Beverley Festival Of Christmas 2011

December 18, 2011

Tens of thousands of people descended on Beverley last Sunday in spite of the damp and cold weather. The Festival is one of the highlights of the year and in many ways heralds the start of Christmas. As always the sight of reindeer pulling Santa on his sleigh through the town excited both adults and children alike and as John Bird said, to see the expressions of wonder and delight…

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HU17.net Magazine Issue 73

December 12, 2011

HU17.net Magazine Issue 73 is available from Molescroft News, Woodhall Way and features the a selection content from the following events covered on the site; Kennedi Back Local Fashion Designer Beverley Festival of Christmas 2012 St Mary’s Christmas Concert Boxing From Hull City Hall Featuring Samir Moueimne Beverley RUFC 2012 Calendar Beverley ARLC Vs Holderness Vikings

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Thousands Enjoy The Beverley Festival Of Christmas

December 11, 2011

The streets of Beverley were filled with people who came out to enjoy the Beverley Festival of Christmas. The event was officially opened by Charlie Dimmock before the main attraction, Santa Claus, paraded through the streets. Starting at Wednesday Market Father Christmas pulled by his reindeer travelled through the town to Saturday Market where he talked to children who had gathered to meet him.

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Beverley Festival Of Christmas: Park & Ride

December 8, 2011

Beverley Festival of Christmas takes place on Sunday 11 December. Beverley is expected to be very busy on this day, so if you’re visiting the Festival you are advised to catch the bus or use the special Park & Ride. There are some road closures in the town, but these will not be affecting buses, which will still have full access to the Bus Station (which is only 30 seconds…

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The Whiskey Dogs To Appear At The Processed Pea

November 23, 2011

The Whiskey Dogs are a brilliant East Riding based trio who play highly infectious early Americana music that audiences of all ages can’t get enough of. Their material includes the crazy, wild repertoire of the jug bands, the catchy melodies and tight instrumentals of the string bands and beautiful, haunting old-time mountain ballads. Pete Bolton fronts the band with his powerful, soulful vocals and instruments including claw-hammer banjo, guitar, kazoo and…

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Charlie Dimmock To Open Beverley’s Festival of Christmas

November 21, 2011

TV gardening guru and celebrity Charlie Dimmock will open this year’s Beverley Festival of Christmas. Charlie, who made shot to fame thanks to her hands-on approach on BBC’s Ground Force programme, is performing in panto at Bridlington Spa. But she is taking time out from her busy schedule to pop to Beverley to open the annual event, the high spot of Beverley’s Christmas festivities. The ceremony will take place in…

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Beverley Folk Festival Up For Top Award

September 27, 2011

In 2010, Beverley Festival made it to the shortlist in the Best Family Festival category at the UK Festival Awards. After being mystery shopped this June by an Awards judge, they have made it to not just one but two categories for 2011: Best Family and Best Small Festival. For the festival to be in with a real chance of winning an award this year, organisers are hoping music -loving…

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Angels in Action: The Beverley Festival

June 20, 2011

This weekend 40 young people aged 16 to 30 took part in the first event of their summer youth led volunteering project ‘Angels in Actio’n. They helped out at the Beverley Festival 2011 and fulfilled a number of tasks including helping The Green Team whose role it was to promote the new and excellent recycling facilities. They brought Eryc and Eryca bears to life and entertained the children on site…

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Festival Fever Nears Climax as Beverley Prepares to Host Major Artists

June 4, 2011

With several hit records under her sleeve including Answer Me, The Caravan Song and January, February, plus various awards for her acting, Barbara Dickson must surely be considered a major coup for the Beverley Festival. Having begun her singing career in folk clubs around her native Fife in Scotland, she later went on to perform live on stage in the musical John, Paul, George, Ringo….and Bert which became a smash…

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Countdown Begins To Beverley Festival

June 1, 2011

Over the weekend of 17-19 June, Beverley Folk, Acoustic and Roots Festival rolls into town, bringing with it an eclectic mix of performers and visitors. Beverley Leisure Centre is again the heart of the festival, but pubs and other venues in the town will also enjoy their own special atmospheres as musicians and aficionados enjoy each others company. As usual, the Beverley Festival offers something for all fans of more…

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Film Club @ Beverley Festival

May 20, 2011

For the first time ever, Beverley Folk Acoustic and Roots Festival will include film as part of the weekend of entertainment. Launched in partnership with the Beverley Film Society, the Film Club will screen four folk-themed films over the weekend of the Beverley Festival from Friday 17 June to Sunday 19 June. The first film on Saturday morning (18 June) is Travelling for a Living, a 1965 BBC documentary featuring…

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Taste the Festival over a Coffee

May 9, 2011

On Saturday 14th May between 12pm and 3pm, a selection of artists appearing at this year’s Beverley Festival – Folk, Acoustic, Roots, will be hitting the towns café’s giving impromptu taster performances of what the public can expect to hear at this year’s festival. As well as in the café’s, other acts such as Forro Porro will be found winding their way through the town centre streets of Beverley getting…

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