What's On (Sep 7-9): Freedom Festival, Carpenters tribute, Harvest Food Festival and more
This weekend sees the Hull Freedom Festival return once again, bringing a wealth of comedy, cabaret, legendary musicians, fringe events and local talent into the spotlight.
Among the attractions will be the acclaimed Circus Ronaldo, who will be setting up on the corner of Queen and Humber Street, and the Spiegeltent, a spectacular vintage mirrored hall, which will be built especially for the festival in Wellington Street.
Events are taking place daily until Sunday, September 9 at various locations in Hull.
For the latest news, details and pictures from the Freedom Festival, visit www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/freedomfestival
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The music of Richard and Karen Carpenter will be brilliantly recreated by Laurie Briggs and Jason Scott AKA The Karpenters at The Spa Bridlington on Friday.
Together with the sensational Karpenters Band, the duo perform all the wonderful songs The Carpenters made so famous.
Friday, September 7 (7.30pm). The Spa Bridlington. Tickets: £17.50 (Adult), £16.50 (Concession), £5 (Child). Call 01262 678258.
A spine-tingling production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Ruddigore heads to The Spa Bridlington on Sunday.
This production from ex D’Oyly Carter professional, Alistair Donkin, features the West Yorkshire Savoyards in a comic opera which showcases some of Arthur Sullivan’s best music with a sparkling score full of energy.
Sunday, September 9 (3pm). The Spa Bridlington. Tickets: £13 (Adult), £11 (Concession). Call 01262 678258.
Acclaimed local group One Off Productions present a world amateur premier of the smash hit play Calendar Girls at Hull New Theatre.
This quirky true story sparked a global phenomenon when it was adapted into a film in 2003 starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters.
Friday, September 7 (7.30pm), Saturday, September 8 (2pm, 7pm). Hull New Theatre. Tickets: £12-£13. Call 01482 300300.
Performances of Hull Truck Theatre’s first ever Community Play, City of Light, conclude this weekend.
The colour, light and romance of Hull Fair is the setting for this epic spectacle featuring an enormous cast, original music and incredible dance.
Friday, September 7 (7.45pm), Saturday, September 8 (2pm, 7.45pm). Hull Truck Theatre. Tickets: £15-£17.50 (£3 off for concessions). Call 01482 323638.
Don’t miss the debut performance of Read’s Warblers Show Choir at Junction in Goole on Saturday.
They will be joined by the Castleford Male Voice Choir for an evening of musical entertainment.
Saturday, September 8 (7.30pm). Junction, Goole. Tickets: £4-£6. Call 01405 763652
The very best local produce will be on offer when the Harvest Food Festival arrives at the Driffield Showground on Saturday.
Among the attractions will be food stalls, cookery demonstrations, kids entertainment and even an art gallery.
Saturday, September 8 (9.30am-4.30pm). Driffield Showground. Free entry.
Depression-era America is the setting for a tale of bootlegging and corruption in Lawless, which is new in cinemas this week.
Based on a true story, the film centres around the exploits of three brothers (Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Clarke) whose bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy (Guy Pearce) and other authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Trailer for ‘Lawless’