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What’s on in Hull & East Yorkshire this week | 26 April – 2 May 2023

We’re leaving April behind and bursting into May this week with a top-notch lineup of events around Hull and East Yorkshire!

The Distorted festival hits Hull bringing a smashing selection of drum & bass tunes, and with performances such as The Ayoub Sisters and Michael starring Ben, as well as events such as Hull’s International Choir Competition, it’s looking to be a very musical week!

But don’t worry if you’re not musically minded, there’s plenty more going on too!


Hull Chamber Music: The Ayoub Sisters

Thursday 27 Apr @ Middleton Hall

Scottish/Egyptian instrumentalists and composers, The Ayoub Sisters, rose to stardom after their debut album premiered at No.1 in the Official Classical Charts. This spellbinding classical/crossover performance for violin, cello and loop pedals includes works from their latest album Arabesque, celebrating the music from the Arab World, and their own arrangements of more familiar works.

Get ready to be surprised – a performance not to be missed!

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Hull International Choir Competition 2023

Friday 28 Apr @ Various locations citywide

Head out and celebrate Hull’s International Choir Competition, the first time the prestigious event has been held in the UK!

1,000 participants from 27 choirs across 10 countries will come together to compete in choral competitions held in venues across the city. From Pop and Jazz to Sacred Music and Youth Choirs, the streets of Hull will be alive with the sound of singing!

All the info here!


Half Man Half Biscuit

Friday 28 Apr @ The Welly

Grab your Joy Division Oven Gloves and don your Dukla Prague away kit, as The Biscuit are coming to town!

Half Man Half Biscuit are an English rock band, formed in 1984 in Birkenhead, Merseyside. Known for their satirical, sardonic, and sometimes surreal songs, the band comprises lead singer and guitarist Nigel Blackwell, bassist and singer Neil Crossley, drummer Carl Henry, and guitarist Karl Benson.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


George Micheal Tribute Jay Francis

Friday 28 Apr @ Stage Door

George Michael Tribute Jay Francis is the No#1 Tribute artist, Sound-alike & Look alike. Singing Live he recreates the ultimate George Michael experience!

Stage Door’s exceptional bar and mouth-watering food menu add to the charm, with convenient table service that lets you focus on the show without queuing at a busy bar.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Dirty Corset

Friday 28 Apr @ Hull Truck Theatre

Yorkshire in 1687: a company of flea-bitten actors try and fail to live up to their on-stage personas. A bawd, a hopeless romantic and a pus-filled buffoon fight impressively for your attention. A raucous, surreal comedy about desire, the struggle for freedom and queer love.

Using a blend of physical theatre and Restoration theatrical flourishes, the award-winning Dirty Corset encapsulates the essence of the 17th century, a sometimes forgotten period, in all of its disgusting glory.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Professor Joann Fletcher ‘Inside Pharaoh’s Wardrobe: the clothes & regalia from Tutankhamun’s tomb’

Saturday 29 Apr @ Ferens Art Gallery

Join Professor Joann Fletcher at the Ferens for an enlightening talk about some of Tutankhamun’s lesser-known treasures.

Although the tomb of Tutankhamun is most famous for its golden contents, some of the greatest ‘treasures’ were the contents of the pharaoh’s wardrobe. From sumptuous robes to neatly-folded underwear, leather armour and linen socks, Jo reveals how such things were stored inside some of the chests and boxes replicated within Hull’s Egyptian collection which also includes Tutankhamun’s wooden clothes mannequin.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Distil Your Own Gin Experience

Saturday 29 Apr @ Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery

Hotham’s Gin School and Distillery present a multi-award-winning gin experience you’ll never forget!

What’s included?

Distil your own gin with botanicals of your choice
Expert help in creating your recipe
Gin masterclass
3 Hotham’s gin and tonics each
Tasting of Hotham’s gins
Take home your own labelled 70cl bottle

All the info & ticket bookings here!


Distorted Festival Hull

Saturday 29 Apr @ Zebedees Yard

Distorted heads to Zebedees Yard in Hull on Saturday 29th April for a day full of Drum & Bass!

All the info, full lineup, & ticket bookings here!


Michael starring Ben

Saturday 29 Apr @ Bridlington Spa

Take a journey back in time to remember Michael Jackson – the man, the music and the magic.

Michael Starring Ben is a hit theatre production starring the UK’s ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman. Not only does he look and sound like the King of Pop, but he’s honed his routine so carefully that audiences truly believe they are watching Michael Jackson himself.

All the info & ticket bookings here!


James Walsh (Starsailor) Live

Saturday 29 Apr @ St Nicholas Church

A great night of music at St Nick’s, featuring their famous reasonably-priced bar, a warm and friendly welcome and a venue with a very special atmosphere.

James Walsh is the frontman of the multi-million-selling band Starsailor, who has proven his own worth as a singer-songwriter in his own right. He’s written songs with Eliza Doolittle, Melanie C, Suzanne Vega, and Professor Green – to name a few; as well as writing movie soundtracks.

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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