The Hull Truck Theatre.

5 things to do in Hull this weekend

Hey, it’s Friday, so we thought we’d flag up a few things going on in the grand old city of Hull this weekend.

In no particular order, here’s five things that might interest you…

Knife Angel

Okay, so it’s been here a few weeks now and you’ve probably already seen it but, if you haven’t, you’ve got a week left to visit the impressive Knife Angel installation in the Rose Bowl. The 27ft sculpture, created using more than 100,000 knives, is engraved with messages from families of victims of knife crime.

The sculpture was made to tour the UK but has so far only been shown in Liverpool – making Hull the second city to host it.

The Knife Angel is here until Monday 4 March and it’s free.

The Knife Angel in Hull’s Rose Bowl

Back to Ours, Secret Gigs

The brilliant Back to Ours festival is really spoiling us this half-term and tonight they are throwing not one but TWO Secret Gigs. If you don’t know about the BTO trademark secret gigs it’s what it says on the tin really; you don’t find out what you’ve signed up for until the night.

The show at William Gemmell Club has sold-out but there are still tickets left for the Willows Social Club. They cost £5, click here to buy tickets

Any Old Rag Bone

Anyone who’s lived in Hull has heard the call of “rag bone” and there’s currently an exhibition on at the Streetlife Museum exploring this unique aspect of Hull’s social history. The free exhibition tells the story of three generations of rag and bone men. If you are torn between what to do this weekend, maybe leave this one for another day as the free exhibition is on display until June.

George Norris Jnr and Glen Collins loading a motorcycle onto a rulley in Stepney Lane, off Beverley Road, Hull. Picture: Russell Boyce

George Norris Jnr and Glen Collins loading a motorcycle onto a rulley in Stepney Lane, off Beverley Road, Hull. Picture: Russell Boyce

Liverpool Biennial Tour: Place to Place

If you are into your art, you will be no stranger to Humber Street Gallery. The gallery (which also happens to be the permanent home of Hull’s iconic Dead Bod) has various exhibitions on throughout the year. Currently, Place to Place showcases the work of three internationally renowned female artists.

Annie Pootoogook, Suki Seokyeong Kang and Inci Eviner all have their work on display at the gallery on Hull Marina. If you plan on checking out their free exhibition this weekend, why not include it with a stroll down Humber Street and maybe grab a bite, a new frock or a cheeky drink at one of the area’s popular bars, restaurants and shops.

Place to Place is on display until 31 March.

Dan Cruickshank

On Monday (okay I’m turning the weekend into a bit of a long weekend) renowned architectural historian and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank is giving a talk at Hull Truck Theatre. His travels have taken him all over the globe, visiting architectural masterpieces in every corner of every continent.

Tickets cost £16. To book or find out more information click here