10 Nov 2017

Hull 2017 Highlights: 11 – 17 Nov

Lush R’n’B tinged pop, crime fiction and wise beasts! Here’s just a slice of what to expect from this week in the City of Culture. Get involved culture vultures.


12 – 19 Nov, 7.30pm (£5 – £75)
Various locations 

Hull Noir celebrates the best of British and international crime fiction with guests including Martina Cole, Mark Billingham and John Connolly.

In partnership with Hull Independent Cinema, Hull Noir will also be presenting a short season of exceptional crime films, focusing on Ted Lewis. The gangster classic Get Carter (1971) will be screened in a mini-series with John Boorman’s influential Point Blank (1967)based on Donald Westlake’s hardboiled thriller, The Hunter; and Shane Meadows’ uncompromising small town revenge story, Dead Man’s Shoes (2004). 

View the full line-up here and check out all the exciting panels you can see as part of the Hull Noir day and single passes.


16 Nov – 15 Dec, 11am (Free)
Queens House Showcase 

A passion for transforming the everyday object informs Clare Holdstock’s work. 

She uses concrete, resin and steel to cast diverse forms elevating the ordinary and highlighting beauty in the everyday. Originally trained in painting, this exhibition explores the materiality of objects and is influenced by 20th century architecture and design. 

Her work investigate subtleties of difference across everyday forms, such as road signs, highlighting how fascinating the man made world is, and drawing attention to the functional aesthetics developed through modern technologies and engineering. 


16 Nov, 6pm – 10pm (Free, some ticketed events)
Ferens Art Gallery 

Local artists will be taking over the Ferens Art Gallery, the home of Turner Prize 2017, for an evening of creativity and celebration in Hull. 

There will be live music starting at 7.30pm from off-kilter “almost pop” musician My Pleasure, followed by multi-intrumentalist, live looper and label boss at Love Our Records, Kev La Kat, who has been supported by everyone from BBC Introducing to Vivienne Westwood. Headlining will be POLO, with their glacial atmospherics and lush, r’n’b- tinged pop.  

You will also have the chance to let your hair down and enjoy a free trim from local barbers Greasy Fingers Rock ‘n’ Roll Barbershop.

The evening will also feature Hack and Host, graphic artist Fandangoekid, showcasing a specially made mural, dancers Tamar Draper and Jo Ashbridge performing a special sets of routines inspired by The Turner Prize, film screening by Hull Independent Cinema, talks as well as artist Anna Bean bringing her Dutch inspired ‘Feest’ to the table. 

Check out what’s in store here.


11 Nov, 6.30pm (Free)
Hull City Centre 

This Saturday,  you are invited to watch as the full force of the city’s imagination is unleashed in a procession through the streets of the Old Town. The city centre will be turned in to an alchemical universe peppered with wise beasts, giants, shape shifters and mischief makers. 

Revel in a night of magic and mysticism, populated by the dark, delirious and delicious. The procession will start at 6.30pm, download a route map here, this is one event you don’t want to miss.

Don’t be scared if the Land of Green Ginger characters reach out to you too!


13 – 18 November, 7.30pm (£10 – £32.50)
Hull New Theatre 

This vital new version of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece is directed by Ivo van Hove, one of the world’s most exciting directors.

His acclaimed production of A View from the Bridge recently played to sold out houses at the Young Vic, in the West End and on Broadway. The title character is considered one of the great dramatic roles in theatre.


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