1) Lord Mayor’s Hanse Day
Travel back to the 13th century, when Hull was trading with northern Europe in the The Hanseatic League, with this one-day event.
You’ll be able to learn about crafts and trade in Trinity Square, try your hand at wattle and daub, watch a fire-breathing jester and listen to tales of old. Other events around the city centre will include children’s craft activities, performances of song and dance, and a colourful parade for the newly appointed Lord Mayor of Hull.
Saturday, June 8, 10am to 4pm. Locations around Hull city centre. Visit the Facebook page Lord Mayor’s Hanse Day 2019
2) The Big Grill
This festival, the biggest of its kind to have travelled to Hull, will include cuisine from barbecue to Jamaican, gourmet hotdogs, Mexican and artisanal burgers.
There’ll also be live music – including tribute bands for REM and Fleetwood Mac, cooking demonstrations and bars at this East Park event.
Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, from 11am. East Park. Day tickets cost £5, under-12s free. Visit www.thebiggrillhull.com
3) Family Open Day
Get behind the scenes at Hull Truck with this open day, where you can have a go at sound and lighting demonstrations, and enjoy activities including face-painting, storytelling sessions, trying on costumes and making balloon animals.
At the neighbouring Albemarle Music Centre, there’ll be singing workshops, hip-hop DJs, beatboxing, and the chance to try lots of instruments.
Saturday, June 8, 10am to 4pm. Hull Truck Theatre, Ferensway, Hull. Free. Visit www.hulltruck.co.uk
4) Roller Rink
Enjoy skating outdoors at Stage@TheDock, the amphitheatre in the heart of Hull’s Fruit Market. Running until Sunday, June 2, the rink is open for five to eight-year-old skaters from 10am to 11am, and for all ages from 11am onwards. Skate hire, from size 8 infant through to adult sizes, is included in the entry price. Under-eights must be accompanied on the rink by an adult, while under 14-year-olds must be supervised by an adult.
Until Sunday, June 2, 10am to 5pm (open until 7pm tonight). Stage@The Dock, Fruit Market, Hull. £5 per person for one hour’s skating, including skate hire. For more information, visit www.fruitmarkethull.co.uk
5) Inflatable obstacle course
This Total Wipeout-style challenge will see competitors battling an incredible 5km inflatable obstacle course at Costello Stadium, with organisers UK Running Events promising a selection of “crazy obstacles”, including “The Gauntlet” and “Ripple Runner”.
Saturday, June 8, from 8.45am. Costello Stadium, Anlaby Park Road North, Hull. Tickets £29.95, £10 off per child. Visit www.ukrunningevents.co.uk
6) Hull Marina Open Day
The region’s only pair of traditional sailing barges, Comrade and Amy Howson, will be on show and open to the public at this free event, where the Hull Marina team will be explaining about marina life and boat yard operations.
Saturday, June 8, 10am to 4pm. Warehouse 13, Kingston Street. Free. Visit the Hull Marina Open Day Facebook page.
7) New Generation Wrestling
Wrestling stars including “Superhuman” Justin Sysum, Rampage Brown and Nathan Cruz will battle the masked marvel Robbie X in these series of bouts at Hull City Hall.
Saturday, June 8, 7pm. Hull City Hall. Tickets from £14. Visit www.hulltheatres.co.uk
8) Time Troopers
Make your own quirky mosaic in the latest of these free craft events, which take inspiration from the collections at Hull museums.
Saturday, June 8, 11am to 1pm. Hull and East Riding Museum, High Street. Free entry. Visit www.hcandl.co.uk/museums-and-galleries
9) World Ocean’s Weekend
See fascinating favourites, such as giant Loggerhead sea turtles and the playful Gentoo penguins, alongside the Deep’s interactive presentations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, which will explain how we can all protect the oceans from plastic and pollution.
Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and June 9. The Deep, Tower Street. For entry prices, visit www.thedeep.co.uk
A glowing landscape of suspended inflatable microbe pods of differing shapes and sizes awaits visitors at this interactive exhibition, inspired by the microscopic imagery of bacteria and cells that live within us. Every few minutes the pods slowly deflate and then inflate as if breathing.
Until Sunday, September 1. Ferens Art Gallery, Hull. Free. Visit www.hcandl.co.uk/museums-and-galleries
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