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8 sensational events happening across Hull this week

Wow wow wow, what a week of events we have for you. This week sink your teeth into some Rock n Roll tomfoolery in both School of Rock The Musical at Hull New Theatre and Turn and Face the Strange at Hull Truck.

There’s also some amazing culture based events including 2021 Open Exhibition and Pride in Our City at Ferens Art Gallery, and ‘LOST IN MUSIC’ with Dave Haslam and Lucy Nichol.

We’ve also got live entertainment in the form of Comedy Lounge’s Saturday Night Live and A Question of Sport Live at Bonus Arena.

And the crown jewel of Hull’s music scene: Sesh is back! Inner City Sesh is happening this weekend and is showcasing the best of local talent, from music to street food. Check out the full list below…

1. School of Rock The Musical

7th September -18th September 2021

“Get ready to stick it to the man Hull, because Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End and Broadway hit musical School of Rock kicks off it’s first ever UK & Ireland tour right here in the city.

“School of Rock is the global hit musical based on the iconic movie starring Jack Black. Wannabe rock star Dewey Finn is cast out by his dive-bar bandmates and finds himself in desperate need of cash. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite prep school, he exposes his students to the rock gods he idolises, transforming them into a mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock out, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, Miss Mullins, helping her rediscover the wild child within. But, will they all find redemption at the battle of the bands?”

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s adaption of School of Rock will blow everyone away with original songs from 2003 Jack Black film and an amazing cast kicking out those songs live every night. This is an amazing event for the whole family. Tickets and information is available here!

Take our word for it: check out our review of School of Rock The Musical here >>

2. 2021 Open Exhibition

20th July – 3rd October 2021

“The annual Open Exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery has celebrated the creativity of local amateur and professional artists since 1967. Each year the Open Exhibition provides an exciting opportunity for artists to display and sell artwork.

“This year’s exhibition has been selected by Colin Gray, Artist/Photographer and Filmmaker, Natalie Rudd, Senior Curator, Arts Council Collection, and Kofi Smiles, Breakfast Presenter, BBC Radio Humberside. Visitors can expect to see a fascinating array of artwork including impressive paintings, photography and textiles, as well as a number of striking sculptures and ceramics, many of which will be for sale.”

Ferens Art Gallery are holding another amazing exhibition as they have done since 1967, pulling in people from all over the region to view the amazing pieces that have been selected. More information is available here.

3. Pride in Our City

14th August – 5th December 2021

“Pride in Our City explores Hull’s LGBTQ+ history and documents people’s experiences of being part of LGBTQ+ communities in the city. Through direct work with local communities, the exhibition reveals new narratives whilst encouraging you to get thinking and chatting about identity, gender, and sexuality. Discover real conversations and new interpretations to enable you to experience the collections through a queer lens.”

More information for this amazing event in support of the LGBTQ+ is available here.

4. Inner City Sesh

18th September 2021 (12 noon – 11pm)

“One of the biggest events of the year is set to take place in Queens Gardens.

“Inner City Sesh, a 15,000-capacity music festival, will be brought to Queens Gardens by the organisers of Humber Street Sesh, in partnership with Hull City Council.

“Following the disappointing cancellation of the hugely popular music and art festival, Humber Street Sesh this year, chiefly due to delays in flood defence work on the Marina, the Sesh Events team are delighted to be given the opportunity to stage Inner City Sesh in Queens Gardens.”

More information on the event and links to ticket sales are available here!

5. ‘LOST IN MUSIC’ with Dave Haslam and Lucy Nichol

16th September 2021 (7pm – 10pm)

“DJ/writer Dave Haslam will be in conversation with author Lucy Nichol to discuss the impact music has on our lives. From clubs and venues to music and writing, there will also be an audience Q&A, exclusive book signing session, followed by a choice selection of music.”

This event is a must for the people who love everything about music, more information and ticket sales are available here.

6. Turn and Face the Strange

14th – 18th September 2021 (7:30pm – 10pm)

“By popular demand the sell-out multi-media show about Hull rock legend Mick Ronson is back with some new additions for 2021. Featuring a live rock band, a classical string quartet, film projection and storytelling ‘Turn and Face the Strange’ will take you on a moving joyous journey through the life and music of Mick Ronson.”

More information and tickets are available here for this amazing event celebrating one of Hull’s music heroes!

7. Saturday Night Live

18th September 2021 (Starts 7pm)

Four amazing comedians take the stage at Hull’s only dedicated comedy club. This week’s line up includes James Meehan, Rachel Jackson, Graeme Raynor, and the sensational Tony Law.

More information and links to tickets here.

8. A Question of Sport Live

17th September 2021 (Starts at 7:30pm)

“BBC’s A Question of Sport – the world’s longest running TV sports quiz – is hitting the road in 2021 for its biggest ever live tour.

“The tour includes a show at Hull’s Bonus Arena on Friday, 17 September 2021.

“Joining long-time host Sue Barker and popular team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnel will be racing legend Carl Fogarty, British diver Jack Laugher, cricketing’s Ryan Sidebottom and golfer star Sophie Walker.”

There’s many laughs and many squabbles over the right answers to be had whilst watching A Question of Sport… definitely even more live! Ticket sales and more information on the event are available here.

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