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Halloween, Bonfire Night & more in this week’s Hull events roundup | 1 – 7 Nov 2023

As we turn the page on the calendar and welcome the crisp embrace of November, Hull & East Yorkshire have an eclectic array of events to keep you entertained! From the uproarious laughter at Hull Comedy Fest to the soul-stirring melodies in an evening with Celine Dion by candlelight, there’s something for everyone in this fresh, new month. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, dive in and plan your week!

Don’t forget to check out our events listings for more, and don’t miss our other guides: Fun Things to Do with the Kids Around Hull & Yorkshire This October Half-term & Halloween and Bonfire Night fireworks displays across Hull & East Yorkshire this year!

Wednesday, November 1

Hull Comedy Fest at Multiple Locations Across Hull

Date and time: Wed 1 Nov 2023 – Sun 19 Nov 2023

Prepare to laugh out loud this autumn as Hull’s annual Comedy Fest returns for its 17th year. Partnering with local entertainment guide, Hull What’s On, the festival takes over multiple venues including Hull Truck Theatre, Fruit Market, Connexin Live, Comedy Lounge, and more. From touring shows and big TV names to family-friendly performances, Hull Comedy Fest is where you’ll want to be to enjoy a variety of comedic talent from around the UK.
The listings for this event can be found at hullwhatson.com/hullcomedyfest

Thursday, November 2

An Evening with Anne Wedgwood at East Riding Theatre

Date and time: Thu 2 Nov 2023 @ 7:30pm – 9:25pm

Join Anne Wedgwood, local author and Beverley FM broadcaster, for a stimulating evening filled with writerly tales, dramatic readings, book signings, and engaging conversations. Anne will share her inspiration behind her novels, including her latest work, “The Narcissist,” which interestingly begins with a murder set at the East Riding Theatre itself.

Medieval Explorers Under 5s Session with Edens Baby Experiences at Hull and East Riding Museum

Date and time: Thu 2 Nov 2023 @ 10:00am – 12:30pm

Bring your little ones for a medieval adventure at the Hull and East Riding Museum. Hosted by Edens Baby Experiences, the event is designed for children under 5 and their families. Dive into the fascinating Medieval Gallery, and enjoy hands-on activities that bring history to life. Older siblings are welcome to join as well.

Friday, November 3

The Reytons at Connexin Live

Date and time: Fri 3 Nov 2023 @ 7:00pm

Straight out of South Yorkshire, The Reytons have become one of the UK’s most thrilling indie acts. In their biggest tour yet, which features special guests The K’s and Declan Welsh and The Decadent West, they are set to rock Connexin Live in Hull. This is one event that indie music fans won’t want to miss.
The listing for this event can be found on the Connexin Live website.

Date and time: Fri 3 Nov 2023 – Sun 7 Jan 2024

Come and see what early-career artists have been working on in the INTER_CHANGE Showcase 22/23. Presented by Absolutely Cultured’s INTER_CHANGE artist development programme, this exhibition features collaborative and individual pieces produced over the past year. It’s a great opportunity to explore the fresh artistic perspectives that Hull has to offer.

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz at Kicks Bar & Grill

Date and time: Fri 3 Nov 2023 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Ready to show off your music trivia skills? Sounds Familiar Music Quiz is where playlists and party vibes collide in a night filled with questions, fun, and, of course, music. It’s no ordinary quiz night—Sounds Familiar has sold out The Camden Roundhouse and even played at Glastonbury. So come prepared for a night to remember.

Do You Believe In Ghosts? at Bridlington Spa

Date and time: Fri 3 Nov 2023 @ 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Do you dare to explore the haunting stories that swirl around Bridlington Spa? In this uniquely spooky theatrical experience, you’ll discover the tales that every theatre keeps hidden in the dark. The event promises to be a thrilling journey into the unknown, where the only thing to guide you is the fabled Ghost Light.

An Evening with Celine Dion by Candlelight (Performed By Julia Martin) at Hull Minster

Date and time: Fri 3 Nov 2023 @ 7:30pm – 9:45pm

Experience a magical night of Celine Dion’s greatest hits, performed by Julia Martin in the ethereal setting of Hull Minster. Praised by Sky Television as “Simply Phenomenal,” this event captures the vocals, stage presence, and soul-stirring ballads that have made Celine Dion a global superstar. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event you won’t want to miss.

Steve Backshall Ocean at Hull City Hall

Date and time: Fri 3 Nov 2023 @ 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Join Steve Backshall as he dives deep into the wonder and majesty of our oceans. In this family-friendly show, Steve brings his love for marine life alive with stunts, experiments, and stunning visuals. The show promises an eye-opening, educational, and thoroughly entertaining experience.

Saturday, November 4


Date and time: Sat 4 Nov 2023 @ 6:30pm

Steve Steinman brings an unforgettable evening of Classic Rock featuring the Day of the Dead Symphonic Rock Orchestra. The show promises an adrenaline-driven experience, with Steinman’s high-octane Rock band joining forces with a full cast of singers, dancers, and some of the best rock voices in the country to deliver the greatest rock classics.
The listing for this event can be found on the Connexin Live website.

Fireman Sam Saves the Circus at Bridlington Spa

Date and time: Sat 4 Nov 2023 @ 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Join Fireman Sam as he rushes to the rescue in this exciting family-friendly event at Bridlington Spa. When Norman Price decides to join a visiting circus, things soon take a dangerous turn. With a loose tiger and faulty lights, can Fireman Sam save the day?

Tuesday, November 7

Date and time: Tue 7 Nov 2023 @ 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Discover the breathtaking work of Canaletto and his magnificent views of Venice at Ferens Art Gallery. This lecture dives deep into the paintings by Canaletto that are on display at the gallery and highlights the richness of the Royal Collection’s holdings of his works.

The Elvis Years at Hull City Hall

Date and time: Tue 7 Nov 2023 @ 7:30pm

Step back in time with “The Elvis Years,” a dazzling musical journey that captures the essence of Elvis Presley. Mario Kombou, our all-star band, and award-winning singers bring you over 50 golden greats that have stood the test of time, spanning the King’s three-decade-long career.
The listing for this event can be found on the Hull Theatres website.

Dirty Dancing at Hull New Theatre

Date and time: Tue 7 Nov – Sat 18 Nov 2023

Feel the rhythm and get lost in the music as “Dirty Dancing” returns to Hull New Theatre. Fresh from a season at London’s Dominion Theatre, the show is back to wow audiences with its iconic songs, breathtaking dance sequences, and the electrifying chemistry that has captivated audiences for years.
The listing for this event can be found on the Hull Theatres website.

Visit our events directory here for all the info and details about these events and more. Enjoy a fantastic week in Hull and East Yorkshire!

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