Don Patricio, His Life & Times (Part of the Peoples Festival, Belfast)
Aug
7
3:00 PM15:00

Don Patricio, His Life & Times (Part of the Peoples Festival, Belfast)

Free Entry!

Patrick O’Connell was born in Dublin, became a footballer playing for Belfast Celtic, Sheffield Wednesday, Hull City and Manchester Utd amongst other clubs. He captained Ireland and went on to find fame as a manager of several football clubs in Spain where he was the Mister for FC Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. He died and was buried in a paupers grave in London. This is a stirring story brought to life with the wider context of war, revolution and a bloody Civil War in Spain.  

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Lotti & Mina plus Statues Cradling Toys
Jun
25
7:30 PM19:30

Lotti & Mina plus Statues Cradling Toys

Free Entry!

In a cemetery near Arras in 1927 two women meet to become lifelong pen friends. Mina is a down to earth lass from Hessle Road who had lost three sons in the War, one of them at Oppy Wood. Lotti is a German Jewess who teaches English in Bavaria and had lost a son in the same battle. As the years go by, the two women reflect on their communities and how things change. Lotti tells of a country taken over by the Nazis and how her life is challenged and transformed. Mina reflects on the fishing community she is from and how, in the end, they are all moved away into the suburbs.

This script in hand performance is followed by readings from Statues Cradling Toys – both are written by Rob Bell. Mick McGarry, Dave Gawthorpe add music and songs to the evening.

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Hull and the Spanish Civil War
May
1
to Jul 6

Hull and the Spanish Civil War

FREE ENTRY to all events!

Nine men from Hull fought for the International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939. Five never returned. One Hull woman, Frida Knight, served as an ambulance driver.

The History Troupe is delighted to team up with The History Centre, Hull College and the Hull International Brigade Memorial Trust to tell their story.

1 May - 6 July 2019

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Truths
Nov
27
7:30 PM19:30

Truths

Truths - A fresh perspective on the First World War in this centenary year.

This is not about winners. It is about a war that was said to be fought to end all wars and yet never seems to end. From Kurdistan to India; Africa and Asia; the USA to the warring cousins from antique dynasties - there are many voices that we need to hear. Come along and remember them all.

Date & Time: 27/11/18 at 7:30PM

Venue: Kardomah 94

Tickets available on the door: £7 (concessions available) and from Hull Box Office (click below):

https://www.hullboxoffice.com/event/the-history-troupe-truths/

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Truths
Nov
25
2:00 PM14:00

Truths

Truths - A fresh perspective on the First World War in this centenary year.

This is not about winners. It is about a war that was said to be fought to end all wars and yet never seems to end. From Kurdistan to India; Africa and Asia; the USA to the warring cousins from antique dynasties - there are many voices that we need to hear. Come along and remember them all.

Date & Time: 25/11/18 at 2PM

Venue: SPARK*, York

Pay What You Can Performance (everyone welcome!)

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Run for the Line
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Run for the Line

Run for the Line tells the story of Jack Harrison of Hull FC who won the VC at the battle of Arras - running for a line of machine gun fire as he had done the try line before. This is a ‘life of’ in words and song. The History Troupe Players will be accompanied by Mick McGarry, Dave Gawthorpe and Sammy Lloyd.

Date & Time: 24/11/18 at 7PM

Venue: York St John University

Tickets available on the door: £7 (concessions available) and from Hull Box Office (click below):

https://www.hullboxoffice.com/event/run-for-the-line-st-john-university-york/

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Truths
Nov
24
2:00 PM14:00

Truths

Truths - A fresh perspective on the First World War in this centenary year.

This is not about winners. It is about a war that was said to be fought to end all wars and yet never seems to end. From Kurdistan to India; Africa and Asia; the USA to the warring cousins from antique dynasties - there are many voices that we need to hear. Come along and remember them all.

Date & Time: 24/11/18 at 2PM

Venue: Holy Trinity, Micklegate, York

Tickets available on the door: £7 (concessions available) and from Hull Box Office (click below):

https://www.hullboxoffice.com/event/the-history-troupe-truths-2/

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Madame Clapham Talk + The Strange Death of Corsetry
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Madame Clapham Talk + The Strange Death of Corsetry

Based on the life and times of Madame Clapham and her Haute Couture Dressmaking Salon on Kingston Square, we move from 1910 to 1920; long hair tied in a bun to the bob; gowns to frocks and women as accessories or servants to citizens with the vote. This piece will take you on a journey from before and after the first world war focusing on the mind sets and society of those affected.

