Humba Rumba @unionmashup Friday 16th Aug Album launch

On Friday the 16th of August, we are having a party at Union Mash Up to celebrate the release of a new Humba Rumba album of soukous songs written by the legend of the genre Kanda Bongo Man. You are cordially invited to our party – starts 8pm -there is no door charge.
Humba Rumba

@JB Barrington performing @unionmashup Fri 17th May @jimhigo

Doors 7,30pm Performance Jim Higo 8pm JB Barrington 8.45pm
Tickets £8 from

With his signature Salfordian twang, and satirical, quick-witted and heartfelt pieces, JB Barrington is a poet guaranteed to take you on an emotional rollercoaster. Cleverly, he proposes everyday situations and objects as his main tools of representation, allowing himself, as a true wordsmith, to evoke emotions and meanings from his readership that expand far beyond the confines of his poetry. Barrington is sure to reach the blank canvas of your mind, painting powerful images, relative to your own personal ups-and-downs and simple, day-to-day struggles.

His poems speak directly to, and for, the working class – presenting life in its purest and most genuine form. He uncovers typical Mancunian, working class struggles, from writing against the law, the government and everyday grapples to make ends meet to the nostalgic experiences of growing up, including warm references to his ‘mam’, his greatest role-model, throughout his work.

With Special guest Jim Higo performance 8pm
I am a writer and performer and all round general irritant.
I have been published in several poetry books and performed across the North of England.
I can often be seen shouting stuff out at various places.

Facebook Event: Hull Poster May 17th 2019-page-001

@Jack Gleadow @unionmashup Sunday 21st April tickets on sale from Sunday 17th February see link below

Hello! I’m doing some more previews of my show in Hull to test out loads of new stuff along with some old bits so I’m taking over Union Mash Up on Princes Ave on
I’m doing 3 shows so I can work on it throughout the day so come to one where the timing suits best 😁


TICKETS FOR THREE SHOWS – £5 each available From the link below

Doors 4:00
Show 4.30- 5.30

Doors 6.30 pm
Show 7- 8

Doors 9pm
Show 9:30- 10:30

Show Info:

Fresh from performing at 2018’s Edinburgh Festival as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve – a showcase of the 4 best new comedians, Jack Gleadow, the multi-award-winning Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018 previews his latest material for his debut solo show for 2019’s Edinburgh Festival. Jack is one of the most exciting new stand-ups on the comedy circuit so come and enjoy his diverse show featuring, stories, props, videos, music and more in this unique one-man variety show.
WINNER Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018
WINNER Amused Moose National New Comic of The Year 2017
WINNER Hull Comedian of The Year
”An absolute natural” Chortle
”Echoes of Norman Wisdom” BBC Humberside
”Laugh Out Loud Funny” The Scotsman

Lucy Beaumont work in progress Sunday 17th March @unionmashup


FIRST SHOW Doors 16.30 performance starts 17.00-18.00
Tickets £6 From…

SECOND SHOW Doors 18.30 performance starts 19.00-20.00
Tickets £6 From…

Lucy Beaumont is back on the comedy circuit preparing new material for her hugely anticipated 2019 show. Come and enjoy an hour of off beat hull humour. (This is a work a in progress show.)

Lucy Beaumont @unionmashup Sunday 9th December


Sunday 9th December

First show Doors 16.00 performance starts 17.00-18.00
Tickets £4 From

Second show Doors 18.30 performance starts 19.00-20.00
Tickets £4 From

Lucy Beaumont is back on the comedy circuit preparing new material for her hugely anticipated 2019 show. Come and enjoy an hour of off beat hull humour. (This is a work a in progress show.)

