Chiedu Oraka
Chiedu Oraka on his north Hull housing estate. Picture: Christopher Thomond.

5 things to do in Hull this weekend

This weekend in Hull is all about BBC’s Contains Strong Language festival, with both free and ticketed performances taking place across the city.

We are also heading out to see some art at the University of Hull, catch a musical tribute to a legendary 1960s rock group, stop in at a beautiful event and take in an Old Town Walk before they end for winter.

Here are 5 things to do in Hull this weekend.

BBC Contains Strong Language
Various locations
Friday 27 to Sunday 29 September
Various prices

The BBC’s national poetry and spoken-word festival, is back in Hull this weekend. The prestigious three-day celebration of the spoken word thrusts in the spotlight, featuring talent from Hull and across the country.

We have picked our 10 performances you should not miss – and one you already have. Read them here.

Hull Old Town Walks
Hull City Hall box office
Daily at 2pm until Sunday 3 November
£4

Take an informal walk around Hull’s historic quarter before the tours finish for 2019. Stroll through stunning architecture and wide expanses of water while absorbing anecdotes about Robinson Crusoe, Land of Green Ginger, William Wilberforce and more.

The tours are run by Paul Schofield, Keith Daddy or Mike Rymer. No need to book. Find more here.

I Am the Coyote
University of Hull
Until Sunday 3 November 10am-5pm
Free

This exhibition focuses on a unique experiment in penal reform which, more than 40 years ago, challenged society’s understanding of the causes of violence resulting from incarceration, physical deprivation and drug abuse. Find more information here.

Let’s Hang On
Hull City Hall
Friday 27 September 7.30pm
£22.50

Discover how four New Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own sound wrote their own songs and became one of the biggest pop sensations of all time in this tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Let's Hang On is coming to Hull City Hall.

Let’s Hang On is coming to Hull City Hall.

Learn more here.

#beYOUty exhibition
Bonus Arena
Saturday 28 September 10am
Free

A one-stop shop for fashion, health and wellbeing, hair, aesthetics, cosmetics, make-up and more. Guests can place orders, learn about products and treatments, receive services and book with suppliers, while a bar serves prosecco, gin, mocktails and snacks. Learn more here.

Edgecumbe Street fly-tipping
Hull Ice Arena will be temporarily closed for essential works. Picture: Kelli McClintock