We have another week full of incredible events to keep us entertained in Hull & East Yorkshire. As Usual, there’s plenty of live music, comedy shows, talks and even a Christmas themed tour of Burton Constable Hall.
Kicking off the week we have an evening with Shon Faye at Ferens Art Gallery an award-winning artist, activist and author behind the Sunday Times Bestseller The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Social Justice. If you’re looking for music you are spoilt for choice with the weekly Sesh night at Polar Bear, Acoustic Sunday at Social and even more gigs at Bonus Arena, The New Adelphi Club and Hull City Hall.
Capping off Hull Comedy Festival this week is the incredibly funny and award-winning Gary Meikle performing at City Hall on Sunday the 28th, Not one for mincing his words, Gary has been described as “playfully dark”.
If you are a fan of Spaghetti Westerns there’s an incredible show at Wrecking Ball Music on Whitefriargate this Friday. Music is performed to a backdrop of images from Spaghetti Westerns and beyond; entertainment which inspires awe, fascination – and creeping unease.
Get all the details and the full list of events below…
An Evening with Shon Faye
Tuesday 23 November 2021 @ Ferens Art Gallery
This event is presented as part of ‘Pride in Our City’, a community-led exhibition exploring LGBTQ+ narratives within the museum collections running at the Ferens Art Gallery until the 5th December.
Shon Faye is the award-winning artist, activist and author behind the Sunday Times Bestseller The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Social Justice. After training as a lawyer, Shon went on to pursue a highly-acclaimed career in journalism and campaigning, having previously worked with Amnesty International and Stonewall, and as the editor-at-large for Dazed.
The Transgender Issue is a landmark work that signals the beginning of a new, healthier conversation about trans life. It is a manifesto for change, and a call for justice and solidarity between all marginalized people and minorities. Trans liberation, as Shon sees it, goes to the root of what our society is and what it could be; it offers the possibility of a more just, free and joyful world for all of us. Shon is joined by Charlie Craggs, the “voice of a community” (Vogue) behind the national campaign ‘Nail Transphobia’ and award-winning book ‘To My Trans Sisters’.
Tuesday 23 November 2021 @ Polar Bear Music Club
INFIDELS: The Hull Collective play the weekly Sesh night for the first time, a band full of talented souls who are no strangers to Hull’s creative community, the band were one of very few who worked intensely through lockdown honing their craft live, and via some great recordings. Having already had the band grace the Trinity Live stage, we know you’re in for a treat
LISTENING CLUB: Another band who are full of experience, headed by Rich Stephenson, Listening Club bring positive energy, brooding lyrics with pop/indie sensibilities. Strong recordings, and a tight as out’ live performance, we’re excited to have ya back at the bear you lot!
Alice Simmons: Atmospheric and otherworldly, Alice held the audience in the palm of her hand at Inner City Sesh in the summer. We’re over the moon to have her open The Polar Bear up this week!
Italia 90 // Salvador // Pleasure Centre
Thursday 25 November 2021 @ The New Adelphi Club
Italia 90 bring their own brand of punky, political noise to Hull Adelphi on Thursday 25th November.
Support comes from Salvador and Pleasure Centre
The Australian Pink Floyd
Friday 26 November 2021 @ Bonus Arena
Having sold over three million tickets in concerts that have taken place in 35 countries, The Australian Pink Floyd Show is rightfully hailed as one of the most in-demand touring entities currently operating, The Times described them as “The Gold Standard”. This act is so good they were even engaged by David Gilmour to perform at his 50th birthday celebration!
Deacon Blue – Cities of Love 2021
Saturday 27 November 2021 @ Bonus Arena
Deacon Blue will be coming to the Bonus Arena, Hull on the ‘Cities Of Love Tour’.
The band will take to the road performing all the hits such as Real Gone Kid, Dignity, Loaded, When Will You and Your Town.
Long praised for their live performances CITIES OF LOVE will see the band visit more cities in the UK and Ireland than ever before, including seven arena shows and the Royal Albert Hall in London.
CITY OF LOVE is the fourth release of a prolific seven-year period for Deacon Blue. Their last three albums returned the band to the Top 20 of the UK album charts, the most recent posting at No 12, giving them their highest charting album in 23 years.
This has fuelled a creative resurgence which returned the band not only to mainstream radio playlists, but also back into the sort of venues befitting the stature of a chart-topping legacy boasting seven million album sales, two number one albums and fourteen hit singles.
Hull Philharmonic Orchestra
Saturday 27 November 2021 @ Hull City Hall
In this first programme of favourites, requested by our players and supporters as a ‘Welcome Back’, we present another chance to hear our 2017 commission from Sir Karl Jenkins, 6000 Pipes! Jonathan Scott and his brother Tom join us as soloists on both Piano and Organ in a varied and popular programme which includes Florence Price, noted as the first African American woman to be recognised as a symphonic composer. Both Piazzolla’s and Malcolm Arnold’s music is our contribution to their centenary year.
Gary Meikle – Surreal
Sunday 28 November 2021 @ Hull City Hall
After his meteoric rise through the ranks, Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with his second tour show, Surreal. A word that perfectly describes Gary’s last two years. He started performing in comedy clubs, and ended it selling out big theatres in the UK as well as tours in America, Canada and Europe.
Not one for mincing his words, Gary has been described as “playfully dark”. His cheeky chappie nature and ability to get away with talking about anything will have you laughing at things you probably shouldn’t. As always, Gary will draw material from his own real-life experiences, including his unique family dynamic and his rapid rise to online fame. Quickly putting his audiences at ease, a night of stand up with Gary feels like a night in the pub chatting with friends.
Having performed to tens of thousands of people over the past two years, Gary has found a new confidence and level of openness on stage, meaning he doesn’t hold back on giving his opinions, no matter how warped! The new show will cover topics such as evolution, social media, how to deal with burglars, single mums, bee sex, small man syndrome and much more. Gary is a fast paced, punchy storyteller that finds the funny in anything.
Sunday 28 November 2021 @ Social
Join the team at Social every week for the chilled-out sounds of Acoustic Sunday,
12pm-6pm, it’s unticketed and FREE to enter. Entry first-come, first-served, no reservations.
This week’s performers are: Daisy Allen, Grace Christiansen & Daniel Mawer
Cobwebs & Cream Teas at Christmas
Friday 27 November 2021 @ Burton Constable Hall
Join us for an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Hall led by one of our expert guides and discover the cellars, attics, rooftops and everything else in-between!
Indulge in the latest exhibition Drink, Dance & Decadence and immerse yourselves in a Country House at Christmas.
The price of £35.50 per person also includes access to our Grounds & Stables from 10am, plus a self-guided walk round the Hall which will be decked with holly, as well as a whole range of seasonal greenery and splashes of festive colour to enhance the cosy intimacy of a Country House at Christmas.
This will be followed by a deliciously festive afternoon tea served from the Stables Kitchen at 3pm.
Places on the tour are limited to 10 people and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Terry Edwards’ Spaghetti Western Adventures
Friday 26 November 2021 @ Wrecking Ball Music and Books
Welcome to the music of the Spaghetti Western as seen and heard by Terry Edwards and his top-drawer/fast-draw colleagues. You’ll be seduced into the music of maestros Morricone and Bacalov via songs of Wild West California (Tom Waits), the Western Plain of Ireland (Rory Gallagher) and the lawlessness of East Anglia (half the band is from Essex). The music is performed to a backdrop of images from Spaghetti Westerns and beyond; entertainment which inspires awe, fascination – and creeping unease…