Competition Launched With Abundant Gift of Books

Competition Launched With Abundant Gift of Books
July 8, 2019

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. 

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Democracy In The UK Has Been Lost Says Former Police Officer

Democracy In The UK Has Been Lost Says Former Police Officer
March 16, 2019

Democracy has in the UK has been lost, that is the view of a former policeman David Pattenden. The 70-year-old from Beverley was out in the streets making his feelings clear.

Mr Pattenden who voted to Leave the EU also fears that the UK’s failure to deliver Brexit could leave the door open to far-right radical groups.

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Author From Beverley Celebrates 25 Years With Book Launch

Award Winning Beverley Author Celebrates 25 Years With Book Launch
November 8, 2018

Beverley based author Val Wood celebrates 25 years as a published author with a special launch party at Waterstones in Hull on 29 November and a special book signing in her hometown on 1 December.

This is a momentous year for the author as it marks 25 years since the release of her first award-winning title, The Hungry Tide. 

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World’s Biggest 5K On Its Way To Hull Thanks To Social Media

World’s Biggest 5K On Its Way To Hull Thanks To Social Media
September 26, 2018

A huge 5k run featuring some of the world’s biggest inflatable obstacles is heading to Hull for the first time this weekend – and it’s all down to social media users from the city.

Gung-Ho! has toured the UK with its huge inflatable obstacle for four years, with more than 120,000 people taking part along the way.

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Local Authors To Feature In The Festival Of Words

Local Authors To Feature In The Festival Of Words
September 22, 2018

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.

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The First Feminist – Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

The First Feminist – Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)
August 28, 2018

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.

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Bridlington Spa To Host BBC Radio 2’s All Star Party

Bridlington Spa To Host Bbc Radio 2's All Star Party
August 27, 2018

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.

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Documentary Maker Reggie Yates Helps Students Celebrate Success

Documentary Maker Reggie Yates Helps Students Celebrate Success
July 9, 2018

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.

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Summer Schools From Royal Albert Hall Conductor Return

Summer Schools From Royal Albert Hall Conductor Return
June 10, 2018

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.

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Beverley Town FC Look Forward To An Evening With Paul Merson

Beverley Town FC Look Forward To An Evening With Paul Merson
May 30, 2018

Beverley Town Football Club are say they are looking forward to their ‘Evening With Paul Merson’ which sold out in a matter of days.

The event, which is sponsored by De Lacy Spa is being held at Beaver Park with  the club looking to raise cash to help fund the three senior teams   through ticket sales and by holding a prize draw.

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