Events

There is an exciting programme of events for all the family! Please check further details for a description of the event including times. Unless otherwise stated all events are FREE and at the History Centre - location details and map.

For details of current and forthcoming displays, as well as information on submitting an exhibitors proposal and related policies, please see our Arcade Exhibitions page.

Telephone (01482 317500), e-mail hullhistorycentre@hcandl.co.uk or drop by to reserve your place for the courses as places are limited!

When What Where
Tue 28 Feb
5-8pm

Launch of the Dan Billany: Teacher, Writer, War Hero exhibition at 5pm with a lecture by Dr Paul Skrebels on Billany’s life and work at 6pm and a short performance by Theatre on the Edge at 7.15pm

No need to pre-book for this event.

Lecture Theatre

Wed 1 Mar 
10am-12pm

Reading Old Writing - Introduction to Palaeography
Discover the development of handwriting from medieval times to the Victorians. Learn how to transcribe documents and find out some hints and tips for making sense of tricky words.

More information about the course including costs and how to book on the Reading Old Writing page

Lecture Theatre
Thurs 2 Mar
10am-12 noon
Family History Helpdesk
Advice on tracing your family tree See our Family History Helpdesk page for more information
Library Area
Sat 4 Mar

9:30am-12:30pm

Magic Door
Join us as we celebrate the work of Hull author Dan Billany. What would you like to discover if you had a doorway to another world?
Part of our regular History Makers craft and Lego sessions
Lecture Theatre
Sat 4 Mar

2pm

Dan Billany: Made in Hull
Billany’s story is courageous and romantic, a story of its time. Theatre On The Edge brings the man to life on stage through readings, drama, live music and multimedia. The production coincides with a display mounted by Hull University, at the History Centre.
Tickets £5 on door. Reservations ring 01482 471135 or email ontheedge@hotmail.co.uk

Lecture Theatre
Wed 8 Mar 
10am-12pm

Reading Old Writing - Wills and Inventories
Learn the different sections of a will and find out what might appear in an inventory.

More information about the course including costs and how to book on the Reading Old Writing page.

Lecture Theatre
Tues 14 Mar
12:30-1:30pm

Stevie Smith: Hull's forgotten poet? - talk by Will May
Part of our regular Lunchtime Club series of talks

Lecture Theatre
Wed 15 Mar 
10am-12pm

Reading Old Writing - Deeds
Discover the basics of the different types of deeds which you’re likely to find in local record offices.

More information about the course including costs and how to book on the Reading Old Writing page.

Lecture Theatre
Thurs 16 Mar
10am-12 noon
Family History Helpdesk
Advice on tracing your family tree See our Family History Helpdesk page for more information
Library Area
Wed 22 Mar 
10am-12pm
Reading Old Writing - Letters

Weeks one to three concentrate on formal handwriting – personal letters have more diverse styles! We’ll practice reading some letters from our collections and discuss the most common issues with reading personal correspondence.

More information about the course including costs and how to book on the Reading Old Writing page.

Lecture Theatre
Thurs 6 Apr
10am-12 noon
Family History Helpdesk
Advice on tracing your family tree See our Family History Helpdesk page for more information
Library Area