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What’s on in Hull & East Yorkshire this week | 10 – 16 May 2023

It’s getting warm out, eh? Even though it’s starting to feel like Summer, we are still in May, and there are plenty of events you don’t want to miss!

Music, theatre, comedy and days out – we’ve got all that and more, so read on!

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind’s Masquerade Gala

Friday 12 May @ MKM Stadium

Mind’s Masquerade Gala includes a drinks reception, a three-course meal, a charity raffle and live entertainment throughout the evening!

The event is kindly sponsored by The VIP Group of Companies, and is a chance to come together for better mental health. All proceeds raised on the night will benefit local people and help move everyone closer to a world where nobody has to face a mental health problem alone.

All the info & ticket bookings here!

Hull Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday 13 May @ Hull City Hall

The magnificent Graziana Presicce is a piano soloist in the Hull Philharmonic’s May concert, the last of their 22/23 season. Graziana is rapidly establishing a national reputation as a young pianist of striking virtuosity.

James Ham will conduct a thrilling and beautiful programme featuring Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, Dvorak’s The Noonday Witch, Liadov’s The Enchanted Lake and Franck’s Les Djinns.

James has a growing reputation in orchestral, opera, and ballet repertoire. He has appeared with the Scottish Ballet and Northern Ballet and serves as an assistant conductor with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

All the info & ticket bookings here!

Jesus, Jane, Mother and Me

Wednesday 10 May @ Hull Truck Theatre

Meet Daniel Valentine. He’s a strange boy. It’s Mother’s Day and he has returned to his family home to celebrate. He’s here to tell you his story. A story of a domineering mother, church trips, youth club discos and a transformative trip to the theatre to see a certain Yorkshire songstress that ultimately changes everything…

But do all stories have a happy ending?

Jesus, Jane, Mother & Me is a twisted coming-of-age story blending pitch-black humour and heartache by award-winning playwright Philip Stokes (Heroin(e) for Breakfast) that explores family dynamics, who our idols are and just how hard life can be when you’re a little bit different.

All the info & ticket bookings here!

Winner Break First: In Conversation with Luke Beech, Dom Heffer and Simon-Mary Vincent

Thursday 11 May @ Humber Street Gallery

Head down to Humber Street Gallery to meet Luke Beech, who is joined by fellow artist Dom Heffer and composer Simon-Mary Vincent, to discuss emergent themes from his current exhibition Winner breaks first!

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Thursday 11 May @ Hull Truck Theatre

Armed with a backpack full of Pop-tarts and a hunger to tackle climate change, Priya and Lou, embark on a covert expedition into the wild. But when the wilderness closes in around them, can they overcome their differences to make their voices heard?

SHEWOLVES is an uplifting coming-of-age comedy for teenagers and anyone who has ever been a teen. One of The Stage’s ‘Best Shows of the Year 2022’

All the info & ticket bookings here!

Thursday Night Live feat Punky Munkeyz, George Baker Band, Matt Crossland

Thursday 11 May @ Service Station

This Thursday Night Live, Service Station has a great mixed 3-act line-up.

Punky Munkeyz – East Yorkshire based Rock and Punk Covers from 80’s 90’s & 2000’s
George Baker Band – It’s a default name for George’s new band, so new that last time he played an open mic set at Roadhouse they hadn’t even settled on a name!
Matt Crossland – great indie-influenced acoustic singer/songwriter who played a great set last week at the Roadhouse open mic night

All the info & ticket bookings here!

The Makings of a Murderer

Friday 12 May @ Bridlington Spa

Join The Scottish Detective, David Swindle, for a chilling, thrilling night at the theatre.
True crime fans, and those with a curious mind, can explore the cases, the circumstances and the detective’s perspective on what really went on, the early warning signs and the clues behind The Makings of a Murderer!

With more than 34 years as a senior detective, David shares his unique insight into the minds of the murderers, the famous cases that were never solved, and how the murderer got away with it… from someone on the inside.

All the info & ticket bookings here!

Great British Food Festival

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May @ Burton Constable

The Great British Food Festival’s line-up includes over 100 top local and national producers, tasty street food, celebrity chef demos, a BBQ stage, great live music, a bake stage with bake-off stars, kids activities and a challenge stage. The Great British Food Festival is also dog friendly, so it’s perfect for the whole family.

There is entertainment for all the family throughout the weekend, including free circus skills, a ‘wacky races’ area, children’s rides and a mini zoo. There’ll also be show-stopping live music throughout the day with a playlist packed full of top bands and acts, so you can do some shopping, grab some food and then have a well-earned relax with a local beer (or two) listening to some great live entertainment.

All the info & ticket bookings here!

Saturday Night Live

Every Saturday @ Comedy Lounge

Step into the Comedy Lounge in Hull every Saturday night for an unforgettable evening of laughter and entertainment at their exclusive event, “Saturday Night Live.” Each week, they bring to you a fresh lineup of three professional stand-up comedians from the UK circuit, ensuring you’re always in for a treat.

For just £16 per ticket, get ready to laugh your heart out, or treat yourself and your friends to a VIP table for six, complete with a bottle of prosecco, for £130. The fantastic bar and incredible food menu only add to the experience, with table service allowing you to sit back and enjoy the show without waiting in line.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Saturday 13 May @ Hull Truck Theatre

Gavi wants to inspire his community. Which is tricky when everyone would prefer to just stay at home and watch Bake Off.

Adamant to succeed, he starts hosting motivational meetings from his garage for his fellow Co-op colleagues. With daily mantras, goal setting and Spandau Ballet, he believes he can change their lives. However, when the only two attendees are bickering mother and daughter Dawn and Jen, it’s not quite the enlightening experience they all thought it would be. Dawn wants more from life, Jen wants a brand new life and Gavi just wants Jen in his life; but there’s only so much ‘positive visualisation’ they can all do before simply facing up to the painful reality.

Tapped is a witty and sensitive portrayal of managing mental health within a family, highlighting the barriers we put up, whilst having those all-important lightbulb moments, like realising Aldi really does sell everything.

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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