What's on in Hull and East Yorkshire Saturday May 18 - 24

A photograph from the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride back in 2022 -Credit:Richard Addison
A photograph from the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride back in 2022 -Credit:Richard Addison

As we get into the middle of May we find ourselves in limbo between Bank Holidays when it can seem like there's not much going on.

But many events are still happening over the weekend and into next week throughout Hull and East Yorkshire. Whether you want to catch an evening show or have a fun day out, there are lots of ideas to stuff into the diary.

Talent shows, film nights, theatre, a motorcycle rally, and a quiz make the list this week. Have a skeg below:

NHS Got Talent at Park Street Theatre

On Saturday, May 18, Park Street Theatre will be hosting a very special talent show showcasing the incredible skills of NHS staff in our area. Doors open at 7pm and members of the audience will be voting for winners.

Information for the event on Ticket Source says: "Join us for a special event to celebrate the talent of those who work locally in our National Health Service. Dancing doctors … singing nurses … Who will be crowned the winner of NHS GOT TALENT?

"Our panel of judges will be casting their vote – as will you, our trusted audience. The proceeds from this inaugural event will go to two fantastic local charities – Park Street Performing Arts Centre and Hull Medical Society."

Get tickets from ticketsource.co.uk.

Sense & Sustainability - Hull Truck Theatre

A new comedy is showing at Hull Truck between Friday May 17 and Saturday May 18. "Sense & Sustainability" is written by Hull playwright Lydia Marchant and stars local actors from the theatre's Act III group.

Describing the show, Hull Truck says: "In the centre of a fictional down-on-its luck northern town, next to the car park and just left of the Tesco Express sits a serene garden. Planted and pruned by a team of green-fingered and gossipy volunteers.

"But when the truth about the garden’s origins come to light, its future is thrown into doubt. What do we do when the things we care about are under the microscope? And is a good thing, still good, if it comes from something bad?

"Act III, Hull Truck Theatre’s theatre-making group for retired adults, bring you a witty, thought-provoking, and uplifting comedy about community and compassion." Tickets can be bought from the Hull Truck box office.

Gentleman's Ride - Hull

The Gentleman's Ride is returning to Hull on Sunday, where spectators can watch motorcycles parade through the city. It is an excellent opportunity to see vintage motorbikes up close, as seen when we attended in 2022.

Describing the charitable event for men's health on the official website, organisers said: "Ready your engines and prepare your dapper attire, The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride is returning to Hull on Sunday the 19th of May, 2024! Register to join an event like no other, as we ride side by side, worldwide, in support of men's mental health and prostate cancer research.

"Join hundreds of thousands of dapper gentlefolk in the world's most stylish on-road motorcycling charity event, as we ride to raise funds and awareness for men's health on behalf of Movember.

"All riders must be registered at The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride website to view local ride details, with details to remain confidential."

Film night and more at Spring Bank Tavern

Branding itself as "Hull's Gaming pub", Spring Bank Tavern has a roster of free events throughout the week. Monday is Dungeons and Dragons, Wednesday is Jackbox Party Games, Thursday is Open Mic Night, and Sunday is the movie night from 6pm.

Advertising the weekly event on its Facebook page, Spring Bank Tavern said: "We have a selection of some of the best/worst low-budget films to choose from. Heckling encouraged! As is unconstructive criticism!"

Big Mad Andy's Peep Show quiz - The Welly Club

It's been more than 20 years since the first series of Peep Show aired and anyone who still loves this classic British sitcom should check out Big Mad Andy's Peep Show Quiz. It's hosted by the character Big Mad Andy - who first appears as a handyman in series 3.

Welly says: "Liam Noble, AKA Big Mad Andy has stocked up on Breakfast Room Green and is ready to bring you the ultimate quiz on one of Britain’s favourite sitcoms, Peep Show!

"Famed for his emotionally unstable yet lovable painter/decorator, Big Mad Andy will delve deep into this cult classic, testing your knowledge of all things Peep Show! Expect insane prizes, MAD trivia, a f*ck plasma screen and yards of ale!" Find out more on the Welly website.