Things might be looking up, but there’s still a way to go before in-person events are back on around Hull. In the meantime, there’s still some pretty decent online events you can enjoy at home that give you a break from the usual TV. Check these out!
Rachel Parris & Marcus Brigstocke’s Tuesday Night Club
Tuesday 9 March, 8pm
Rachel Parris is an award-winning musical comedian and standup who has appeared in The IT Crowd, Murder In Successville, The Mash Report and Austentatious.
Rachel will be joined by Marcus Brigstocke for their world-renowned Lip Sync Battles. And, there’s the usual fannying about from MC James Gill and the ABC front row.
Tickets are just £5 – More info and tickets available here.
LIVE at the ZOO: Paradise Wildlife Park
Wednesday 10 March, 11am
If you’ve still got a little one or two at home, or even if you just love animals, Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire are doing a 15 minute live- stream from the zoo with interesting facts and fun about the animals.
Always Be Comedy: Pete Firman & Glenn Moore
Wednesday 10 March, 8pm
Pete Firman is a comedian and magician. You might have seen him on the telly in Channel 4’s ‘Dirty Tricks’, five’s ‘Monkey Magic’ and Sky One’s ‘The Secret World of Magic’. He has travelled the world performing his own brand of anarchic magic and now you can catch him performing live.
He’ll be joined on the Zoom by Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Glenn Moore who is a regular face on Mock The Week (BBC), Rob Delaney’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2).
Also performing are Lou Sanders, Sarah Keyworth and MC is James Gill. Tickets are only £5 – More info and tickets here.
Stephen Fry and Jonathan Biss on Beethoven
Thursday 11 March, 7pm
This is the online streaming of a pre-recorded event. which was recorded with the 92ndStY in New York in February 2021. Stephen Fry joins renowned pianist and musical thinker Jonathan Biss to discuss Biss’s moving new audio book Unquiet: My Life with Beethoven.
Fry and Biss engage in thoughtful and candid dialogue about their personal experiences as entertainers, and the extent to which having mental health issues might have contributed to — and been exacerbated by — their decisions to become performers.
Tickets are just £9.50 – More info and tickets here.
Virtual Tour – Castles Around London
Friday 12 March, 8pm – 9pm
London is home to one of the most famous castles in the world – The Tower of London. However the Tower is not the only castle you can visit in the London area.
Rob Smith will take you on a virtual tour, telling you about twelve more castles that are about an hour or less from London.
Tickets from just £6 – More info and tickets here.
The Friends Virtual Live Quiz
Saturday 13 March, 8pm – 10pm
How well do you know Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Monica and Joey? Well this live zoom quiz will really put your knowledge to the test and if you really think you’re the biggest fan of Friends, there’s a cash prize up for grabs of £50 too.
Tickets are only £5.50 including booking fee – available here.
Hull Comedy Lounge – Saturday Night Live Stream
Saturday 13 March, 8pm
Hull’s full-time comedy club has been hit hard during the pandemic like many other venues. They’re now streaming live comedians direct from George Street on Saturday night’s to keep you entertained. This Saturday’s line-up looks like a belter!
Tickets are only £5 – available here.
Freedom Festival & Hull Truck Present: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit
Saturday 13 March, 8pm
Two of our local arts organisations, Freedom Festival and Hull Truck have got together to bring you this internationally renowned play – White Rabbit, Red Rabbit – performed online.
With no rehearsal, no director, a different actor each night, and a script waiting in a sealed envelope on stage, internationally acclaimed White Rabbit, Red Rabbit by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour, is a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre.
Tickets available from just £10 at Hull Truck website.
Hull Minster Mother’s Day Worship Service
Sunday 14 March, 10am
This Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to find some spiritual time for you and the family with the special 30 minute service, broadcast live from our Hull Minster. It’ll be broadcast live on their YouTube channel.
A Virtual Tour of Sistine Chapel
Monday 15 March, 9am
Virtually travel to one of most popular cities in Italy with this exploration of the Sistine Chapel. Discover the pictorial treasures preserved in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, and the secrets of two masterpieces by Michelangelo Buonarroti (the Stories of Genesis and the Last Judgment) and the frescoes of the fifteenth-century masters with the stories of Moses and Christ.
Tickets for this 3 hour tour are just £7.99 – available here.
Al Murray’s Lockdown Lock-In
Monday 15 March, 8pm
This is a tremendously exciting new weekly show starring the people’s champion: Al Murray. If Monday night is traditionally quiz night, think of this as a very Al Murray take on proceedings. There’ll be comedy (standard), topical material (oooh!), an interactive quiz (zoinks!) and there’ll even be a guest spot (ooh la la!).
Tickets are only £5 – more info and tickets here.