This weekend’s offerings in Hull include a free festival and a free look at some of the city’s most important heritage sites, plus some theatre, art and music for good measure.
Here are 5 things to do in Hull this weekend.
1. Hull Old Town Festival
14 September 11am-4pm
A free event starting with a procession of musicians, dancers, the Wilberforcian Steampunk Corporation, Town Cryer and the Lord Mayor of Hull who will parade to Trinity Square.
This Saturday we’re back in Trinity Square for the Hull Old Town Festival 11-4.
There’ll be morris dancers, a steampunk parade and all manner of exciting things. pic.twitter.com/ljl2k5hdKt
— All’s Fair Yorkshire (@AccessFairTrade) September 12, 2019
The square will have children’s rides, market stalls, with food and drink inside Hull Minster and Hepworths Arcade, plus medieval exhibitors. Find more details here.
2. Heritage Open Days
Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together more than 2,000 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers.
The wondrous Heritage Open Days begins Friday(13th-22nd). I’ll be taking the first guided walk, Hull’s Literary Trail. Find out more about Marvell, Dickens, Larkin, Moby Dick, Robinson Crusoe, New Theatre, Plater, Godber etc. 11am Larkin Statue in the Interchange. It’s free! pic.twitter.com/TdgMJzD8p6
— Paul Schofield (@hulltourguide) September 12, 2019
Every year in September, places across the country, including Hull, throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences in the city. Find more details here.
3. Footnotes On Equality
Until 11 October 10am-4pm
Footnotes on Equality is an exhibition created by 15 international researchers as part of the European Commission-funded project Gender and Cultures of Equality in Europe (GRACE). The exhibition curates an eclectic collection of art and everyday objects that speak to cultural productions of (in)equalities across Europe.
Artlink’s gallery is closed today and the next few days for the installation of our next exhibition, Footnotes on Equality, with @GRACEproject_eu @UniOfHull. Launch event on Friday 6th September from 6 – 8pm, all welcome. Find out more here: https://t.co/3wASmMYlcv pic.twitter.com/gzcXPmVZUl
— Artlink Hull (@ArtlinkHull) August 31, 2019
The collection includes an array of material including field notes, audio and visual recordings, transcriptions, artworks and readymade objects all arising from the diverse research conducted through the GRACE project. Find more here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Up N Under
Hull New Theatre
4-14 September 7.30pm/2.30pm
Tickets from £15.50
This classic award-winning comedy from John Godber follows amateur rugby league minnows the Wheatsheaf Arms in their quest to beat arch rivals, The Cobblers from Castleford.
— Hull New Theatre (@NewTheatreHull) September 9, 2019
Ex-professional Arthur enlists the help of female fitness guru Hazel in an effort the lick the boozy lads into shape. Don’t miss this Olivier Award Comedy Of The Year winner. Get tickets here.
5. The Paul Mirfin Band
Jubilee Central Hull
14 September 7pm
Tickets from £5
A uplifting evening of live music with this up-and-coming Yorkshire band for a relaxed evening of folk rock and Americana songs from their successful debut album Ancient Roads, the title track of which was selected as track of the week on BBC Introducing.
With a background working on the railways and childhood years in Sheffield, Paul’s melodies and lyrics are full of Northern grit and honesty, bringing a Yorkshire slant to Americana music with influences such as Johnny Cash, Mumford & Sons and David Crowder. Get tickets here.