The Val Wood Prize has become a staple on the International writing competition circuit since it began in 2014, awarding cash prizes to budding writers along with website publication of their stories.
Entrants have been challenged to address different themes over the years, such as women’s rights, history and the city of Hull but this year, the competition is challenging writers to get romantic and create a story in the form of a love letter.
Local authors will be featured heavily in the East Riding Festival of Words – the new look literature festival coming to the area in October.
The festival will be officially launched by Val Wood at Beverley Art Gallery on Thursday, 18 October, at 7.30pm. Val will be giving an exclusive reading of her latest novel, ‘A Place to Call Home’, which will be published in November.
Described as the original suffragette, author and free thinker Mary Wollstonecraft was a pioneer of women’s rights, arguing that women should be educated, should be able to vote and to be in government: extraordinary claims for the 18th century.
This September Beverley is celebrating her story and her connection to the town as part of the national Heritage Open Days programme, with talks, walks and an illumination by the street artist Stewy.
Radio 2’s Saturday night dance music line-up is taking to the road once again for ‘Radio 2’s All Star Party’ on Saturday 29th September, live from the Art Deco ballroom of Bridlington Spa.
Trevor Nelson, Craig Charles and Ana Matronic will broadcast their shows live from the venue, presenting a spectacular night of soul, R&B and dance music. The night will feature outstanding live performances by Clean Bandit, Incognito, Lemar, Kid Creole & The Coconuts and the Fantasy Funk Band featuring Gabrielle, Jaki Graham and John Turrell.
Multi-award winning documentary maker Reggie Yates told students at an East Yorkshire college they can achieve their dreams by staying true to themselves, as he helped them celebrate completing their studies.
Critically acclaimed Reggie, whose documentaries include the Extreme series shown on Netflix, was the special guest at Bishop Burton College’s annual presentation day event.
Sam Dunkley, a professional conductor, is bringing his company, Performing Arts etc, to Beverley and Hull this summer giving young people aged 8 – 16 the chance to perform in two well-known musicals.
In partnership with East Riding Schools Music Service and Hull Music Hub, the music, theatre and dance company will be bringing professionals from stage and screen to the Hexagon Centre, Beverley and Albermarle Music Centre, Hull during the school holidays.