5 Must-Do Events in Hull this November

Next month will see Hull City Centre filled with joy, laughter, music and merriment. Here are 5 unmissable events to jot in your diaries this November.

Hull Comedy Festival

Back for yet another year, this laugh-a-minute festival takes place across the whole city for most of the month. Expect hilarious stand-ups, award-winning performances and family-friendly fun at an array of popular venues, such as Hull City Hall, Kardomah94, Hull New Theatre, Jaz Bar, Fruit and Chance on Savile Street.

The 20-day programme is jam-packed full of jokes, puns and one-liners, consisting of over forty shows – meaning there will definitely be something to raise a smile on everyone’s faces. What’s more is that the majority of the events are absolutely free or Pay What You Want, with some exceptions.

Hull Comedy Festival takes place from Thursday 2 until Wednesday 22 November. 

Hull Jazz Festival

From jokes to jazz, November also brings the 25th anniversary of the Hull Jazz Festival. And they are certainly celebrating in style with the appearance of Grammy award-winning guitarist Pat Metheny. Meanwhile, UK Jazz Electronic three-piece GoGo Penguin will return to the city to perform their brand new score to Godfrey Reggio’s cult cinema classic Koyaanisqatsi.

The weeklong festival will combine an eclectic mix of shows that introduce new artists and commemorate old favourites, such as Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Dusty Springfield and Shirley Bassey.

Hull Jazz Festival takes place from Saturday 11 until Saturday 18 November. To book tickets please call Hull Truck box office on 01482 323638.

CAMRA Hull Real Ale and Cider Festival

The annual CAMRA Hull Real Ale and Cider Festival returns for the 39th year, offering ale-lovers the chance to experience a large number of different brews and beverages in Hull Minster. In fact, there will be over 130 different cask ales from 14 local breweries to try. You will also be able to sample from Hull’s longest hand pump bar, which will be specially installed for the festival.

Food will be served from stalls around the church to enjoy in-between pints, as well as performances from an array of artists and bands. This is the sixth year that the medieval Hull Minster has hosted the event. Steeped in its own history and tradition, it acts as an ideal backdrop for CAMRA to showcase their passion.

The CAMRA Hull Real Ale and Cider Festival takes place from Thursday 16 until Saturday 18 November.

Scandinavian Christmas Market

You may resent us for mentioning the C-word already, but the arrival of Santa is just around the corner. Filled with handmade decorations and gifts, as well as specialty foods, this beautiful festive fair will certainly get you in the mood for an enchanting festive season.

On top of this, you can tuck into a selection of Danish beers and their delicious schnapps. The Scandinavian Christmas Market will be open on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 November at the Danish Church of St. Nikolaj in Hull City Centre.

The Magic of Christmas

Taking place in the historic Museums Quarter on Sunday 26 November, this is a one-day event when families can travel back in time to the Victorian era.

The Hull Streetlife Museum will come alive with characters straight from Dickensian novels. Meanwhile, there will be an assortment of activities and stalls to enjoy. Last year, an anatomic polar bear was the star of the show.

Don’t miss The Magic of Christmas, as it really is perfect for families and people of all ages.


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