The Hull UK City of Culture 2017 celebrations spring forward in March with a heap of incredible events and exhibitions. From bizarre postcard designs to debates about equality, Hull and Beverley are thriving with intriguing activities.

We've rounded up our top 7 things to do in East Yorkshire this March. 

Hullywood Icons

Hull International Photography Gallery in Princes Quay hosts Quentin Budworth's Hullywood Icons exhibition throughout March. The artist has recreated famous moments from Hollywood films featuring people of Hull and East Riding.

The intriguing idea came about when he asked himself What if Hull was really Hollywood and the people of Hull were film stars?

The exhibition is free and runs until Sunday 2 April.


WOW Hull

This three-day festival will explore equality in all of its forms through talks, film, music and comedy. Running from Friday 10 until Sunday 12 March, WOW Hull brings together and celebrates influential Hull-born women such as Maureen Lipman, Lucy Beaumont and Ethel Leginska.

The event will spread across the whole city, finishing off with a screening of Viceroy's House at Hull City Hall on Sunday evening.

Tickets for individual events range from £0-£10 and you can purchase a WOW Day Pass for discounted entry. 


A Moth for Amy

March will mark the last month that you can follow the A Moth For Amy trail. Inspired by Amy Johnson, Hull's aviation heroine, the 59 moths were designed by artists and community groups and are dotted around the city and surrounding area.

A Moth For Amy will be taken down after Friday 31 March, so hurry up and enjoy it while you can.


Hull: City of Cinema

To honour Hull's fantastic film and television makers, the University of Hull is hosting an array of screenings, Q&As, workshops and talks.

Award-winning individuals such as Jeremy Thomas, Chris Hees and Tracey Seaward will explore the history behind the city's filmography. The three-dayer will stretch across various venues on campus, including the recently refurbished Middleton Hall.

Day tickets start from just £6, whilst weekend passes can be purchased for £20, or £16 for concessions.

Fabulous Felines

The Streetlife Museum of Transport dedicates this exhibition to Violet Roberts, an Edwardian postcard artist who lived in Hull and Beverley most of her life. The musical theatre performer sketched postcards featuring humorous and fashionably dressed cats. The exhibit is a must for those who love quirky artwork and have a passion for furry friends.

Entry to Fabulous Felines is completely free. You can find the Streetlife Museum of Transport in Hull's Museum Quarter on the High Street.


Hull Comic Con Spring

If comic books and sci-fi films are up your street, make sure you pop into The Guildhall on Saturday 4 March. Hull Comic Con Spring brings special guests from the Doctor Who team, as well as renowned authors Dicky Howett, Rachael Smith and Adam Cheal.

There will be a whole host of activities, including a stop-motion animation workshop and a range of merchandise stalls.

The event runs from 11am-5pm and entry starts from £3.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The Natural History Museum in London has kindly lent Beverley Art Gallery its prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. You can see it for yourself until Saturday 22 April.

The competition launched in 1965 and now attracts over 50,000 entries from across the globe. It's a must-see for anyone interested in photographic art and the natural world.

You can view it for yourself for free at Beverley Art Gallery, which is situated in The Treasure House.


If you do attend any of these fantastic events in March, be sure to tag us in your photos on Facebook and Twitter.





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