This three day run of Madame Clapham's life is located in the very location of the said dress making salon. Kingston Theatre Hotel is a beautiful building that holds so much history!

Date & Time: 21st November at 7PM

Venue: Kingston Theatre Hotel

Tickets available on the door: £7 (concessions available) and from Hull Box Office (click below):

https://www.hullboxoffice.com/event/the-history-troupe-madame-clapham-talk-a-strange-death-of-corsetry-3/

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Madame Clapham Talk + The Strange Death of Corsetry
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Madame Clapham Talk + The Strange Death of Corsetry

Based on the life and times of Madame Clapham and her Haute Couture Dressmaking Salon on Kingston Square, we move from 1910 to 1920; long hair tied in a bun to the bob; gowns to frocks and women as accessories or servants to citizens with the vote. This piece will take you on a journey from before and after the first world war focusing on the mind sets and society of those affected.

This three day run of Madame Clapham's life is located in the very location of the said dress making salon. Kingston Theatre Hotel is a beautiful building that holds so much history!

Date & Time: 20th November at 7PM

Venue: Kingston Theatre Hotel

Tickets available on the door: £7 (concessions available) and from Hull Box Office (click below):

https://www.hullboxoffice.com/event/the-history-troupe-madame-clapham-talk-a-strange-death-of-corsetry-2/

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Madame Clapham Talk + The Strange Death of Corsetry
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Madame Clapham Talk + The Strange Death of Corsetry

Based on the life and times of Madame Clapham and her Haute Couture Dressmaking Salon on Kingston Square, we move from 1910 to 1920; long hair tied in a bun to the bob; gowns to frocks and women as accessories or servants to citizens with the vote. This piece will take you on a journey from before and after the first world war focusing on the mind sets and society of those affected.

This three day run of Madame Clapham's life is located in the very location of the said dress making salon. Kingston Theatre Hotel is a beautiful building that holds so much history!

Date & Time: 19th November at 7PM

Venue: Kingston Theatre Hotel

Tickets available on the door: £7 (concessions available) and from Hull Box Office (click below):

https://www.hullboxoffice.com/event/the-history-troupe-madame-clapham-talk-a-strange-death-of-corsetry/

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Sharp Street
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Sharp Street

Sharp Street tells the story behind the memorial that was located on Sharp Street, Newland Avenue for years. This remembrance performance combines the poems from the book Sharp Street by Rob Bell that are read by The History Troupe Players and songs from that era sung by The Hillbilly Troupe.

Date & Time: 17/11/18 at 7:30PM

Venue: Trinity Methodist Church

Free Entry! (Donations welcome - all proceeds to Hull4Heroes)

https://www.hullboxoffice.com/event/sharp-street/

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Hull and The First World War (Talk)
Nov
15
10:00 AM10:00

Hull and The First World War (Talk)

In this talk Rob Bell covers a wide context of the First World War and moved to the immediate impact of the shelling of Scarborough; U boats and the suspension of fishing plus Zeppelins and the diversion of cargoes as the vast majority of the men of Hull worked as dockers or in the fishing industry - no work, no pay with the army as a sole option to go for. 

Date & Time: 15/11/18 at 10am

Venue: Community Hall, Garden Village

Free Entry (donations welcome!)

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Run for the Line
Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Run for the Line

Run for the Line tells the story of Jack Harrison of Hull FC who won the VC at the battle of Arras - running for a line of machine gun fire as he had done the try line before. This is a ‘life of’ in words and song. The History Troupe Players will be accompanied by Mick McGarry, Dave Gawthorpe and Sammy Lloyd.

