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The best events around Hull & East Yorkshire this week | 18 Jan – 24 Jan 2023

As we push through January and the trials & tribulations of our city’s icy weather, it’s the perfect time to head to a venue and warm up with a drink and some entertainment.

We’ve put together another collection of events and shows, from comedy and theatre to music and exhibitions, and even some outdoor adventures and more, so have a look!


Varna International Ballet & Orchestra Giselle

Wednesday 18 Jan @ Hull New Theatre

The most poignant of all classical ballets is filled with dramatic passion in a chilling and heart-rending tale of love, treachery, and forgiveness from beyond the grave. The moving story of delicate Giselle and her aristocratic but duplicitous lover Albrecht is set to a glorious score.

From the visual splendour of the rustic villagers happily gathering the harvest at the story’s start to the eerie moonlit forest haunted by beautifully drifting spirits, this production is unforgettable.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Susan Santos @ Wrecking Ball

Thursday 19 Jan @ Wrecking Ball Arts Centre

This event may have been cancelled, contact Wrecking Ball at sales@wreckingabllstore.co.uk or 01482 214941 for more information.

Susan Santos’s distinctive voice and appealing guitar style, along with her strong stage presence, are very refreshing in the contemporary blues scene of the 21st Century! Susan won The Best Musician Performance 2018 in the European Blues Awards, and was nominated for Texas Sounds Music Awards in 2019.

A great passion for music led Susan Santos to learn how to play the guitar and sing. Step by step, the lefty guitarist and singer was creating her own songs and her particular style of understanding music.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Open Mic Night @ Spring Bank Tavern

Thursday 19 Jan onwards @ Spring Bank Tavern

Spring Bank Tavern now hosts a new open mic night every third Thursday of every month.

Play a song or two, try out some spoken word, tell a few jokes or do a bit of sketch comedy. The floor is yours!

Hosted by local comedian Alex Hall & Free entry!

All the info here!


A Car Load of Comics

Thursday 19 Jan onwards @ Union Mash Up

There’s a new free monthly stand-up comedy show at Union Mash Up in Hull, on the third Thursday of every month!

Doors 7pm, show 8pm, in aid of the men’s mental health charity @andysmanclub.

Bucket for any donations to the charity. No raffles, just give what you can if you can. Enjoy the night in a safe friendly environment. Adult content. Each and every month the show will have different guests and a variety of styles supported occasionally by musicians!

All the info here!


Climate Feedback Loops Exhibition Launch Party

Friday 20 Jan @ Humber Street Gallery

Join us to celebrate the opening of Oliver Ressler’s Climate Feedback Loops at Humber Street Gallery. This event is a chance to meet the artist, visit the exhibition and share a drink or two!

All the info here!


Murder 57: Murder On The Dance Floor

Friday 20 Jan @ Holiday Inn, Hull Marina

A new murder mystery experience comes to Hull! Stay the night and solve the mystery…

The Scenario:
Style TV is new to the UK. Owned by Australian media magnate Greg Copeland, the TV company is set to go head to head in an all-out war with BBC’s ‘Strictly’ this year. Their new dance show, ‘Step Up & Dance’  promises to be big & brash.

The night will be an opportunity for one lucky person to join the show. So if you feel lucky, put on your dancing shoes and practice that hip sway – but be careful with all those egos, fake tan and sequins…

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Peter Huby: Hull and Back

Friday 20 Jan – Sunday 12 Mar @ University of Hull

Peter Huby’s career as an artist, writer, filmmaker and house builder spans 60 years and several countries. After growing up in Hull, and working across the east and north of England, Peter settled in Greece in 2004 where his creative output expanded to include a hand-built and mosaiced house of exceptional originality.

This exhibition is a retrospective covering his work from 1968 to the present day. It includes his latest series of paintings inspired by the Spurn peninsula, a recurring theme in his work, alongside ceramic sculptures, prints, drawings and large-scale photographs of the mosaiced house that he and his partner, Linda Cox, have been building since 2006.

All the info here!


Brighouse & Rastrick Band And City Of Hull Band

Saturday 21 Jan @ Hull City Hall

The world-famous Brighouse & Rastrick Band makes a welcome return to Hull. As perhaps the foremost brass band in the world, Brighouse brings its special brand of entertainment to the concert stage in a spectacular show that is not to be missed.

They will be supported by the City Of Hull Band in what will be a ‘Champion Brass Spectacular’.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Photography Walkabout

Sunday 22 Jan @ Hull City Centre

Join artist and photographer Fiona Caley on a FREE photography walk for a wander in and around Whitefriargate. This is a two-hour session and open to anyone with an interest in photography and the area, friendly and relaxed.

Meet at the junction of Whitefriargate, Silver Street and Trinity House Lane. It’ll be fun and informal! No need to book, just turn up.

All the info here!


Paul Chowdhry – Family Friendly Comedian

Tuesday 24 Jan @ Hull City Hall

Following a complete sell-out 2021 tour, star of global smash hit ‘Live Innit’, Taskmaster & the first British-Asian stand-up to sell out London’s Wembley Arena adds extra 2022 dates!

After barely surviving the pandemic, and with two years of pent-up killer material, Paul tackles the UK’s handling of the pandemic, why the rules of six only worked for white people, fame, England football fans and Tom Cruise landing his helicopter in someone’s garden. Don’t miss it.

All the info here!


UnSEAn world: What lies beneath the waves?

Tuesday 24 Jan @ Aura Innovation Centre

Deep dive with us into the mysterious world below the surface of our seas.
As offshore wind and the renewable energy industry develops here in the Humber, the underwater environment is getting more and more crowded.

In this informative evening event from Aura, Global Underwater Hub and Humber Marine and Renewables, you can learn more about the challenges and issues of underwater technology, where innovation is needed, who the stakeholders are, and what we can learn from other industries.

All the info 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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