East Riding Festival Of Words Returns With Live Events For 2021

East Riding Festival Of Words Returns With Live Events For 2021
August 24, 2021

East Riding Libraries are delighted to announce a varied and exciting programme for their literature festival, The East Riding Festival of Words, which will be back with live events this autumn.

The main festival will take place from Friday 15 to Saturday, 23 October, with additional events scheduled in the lead-up, plus a varied programme of children’s events too. 

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Syrian Refugee To Help With Beverley Minster’s Sanctuary Project

Syrian Refugee To Help With Beverley Minster’s Sanctuary Project
August 24, 2021

A Syrian refugee has been presented with woodworking tools so that he can help with the creation of a new space for reflection in the churchyard at Beverley Minster.

Yassar Sheikh Debes, 48, has been loaned a set of chisels to enable him to carry out voluntary work on Beverley Minster’s Sanctuary project, which will involve him helping to develop the outdoor sanctuary space at the Minster.

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NHS Want You To Help Them By Being Prepared For Bank Holiday Weekend

NHS Want You To Help Them By Being Prepared For Bank Holiday Weekend
August 24, 2021

Hull and East Riding residents are being reminded which NHS services are available to them this bank holiday on Monday 31 August 2021.

If you need medical help, the NHS is here for you – Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC), out of hours GP services and some pharmacies across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire will remain open. GP practices and most pharmacies will be closed on the bank holiday.

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Beverley Art Gallery And Library Recreated In Lego Bricks

Beverley Art Gallery And Library Recreated In Lego Bricks
August 23, 2021

A reconstruction of Beverley Library and Art Gallery as it was back in 1910 has been built using LEGO Bricks and is on display in Beverley Library until Saturday, 2 October.

The amazing construction has been built by clever LEGO Brick experts from BrickBox in Hull, to complement the ‘Brick Wonders’ exhibition in Beverley Art Gallery.

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Viking FM’s Cash For Kids Brings The Sports Challenge Back

Viking FM’s Cash For Kids Brings The Sports Challenge Back
August 23, 2021

After its 2019 success, Viking FM’s Cash for Kids is excited to bring the Charity Sports Challenge back to the local region. Its goal is to help local grassroots junior sports clubs in need of funding.

Cash for Kids is looking for local grassroots junior sports clubs to sign up and take part in a competition giving them the chance to win a cash grant of up to £5,000.

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September To Bring Big Improvements For Beverley And Hornsea Buses

September To Bring Big Improvements For Beverley And Hornsea Buses
August 20, 2021

Bus company East Yorkshire has announced that from 5 September it will be revamping its Beverley and Hornsea buses to create more opportunities for travel in the towns.

The improvements, which are the biggest shake-up of buses in the area for several years, will include two new services around Beverley, plus a new link to allow Hornsea residents to get directly to Castle Hill Hospital without having to change buses.

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Mezzo-Soprano To Play Maria As Charity Brings Hidden Chapel Alive With The Sound Of Music

Mezzo Soprano To Play Maria As Charity Brings Hidden Chapel Alive With The Sound Of Music
August 19, 2021

An international opera singer is heading home to East Yorkshire to perform for a life-saving charity in an exclusive, hidden gem of a venue.

Mezzo soprano Katy Marriott, who has returned to Beverley following a career singing across Europe, will be joined by the Wedding Belles choir presenting songs from The Sound of Music at The Chapel of Saint Mary and Everilda at Everingham Park.

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Nominate Your Beverley Good Neighbours

Nominate Your Beverley Good Neighbours
August 19, 2021

The Mayor of Beverley is asking residents of the town to nominate their good neighbours for a civic award. Since March 2019, Beverley, like the rest of the world, has experienced challenging times due to Covid-19. 

However, this has also brought with it an extra special sense of community spirit, as individuals and organisations have gone that bit further to look after friends and neighbours. 

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Library Link Brings Bedside Poems And Stories To Hospital Patients

Library Link Brings Bedside Poems And Stories To Hospital Patients
August 17, 2021

A hospital in Yorkshire has become the first in the country to support patient care by bringing poetry, stories and chat to the bedside in a partnership that has its roots in the UK City of Culture programme.

Library Link has completed a pilot scheme with volunteers from Hull and East Yorkshire reading poems and short stories to patients in wards and waiting rooms at Hull Royal Infirmary and is now gearing up to return post-Covid.

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Build A Wonderful Summer With Creative Lego Events At East Riding Libraries

Build A Wonderful Summer With Creative Lego Events At East Riding Libraries
August 16, 2021

For those looking for something to do with the children this summer, there is a chance to let their imaginations run wild at fun and engaging Lego® events at East Riding Libraries.

For the younger ones, aged 2-7, there is a Storytime with a difference at the Duplo Lego® Storytime Stay and Play events; the event will trigger their imagination with a super story and then set them free to create whatever they like with beautifully bright Duplo sets.

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Council Launches COVID-19 Local Support Grant

Three-Quarters Of Adults In Yorkshire Don’t Have A Savings Plan
August 14, 2021

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has launched a discretionary grant scheme to support those most in need with the cost of food, energy, water bills and other essentials.

The grant aims to give vulnerable households peace of mind as COVID-19 restrictions are eased by helping those who need it to have food on the table and other essentials.

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Sports Direct And USC Concept Store Opens At Flemingate

Sports Direct And USC Concept Store Opens At Flemingate
August 14, 2021

An exciting new sportswear and street fashion concept store has opened to shoppers at Beverley’s Flemingate centre.

The store brings Sports Direct, the UK’s leading sportswear and sports equipment retailer, and streetwear and fashion brand USC together at the busy East Yorkshire retail and leisure destination.

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