Date & Time: 11/11/18 at 8PM

Venue: Hessle Town Hall

Tickets available on the door: £7 (concessions available) and from Hull Box Office (click below):

https://www.hullboxoffice.com/event/the-history-troupe-run-for-the-line/

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Nation's Tribute
Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

Nation's Tribute

By day, The History Troupe takes Hessle back to 1914, with a Music Hall show, a declaration of war from the town crier and then off to the western front – wrapped up in a show to inform and entertain.  Archibald Postlethwaite, the thespian impresario introduces Houdini, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts club band, and Rash the accordionist, songster sensation the glorious Gina, and many more down at the old bull and bush.

Date & Time: 11/11/18 at 5pm

Venue: Hessle Foreshore

Free Entry!

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Run for the Line
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Run for the Line

Run for the Line tells the story of Jack Harrison of Hull FC who won the VC at the battle of Arras - running for a line of machine gun fire as he had done the try line before. This is a ‘life of’ in words and song. The History Troupe Players will be accompanied by Mick McGarry, Dave Gawthorpe and Sammy Lloyd.

Date & Time: 09/11/18 at 7:30PM

Venue: The Marvell College

Tickets available on the door: £7 (concessions available) and from Hull Box Office (click below):

https://www.hullboxoffice.com/event/run-for-the-line-the-marvel-college/

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Truths
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Truths

Truths - A fresh perspective on the First World War in this centenary year.

This is not about winners. It is about a war that was said to be fought to end all wars and yet never seems to end. From Kurdistan to India; Africa and Asia; the USA to the warring cousins from antique dynasties - there are many voices that we need to hear. Come along and remember them all.

Date & Time: 8/11/18 at 7:30PM

Venue: The Back Room, Cottingham

Tickets available on the door: £7 (concessions available)

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Madame Clapham (Talk)
Nov
7
7:15 PM19:15

Madame Clapham (Talk)

Madame Clapham was a formidable and demanding seamstress proud of her haute couture dressmaking  salon on Kingston Square, opposite what is now the new theatre. ‘The Strange Death of Corsetry’ explores the role of women before and after the war, against the backdrop of Madame Clapham’s salon. At it’s height, over 200 seamstresses worked in the cold rooms. Before the war; fashions were long and intricate. War brought a make do and mend spirit and shorter styles. This formidable lady set high standards, but was unhappy with this new age.

Women had changed; how did Madame Clapham respond?

Date & Time: 7/11/18 at 7:15PM

Venue: Hallgate Primary School

Free Entry (donations welcome!)

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From Sappho Down to Now
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

From Sappho Down to Now

An evening of music and poetry, showcasing the works of female poets throughout the centuries and across the globe. A variety of themes and poetic styles will blend to create a chorus of female voices that will echo into the night and beyond.

October 23 at 7:00 PM

Venue: Kardomah 94

Tickets available from HBO:

https://www.hullboxoffice.com/events/sappho-down-to-now

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TALK: Don Patricio, From Hull City to Barca
Oct
13
12:30 PM12:30

TALK: Don Patricio, From Hull City to Barca

Rob Bell tells the story of Patrick O’Connell who was born within the shadow of Croke Park, Dublin. He played for Hull City 1912-14. After a controversial spell at Manchester United he made his name in Spain winning La Liga with Real Betis and then, became manager of FC Barcelona - in the middle of the Spanish Civil War.

This talk is in support of the International Brigade Memorial Trusts statue to commemorate those from Hull who served in the Spanish Civil War.

Free Entry! October 13th at 12:30pm

VENUE: Guildhall, Lowgate, Hull HU1 2AA

Tickets available from Hull Box Office: https://www.hullboxoffice.com/events/don-patricio-from-hull-city-to-barca

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From Hull to the Spanish Cockpit
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

From Hull to the Spanish Cockpit

This performance traces the story of those from across the Humber who made their way to Spain to support the Republican stand against Franco. The History Troupe players, Dave Gawthorpe, Mick McGarry and Lloyd Dobbs will tell their story in words, images and song. 

This event is in support of the Memorial to the International Brigade to be placed in Hull.

Tickets available from HBO:

https://www.hullboxoffice.com/events/from-hull-to-the-spanish-cockpit

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Hull Connected
Aug
3
to Oct 27

Hull Connected

Come along to see how rail made its way to Hull and take a look at the stunning vintage photograph collection of Paragon Station itself, plus lots more!

oh, its also FREE.

Opening Times:

10am-3pm, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

(August 3rd to October 27th)

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