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.

A Tittle-Tattle-Tell-A-Tale Heart, Athena Papadopoulos

Image: Athena Papadopoulos, A Tittle-Tattle Tell-a-Tale-Heart, courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist 2019. © James Mulkeen

12 April - 30 June

A Tittle-Tattle-Tell-A-Tale Heart, Athena Papadopoulos

Athena Papadopoulos' first major institutional presentation in the UK, using her recent two-part novel, of the same title as a point of departure.

A Tittle-Tattle-Tell-A-Tale Heart, Athena Papadopoulos
Journey To The Centre Of The Couch (Couches & Other Good Ideas), Ella Dorton

Image: Ella Dorton, Journey To The Centre Of The Couch (Couches & Other Good Ideas), courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist 2019.

25 May - 7 June

Journey To The Centre Of The Couch (Couches & Other Good Ideas), Ella Dorton

A series of large-scale fabric collages that depict individuals and groups of people that make up Hull, from communities surrounding her own neighbourhood.

Journey To The Centre Of The Couch (Couches & Other Good Ideas), Ella Dorton
PRS Foundation New Music Biennial 2019

Thomas Arran

12 July - 14 July 2019

PRS Foundation New Music Biennial 2019

Bursts of sounds will guide audiences on a sonic journey of discovery as PRS Foundation's New Music Biennial returns in 12-14 July 2019.

PRS Foundation New Music Biennial 2019
Frances Disley: The Cucumber Fell In The Sand

Image: RRR 2018. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. © Frances Disley

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
Jade Montserrat: Instituting Care

Image: Instituting Care by Jade Montserrat © Brian Roberts

20 July - 1 September

Jade Montserrat: Instituting Care

This installation of work by Scarborough-based artist Jade Montserrat, consists of large-scale charcoal drawings made directly on the walls of the gallery.

Jade Montserrat: Instituting Care
Ecstatic Rituals

Image: Meat Party , 2014-19 by Faye Spencer

7 September - 20 October

Ecstatic Rituals

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

Ecstatic Rituals