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14 excellent events around Hull & East Yorkshire this week | 26 Jul – 1 Aug 2023

We’re leaving July and heading into August, but not without a bang on the way out! Hull Pride is right around the corner, and with tons of other events going on as well, it’s a great week to get out and celebrate Hull and all its residents.

Don’t forget to check out our events listings for a longer-term look at all the goings-on around Hull and East Yorkshire!


The Very Best of Tommy Cooper at Hull Truck Theatre

Wed 26 Jul 2023 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Recapturing one of the UK’s most loved comedians Tommy Cooper and his trademark mayhem fused with misfiring magic.

The show includes many of Cooper’s beloved one-liners, dazzling wordplay, and celebrated tricks, including Glass/Bottle, Dappy Duck, Spot the Dog and Jar/Spoon.

The Production has the blessing of the Tommy Cooper Estate.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Hull Street Food Nights at Zebedee’s Yard

Thu 27 Jul 2023 @ 4:00pm – 9:00pm

A wide range of food and drink taking inspiration from all over the world, in an open-air setting in Zebedee’s Yard and Princes Dock Street.

Beginning back in 2017, the market celebrates street food and drink from all cultures and backgrounds. The event is a showcase of delicious delicacies with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. As well as tasty food, there is also top-notch entertainment from live musicians, DJs and street theatre performers, as well as FREE glitter face painting.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Nick Cope’s Family Show at Hull Truck Theatre

Fri 28 Jul 2023 @ 11:30am – 1:00pm

Nick Cope has been writing and recording his beautiful and totally unique family songs for over 10 years.

He has an incredible fan base from all over the UK which has just grown immeasurably due to the phenomenal success of the CBeebies show Nick Cope’s Popcast. If you haven’t heard his songs or seen his shows, go and find out what you’re missing!

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Out Loud Scratch Night at the Middle Child Rehearsal Space

Fri 28 Jul 2023 – Sat 29 Jul 2023 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Middle Child and Silent Uproar present a showcase for new writers to see early drafts of their plays performed for the first time, in front of a friendly audience – this time featuring a double bill of two new plays.

These short performances feature professional actors, but no set, props or costume. They are presented at the Middle Child rehearsal space in Hull’s Old Town.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Bottomless Crisp Party at Kicks

Fri 28 Jul 2023 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm

You’ve seen it all over the news, it’s been live on ITV’s This Morning… Get ready to munch and crunch at Kicks’ Bottomless Crisp Buffet for 90 minutes! Indulge in all your favourite current and retro crisps including Space Invaders, Discos, NikNaks, Hula Hoops and more! And don’t forget the bread and butter to make crisp butties. And as you enjoy your crisps, don’t miss out on the fantastic bar menu full of hand-crafted cocktails and beers!

But the fun doesn’t stop there, they’ve got a live DJ who will keep the party going all night long with all the best cheesy hits. Dress in your comfiest snack-eating attire and get ready to enjoy the night with friends, while munching on the best crisps. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind party experience! Get your tickets now before they sell out!

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Whitney, Queen of the Night at Bridlington Spa

Fri 28 Jul 2023 @ 7:30pm – 11:00pm

Direct from The West End, experience the ultimate Whitney Houston tribute show as it tours across the UK performing over 100 concerts every year!

Whitney – Queen of the Night is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.

This phenomenal production consistently delivers an outstanding concert that has been described as “a powerhouse performance that delivers on every level…”
Taking audiences on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of nostalgic hits.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Big Beverley Comedy Night at East Riding Theatre

Fri 28 Jul 2023 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Big Beverley Comedy Night is a new bi-monthly stand-up comedy night that brings award-winning comedians to East Riding Theatre!

This time they’re welcoming Richard Morton as the headline act.
Described as “possibly Newcastle’s finest export since the famous brown ale” and certainly more consistent than its football team, Richard Morton has nailed the twin talents of musicianship and comedy into one perfectly suited package. Geordie comedian Richard Morton is a stalwart of the UK comedy circuit with a career spanning over 20 years.

Ricky Balshaw opens the show, with Rich Long coming in as MC for the night.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Safer at Hull Truck Theatre

Fri 28 Jul 2023 @ 8:00pm – 9:00pm

For Butterfly Boy – sitting alone in a Fiat 500 in the pouring rain – the reasons for joining a gay and inclusive rugby union team in a rugby league-obsessed city didn’t seem that apparent. But once in the changing room, a whole new world opens up.

