What's On (Jun 22-24): World Music Festival, Northern Soul Weekender, Edwina Hayes and more
This Saturday sees the World Music Festival mark its 10th Anniversary with a line up of locally-based world acts set to entertain the crowds in Hull's Queen’s Gardens.
The event is set to be a fun day out for all the family with food stalls, activities and games alongside a diverse array of top performances from acts including The Nile Group, Farid Warthilas, Belav Saz, Hope Choir, Upendo Crew, Humba Rumba, Hekima and the Bongo Flava and Glory Family.
Saturday, June 23 (12pm-6pm). Queen’s Gardens, Hull. Free entry.
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The 6th Something New To Do Northern Soul Weekender takes place this week at The Spa Bridlington.
This blockbuster event features five rooms of soul with over 80 top DJs playing more than 130 hours of music throughout the weekend.
Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24 (Various times). The Spa Bridlington. Tickets: £25. Visit www.thespabridlington.com/welcome/northern-soul-weekender/ for more details.
Performances of Ballroom Blitz continue at Hull Truck Theatre this week in a show packed with non-stop comedy and dancing to take your breath away
Once an award-winning dancer, Sharon Trod now finds herself teaching the helpless and the hopeless in order to pay the rent. That’s when Trev comes along hoping dancing will help his son regain his lost confidence. However, as the competitive couples take to the floor, maybe they'll all get more than they bargained for.
Friday, June 22 (7.45pm), Saturday, June 23 (7.45pm). Hull Truck Theatre. Tickets: £15-£17.50 (£3 off for concessions). Call 01482 323638.
Stunning puppetry, enchanting music and deft humour combine in dark fairy tale The Girl With The Iron Claws at Hull Truck Theatre this weekend.
Sharing roots with Beauty And The Beast, the story follows a girl who ventures deep into the forest, where a chance encounter sets her on a fateful path she could never have anticipated.
Friday, June 22 (8pm). Hull Truck Theatre. Tickets: £10 (£8 Concessions). Call 01482 323638.
The Victoria Dock Family Fun Day is taking place on Saturday.
The afternoon will feature plenty for all the family including rides, entertainment, stalls and refreshments.
Saturday, June 23 (12pm-5pm). Victoria Park, Southbridge Road, Victoria Dock, Hull. Entry: Free (Ride wristbands available at £7 and £10). Call 01482 221854 for more details.
Hornsea Museum is hosting a special outdoor music evening on Saturday featuring local singer/songwriter Edwina Hayes.
Edwina can count the likes of Michael Parkinson and Bob Harris among her fans and her beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle Folk-Americana. In 2009, her cover of Randy Newman's Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper.
Saturday, June 23 (6pm). Hornsea Museum. Tickets: £7.50. Call 01964 533443 for more information.
Amelia Curran is headlining at The Back Room in Cottingham this weekend.
The singer- songwriter, who won best solo performer at the Canadian Folk and Roots Music Awards, will perform on Sunday.
Curran is expected to build on The Back Room’s growing reputation with support from Hull band Drinks After Midnight.
Sunday, June 24 (7.30pm). The Back Room, Cottingham. Tickets: £10. Call 01482 847007
Sunflowers and Sheds brings a heart-warming tale of friendship, family and fun on the allotment to Hull Truck Theatre on Saturday.
Frank’s peaceful routine is turned upside down by the arrival of the lively Isabella on the neighbouring plot. It takes patience and just a sprinkling of understanding for the seeds of friendship to grow alongside the potatoes, primroses, memories and dreams.
Saturday, June 23 (11am, 2pm). Hull Truck Theatre. Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions). Call 01482 323638.
A special show, Reclamation: Edinburgh Fundraiser, is taking place at Hull Truck Theatre on Saturday to open the Hard Rhymes and Great Exclamations series of events.
The evening will see Hull performers Joe Hakim, Mike Watts and Ruth E. Dixon using elements of poetry, comedy and live theatre in an attempt to find a sense of identity in a world that is growing ever more fragmented and chaotic.
Saturday, June 23 (7.30pm). Hull Truck Theatre. Free Entry. Call 01482 323638 to reserve seats.
Based on the 2010 book by Seth Grahame-Smith, the intriguingly titled Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter brings a bold new entry into the increasingly bloated vampire genre to cinemas this week.
The story follows the secret life of Abraham Lincoln before and after becoming the 16th President of the United States. Since the death of his mother by a vampire, he makes it his mission to slay the blood-sucking undead who are intent to take over the country.
VIDEO: Trailer for ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ (15)