Creative Hull © Studio Capri

Creative Hull

Creative Hull was a weekend long celebration of the creativity and culture that Hull has to offer, which took place 16 -18 July 2021.

Over 60 different activities were included, occupying existing venues, disused shops and buildings and outdoor spaces across the city, as well as online.

With music, dance, cabaret, theatre, art exhibitions, window displays, workshops and more, there really was something for everyone.

Creative Hull was a moment to celebrate our city’s culture and the role it can play as we emerge from this last year – responding to the changes brought and shaping a new optimistic future.

Originally planned for 2020, we worked hard to make sure we could go ahead in a considered and socially distanced way – and it was so exciting to be able to bring some much-needed joy to the city this summer!

Everyone was invited to “get creative”, do something fun and discover something new through arts and culture! 



The weekend may be over, but you can reflect on all the activities involved via each day’s line-ups below:







Check out our interactive Creative Hull map to find out more about the activities that took place in person across the city:

Click or tap the symbol on the top left of the map frame in order to filter activities by day.

You can click or tap the icons to find out more information about what happened in every location.

Get creative at home

Over the Creative Hull weekend, we commissioned a window display series on Whitefriargate, featuring work by five local artists.

You can get still creative at home by downloading our free resource to design, create and display in your window. The resource is available in English and Polish.

16-18 July 2021

City-wide, Hull

Past events