Inspired by true stories, Safer is a hard-hitting, tender and funny exploration of the toxic side of team sports and how one new team decided to tackle it head-on.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Hull Pride at Hull City Centre

Sat 29 Jul 2023 @ 10:30am

🌈 Head to Hull City Centre for Pride and the 2023 Pride In Hull Parade! 🎉🏳️‍🌈

📍 Assembling at Wellington Street near Humber Street by the Marina. Registration starts at 9am at the junction of Wellington Street/Humber Dock Street.

🕚 Positions at 10:30am – We Step Off at 11:00am!

🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️ Parade only 4 people wide due to restricted access along the route.

🛣️ The route: Beginning at 11am from Wellington Street, they first turn left and go up Humber Street, then right onto Humber Dock Street. From there, they move towards the new footbridge, transitioning from the road to the slipway up to the Murdoch Connection. Following stewards’ instructions, they “pulse” across the bridge, 100 at a time. Once on the other side, they use the access slope to move down onto Princes Dock Street. Next, they head towards Whitefriargate, turn left towards the crossing over Carr Lane, and once safely across, make their way towards Paragon Street on the other side of Queen Victoria Square. Along Paragon Street on the road towards the Cenotaph, where there’s an opportunity, as in previous years, to lay a wreath for fallen LGBTQIA+ folk (Police Cadets will be there to help). They pass peacefully behind the Cenotaph and head onto Jameson Street, turning right towards King Edward Square, where the parade finishes.

🎊 After the parade, you’re invited to explore the event space which includes:

🎭 HULL TRUCK (AUTISTIC PRIDE / OFFERING QUIET ALTERNATIVE TO PARADE)

👑 KING EDWARD STREET

🏛️ QUEEN VICTORIA SQUARE

🎶 SAVILLE STREET (INCLUDING MONROE’S)

🛍️ PRINCE DOCK STREET

🌈 PRINCES QUAY (QUEER JOY IN THE EVENT SPACE)

🎤 ZEBEDEE’S YARD – MAIN STAGE

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Children’s Festival of Words 2023 at various venues across Beverley

Sat 29 Jul 2023 – Sun 6 Aug 2023

East Riding Libraries are delighted to announce a varied and exciting programme for the Children’s Festival of Words, which will be back with live events this summer. The main festival will run from Saturday, 29 July to Sunday, 6 August, and there will also be activities and events throughout July, August and September.

To see all of the events that will be happening across East Riding Libraries, visit the link below.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Indie Festival Vibes at The Bar at 55

Sat 29 Jul 2023 @ 8:30pm – 12:00am

Be part of the Festival Vibe on Saturday Nights.

Hull-Ternative feat DJ Darren Hall is ready to spin the best Indie Tunes in a vibrant decor.

Bar55 is bringing the festival vibe to you!

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Medieval Mayhem at Hull Museums Quarter

Sat 29 Jul 2023 – Sun 30 Jul 2023 @ 11:00am – 4:00pm

Head to the Museums Quarter for a weekend of medieval merriment and mayhem for all the family, as it’s transformed into a medieval encampment.

Come face-to-face with knights in armour, a unit of archers, medieval residents, craftspeople and musicians.

Join in with life in the past and find out whether you’d have made a brilliant knight, a first-class archer, or a master potter.

The weekend will include…
• Combat displays from knights in armour
• Wandering medieval characters
• Musical performances
• Medieval pottery demonstrations
• ‘Have a go’ archery*
• Craft and pottery activities
• Cookery displays and lots more!

All the info here!


Good Time Rhythm and Blues at Hull Truck Theatre

Sat 29 Jul 2023 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm

With nearly 7000 performances across 27 countries under their belt in their 35 years on the road, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys are more than just the world’s greatest jump, jive and swing band – they’re an institution!

In that time, they have opened shows for BB King, Cab Calloway, and Ray Charles and toured with the Blues Brothers Band, the one from the movie and they’ve played on 36 radio shows and made 73 television appearances.

Rough, tough and always rocking, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys, have appeared at festivals, in concert and at clubs throughout the UK and Europe as well as in the USA – and Russia.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Joe Pasquale at Bridlington Spa

Sun 30 Jul 2023 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Joe Pasquale has been showing off on stage for most of his life and now, after four decades of nonsense, he’s dragging out his favourite things for another airing to prove that nothing has ever been really normal.

So if, like him, you have ever asked questions like: If beauty is relative, why are my relatives ugly? and more, then this is the show for you.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Oh, and want to know what’s coming up long-term? Check out our events listings to see dates and times for upcoming events as soon as they’re posted!

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