23 Jun 2017

Hull 2017 highlights: 23 – 30 June

Once again we’re ready to inspire you with the best in arts and culture.

WORM FESTIVAL

Fri 23 – Sun 25 Jun, from 12 noon. Free. Humber Street Gallery.

Chaotic, Dutch, DADA-inspired, WORM is an arts centre like no other in Rotterdam. This weekend they’ve made the Dutch dash to Hull on the ferry to take over Humber Street Gallery, with performances and interactive artworks that are sure to blow your mind. Join in with boxing and poetry workshops, see what’s happening on their Performance Bar stage, or just grab a paintbrush and paint the walls of Humber Street Gallery (no, really).

THE FLAMING LIPS, PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, DUTCH UNCLES AND FONDA 500

Sat 25 Jun, 5pm. £35. Zebedee’s Yard.

If you didn’t manage to make it to Glastonbury this weekend we’ve got an impressive music line-up coming to Hull that’s guaranteed to get you shaking your tail feathers.

With a headline slot from Oklahoma’s legendary psychpop experimentalists The Flaming Lips, we promise that you will not be disappointed with their over-the-top psychedelic set. Expect a festival atmosphere with balloons, confetti cannons and dreamy visuals.

Support comes from London-based musical duo Public Service Broadcasting, indie-pop quintet Dutch Uncles and Hull’s own Fonda 500.

Listen in (and dance if nobody is watching):

TRENT FALLS TO SPURN POINT

22 Jun – 15 Jul, 2pm & 4pm. £3 – £5. Donald Roy Theatre, University of Hull.

Immerse yourself in a new sound and light installation from BAFTA award-winning sound artist Chris Watson.

Watson’s unique sound sculpture follows the ebbing tide, from the confluence of the rivers Trent and Ouse, to Spurn Point and the North Sea. Rich melodies are composed with signature sounds from around the Humberside, including the machinery of Goole’s docks, the ambient shifting of sand at Spurn Point and jovial terrace choir of Hull FC.

For a taster of what to expect, listen to Chris Watson’s Hy Brasil, previously commissioned by Opera North:

CARNIVALESQUE: THE MARK WIGAN ART SHOW

17 Jun – 30 Dec, 10am. Free. Museum of Club Culture.

Artworks from Mark Wigan’s personal archive go on display at the Museum of Club Culture. Showcasing paintings, prints and previously unseen drawings spanning across 50 years, the exhibition demonstrates Wigan’s multi-faceted and experimental approach to creating art.

FISHING HERITAGE ART EXHIBITION

23 Jun – 9 Jul, 10am, 12 noon & 6 pm. Free. Saint John the Baptist Church.

Join the festivities and celebrate Hull’s fishing heritage.

Alongside an exhibition of engaging and informative artwork from local creatives, there are opportunities to learn more about Hull’s fishing industry with community heritage groups and chances to participate in a range of authentic events and activities that are suitable for all ages.

Open daily from 12 noon – 4pm, except on Saturdays when it will be open from 10am – 4pm.

(IN)VISIBLE DANCING

23 Jun – 1 Jul 2017, various times. Free. Hull City Centre.

Feel like dancing? Well, here’s your chance. A unique flashmob style dancing event is set to emerge in the city centre over eight successive days and you’re all invited to get involved in the finale on Saturday 1 July at 3pm sharp. You don’t need to be Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers to participate and there’s no need to RSPV. We’ll see you there!

FUTURE FERENS TOUR: MUECK IN FOCUS

29 Jun, 6.15pm. Free. Ferens Art Gallery.

Find out more about the artist Ron Mueck and his incredible life-like sculptures with this free drop-in event hosted by Future Ferens. Several of Mueck’s works are on display currently as part of SKIN: Freud, Mueck and Tunick.

SKIN is an impressive exploration of the human figure through modern and contemporary art, that’s guaranteed to get under your skin. Ferens’ exceptional collection of nudes are enhanced with high-profile loans from Tate and Nation Galleries of Scotland. The exhibition also includes exciting new commissions, such as Spencer Tunick’s Sea of Hull.

Exhibition continues until 13 August.

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ART IN THE PARK

29 – 30 Jun, from 10am. Free. Pickering Park.

Fancy exploring and creating land art in Pickering Park? Art in The Park allows the trees to become your canvas and permits nature as building materials to create unique sculpture­­­.

This two-day festival showcases land art created by three local schools: Ganton School, Bridgeview Whitehouse Sullivan Centre and Christopher Pickering Primary School. Having a go at producing your own sculpture is strongly recommended.

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