Backyard Band Night Thurs Sept 20th

Doors 20.00 Free Entry
Folk, Americana, Rock, Piano solo, Electronic, Classic rock, Jazz and Pop
So far we have –
Toria marie -originals Americana
Bloom- electronic
Oli hindley- pianist
James bolt – indie
Common ground – jazz duo
James lee – solo artist
Peppermint Swirl (band)
Ellie price – indieBackyard Open Mic

Rory Mcleod @unionmashup Oct 19th @HullFolk

Rory McLeod

October 19th 2017

Tickets £7.00    Doors 19.30

Tickets available from

Facebook Event:

Ex-circus clown and fire eater, Rory McLeod is a one-man-soul-band, and poet, with a natural troubadour’s talent for weaving magical, musical, storytelling spells accompanied by his own bizarre solo orchestra of distinctive instruments. The spoons, finger-cymbals, bandorea, Djembe-drum, harmonica, guitar, trombone and-tap-dancing shoes accompany the rich, raw, deeply resonant voice of this singular, and liberating performer. Rory is a musical gypsy, whose melodies are infused with influences from Flamenco to country blues, through to Celtic, Eastern European and Calypso rhythms, and this show represents a fantastic opportunity to catch a truly charismatic and unique performer at close quarters in an intimate and atmospheric setting.

“I’ve travelled to look for work, to mend a broken heart, to be with someone I longed for. I’d travel to visit friends and on the way I’d make new ones, I’d roam because I was curious to see what was around the next corner, sometimes I travelled to follow the warmer weather and migrate… like the birds and the big whales and fishes do”.

Away With Words 6th Birthday special Thurs 22nd June @unionmashup.@awaywithwords

the “6th Birthday Special” one

THURSDAY 22nd June
Doors 7.30 pm – Start 8.00 pm. Upstairs at Union Mash Up, Princes Avenue, Hull
Admission – FREE

The next “AWAY WITH WORDS” open mic evening will take place at Union Mash Up, the epicentre of the cultural earthquake that is the HU5 post code area. This event has been bringing you the best spoken word performers since long before Rosie Millard typed Hull back into her satnav. The event will henceforth be referred to as the “6th Birthday Special” one.

Poets, performers, comedians and spectators are welcome to the cosy intimate surroundings of the upstairs bar at Union Mash Up on Prince’s Avenue, Hull.
Come along and perform your poetry, prose, comedy, jokes, satire in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

June special guest is the wonderfully talented and entertaining Stephen Thomas.

Stephen Thomas is a performance poet and rapper who is half German and half Yorkshire, so you can be sure that he’s extremely efficient with words and has very tight rhyming patterns. He is an experienced performer at poetry nights and festivals across the UK and is one of the hosts of Poetry is Dead Good in Nottingham.

Inspired by fun things and interesting people, his work is based on themes of relationships, identity and general silliness! He is one of the key members of the internationally-acclaimed Poetry Brothel movement and co-wrote the Brothellian Manifesto with Timothy Grayson.

Stephen’s first collection, Alphabet Spaghetti, is published by Big White Shed in May 2017.

To celebrate our 6th birthday there will be some additional amazing happenings in addition to our brilliant special guest and the usual spoken word festivities and this night is genuinely not to be missedAway with words june 2017

Comedy Mash @UnionMashUp headliner @Thejackglead Thurs April 6th @Hull_Comedy

Doors 19.30 performance starts 20.00
entrance fee £5

Tickets april 2017
This months extravaganza stars Hull comedian of the year Jack Gleadow
Winner – Hull Comedian of the Year 2016

Winner- Comedy Cellar Best New Yorkshire Act 2016

Winner – Hilarity Bites New Comedian Of The Year 2014

Runner Up_ Hotwater Comedian of The Year 2016

Hosted by Jed Salisbury Comedian, Writer, Actor, Astronaut, Doctor, Clown, Wrestler, Spy, Playboy, Jedi Knight, Superhero, Wizard and Pokemon Master.

Pretty much the type of guy you’d want to sit next to on a plane, but not at a funeral.
With support from
Tom Short 2014 Fun house Champion
2014 Glang! Best Comedi0n EVR!
Grahem Musk
Jamie Huchinson
Mathew Burnett