milton and Will Kennard, with additional live performers, the group combine cutting-edge beats and production techniques with elements of rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop and other styles, resulting in energetic tracks fit for the club as well as the radio. Ages 18 and over. Get tickets here.

3. Jamie Crewe: Solidarity and Love
Humber Street Gallery
Until Sunday 29 March

A new collection of work from the Glasgow-based artist takes inspiration from Radclyffe Hall’s novel The Well of Loneliness and address the provocations of the book.

Through a combination of video, sculpture and text, Crewe touches on themes of heartbreak, experiences of transphobia, LGBT solidarity and conflict, as well as exploring the legacy of the novel itself. Both exhibitions can be enjoyed independently of each other and are supported by a series of events across Hull and Birmingham. Read more here.

4. Comedy Scramble
The Polar Bear
Saturday 8 February 7.30pm

From the people that brought you comedy warehouse at Fruit every first Saturday of the month, see three touring comedians revealed at the venue on the night of the show.

The show promises a mixture of tastes and styles, from emerging new comedians to established acts, real-life comedy in a cosy venue far away from the stale TV comedy panels. Comedy Warehouse nurtured the likes of James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Nick Helm, Chris Ramsey, Josie Long. Ages 18 and over. Get tickets here.

5. Tom Rosenthal: Manhood
Hull Truck Theatre
Saturday 8 February 7.30pm

Let the beaky boy from Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner and ITV’s Plebs tell you the story of how he spent his life trying to avenge the theft of a particularly sensitive part of his body.

Tom Rosenthal

Tom Rosenthal: Manhood will be coming to the Hull Truck Theatre.

Rosenthal is a former winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist at the British Comedy Awards. Ages 14 and over. Get tickets here.

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