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The best events around Hull & East Yorkshire this week | 31 August – 6 September 2022

Freedom Fest is in full swing this week in Hull, and we’ve mixed a few of its notable events into this week’s top picks. However, there are many more not mentioned here, so make sure to check out the Freedom Festival programme! Sunday also brings Bridlington Comic-con, a notable and popular event. Otherwise, we have our regularly scheduled mix of music, theatre, and events, so read on – and if nothing here appeals to you, visit our events listings for more!

Freedom Festival 2022

Now until Sun 4 Sep 2022 @ Hull City Centre & Citywide

Freedom Festival is Hull’s award-winning international arts festival. From epic spectaculars unfolding in the city centre to intimate moments where audiences and artists meet, we present thought-provoking, playful, and powerful performances in public spaces that address the world we live in.

We bring thousands of people together through our annual festival and year-round artistic and creative programme of performances, installations, and community participation to excite, inspire, challenge, and provoke.

For all the info, visit here.

White Sun

Wed 31 Aug 2022 @ Hull Truck Theatre This event has been cancelled.

A lo-fi solo symphony of words and movement.

Conjuring the ghosts of the men who have dominated the stage before him, Will takes us on a journey, navigating the tensions of inheritance, privilege and addiction.

For all the info, and ticket bookings, visit here. This event has been cancelled.

Music HQ & Rowland presents Roadhouse Acoustic every Wednesday feat Amy Bell

Wed 31 Aug 2022 @ Roadhouse

Music HQ & Rowland presents Roadhouse Acoustic every Wednesday!
Roadhouse Acoustic is every Wednesday from 8 pm with host Mark Rowland and a mixture of featured acts & open mic spots.

To grab an open mic set just come on down with your instrument from 8 pm, or if you fancy some of the excellent food at the bar come in earlier and give yourself a treat.

This week’s featured guest is one of our favourite local sing/songwriters, Amy Bell, who is now starting to receive the recognition she deserves with gigs at The Adelphi and other local venues & nights.

For all the info, visit here.

Bloody Elle: The Gig Version

Wed 31 Aug 2022 @ Hull Truck Theatre

Live, Looped and Unplugged!

A gig version of this smash-hit gig-musical is here following its WhatsOnStage nomination for Best Regional Theatre Production. If you missed it in Manchester or Edinburgh then make sure you catch this feel-good, funny, stunningly performed gig before it’s gone! Featuring all the songs from the show, plus a few cheeky extras- Lauryn will guide you through the highs and lows of Bloody Elle, from why she put pen to paper- to where it’s heading next.

For all the info, and ticket bookings, visit here.

Evanescence of fire, LIVE at O’RILEYS – support from As Catie Goes

Thu 1 Sep 2022 @ O’Rileys

The UK’s leading tribute to Evanescence will bring you on a journey through all Evanescence’s albums and live the closest experience to Evanescence live!

Feel the powerful sound, sing to Evanescence’s most famous and most precious songs, and enjoy those ballads that made everyone’s heart melt played live for you!

For all the info, and ticket bookings, visit here.

The Kooks

Fri 2 Sep 2022 @ Bridlington Spa

Celebrating 15 glorious years of Inside In / Inside Out, The Kooks hit the road to perform their iconic debut studio album in its entirety, alongside other career-spanning tracks! The quadruple-platinum-selling album boasts hits including BRIT Award-nominated “She Moves in Her Own Way”, “You Don’t Love Me” and the band’s Top 5 single, “Naive”.

For all the info, and ticket bookings, visit here.

Freedom Festival Arts Trust & La Mechanica Present The Little Things

Fri 2 Sep 2022 @ Hull Truck Theatre

Using puppetry and dance, physical theatre and music, The Little Things blend the comic directness and sincere naivety of childhood with the often absurd struggle of parents to be great role models whilst also stretching to keep the very grown-up pleasures and releases of adult life.

This is a riotous, fresh and inspiring piece of physical theatre for anyone who is a child, has ever been a child or has children in their lives.

For all the info, and ticket bookings, visit here.

National Cinema Day at Cineworld

Sat 3 Sep 2022 @ Cineworld

Do you live, breathe and eat movies? Of course you do – otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this, right? Therefore we’re excited to announce the return of National Cinema Day on September 3rd.
Cineworld is a proud part of this industry-wide initiative, the first of its kind since the 1990s. That means all films, all formats, all day for only £3.
This is a fantastic opportunity to experience unique experiences such as IMAX, 4DX, ScreenX, and Superscreen, all for the same cheap price!
For all the info, visit here.

Big Bus Day 2022

Sat 3 Sep 2022 @ Streetlife Museum

Big Bus Day is back! One of Hull’s best free family days out has returned for 2022.
East Yorkshire Buses are promising bus-loads of fun with displays of vintage and modern buses, family fun and games, photography display, open-top bus rides and more.
For more info, visit here.

Freedom Festival & Hull Independent Cinema Present Arcadia Live

Sat 3 Sep 2022 @ Hull Truck Theatre

A live performance and screening of the acclaimed film  Arcadia  by BAFTA-winning director Paul Wright.
Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp) bring the captivating film and their critically acclaimed soundtrack to life with a specially curated 9-piece band, featuring Adrian and Will, together with folk singer Marry Waterson and a line-up of exceptional musicians and singers.

For all the info, and ticket bookings, visit here.

Showing Poetential by JB Barrington

Sun 4 Sep 2022 @ Comedy Lounge

Showing Poetential by JB Barrington Cult performance poet JB Barrington is a Salford-born award-winning performance poet renowned for his searing and satirical poetry, snarling delivery of strong sentiments and sharp rhymes.

His funny, endearing and nostalgic poetry has made him one of the most powerful performers on the UK scene.

For all the info, and ticket bookings, visit here.

Bridlington Comic con 2022

Sun 4 Sep 2022 @ Bridlington Spa

Bridlington Comic Con 2022 is a great geeky day out for all the family and includes special guests from TV and movies, a cosplay contest with prizes to be won, awesome photo opportunities, attendance by comic artists and authors, prop Displays from TV and movies, and much more!

For all the info, and ticket bookings, visit 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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