Here are some of the fun and super cultural things that will be going on throughout March in Hull.
1: Revolutionary Makers Workshop
If you enjoy getting crafty then head over to The Freedom Centre on Preston Road to partake in numerous workshops – all materials will be supplied.
2: 10 Influential Women: Influential Female Artists
Rebecca Gee has curated a collection of 10-minute talks discussing influential female artists and their work at Feren’s Art Gallery.
2 – 28 April: Three Ships Exhibition
Nine artists have come together to create a piece honouring three special ships over in the Hull Maritime Museum. These ships are Resolution, the ship used by Captain Cook on two separate voyages, Morning which was a relief ship for Scott’s discovery expedition to Antarctica and finally Viola, Hull’s last steam trawler.
3 – 5: Rock of Ages
For three nights The Park Street Arts Centre will be hosting Rock of Ages, a “rock ‘n’ roll” fairytale that explores the life of an aspiring rock star… who is actually a toilet cleaner. Where will he go? What will he do? What will he see? I dunno, go watch the play.
3 – 25: The Female Gaze
Kingston Art Group will be celebrating Hull’s female artists throughout most of March with The Female Gaze, an exclusive collection of free events. These exhibitions are part of the WOW Hull (Women of the World) festival which aims to celebrate equality and women alike.
4: Hull Comic Con Spring
Doctor Who ‘s Jessica Martin, script editor Andrew Cartmel and many others will gather at The Guildhall on the first Saturday of the month to celebrate all things geeky. There will be Q&As, meet-and-greets and talks including: Comic Book Scripting 101 with Adam Cheal, Tolkien In The East Riding with Phil Mathison and Screen Writing with Russell Payne. Fun fact: my bestie has helped organise the upcoming Comic Con Mini Cruise for P&O Ferries which we will both be attending so if you’re also going let me know and we’ll get wine!
6 – 31: Art From The Tenfoot
T’ ‘Ullest art exhibit in’t ‘istory of tiiiiiaaaime. Go t’ Art Link to have a skeg at Chrissy Collinson’s paintings which explore ‘Ull’s hidden urban gems.
7: Tombed Visions Presents
Inspired by “wreckers of civilisation” COUM Transmissions and Throbbing Gristle, The New Adelphi Club will be hosting Tombed Visions Presents, a night dedicated to experimental and electronic music by record label Tombed Visions.
10 – 11: Bucket List
Visit Feren’s Studio to experience a Mexican woman’s fight for justice after her mother is murdered. A little gloomy perhaps, but an extremely interesting piece of physical theatre accompanied by live music.
10 – 31: Inspired By Nature
Although this exhibition will only be open between Thursdays and Saturdays, it will be at Gallery Forty-Nine for a few weeks so you can go and view a load of mixed media art featuring animals.
11: Barbara Buttrick: The Mighty Atom
This panel discussion will focus on Hull’s own Mighty Atom Battling Barbara, who managed to battle her way to the top of women’s boxing. Barbara will even be making an appearance to share her story, alongside Tommy Coyle and other future champions (hopefully *fingers crossed*).
Inspired by Greek Myths, Icons is a particularly interesting event that will be taking place at Feren’s Art Gallery as part of Heads Up Festival. This piece focuses on a tribe of ancient Amazonian warriors as they try to find a new home after being displaced by war. Unfortunately, a group of outsiders interfere with their journey and shenanigans ensue.
12: Viceroy’s House
At 6.30pm at Hull City Hall, WOW’s final event will take place in the form of a special screening of Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House. In this new movie, Gillian Anderson and Hugh Bonneville experience the last days of British rule in India. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director himself and Amanda Nevill CBE, CEO of the British Film Institute.
16: Women Of Words
As part of The Female Gaze exhibition, KAG Gallery will be hosting Women Of Words a spoken word performance featuring an all-female cast. This will be taking place each month and will feature new special guests each time.
16: Halle Orchestra
The award winning symphony orchestra from Manchester the Hallé led by Principal Guest Conductor Ryan Wigglesworth returns to Hull City Hall.
16 – 18: Shannon Yee’s Reassembled, Slightly Askew
If you’ve ever wanted to take part in a show then you may want to attend Reassembled over at Hull Central Library. Although, your role in the show will be to lie in a hospital bed as this story revolves around one woman’s struggle after becoming critically ill. That’s right, in Shannon’s autobiographical performance you’ll get to experience her journey following the diagnoses of a brain tumour.
16 – 17 May: The Butterfly Effect
An incredibly exhibition spanning all four of this year’s seasons, exploring life with dementia through a multitude of media forms.
17: Trio Indigo
Lithuanian clarinettist Antonas Makstutis, Columbian flautist Christine Avila Martinez and Austrian pianist Beatrice Stelzmuller play some of their favourite classical pieces.
17: HIC and Yorkshire Silents: The Phantom Of The Opera
I really hope my brother gets my message about this as he loves the Phantom of the Opera and Hull Independent Theatre are going to nail this performance.
18: Keep It Retro
Apparently there have already been two Keep It Retro events at Guildhall (eep, not on the ball), both of which were successful. This month, the exhibition return with the GAMER, GEEK & COLLECTORS FAIR LEVEL 3 where you’ll find games, consoles, toys, collectables, pops, figures, comics and more.
18: Medieval Inspired Casting & Carving
This will be a workshop led by Saffron Waghorn where you can use casting and carving to create medieval sculptures.
– 18: Blade
If you haven’t seen Nayan Kulkarni’s blade in Queen Victoria Square you need to get there fast as it will be disappearing after the 18th.
19: Women’s Art Market
The Kingston Art Group’s amazing artists and guests are selling a selection of their work! Yay!
19: Les Bordéliques Blind Date
Over at the Assembly Rooms, Les Bordeliques will be performing the wonderfully funny Blind Date which follows the story of three people desperately searching for their soul mates.
21: The Other Man
A comedy all about relationships and how they tend to include bad decisions.
21: La Boheme
This is apparently one of the most romantic operas ever written so if you’re into that sort of thing make sure you get tickets for this extravaganza at City Hall.
22: Hedon Ghost Walk
April I want to do this pleeeeeease come with me! Or I might ask my nan because she’s also a creepy weirdo like me.
24: Imogen Tedbury
Feren’s Studio will be showing off Imogen Tedbury’s Sienese art collection.
25 – 14 May: Poppies Weeping Window
Poppies: Weeping Window is made up of several thousand handmade ceramic poppies originally from the Tower of London installation at 2014 and will be at the Maritime Museum until mid-May.
26: Lambing Sunday at Bishop Butron College
YOU CAN GO PET NEW BORN LAMBS!
26 – 27: The Lion and The Geisha
Weeaboos our time has come as this display of Japanese Kabuki ft authentic Japanese music, costumes and stories comes to the marina.
29 – 31 May: Washed Up Car-go
This installation at The Deep (or rather, The Deep’s car park) features artist Chris Dobrowolski’s collection of stuff that has washed up on foreshore and along the River Hull? I think?
31: Chris Ramsey
You have probably heard of this comedian, right? Well he’s at Hull City Hall on the 31st.
– 31: Fabulous Felines
At the Streetlife Museum there’s an exhibition devoted toViolet Roberts, who lived in Hull for many years. Her postcards featuring cats are all on show until the 31st.