Hull 2017 preview: January

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Published: Friday 30th December 2016 by Rich Sutherland

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We’re sure you’ll have heard of In With A Bang and Made In Hull, two of the events that kick off our role as the UK City of Culture 2017. However, have you seen what else is on in January?

From Edwardian postcards of cats wearing hats to making your own metal jewellery from scratch, there’s tons on offer across the city.

Read on to discover some highlights and get involved!

Pot Luck

When: 4-7 January, 6:30pm

Where: Fruit, Humber Street

Price: £5

Suitability: 18+

Start the new year with a bit of mystery! Four nights of entertainment focusing on Hull’s local talent, offering the opportunity to discover something brand new and a bit different. Simply pop down and enjoy one (or more) of the following:

Art Night with Anna Bean and The Evil Litter.

Spoken Word Night with Shane Rhodes, featuring Luke Wright, Attila the Stockbroker, Joelle Taylor and Dean Wilson.

Music Night with Jody McKenna, Bud Sugar and guests.

Film Night with Sean McAllister and guest.

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Ferens: Hull’s Philanthropist

When: 13 January – 31 December

Where: Ferens Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Square

Price: Free

Suitability: All ages

Thomas Ferens (1837-1930) was a politician and industrialist. To the people of Hull, he’s also the philanthropist who gifted an art gallery to the city, which has grown to become a highly respected venue and home to many treasures.

Following its £4.5m makeover, the Ferens Art Gallery reopens in January 2017. Presenting a new environment for its permanent collection as well as visiting exhibitions, the gallery will also pay tribute to its creator.

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Kingmaker for a Day

When: 14 January, 7pm-12am

Where: The New Adelphi Club, De Grey Street

Price: £6

Suitability: 18+

A quarter of a century ago, in 1992, local band Kingmaker hit the Top 40 for the first time. To celebrate, original members John Andrew and Myles Howard will perform some of their tunes, along with Mike Dephot and a couple of friends.

The evening will include guest vocals from Mike Wright (The Bonnitts), Matt ‘Edible’ Thompson (Holy Orders) and the incredible Tom Skelly. There will also be support from numerous music makers, including Joyce, Suffocation, New Day Rising, Hub, and The Brontes.

All proceeds from the night go to the Red Cross, which provides everything from emergency response to refugee support.

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Make an Oresome Silver Ring

When: 15 January, 1pm-4pm,

Where: Oresome Gallery and Jewellery Workshop, Humber Street

Price: £95

Suitability: 16+

The team at Oresome are a talented and friendly bunch who love to help others release their creativity.

Professional jewellers and fully qualified teachers Nicola and Victoria will guide this session, offering everything from basic advice to clever techniques.

As well as being enjoyable and fascinating, you leave the workshop with a ring that you’ve made entirely yourself. The perfect memento of your inspirational afternoon.

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Fabulous Felines

When: 16 January – 31 March

Where: Streetlife Museum, High Street

Price: Free

Suitability: All ages

If you’re a cat lover, this exhibition is definitely for you.

Violet Roberts was a musical theatre performer and postcard artist, living in Hull for most of her adult life before moving to nearby Beverley.

Her postcards present a huge range of beautifully dressed kitties, making it perfect for anyone interested in art, illustration, humour or fashion, plus the kids will love it.

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Ferens Open Exhibition

When: 21 January – 12 March

Where: Ferens Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Square

Price: Free

Suitability: All ages

Since 1967, the Ferens has held its Open Exhibition to showcase and celebrate all kinds of art forms by amateur and professional creatives alike.

As luck would have it, 2017 is the event’s 50th anniversary, so some extra special judges have been brought on board. These consist of Dr Gabriele Finaldi, Director of the National Gallery, Hull-born actor Maureen Lipman CBE, and internationally renowned sculptor and Royal Academician, David Mach.

The Ferens Open Exhibition runs for seven weeks, giving you plenty of time to pop down and see what Hull’s artistic talent has to offer. Plus if something really catches your eye, most of the pieces are for sale.

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Published: Friday 30th December 2016 by Rich Sutherland

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