URGENT ticket update for HU5 Bowie on Friday 29th Jan @unionmashup @bluebeany

URGENT…. Due to the unprecedented amount of interest in this event and a few concerns from people about gaining entry,we have had to make it a ticket only event.Tickets will go on sale at 6.00 pm tonight Thursday 28th January,on a pay what you like bases starting at £5 .All proceeds still go to Cancer research except a small booking fee to Hull Box office. Tickets available from https://www.hullboxoffice.co.uk/The tickets won’tbowie HU5 new show up on the site until 6.00 pm and we will post a direct link at 5.00pm Thanks

COMEDY MASH @unionmashup Thurs 4th Feb @Hull_Comedy @peter_brush @ToplessCantrill @Garyjcomedy



Our brilliant headliner for this evening is the amazing Peter Brush, an incredible act with amazing comedy talents.

We are opening the show with a first for comedy mash. We have the brilliant comedy play ‘Captivated’ written by John Gilbert that debuted in the comedy festival and was highly rated.

A highly distinctive performer and deft writer of finely crafted jokes, Peter Brush unassumingly takes the stage with his slight bespectacled frame and scruffy hair, before consummately conquering it with an arsenal of razor sharp quirky one-liners and peerlessly original routines, all delivered in an amusingly awkward fashion.

Along with support from

Chris Cantrill

Lance Kristian

Gary Jennison

And a short set from THE LIVE NAKED IDIOTS

DOORS: 7:30 ENTRY: £3  Performance 8.00pm

Peter has been a finalist in a variety of local and national comedy competitions including the BBC New Comedy Award 2013, as well as winning the Harrogate Comedian of the Year 2012. He has also written for BBC Radio 4’s ‘The News Quiz’, ‘The Show What You Wrote’ and ‘Newsjack’, and has supported Arthur Smith and Stephen K Amos on tour.

In 2015 he performed his debut solo hour ‘Older Than The Oldest Dog That Ever Lived’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving 4*+ reviews. That year he also performed as part of the prestigious ‘Big Value’ showcase run by Just The Tonic.

‘compellingly hilarious.. first-class gag writing… an original and achingly funny voice’ ****1/2 – Chortle, Aug 2015

‘unique observations and connections that stand-ups crave’ – The Guardian

‘an imaginative use of language and obtuse angles of thought that produce distinctive and eclectic gags…his best lines are inspired’ – Steve Bennett, Chortle

‘clever and original’ – Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke

‘Yorkshire’s answer to Woody Allen’ – Harrogate Advertiser

‘Wonderfully original writing, delivered with a distinctive delivery’ – Ten Feet Tall Comedy


Captivated: A dark comedy Four people tied to chairs at the mercy of a sadistic serial killer. comedy gold right?! Having been performed as the opening show of Hull Comedy Festival 2015, Captivated is returning for one night only for an audience to enjoy the twisted passage of terror. Written by and starring John Gilbert with Zoe Hughes, Paula Branton and Steve Willis.

“Very funny, captivating & beautifully acted. John Gilbert is a sick puppy.” Burnsy, BBC Radio Humberside.


@hullindiecinema presents @unionmashup short film city, Wed 16th Dec

Hull Independent Cinema in partnership with Leeds Film presents: Short Film City Hull (15) (Dir: Various).Every month we bring you the best of short film from Yorkshire, the UK and around the world. This month’s award-winning selection:

Louis le Prince International Short Film Competition 2015
Winner: Drama (Guan Tian, USA) 11 min

A boy and a girl get intimate in a car but soon see life happening outside the windshield. They find themselves adding their own take on what they see unfolding in front of them. A intimate look at human voyeurism and people’s tendency to lean towards the judgemental.

World Animation Award 2015
Winner: Manoman (Simon Cartwright, UK) 11 min

AAAAAARRGGHH! And so follows an abject lesson in the perils of therapy. Glen, who cannot tap into his primal sense of self, finally goes too far when he creates a raging homunculus that he finds impossible to controlA film about limits, with no limits!

British Short Film Competition 2015
Winner: Rate Me (Fyzal Boulifa, UK) 17 min

Rate Me is a brilliantly conceived portrait of teen escort Coco as told through reviews left on an online forum. Sharp and insightful Coco’s character shifts in and out of focus with each authors own agenda.

Yorkshire Short Film Competition
Winner: Cargo (Oli Carr, UK)16 min

Cargo follows the journey of two Syrian refugees as they attempt to smuggle themselves into the UK. Once the lorry they are hidden in starts to move, they know that they are on their way to freedom. Will they be able to keep quiet long enough to not be heard by the Border Patrol?

Leeds International Screendance Competition 2015
Winner: Choreography for the Scanner (Mariam Eqbal, USA) 3 min

Created using a flatbed scanner, this experimental animation explores a choreography of simple repetition. As such, it is a reminder of the technologies at the heart of the history of cinema and the moving image.

Leeds International Music Video Competition 2015
Winner: Lightning Bolt – The Metal East (Lale Westvind, USA) 4 min

“The Metal East” is from Lightning Bolt’s new album “Fantasy Empire,” out now on Thrill Jockey.

