26 Jan 2018

Cultural Highlights: 27 Jan – 2 Feb

From bright blue blazers to dead baby frogs – these are our top picks this week.

The Culture

26 Jan – 17 Feb (from £15)
Hull Truck Theatre

Did we mention James Graham’s written a play about Hull 2017?

Hull alumni (and now hot-stuff-on-the-West-End) Graham spent 2017 quietly observing our year in the spotlight, speaking to staff and volunteers about what it was really like working behind the scenes on UK City of Culture. He’s turned his research into a new play – a farce in two acts – taking a wry look at ‘the culture’.

Get a peek at the inner workings of Hull 2017. We’re not nervous at all…


27 Jan – 2.30pm & 7.30pm (from £14.50)
Hull New Theatre

Experience the magic of the Russian State Ballet of Siberia in this classic fairy tale, retold through lively choreography, sumptuous costumes and Prokofiev’s timeless score.

Expect dashing princes, terrifying stepmothers, glittering gowns and crystal slippers in this unforgettable story. The classic rags-to-riches tale, from the stars of Russian ballet.

Manchester Camerata & Sinfonia Viva

28 Jan – 2pm (from £5)
Spa Bridlington

Manchester’s Camerata and Derby’s Sinfonia Viva are coming together for a feel-good concert with a difference. Popular classics from Mendelsohn to Mozart share the bill with new music from our region, including musical groups from Pocklington and Withernsea. East Riding Youth Dance County Company will be on hand to perform live too.

Hope & Social

8 Jan – 7.30pm (from £11)
East Riding Theatre

The blue-blazered musical pioneers are back on the road. This most Yorkshire of Yorkshire bands return with a new EP (the aptly-named Yorkshire Electric) and a short northern tour, ending their road-trip in Beverley. With their infectious melodies and powerful DIY ethic, Hope & Social’s band of followers continues to grow, and grow, and grow. They are the band that anyone can join, after all.

Opera North Children’s Chorus Taster Session

30 Jan – 5pm (Free)
University Chapel

Talented young singers aged 8-12 are invited to join in this free, open taster session from Opera North. As the company launch their newest Opera North Children’s Chorus in Hull, all enthusiastic young singers are welcome to join in. Work with professional performers and hone your vocal skills in this fun, interactive singing session.

No previous experience required!

Dead Baby Frog

1 Feb – 8pm (from £10)
Hull Truck Theatre

Denmark’s finest comic Sofie Hagen returns to the UK with her biggest tour to date. Fresh from appearances on The One Show, The Now Show and Live From The BBC, Hagen’s brand new show is a passionate, off-beat look at her own life and family. And there’s a pretty good  parable in there about frogs too.


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