The East Riding Festival of Words is back for 2020 – with a varied programme of free online events, featuring a range of popular authors. The Festival features an exciting programme of events for children as well.
St Mary’s announcement in June of its fourteen new stone carvings based on characters from The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis caused a splash in the media, with coverage by BBC News and national papers.
Now local Narnia fans will have the opportunity to see these new, handmade carvings close up before they are raised into position high on the external walls of the church.
Eddi Reader, perhaps Scotland’s greatest living female voice, is celebrating her 40th year on stage with a ‘40 Years Live’ concert tour in 2020, which will come to Beverley this autumn.
Eddi has announced she will play St Mary’s Church on Thursday, 1 October as part of the anniversary year, with tickets on sale now.
Do you have fond memories of your school days? From childhood sweethearts to sporting achievements and lifelong friendships, much of what we remember has very little to do with our education itself.
Yet perhaps this is one reason why many don’t find the transition into adulthood all that easy…
Everyone with endometriosis is urged to respond to a call for evidence after MPs have today launched an inquiry into endometriosis.
The inquiry will see patients and healthcare practitioners share their first-hand experiences and advise the Government on what steps need to be taken to ensure people with endometriosis are getting the right care at the right time.
A new comedy by John Godber OBE is to open at Theatre Royal Wakefield and East Riding Theatre Beverley, before transferring to Trafalgar Studios in the West End in May.
Billed as a companion piece to the critically acclaimed SCARY BIKERS, which was commissioned by Sky Arts 50. ANGELS OF THE NORTH concerns itself with a failing Yorkshire Taxi firm on the run-up to, and beyond, the election of 12 December 2019.
A young singer-songwriter from Beverley will make her debut at the Spirit of Yorkshire’s Distillery Sessions next month.
Having completed a MSc in Molecular Medicine, Rachel Makena is now turning her attention to her lifelong passion for music and will perform on the 31 January at the intimate Hunmanby venue where Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky, Filey Bay is being produced.
Dig out the trainers from the back of the wardrobe as the world’s biggest 5K obstacle course is heading back to Leeds for a fifth successive year this spring.
Shed the festive excess and channel those New Year good intentions by tackling the ultimate in fun and fitness – the Gung Ho! giant inflatable obstacle course.
Val Wood celebrates the release of her 25th novel, Four Sisters (published by Transworld) with a special launch party at Waterstones in Hull on 28 November.
This is a momentous year for the author as it marks the release of her 25th novel. It first began for Val 26 years ago with the release of her first award-winning title, The Hungry Tide.
Beverley’s winter music festival, Stage4Beverley returns for its fourth year in February (12th – 16th ), and as the event has gained in popularity with a sold-out show already and more about to sell out.
Wednesday 12th February sees the launch with the legendary blues duo Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, founder members of the Blues Band, followed by a rare performance by BBC Radio 2 and 6Music and Glastonbury TV presenter, Mark Radcliffe. He will be inviting the audience to an intimate evening of his own songs and accompanying stories.
In collaboration with Invisible Dust and Ferens Art Gallery, visual artist and filmmaker Estabrak presents Sea; the Remains Between, the latest in the artist’s award-winning series of underwater photographs.
Estabrak’s intriguing photographs feature natural and human-made bodies of water in East Yorkshire. People from diverse communities in Hull are portrayed submerged in water, having braved the elements to participate in the artwork.
A Hull enterprise leader has been presented with a prestigious award in the House of Lords.
Charles Cracknell, Hull City Council’s youth enterprise manager, has been named Enterprise Champion at the annual SFEDI & IOEE Celebrating Enterprise Awards.
New figures revealed by the Labour Party suggest that 45,198 over-75s living with dementia in Yorkshire & Humberside could lose their free TV licence next year.
Maintaining free TV licences for over-75s was a 2017 Conservative Party Manifesto Commitment, yet universal free TV licences for over 75s are being scrapped from next year.
Jack has been writing songs and singing since he was 12 years old and his music has now had over 1 million streams.
His Euphoria Springs album made No:5 in iTunes singer/songwriter charts and he has had his music played on Radio 1 and Radio 6 along with performing live at BBC’s Big Weekend.
Four local people who have used cycling to overcome personal set-backs or inspire others to ride are to lead out a parade cycle ride ahead of the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International.
For the first time, the Yorkshire 2019 Para-Cycling International will take place alongside the UCI Road World Championships and will see world-class para-athletes leave start points in Beverley, Tadcaster and Wetherby.
East Riding Libraries are encouraging local residents to take part in a competition being run right across the UK to invite people to get creative and build their ‘library of the future’ out of Lego.
The competition is run by CILIP, the library and information association, and the most innovative and inspired entry will win tickets to Legoland Windsor and £500 for their local library.
The region’s biggest co-located construction trade and careers event will be returning to Bishop Burton College in October, backed by BBC DIY SOS’s Mark Millar.
Foundations Live, a networking trade show combined with an interactive careers event for people of all ages, will return to Bishop Burton College’s Equine Arena on Wednesday, October 2nd, hosting construction professionals and students from across the Humber region and beyond. Created and hosted by Hobson & Porter, the event is now in its fourth year and continues to grow in popularity and size.
Tickets for BBC Contains Strong Language, which takes place in Hull September 27th-29th, 2019, are available to book via Hull Truck’s website from Friday 23rd August at 10am.
The three-day festival of national poetry and spoken word returns to Hull following two successful years in the city. Contains Strong Language is produced by the BBC in partnership with Wrecking Ball Press, the British Council, Arts Council England, the Makassar International Writers Festival and others.