Leeds Short Film Audience Award 2015
Winner: The Reinvention of Normal (Liam Saint-Pierre,UK) 8 min

“Go straight off the wall” said his dad and Dominic does just that. The film follows Dominic Wilcox, an artist / inventor / designer, on his quest for new ideas….Transforming the mundane and ordinary into something surprising, wondrous and strangely thought provoking.

Audience Favourite Across all Short Films
Winner: Madam Black (Ivan Barge, NZ/UK) 11min

When a glamour photographer runs over a child’s pet, he’s forced to fabricate a story about its disappearance.

We know that short film is something people don’t often think of when they think about going out to the cinema, so to encourage as many people as possible to try something new, tickets for our Short Film City Hull programme are on a pay-what-you-want basis. The recommended ticket price is £4, but you can pay less, or more, as you wish! You can even come for free – see ticket details below for more on how to book.

Tickets: http://hicp.bigcartel.com/product/short-film-city-hull-hic-at-union-mash-up-wednesday-16-december-2015

Doors open: 7pm

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/721730517961072/


All shows free with optional donation bucket
Doors 7.30pm

The Frasco Fools are three stand up comedians formed into one surreal funny sketch group, if Little Britain and The League Or Gentelmen had babies they would be The Frasco Fools.

David Smith is a local comedian who tells stories of what it’s was like growing up as the ugly kid of the family and what bath time was really like in his family.

Steve Rimmer is host to many comedy nights in and around Hull but for tonight he will be doing part of his show which he takes around the country.comedy 15th 2015

Hullarious free fringe show @unionmashup Fri 6th Nov @hullcomedyfest @ukcomedy @hull_comedy

FREE! with an optional donation bucket passed round by a sad-eyed man who will guilt-trip you into coughing up with his mournful gaze….

Hull has an abundance of extraordinary comedy talent, Hullarious returns for it’s 5th year running in the Hull Comedy festival to give a stage and showcase this talent, so come see some of the finest acts representing Hull and putting Hull on the comedy map.

Doors 7.30pm performance start 8.00pm


Karl Davis
Billy Lowther
Steve Rimmer
Rich Austin
Lois Mills
David Smith
Anna King Jackson
Jack Gleadow
Rachel Dale

With the headline act all the way from America The Nat Turner review.

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents @unionmashup @HullIndieCinema

Hull Independent Cinema presents: The Salt Of The Earth (12A) (Dir: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders).

hic oct 2015, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Wim Wender’s beautiful film shows us the photographer and his work in a new light.

Winner of the Best Documentary French Academy Award and the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes. In French, Portuguese and English, with English subtitles.

“Wim Wenders confirms his mastery of the documentary form with this stunning ode to Sebastiao Salgado.” Variety

The Salt Of The Earth is rated 12A. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may contain plot spoilers).

Programme Details

7pm: Doors open. Grab a drink from Union Mash Up’s bar and settle in for the film.

7.30pm: Introductions, trailer reel and short film (details TBC).

7.50pm: Main feature, The Salt Of The Earth (110 minutes).

9.40pm: Post-film we’ll be staying for a drink in Union Mash Up’s bar and would love for you to join us to discuss the film.

Tickets £5

e-tickets on sale at our online store. Tickets can also be purchased in person from Artlink Centre for Community Arts on Princes Avenue.

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.

e-Tickets will NOT be posted out to you; please print out your PayPal receipt and bring it with you to the event or show your booking on your phone (if you do not have access to a printer or smartphone, please provide your email address and a form of ID on the night of the screening).

Moomins on the Riviera Sat 3rd Oct @unionmashup @HullIndieCinema @MoominOfficial

Hull Film Festival presents: Moomins on the Riviera (U) (Dir: Xavier Picard, Hanna Hemilä), 3 October 2015, Union Mash Up, 22 Princes Avenue, Hull.

The Moomins, Snorkmaiden and Little My, in search of adventures of their own, set sail for the Riviera, where, after a journey fraught with menacing storms and desert island dangers, Snorkmaiden is dazzled by the attentions of a playboy and Moomin learns that jealousy’s sting is the most painful of all.

When Moominpappa befriends an aristocrat and adopts the name ‘de Moomin’, an exasperated Moominmamma retires to the relative calm of their trusty old boat, to wait for her family to come to their senses. For the very first time, the unity of the Moomins is threatened.

Programme details

1.30pm: Doors open. Grab a drink from Union Mash Up’s well stocked bar and settle in for the film.

2.00pm: Introductions

2.10pm: Main feature, Moomins on the Riviera (77 minutes).

3.22pm: Film end

For TICKETS see here: http://hicp.bigcartel.com/product/hull-film-festival-moomins-on-the-riviera-u-union-mash-up-saturday-3-october-2015moomins

Nourishment #9 This Thurs @unionmashup @ARTFORHULL @2017hull

September’s nourishment welcomes two multi-layered artists who both have strong connection with the city’s Red Gallery.

Lou Hazelwood is an artist and researcher working with temporality, technical and narrative memory, epitaph, nostalgia and display. She is an active meber of Red Gallery and is currently researching, visiting collections and speaking to enthusiasts and specialists about Victorian children’s magic lantern slides, toy projectors, their narratives and developing artistic responses for a new body of work.

Richard Shields investigates varied contemporary issues through the use of the site specific, found objects and traditional skills. His topics of interest lie in financial posturing, religion and the autopsy of artistic process through an allegory with a sense of humour.