Singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner will perform at the Cottingham Folk Festival.

5 things to do in Hull this weekend

Remember that time when you were playing with Lego while wearing your favourite Scouting For Girls t-shirt as Newton Faulkner played on the stereo in the background? No? Er, us neither…

But even if we had experienced this momentary and bizarre crossover of cultures, we could not be more excited about this weekend’s events in and around Hull.

That’s because the two British music acts who, coincidentally, both released debut albums in 2007, will be coming to the area, as will a mega Lego fan event.

And with two brilliant exhibitions also coming to Hull, there is plenty to keep you out of trouble from Friday to Sunday.

Here are 5 things to do in Hull this weekend:

1. Fisherwomen
Hull Maritime Museum
Opens Saturday 10am
Free

A new exhibition exploring the heritage of women in the fishing community opens in Hull at the weekend.

Fisherwomen, by award-winning photographer Craig Easton, will feature more than 20 large portraits and landscapes, plus an audio visual presentation with almost 100 images and a voiceover by Hull fisherwomen Dawn Walton. Learn more here.

2. Scouting For Girls
Zebedee’s Yard
Friday 6pm
£27.50

Best of friends from an early age, Roy, Greg and Pete have gone from playing pubs in Harrow and Ruislip to headlining Wembley Arena, with three top-10 albums along the way.

Their repertoire of infectious melodies, catchy tunes and toe-tapping beats will be supported by Professor Green, one of the UK’s best freestyle rappers. Get tickets here.

3. Hull Brickfest 2019
The Guildhall
Sunday 11am-4pm
£3 (under-fours free)

This huge celebration of everyone’s favourite colourful brick-based toy is back for a third year. The region’s biggest Lego fan event will being out the creative side of kids – and big kids – in the city.


Custom creations by some of the UK’s best master builders will be on show alongside fun activities and several specialist Lego retailers. Learn more here.

4. Jade Montserrat: Instituting Care
Humber Street Gallery
Until Sunday 1 September
Free

This installation of work by Scarborough artist Jade Montserrat consists of large-scale charcoal drawings made directly on the walls of the gallery.

The drawings offer fragmented reflections of the artists experience navigating her way through education, working as an artist and living in the UK. Learn more here.

5. Newton Faulkner live
Cottingham Civic Hall
Sunday 6pm
£35

Celebrating a decade in music, chart-topping Newton Faulkner is heading to Cottingham this summer to close the fifth Cottingham Folk Festival with an intimate gig at The Civic Hall.

Throughout the Dream Catch Me and Teardrop singer’s career, he has sold more than 1.5 million records, with 180 million music streams and numerous top 10 albums. Get tickets here.