The Hull Minster.
The Hull Minster.

5 things to do in Hull this weekend

With the days getting longer and warmer, now’s the time of year where it starts to get that bit more tempting to step outside your front door and explore what’s going on in Hull.

Well, if you plan on exploring the city this weekend, you are in luck, because there’s plenty happening –


1. Hull Real Ale and Cider Festival
Hull Minster
Thursday 11 April – Saturday 13 April
£1 – £5

It’s the annual Hull Real Ale and Cider Festival at Hull Minster. This year sees more than 135 real ales, plus 30 ciders and perries. There will also be food stalls and live acoustic music. Make sure you don’t leave it too late to go for a tipple though, as once the ale runs out, that’s it!

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Hull now has an excellent range of watering holes.

2. A Tittle-Tattle-Tell-a-Tale Heart
Humber Street Gallery, Humber Street
10am until 30 June

Another week, and yet another exhibition is opening in Humber Street Gallery. This week it’s the turn of Athena Papadopoulos’ A Tittle-Tattle-Tell-a-Tale Heart. It’s her first major institutional presentation in the UK. Using her recent two-part novel as a point of departure, Papadopoulos creates a narrative that combines the use of free-standing sculpture, sound installation, costume and performance.

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3. Peter Pan Panto
Bonus Arena
Friday 12 April, 6pm
£21 – £26

It’s panto season again! Ohhh no it isn’t, ohhh yes it is! For one night only at the Bonus Arena, stars such as Bobby Davro and Dani Harmer will be retelling the story of the boy that didn’t grow up, Peter Pan.

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The Bonus Arena in Hull.

4. Design like Madame Clapham
Hands on History Museum, Trinity Square
1pm until 2.30pm Saturday 13 April
Free (Drop in)

In the late 1800s Emily Clapham opened a dress-making salon in Hull. She built a reputation for being a fine dress-maker with a very successful business – and even went on to make dresses for royalty! Take inspiration from the Madame Clapham costume collection at the Hands on History Museum before designing and decorating your own fashion drawing.

5. The Dark History Museum
West Street
£8 – £11, with family discount available

Delve into Hull’s dark history (if you are brave enough) at the recently opened Dark History Museum. Actors reveal the city’s dark past telling stories of witchcraft, smugglers and the dreaded gallows.