Bring your heirlooms and antiques and meet TV antique dealer Mike Melody
Victoria and Mike Melody in Ugly Chief

Television antique dealer Mike Melody – instantly recognisable from shows such as Real Deal – wants to help you put a price on your family heirlooms. Along with his daughter Victoria Melody, Mike is appearing in Ugly Chief at Heads Up Festival (March 2-3). But before the curtain goes up on the real-life father and […]

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Heads Up Festival back at Hull Minster
Victoria and Mike Melody in Ugly Chief

Ugly Chief by Victoria Melody Where: Hull Minster When: March 2 & 3,  7.30pm Tickets: £15/£10 Heads Up Festival, now in its tenth season, is making a return to Hull Minster. The festival previously sent ripples through the historic church – then Holy Trinity – with Made In China’s Gym Party at the first-ever Heads […]

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E52’s Dark Winter at Hull Truck
E52's Dark Winter

E52’s new production – an adaptation of bestselling novelist David Mark’s acclaimed debut novel Dark Winter – will receive its world premiere at Hull Truck Theatre as part of Heads Up Festival (March 13-17). The book has been adapted by playwrights Richard Vergette (Dancing Through the Shadows, As We Forgive Them) and one of the most […]

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Bill Drummond to present double bill of new work
Bill Drummond Credit: Tracey Moberly

Bill Drummond (The KLF, The K Foundation), responsible for twinning Hull with Your Darkest Thought, is making a return to the city with a double-bill of new work for the stage presented at Heads Up Festival. Drummond was last seen in Hull in 2017, when he presented Your Darkest Thought at the New Adelphi Club […]

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Artistic talent join forces to ask What Is … Light?
What Is ... Light?

What Is … Light? When: At Heads Up Festival, Wednesday 7th March 2018 Where: An intimate space and secret location in Hull’s Bankside industrial estate. An event that brings together a host of artists will take place at Hull’s Heads Up Festival. What Is … Light? will see visual artists, photographers, musicians, audio artists, writers, […]

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Press Release: It’s festival number 10 for Heads Up
E52's Dark Winter at Heads Up Festival

Heads Up Festival’s spring 2018 season – the 10th Heads Up Festival – will take place from March 2 – March 17 at various venues, including Kardomah94, Hull Minster and Hull Central Library. The festival will include the world premiere of new E52 production Dark Winter at Hull Truck Theatre (March 13-17. SOLD OUT), award-winning […]

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Sponge – malleable fun for babies and young children
Sponge at Heads Up Festival. Image by Kati Fichtelmann

Babies, young children and families are invited to roll, squeeze and pop themselves through a new malleable kind of show, set to an original 1970s-influenced score. In Turned On Its Head’s Sponge, heading to Hull’s Heads Up Festival, two friendly dancers guide the participants, revealing small- and large-scale squishy, squashy environments, fascinating in shape, texture and touch. […]

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Press Release: Award-winning Victoria Melody returns to Hull
Victoria and Mike Melody in Ugly Chief

Where: Hull Minster When: March 2 & 3,  7.30pm Tickets: £15/£10 from www.uglychief.eventbrite.co.uk Artist and performer Victoria Melody teams up with her dad, TV antique dealer Mike Melody, for her most ambitious show yet. Ugly Chief is a comedy based on true-life events, performed by a real-life father and daughter. This is Victoria’s return to Heads […]

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So much more to see at Heads Up Festival
Hekima Asilia and the Flavas. Pic by Jerome Whittingham.

Heads Up Festival got off to a great start with our launch party, which featured Hekima Asilia and the Flavas, and sell-out shows Pale Blue Dot and Hester Arden’s The Ballad Of Paragon Station. And there’s still so much more to come as we enter week two of the festival, with performances every night until Saturday, October 21 […]

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