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An exciting pop-up port gallery, Alexandra Dock Gallery will showcase over 250 photographs and host an array of theatrical performances to reveal the story of the city’s rich maritime heritage.

The Gallery is housed in the historic Pump House and comprises three main sections:

Roots – all about the topography of the Humber and why the port city emerged
Heritage – all about the evolution of the dock facilities through to the late 20th Century
Futures – Green Port Hull and the Siemens Wind Turbine factory as a catalyst for future innovation

The final room of the building brings you to The Dockside Drama Stage. This part of the facility will play host to an excellent Arts Programme of spoken word, theatre, music and workshops.

To find the Pump House, Alexandra Dock:

Head for the Ferry terminal. Take Alexandra Dock turnoff.
Hull, England HU9 1TA

Access to the gallery is available via a free East Yorkshire Motor Services shuttle bus on Fridays and Saturdays only, running every hour from Kardomah94 on Alfred Gelder Street until 5pm. On show days, the shuttle bus will run from Thieving Harry’s on Humber Street from 7pm.

Launch: Hull Port City & Rivers

Fri 3 Nov, 8pm. £7.


Sat 4 Nov, 2pm. £5.

Fun Alive! will fill a lively hour with songs, sketches, comedy, spoken word and fun.

On the waterfront and beyond

Sat 4 Nov, 2pm, £7.

This story is of a young man’s journey into a world now largely disappeared, his growing up in the fifties, working on the River Humber and going to sea in the British Merchant Navy.

Hull Port City

Sun 5 Nov, 2pm. Free.

This talk takes a look at Hull from afar and explores the role the port has played in the story down to now and into the future.

InPort Stories Creative Workshop

Fri 10 Nov, 2pm. Free.
Sat 11 Nov, 2pm. Free.

A Car Load of Poets

A Car Load of Poet’s mission is to promote Hull’s spoken word artists and collaborate with spoken word artists from afar.

Fri 10 Nov, 8pm. £7.
Fri 1 Dec, 8pm. £7.

Two Poets and Two Comedians

Sat 11 Nov, 8pm. £7.

Stand-up and performance from some of the region’s finest poets and comedians.

A Funny Thing Happened At Work

Sun 12 Nov, 2pm. Free.

David Pattison takes a humorous look at the tactics used in retail to bring more customers through the doors.

The Box + bonus ‘a short’ of No Surrender

Fri 17 Nov, 2pm. £5.
Fri 24 Nov, 2pm. £5.
Fri 24 Nov, 8pm. £5.
Sat 25 Nov, 8pm. £5.

The Box is a story of life on the East Hull docks in the 1970’s. This fictional tale is rooted in the banter and the cargoes of that time.

The Box + Boolin’ Prams

Sat 18 Nov, 2pm. £5.
Sun 19 Nov, 2pm. Pay what you feel.

Reaching or the Land of Green Ginger

Sat 18 Nov, 8pm. £7.

First staged to a packed house in Früit this performance tells the tale of one man’s discovery of the Land of Green Ginger.

Yorkshire Film Archive: Hull on Film

Thu 14 Dec, 2pm. £5.

Keep Smiling Through

Sun 26 Nov, 2pm. Pay as you feel.

Two ordinary women reflect through memories, poems and letters how the women of Hull coped and carried on, through  times when their loved ones were away.

River People

Fri 1 Dec, 2pm. £5.

This theatrical piece was first seen on the River Hull to open the Freedom Festival in 2015. This is the acoustic version with a fresh twist.

Hull City of Poets

Performed by The History Troupe.

Sat 2 Dec, 2pm. £5.
Sat 2 Dec, 8pm. £7.

Hull Poets Group

Sun 3 Dec, 2pm. Free.

This session brings the Mutiny Poets, Rob Bell, Norah Hanson, Graham Hamilton and others to the stage.

Humber Film

Fri 8 Dec, 2pm. £5.

The ABP Pump House will be showcasing the evergrowing talent of Humber Film by screening a number of thier films

Beggar’s Bridge

Fri 8 Dec, 8pm. £7.

With a sound that straddles both the contemporary and traditional arms of folk music, Beggar’s Bridge take slices of East Yorkshire folklore and turn them into compelling song-stories.

Does Port Heritage Matter?

Sat 9 Dec, 2pm. Free.

The Hillbilly Troupe Gala Night

Sat 9 Dec, 8pm. £7.

The InPort Stories grand finale led by The Hillbilly Troupe and featuring (not for long) The History Troupe players.


All ages


Alexandra Dock

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