THINGS TO DO IN DECEMBER
Keep It Cash
Thurs 8th Dec
Advanced tickets: £10
“Hello, I’m Johnny Cash.”
“Well, Dave actually. But you can call me Johnny tonight.”
Fronted by Dave Burnham, Keep It Cash are recognised as the most authentic sounding tribute to the Man In Black. Dave has been booked by Sony and the BBC as the voice of Johnny Cash. The band were also picked by 20th Century Fox to play live at the launch of the film Walk The Line. An absolute must for all Johnny Cash fans.
THE BEAUTIFUL COUCH
Sat 10th Dec
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Love The Beautiful South and The Housemartins? Tribute band The Beautiful Couch are the closest you’ll get to the real thing. Formed in 2002, The ‘Couch built up a loyal following playing at places like Liverpool’s The Cavern and Matthew Street Festival, and KCOM Stadium in Hull. After taking a few years off, they reformed for a one-off gig at Hull City Hall in May 2012. Now they’re back. And they’re ready to grab you by your sweaty bollocks. Figuratively speaking.
Humber Street Market
Sunday 11th Dec (Third Sunday of every month)
In and around Früit
Eat food, drink beer, shop stalls. Drink coffee, shop fasion, eat antiques. Shop art, eat music, drink fashionably. Eat crafts, drink art, shop music. Craft beer, art music, fashion furniture. Live music, fashionable eats, antique fashion. On Sunday 11th December from 11am-4pm. (And every third Sunday of every month.)
Cult Cinema Sunday presents: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Sunday 11th Dec
Advance tickets: £4
Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated feature finds Jack Skellington, aka the Pumpkin King, thinking the grass is greener over in Christmastown. He marshals all his goblins and ghouls to take over Christmas, but alas – poor Jack belongs to Hallowe’en.
Free popcorn and first entry for advance ticket holders who get there for 6pm. Free film quiz at 6:30pm with prize raffle. Film screens at 8pm. Tasty sweet and savoury treats from Thieving Harry's. Plus, custom-made film poster prints for sale.
Middle Child presents: Dick Whittington
Sat 17th-Thurs 29th Dec
3pm, 7pm & 10pm
And now for something completely different. Written by Tom Wells (Jumpers For Goalposts, Folk, The Kitchen Sink), Middle Child’s Dick Whittington is a wild, messy, chaotic take on the classic family Christmas panto. Join Dick, Cat, Baps and the rest of the gang as they battle Queen Rat’s evil empire and find out if the streets of London really are paved with gold. Featuring live music, the messiest mess scene in the country and the chance to make as much noise as you can.
2:30pm for a 3pm start
6:30pm for a 7pm start
9:30pm for a 10pm start (18+ adults only)
In With a Bang
Sat 31st Dec
Gates: 6pm. Starts: 8:17pm
Tickets: SOLD OUT
So it begins.
Hull UK City of Culture 2017 kicks off its first season, Made in Hull, with a HUGE fireworks show for New Year’s Eve. Set to the sounds of bands and musicians associated with Hull, the display starts at 8:17pm. If you’ve got tickets, gates open at 6pm. So get there sharpish for the best view.
If you don’t, it’ll be easy to see anyway. It’s in the sky, mate.
Sat 31st Dec
Ring in 2017 with Früit’s New Year’s Eve lineup of local bands, late night DJs and lots and lots of beer. Already confirmed: No Nothings and Hillbilly Troupe. More to be confirmed soon.