Millions who lost their lives in the First World War and subsequent conflicts will be remembered in Hull this weekend.
The city is also hosting a famous portrait of one of its most celebrated sons, a performance about one of its unsung heroes, the return of a YouTube sensation and the bizarre misadventures of a family-friendly character.
Here are 5 things to do in Hull this weekend:
1. Remembrance Sunday
Hull’s annual service of remembrance will mark the 101st anniversary of the 1918 armistice. The service will take place at 10.55am, with a two-minute silence at 11am.
It will be conducted by The Right Reverend Alison White, Bishop of Hull. Read more here.
2. An Ordinary Hero: The Jack Harrison Story
Park Street Performing Arts Centre
Friday to Sunday
The true story of talent and courage, this new production chronicles the life of Hull-born John “Jack” Harrison from his humble beginnings to the trenches of the Great War in Oppy, France.
Jack was a family man living with his wife Lilian down Wharncliffe Street while working as a teacher at Lime Street School and playing for Hull FC (scoring a try in the 1914 Challenge Cup final) when he answered the call of duty from his country during the war. Get tickets here.
3. Jonathan Pie: Fake News
Hull City Hall
If no news is good news, then good news is fake news. Tickets are still available for the visit of Jonathan Pie, who returns to the road once more to berate the people in power – and the journalists apparently holding them to account. The exasperated news reporter’s videos have been seen across the world. His previous two tours have taken in venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo, London Palladium and Hull City Hall. Get tickets here.
4. Coming Home: William Wilberforce
Ferens Art Gallery
Until Sunday 19 January
A famous portrait of one of the city’s most celebrated sons, William Wilberforce, is on display at Ferens Art Gallery.
The portrait, by Sir Thomas Lawrence, has been loaned to the gallery as part of this project from the National Portrait Gallery which is placing 50 portraits of iconic individuals in places across the UK where they are most closely associated. Read more here.
5. Stick Man
Hull New Theatre
Friday and Saturday
Touching, funny and utterly original. What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure for Stick Man: a dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him and he even ends up on a fire.
How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree? This award-winning production features puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves. Get tickets here.