What’s on in Hull this September?

With Hull being the region’s cultural capital, there’s always a lot going on to keep you entertained. Whether you enjoy music festivals, food or theatre, there’s something to suit every taste (literally). 

Freedom Festival, Hull City Centre, 29th August - 1st September

If you fancy a festival with a difference, why not visit Hull’s Freedom Festival this year? The aim of the festival is to emphasise the significance of culture, and how it can change lives and communities by inspiring all ages to celebrate our freedom. It’s quite literally a festival for everyone, embracing diversity and individual liberty. The festival was founded on the legacy of freedom advocate, William Wilberforce, giving the event an incredibly well-renowned, historical heritage and significance. Get cultured with this art extravaganza, which comprises music, spectacle, dance and much more! 

Microbes, Ferens Art Gallery, Until 1st September

It’s your last chance to experience this interactive exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery, as it ends in just a few weeks. This glowing landscape of suspended inflatable microbe pods was inspired by beautiful microscopic imagery of the bacteria and cells that live within us.

Walk through them as they sway and bump into each other, and see them inflate and deflate every few minutes to create a mesmerising spectacle.

Kids love this family-friendly, sensory exhibition and it’s one not to be missed. Hurry though, the exhibition ends on the 1st September!

Free entry.

An Inspector Calls, Hull New Theatre, 24th-28th September

Stephen Daldry’s award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns to Hull after a sell-out season in the West End. A must-see production for theatre goers, enjoy the twists and turns as Inspector Goole tries to solve the suspicious death of a young woman.

Jimmy Carr, Terribly Funny, Hull City Hall, 21st September

Never one to shy away from controversy, this famed comedian returns to Hull with his latest stand-up show, with terrible jokes about terrible things. Not one for the easily offended, perfect for those who are happy to leave political correctness at the door!


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