1 Jun 2018

Cultural Highlights: 2 – 8 June

Legendary music, huge outdoor shows and an incredible day for the whole family, this week has something for everyone.


2 June, 10am (Free)
Hull Truck Theatre

Hull Truck Theatre are once again opening their doors and hosting their family open day, which has something for the whole family to enjoy.

Enjoy live music, face painting, creative craft activities and even explore behind the scenes of theatre to see how a show really comes to life, with a tour of the stages including some sound and lighting demonstrations and much more!


3 June, Various times (£2.50-£5)
The Avenue Centre, Park Avenue

As part of the Back To Ours Festival, Handas Surprise blends physical performance, puppetry, live music and song combine to create an intimate, magical production.

Follow in Handa as she makes the journey to see best friend Akeyo. Handa is taking 7 delicious fruits as a surprise, but 7 different animals have 7 very different ideas… could you resist the sweet-smelling guava, a ripe red mango or a tangy purple passion fruit?


4-5 June, 7:30pm (£8.50)
Hull New Theatre

Emos Ruth, Nat and Liv waste their days working in dead-end jobs in Hull, and nights in Spiders, and the Polar Bear. But an idea to start their own band soon gets out of hand, and before they know it they’re playing every care home in the East Riding!

This original musical is presented by Smashing Mirrors Theatre, and showcases an uplifting tale of finding inspiration in the most unlikely of places.


5-10 June, Various times (£5-£29.50)
Hull City Centre

Bringing together leading professionals and organisations from the music industry, 53 Degrees North returns with a massive lineup to inspire new artists and engage with future professionals.

Not only is there two days of engaging talks with musicians, engineers and labels, but also a gigantic set of concerts in Zebedees Yard, featuring the likes of The Horrors, Slaves, The Bootleg Beatles and an energetic block party supplied by local collective The Residents Association.


7 June, 7pm (£22)
Cottingham Civic Hall

With massive hits such as ‘Going Underground’ and ‘A Town Called Malice’, The Jam are iconic stalwarts of the Mod Revival and punk music scene. From The Jam have gained a reputation for their explosive live performances, that the original band became so well known for.

From The Jam also features Bruce Foxton, the original bass player, who after years of playing with Stiff Little Fingers, is back performing the classic tunes that will forever cement The Jam as punk royalty.


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