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Hull will host some great shows in January. Picture: Kilyan Sockalingum

5 things to do in Hull this weekend

The Christmas decorations are up in the loft once more, new year’s resolutions are long-forgotten and social calendars are emptier than Santa’s sleigh.

Yet January is no reason to feel down as Hull hosts stage shows and exhibitions galore during the dreaded month, starting this weekend.

Here are 5 things to do in Hull over the next few days.

1. Some Guys Have All The Luck 2020 – The Rod Stewart Story
Hull City Hall
Friday 10 January 7.30pm

Fifty years on from the release of his first album, this fantastic live concert celebration of one of rock music’s greatest icons returns.

Frontman Paul Metcalfe captures all the excitement, energy and charisma of the legendary performer including the infamous moves, showmanship and sense of fun that have made Rod one of the most successful artistes of all time. Get tickets here.

2. The Nutcracker
Hull New Theatre
Saturday 11 January 7.30pm

Russia’s acclaimed ballet company returns with this most famous of fantasy ballets for the family.

When midnight strikes, we are swept away to a fairytale world where nothing is quite as it seems as toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse King and his mouse army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins. Get tickets here.

3. Northern Live – Do I Love You
Hull City Hall
Saturday 11 January 7.30pm

This live northern soul show is faithful to the original sounds of the underground movement that started on the dancefloors in the north and eventually swept the nation. An 11-piece band with four lead vocalists performs more than 30 original hits. Expect to hear Out On The Floor, There’s A Ghost In My House, and Do I Love You – Indeed I Do. Get tickets here.

4. The Winter Show
Studio Eleven, Humber Street
Until Sunday 12 January

The last chance to see this show which marks the finale of the Studio Eleven celebrations of a decade of creative residence.

From the Jurassic Coastline to the boulder clay of the Humber Region, the chalk line brings these artists together for an exhibition featuring a selection of contemporary ceramics by Julie Massie, Adele Howitt, Martin Harman and Emma Williams, with paintings by Deborah Grice and Myles Linley. Learn more here.

5. Introducing Hnefatafl
Hull And East Riding Museum
Until Sunday 9 February

A display on the medieval game of Hnefatafl will introduce this early board game. The display explores what he game was, how it was played, and its origins across the North Sea in Scandinavia. Learn more here.

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