1. Michelangelo: A Different View
Until Monday 18 November
Hull Minster is to host a must-see exhibition of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel masterpiece. For the first time, the famous work adorning the ceiling of the chapel in the Vatican can be viewed from up close. The minster – one of just two UK venues to host the exhibition, which has already toured major European cities including Copenhagen, Prague and Amsterdam. Read more here.
2. Hull Fair
Until Saturday 12 October
Various prices for attractions
It’s the last weekend for one of the city’s most popular events. If you haven’t been yet, don’t leave it another 12 months to experience such a staple of the city’s to-do scene. And even if you have already been, you can never eat too much of that nougat, can you? Learn about the history of the fair here.
Hull Maritime Museum
Until Sunday 27 October
Don’t miss this exhibition exploring the heritage of women in the fishing community before it leaves Hull this month. The work from award-winning photographer Craig Easton brings together three strands of the fisherwomen’s story: their heritage, their journey and contemporary portraits, including new commissions of Hull’s own fisherwomen. Learn more here.
4. I Am the Coyote
University of Hull
Until Sunday 3 November 10am-5pm
This exhibition focuses on a unique experiment in penal reform which, more than 40 years ago, challenged society’s understanding of the causes of violence resulting from incarceration, physical deprivation and drug abuse. Find more information here.
5. Difficult Women Of Burton Constable
Burton Constable Hall
Until Sunday 3 November
Learn about the history of what some have called the “difficult women”, including the dedication of Winifred Constable, who accompanied her brother William on a grand tour to try to find a cure for his gout, to the flamboyant Rosina, second Lady Clifford Constable, who enjoyed the freedom and financial independence brought by widowhood – and sacked Burton Constable of valuable contents to pursue a colourful life in Italy. Find out more here.