Events

Absolutely Cultured’s core purpose is to put culture and creativity at the heart of people’s lives to drive Hull’s ambition and aspirations.

Cultural events are an important part of this but there are many other things we do that also contribute to that purpose.

Here’s some surprising, ambitious and imaginative events we’ve currently got lined up.

Chatty Hull

© Chris Pepper

28 September

Chatty Hull

Tea, cake and conversation. A campaign to get Hull talking.

Chatty Hull is an exciting new, citywide initiative led by Absolutely Cultured which has one simple aim – to get the people of Hull chatting.

Chatty Hull
Frances Disley: The Cucumber Fell In The Sand

Frances Disley, The Cucumber Fell in the Sand. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2019. ©Jules Lister

13 July - 29 September

Frances Disley: The Cucumber Fell In The Sand

Through her ongoing interest in the subject of self-care, Liverpool-based artist Frances Disley investigates Hull’s rich heritage around food, with an exhibition that features sculpture, painting, textiles and plant life.

Frances Disley: The Cucumber Fell In The Sand
Ecstatic Rituals

Image: Installation View. Mike S Redmond and Faye Coral Jones (MSR FCJ), Ecstatic Rituals.

7 September - 20 October

Ecstatic Rituals

Through a series of sculpture, performance and installation Ecstatic Rituals explores the tradition of Hull Fair.

Ecstatic Rituals
Equanipolis, Aniara Omann

Fruiting, Aniara Omann. Image by Lola Pertsowsky

12 October - 29 December 2019

Equanipolis, Aniara Omann

Our collective hope for what the future might look like is heavily shaped by both our past and present. Danish artist Aniara Omann considers just this in Equanipolis.

Equanipolis, Aniara Omann
Wrapping, Nnena Kalu

Nnena Kalu for Glasgow International 2018

30 October - 8 December 2019

Wrapping, Nnena Kalu

Nnena Kalu's colourful sculptures are created by layering and binding materials such as industrial plastic tubing, newspaper, foam, cling film, fabric and tape.

Wrapping, Nnena Kalu
Proboscidea Rappings, Ollie Dook

Install shot, Animal Stories. Courtesy of the artist and Hannah Barry Gallery

19 December 2019 - 2 February 2020

Proboscidea Rappings, Ollie Dook

Proboscidea Rappings, Ollie Dook