About Us: All you need to know about spectacular event heading to Hull this weekend

Hull city centre is preparing to explore 13.8 billion years of history as About Us – part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK – rolls into town this weekend.

The free open-air event combines live performances and multimedia installations to celebrate the entire history of the universe, from Big Bang to the present day.

Every night for a week, About Us will transform Queen Victoria Square into a vast canvas combining live projection-mapped animation with poetry, music, and beautiful live choral singing from Hull’s very own Freedom Chorus.

About Us, multi-media show, in Derry 2022
About Us is visiting five locations in the UK as part of UNBOXED, including Derry (pictured). Photo by Justin Sutcliffe.

Where is it?

Queen Victoria Square, Hull city centre.

When is it?

The event is on every night, 9.30pm until 11pm, from Saturday 30 April until Friday 6 May.

During the daytime, from 10am onwards, the About Us show area will be open to the public to explore. Large video screen plinths will be exhibiting content created in partnership with people from each of the five locations that the show is visiting as part of its UK tour.

How long is it?

The show lasts 25 minutes and runs multiple times throughout the evening from 9.30pm until 11pm. There will also be a relaxed performance at 10.35pm on Tuesday 3 May.

How much is it?

It’s free.

How accessible is the show?

There will be braille sheets of the text at the show, as well as audio descriptions. There will also be a hearing loop and BSL interpretation available. If you need any assistance, please speak to one of the stewards or email – [email protected]

You can find out more about the show here.

You can find out more UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK here.

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