If you don’t fancy yet another panto and are actively trying to avoid the more saccharine, tinselly aspects of the Christmas season then Richard Durrant’s candlelit Christmas tour is definitely the right choice for you.
In fact, the maverick musician, guitarist and songwriter Richard Durrant may have uncovered the true meaning of midwinter with his ever-popular candlelit tour now in its 15th year.
There will be a chance to join artist-photographer Nii Obodai on Saturday, 28 September at 2pm at Beverley Art Gallery to find out how his time exploring the East Riding went on to inspire his new exhibition, ‘Of Natural Magic’, which is currently on display in the Gallery. Tickets cost £5 per person and are available now.
Writer and long-distance walker Raynor Winn will be in Beverley on Sunday, 20 October, to talk about her hugely popular book, ‘The Salt Path’, as part of the East Riding Festival of Words 2019.
When they lost their home and livelihood, just as her husband Moth was also diagnosed with a terminal illness, Raynor and Moth started walking. They impulsively decided to walk the 630 miles South West Coast Path, at a time in their lives when they seemed to have nothing left, and no time.
Classically Yours, winner of the 2017 Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Audience and Engagement, is to return to the East Riding to allow people to discover, enjoy and take part in a range of orchestral music activities.
This new season will bring some of the UK’s top orchestras, including Manchester Camerata, Sinfonia Viva, Britten Sinfonia and The Hallé Orchestra to the area. Performing in Beverley, Bridlington and Withernsea, there will be special concerts for children, families and older people, and opportunities for community groups to work with the orchestras.
Beverley’s winter music festival, Stage4Beverley returns for its fourth year in February (12th – 16th ) and looks set to bring a quality line-up of artists to its host the East Riding Theatre.
As a festival offering winter cheer to the long, dark nights, it has proved highly popular for its innovative approach to programming and for bringing together audiences with a wide range of musical interests.