Hull has it all. Where else can you see a face-off of world snooker giants, a punk-pop circus opera, a Bavarian beer bash, a look at the future through sci-fi and a chance to spot yourself at top cultural events?
Nowhere, that’s where.
Here are 5 things to do in Hull this weekend.
1. UK Seniors Snooker Championship
Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 October
The tour returns to Hull with more of snooker’s greatest ever players battling it out live on TV to lift the crown. Jimmy White, Dennis Taylor, John Parrott and Cliff Thorburn are already confirmed, while a new face in Thailand legend James Wattana is also in the field.
Six sessions take place at 10am, 2.30pm and 7pm on Thursday and Friday. Ticket prices start at £8 each. Book tickets here
2. Back To Bransholme: A 1940s Punk-Pop Circus Opera
North Point Shopping Centre
Saturday 26 to Tuesday 29 October
Have you seen the ghost of the airman? Plenty have. It’s 1942 and where North Point Shopping Centre now stands is RAF Sutton on Hull, home to the Fabric Bashers – hundreds of women making the fabric for the barrage balloons floating over the Humber. One still, starlit evening, Flight Lieutenant Frank Dobbs and Basher Edie Wilson lindyhop their way to love at the RAF dance.
Looking for plans to keep you entertained this upcoming school break?
Check out Back To Ours’ half term shows!
— Absolutely Cultured (@AbsCultured) 9 October 2019
Forty years later, punk pop bangs through the estate and young punks Jimmy and Karen fight to stay together against all the odds. Circus, opera, dance and seven decades of music collide in this epic journey through the heart and history of Bransholme. Read more here.
3. Equanipolis: Aniara Omann
Humber Street Gallery
Until Sunday 29 December
The two-floor exhibition from Danish artist Aniara Omann uses sculpture, textiles and animatronics to explore what the future of humanity might look like.
Step into an alternate reality when you visit our new exhibition #Equanipolis.
The new show by Danish artist Aniara Omann uses robotics, sculpture, seaweed, textiles and sound to transform each floor into an immersive experience. https://t.co/OyqAjt2rif@AbsCultured pic.twitter.com/rVmsDfkrtk
— HumberStreetGallery (@humberstgallery) 19 October 2019
It investigates how visions of the future are influenced by experiences with science-fiction film and TV, as well as modern day social and environmental issues. Read more here.
Saturday 26 October
Free entry, £5 for glass, guide and beer
This fantastic city centre market will be transformed into a Bavarian bierkeller, bringing music, Bavarian-inspired food, family-friendly fun and, of course, beer.
Brews from local favourites will be on sale alongside traditional Munich breweries. Entry to the market is free, while a branded glass, festival guide and a beer will cost you just a fiver.
5. The Back To Ours Album: Part One
Until Thursday 28 November
Were you snapped at a Back to Ours event? Photographer Jerome Whittingham has been with the team since the start and has spent two years documenting the creative journey of the Arts Council England-funded Creative People and Places Project.
The ‘Back to Ours Album: Part 1’ exhibition for @BTOHull continues until 28th November at Artlink, 87 Princes Avenue. Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. @ArtlinkHull #Hull pic.twitter.com/z8bth07VOd
— Jerome Whittingham (@photomoments) 21 October 2019
Find more about Back to Ours here.