10 Feb 2017

Hull 2017 Highlights, 11 – 17 Feb

Theatre, film, music – we’ve got it covered.

We’ve rounded up our pick of the best events taking place this week.

LOU LOU’S VINTAGE FAIR

Tickets £2 or free for under 12s, 11 February, Hull City Hall

The multi award-winning Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair returns to Hull with a vintage sale special, featuring 40 stalls of vintage fashion, homeware and collectables at bargain prices.

Shoppers will have the chance to relax in a stunning tea room within the historic City Hall, with sweet treats and beverages provided by the Secret Cake Club on vintage China.

Visitors can also book in for a glamorous retro makeover in a pop-up hair and beauty salon provided by Hair Majesty. If victory rolls, pin curls and beehives are your thing, you’ll be well catered for.

For live entertainment, the vintage fair welcomes The Victory Girls, a 1940s themed dance troupe.

LEVEL UP

Tickets £5, 12 February, 8pm, The New Adelphi Club

Junior Adults Theatre Company presents Level Up – a brand new theatre experience written by Georgia Nelson.

Level Up is set in a society where young people earn points based on aspects such as job progression, relationships, personal health and commercial contributions, with each young person striving to earn enough points to reach their target by the time they turn 25. Nobody knows what will happen if they fail to reach their target, and nobody wants to find out.

The story follows four young women as they inch closer to their cut-off date, each realising that none of them are the people they once were and each doing everything they can to forget what’s around the corner.

HER SCREENING + PANEL TALK

Tickets from £5, 14 February, 7pm, Middleton Hall

Set in a futuristic Los Angeles, Spike Jonze’s Her follows Theodore Twombly, a complex man who pays his way by writing touching letters for other people. After a difficult break-up, Theodore becomes infatuated with an advanced, intuitive operating system and its insightful and funny female voice, Samantha. As Samantha’s needs and desires grow in tandem with his own, their friendship quickly turns into love.

Come along at 6pm get involved with For the Love of Humanity: Being Human in an Age of Artificial Intelligence, an exclusive panel debate on the current state of artificial intelligence and its implications for society. Made up of specialists in computer science, cognitive psychology, modern languages and philosophy, it’s definitely worth a watch.

Part of Digital Dystopias – the University of Hull’s cyber film festival.

RODERICK WILLIAMS AND CHRISTOPHER GLYNN: SCHUBERT’S A WINTER’S JOURNEY

Tickets £14, 16 February, 5pm, Middleton Hall

Celebrated Baritone Roderick Williams will perform Schubert’s Winterreise with renowned pianist Christopher Glynn, in a new singing translation that recreates the simple directness and folk-like style of Müller’s poetry in Modern English.

Set in the brand new Middleton Hall, this is a rare chance to see the work of the prolific Austrian composer, Franz Schubert, performed in Hull.

SEAN O’HAGAN & FRIENDS: WE START COUNTING

Tickets from £12, 17 February, 7pm, Hull City Hall

Founding member of The High Llamas, Sean O’Hagan, pays homage to the lyrical side of Basil Kirchin’s work in a specially convened ensemble as part of the Mind On The Run festival. Inspiration comes from I Start Counting, a song composed by Basil Kirchin for the 1969 film of the same name.

Support comes from Hull’s own Liam van Rijn, also known as Revenu, who premieres a set of live and electronic music creating a seamless blend of Kirchin’s sounds with his own.

A free ticket to The Adominable Dr Phibes film screening with live organ accompaniment is included within the ticket price, so head straight there after the gig and enjoy.

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