Rory Mcleod @unionmashup Oct 19th @HullFolk

Rory McLeod

October 19th 2017

Tickets £7.00    Doors 19.30

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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

New post: Comedy Mash Thur’s Feb 2nd @unionmashup @steve_eod

Doors 19.30 performance 20.00
Entrance £5

MC Rich Austin

Ben Shannon

Callum Oakley
Anthony Campbell

Headliner, Stephen Frizzle

Friz Frizzle, a musical comedian who has written for West End Shows and Radio 4, will be previewing his new show for 2017: “Friz Frizzle Gets His Organ Out”. This will be his fifth show he’s taken to the Edinburgh Fringe.


Comedy Mash Fri 7th Oct @StanleyBrooks @dannysutcliffes@

This month, Comedy Mash brings you headline act:

“Dazzles with his mix of surreal and observational gags. A manic, unruly energy belies a great writing talent” – The Skinny
2011 – Rock Radio’s ‘One Night Stand Up’ Winner
Funhouse Comedy ‘Champion of Champions’
2012 – Leicester Mercury New Comedian Of The Year Nominee
Off The Rails Comedian Of The Year
Loaded ‘Laftas’ Finalist


“Strong Comic Instincts … deft lines and nice observations” – Chortle
3rd in the Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year (£250 prize)
Winner of King Gong (The Comedy Store, Manchester)
Winner of Beat the Frog (Frog & Bucket, Manchester)
Harrogate New Comedian Finalist 2015
Leicester Square New Comedian Semi-Finalist

“Still here”

+ support from JACK GRANT & MATT HOSS


@alfiemoore HEADLINING @UnionMashUp @ComedyMashHull THURS 5TH MAY @Hull_Comedy


Comedy Mash is Hull’s premier new act/new material night.

Our headliner for May is the amazing Alfie Moore,

Alfie was one of the stars of ‘Show Me The Funny’ (ITV) and wrote and presented ‘Alfie Moore’s Almanac’ for BBC Radio. More recently he has been featured on The Wright Stuff (Channel 5), Comic Relief, Sky News, BBC Radio 4’s Idiots Guide to Crime and Punishment, BBC Look North, ITV Calendar, Bizarre Crime (BBC 3), and Confessions of a Police Officer (Channel 4). His new BBC Radio 4 comedy series ‘IT’S A FAIR COP’ broadcast during July 2014. Following exceptional feedback a second series was commissioned and airs on Thursdays from 18th June 2015 in the coveted 6.30pm comedy slot.

Along with support from:

Valen Vain
Pinnacle of Vanity and as Deep as a Puddle in Summer, Valen is the caricatured personification of an alternative party-boy…gone wrong.

Paul Henry
‘Paul Henry has never failed to entertain my audiences, looking forward to having him back!’ Steve Rimmer
‘Very exciting new act, cheeky & explosive views on his life & experiences, definitely one to watch’ Comedy Cellar, Holmfirth

Daniel Triscott
“With 4 years worth of gigs under his belt, Dan Triscott has a wealth of comedy experience. Bringing a forensic approach to constructing Steven-Wright-esk-one liners and short comedic ideas ranging from subtly surreal to down right idiotic”
3rd place in the 2016 Comedy Hat Final

Colin Havey
“One of the most promising acts on the circuit” Funhouse Comedy

And hosted as always by your Resident MC Jed Salisbury

Doors 7:30 Entry £4 Union Mash Up, princes Avenue

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On the second of April I organised a Prince night called “Purple”. that was weirdly inspired by Bowie dying, I wrote the following –
“Basically I decided I wanted to do this because after Bowie’s death we all re evaluated his back catalogue and realised how amazing it all was, so what I would like to do is re evaluate Prince’s back catalogue and celebrate his work while he is still alive .. A night playing nothing but his music, and including music he’s written for other artists such as Sheila E , The Family and The Time. – If you’re a Prince fan, come and celebrate with us. – Paul Weymes x”
It was a brilliant night and I cant believe that less than three weeks later I’m writing that Prince has died. So Im organising another Purple night on June the 4th at Union Mash Up. However this time ALL the door take will go to the British Red Cross and the entry fee will be £6. I’ll send invites when the event page is up.
Oh and the Bowie Roxy night that Anna and I were doing has been shelved as we’re using the nights booking at union mash for the Prince night .. we’ll do that another time.purple4jun


Hull Independent Cinema and Union Mash-Up present: Straight Outta Compton (cert 15) (Dir: F. Gary Gray)

This screening is run by Union Mash-Up in partnership with HIC. Please note the later start time of 8pm. HIC members MUST bring their membership cards with them to claim the member discount price.

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

Nominated for the Best Screenplay Oscar and winner of two Black Reel awards among many others. In English.

“As enlightening as it is entertaining, as sobering as it is exhilarating, Straight Outta Compton reminds viewers not only who N.W.A. were and what they meant, but also why they mattered – and still do.” Washington Post

“The NWA story is told in the style of a luxe, classic-era studio biopic. And it’s scintillating.” Little White Lies

Straight Outta Compton is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may contain plot spoilers).

Programme details

7.30pm: Doors open. Grab a drink from the bar and settle in for the film.

8.00pm: Straight Outta Compton (147 minutes).

10:30pm: Film ends. Why not stay for a drink afterwards?


Tickets are un-allocated seating, seat choice is first come first served upon doors opening.

If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.

If you purchase a membership ticket your membership card MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket. Membership cards can be purchased in this store on the main page.

Tickets: april 2016