1 Mar 2018

Cultural Highlights: 3 – 9 Mar

Whatever the weather, we’ve got another jam-packed week of theatre, film exhibitions and more to keep you entertained in Hull.

HEADS UP FESTIVAL: SPRING 2018

Fri 2 – Sat 17 Mar, various times (£3-£15)
Kardomah 94, Hull Minster and Central Library

Heads Up Festival returns for its tenth edition with an exhilarating week-long programme of entertainment at venues across the city centre (drum roll please!).

The festival will include the award-winning British artist Victoria Melody’s latest show Ugly Chief, a hilarious new comedy based on true-life events, performed by a real-life father and daughter duo; dance company Turned On Its Head’s interactive and fun-filled show Sponge for babies and young children; the legendary Bill Drummond returns to Hull with a double bill of weird, whacky and wonderful new plays titled Daffodils & Death; a mysterious multi-disciplinary arts experience by What Is? Collective; Heads Up Introducing event with local singer Lyn Acton and Russ Litten’s evening of rhythmical music and spoken word, From Liverpool With Love.

 

THE BOLSHOI BALLET: THE FLAMES OF PARIS (LIVE STREAM)

Sun 4 Mar, 3pm (£16.54-18.24)
VUE Princes Quay

Experience the precision and athleticism of one of the world’s most reputable ballet companies with this live stream straight from the Moscow stage. The prestigious Bolshoi Ballet company beautifully combines raw energy and fiery passion in Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris.

Set in the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave their home town of Marseille to support the revolutionary effort that is taking over Paris. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way…

 

HULL INDEPENDENT CINEMA: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Thu 8 Mar, 7.30pm (£6-£7)
VUE Princes Quay

Hull Independent Cinema bring another unmissable indie gem to the screens at VUE. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) perfectly balances black humour with searing drama.

Grieving mother Mildred Hayes is frustrated that her daughter Angela’s murder case remains unsolved. After seven months have passed with a lack of progress, she makes a brave move. She strategically commissions three signs leading into her home town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police, to keep the case in the public eye. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon, an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated. Will she find the man responsible for Angela’s murder?

 

WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN & WHEN EVERYTHING STOPS: DOUBLE BILL

Thu 8 – Sat 10 Mar, 7pm (£5-£8)
Hull Truck Studio

Hull Truck Youth Theatre joins forces for the first time with some of Hull’s most exciting independent theatre companies, Bellow Theatre and The Roaring Girls, to produce this double bill.

Bellow Theatre’s What About The Children is a Him and Her story about friendship, knee grazes, old school crisps. A story about a picture, a betrayal and the aftershock…a story about growing up.

When Everything Stops by The Roaring Girls is a show about using your time and your voice. It’s all the things we want to say, and all the things we never say. It’s that 3am conversation feeling, when you can feel the music in the floorboards and the stranger sat next to you becomes your best friend.

 

A MOMENT IN LIGHT

Until Thu 22 Mar, various times (Free)
Burton Constable Hall

Burton Constable Hall unveils a stunning new exhibition this week by talented local photographer, Kerry Duncan. Showcasing an array of images from landscapes to wildlife and stretching out to old abandoned buildings, and much more, you’re bound to be inspired.

 

QUEENS HOUSE SHOWCASE – ARTIST TAKEOVER

Until Thu 29 Mar, various times (Free)
Queens House

Support your local arts scene or try your hand at something new with The Queens House Showcase Artist Takeover!

A group of Hull’s rising artistic talents are exhibiting and producing new works live in situ at Queens House. This new initiative takes a spin on the traditional exhibition, by offering workshops, talks and other activities over four weeks (Head to the Queens House Showcase Facebook page to find out more). Visitors can discover more about the artists and their inspirations, creative processes and techniques, whilst learning to create their own artworks.

 

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