November 2023 Events!

Our events make a return this November for a series of commissioned performances coming to Hull Truck and The Albemarle!

Emma Johnson Gravy Boat: Northern Flame

Sat, 11 November 2023
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Hull Truck Theatre

Returning to Hull in support of second album ‘Northern Flame’ – a collection of new music inspired by stories of the resilience and strength of Northern women past and present.

Recorded at Giant Wafer Studio in Wales and produced by Ivor Novello nominated James Hamilton, the quintet explores dynamic and interplay further in this new album, which marks a more open and exploratory way of writing and recording for Johnson and Gravy Boat.

The band is made up of Steve Hanley (Family Band, Ubunye), Richard Jones (Beats and Pieces, Nishla Smith Quintet), Fergus Vickers and Angus Milne.

Tickets £10 (students and under26s £6)

The Broken Orchestra: Riparian

Sat, 11 November 2023
2pm – 3pm
Hull Truck Theatre

A unique, intimate and immersive live music performance composed by The Broken Orchestra featuring poetry and spoken word from Vicky Foster.

Inspired by the ever-changing landscape along the river Hull with vocals from Sarah Johns and live instrumentation from Tom Kay (Guitars), Steph Halsey (Harp) and Gary Hammond (Percussion), this one-time performance explores our connection to living alongside water and the multifaceted historical lives we have led.

Featuring fascinating archive film projections of the river journey Hull Jazz Festival have commissioned this piece from The Broken Orchestra as part of Freedom Festival and it is supported by the Music Department at the University of Hull.

Tickets £10 (students and under26s £6)

Out of the Box – Day 1

Fri, 17 November 2023
Trinity Market and Social (Humber St)
1-4:30pm and 5-9pm
Free Entry – Registration Required

‘Out of the Box’ brings together people from across the entire Hull music sector, appreciating the broad scope of music, taking an ‘Out of the Box’ look at long term music development in the City. If you’re part of that eco-system we’d welcome you to take part. Join us to help shape a vision of the future of music in Hull that’s inclusive, co-operative, diverse and strong.

The afternoon summit event at Social on Humber Street will shine a spotlight on inspiring activity in the City, reflect on our own offers and wants, consider the value of collaboration and put music centre stage.

An early evening of networking at Trinity Market will lead into a night of performances of ‘Out of the Box’ special collaborative commissions and news of future ‘Out of the Box’ commission opportunities for local artists with J-Night. Featuring world premiere performances of exciting new collaborative work

This is a Council-funded event organised by Arts Development, Hull City Council, connecting with activity of J-Night’s Hull Jazz Festival, Hull Music Service and Hull Youth Music Network with support of Arts Council England.


Out of the Box – Day 2

Sat, 18 November 2023
Albemarle Music Centre
Doors Open 11.30am
Free Entry – No ticket required

All-day festival of new music and collaborations featuring the most exciting Hull artists!

12pm – Graziana Presicce with Stewart Baxter:
Intermundia (classical piano and electro)

1pm – Josh OvertonKobby Taylor & Aaron Green:
The Battle of Blair Mountain (hip-hop meets C&W)

2pm – Stephanie Halsey (harp) with Beats Bus Kobby Taylor:
Our Love (inspired by Maya Angelou & Elizabeth Browning)

3pm – Frankie BanhamPete Jack & Joe Martin:
Mambo Jambo (a wildly eclectic mix of latin, jazz, folk, Balkan and classical fusion flavoured by flamenco rhythms!)

4pm – Samatar Elmi with local singers:
A Darker Light (spoken word and choral arrangements)

The Out of the Box commissions have been supported by Hull City Council Arts Development team