Lit Up Festival is thrilled to present a newly commissioned work by one of the UK’s most performed playwrights, John Godber, which will tour East Riding Libraries at the end of this month, as part of the Out of this Word programme.
John has worked alongside a trio of emerging playwrights from The Writing Squad: Georgia Affonso; Ruby Lawrence and Lydia Marchant, to re-imagine East Riding histories. The piece is entitled HERE and NOW and it will see three trainee librarians battling with books, boilers and bad parking as they uncover amazing stories!
East Riding Libraries have teamed up with the national Sporting Memories Foundation to offer a new kind of reminiscence group aimed at older people who may feel lonely and people living with dementia.
Reminiscence sessions, which are endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Society, have become an established part of the work that is being done at libraries across the East Riding with the aim of helping those with dementia and their carers meet others in a similar situation and share memories together.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is delighted to announce a large-scale programme of events called Out of this Word as its fourth and final event as a Principal Partner of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
‘Out of this Word’ brings top writers, poets, playwrights, artists and musicians from across the UK to the East Riding to celebrate the power of language.
There will be a chance to join East Riding Libraries this February Half-Term (20-24 February) for an animal -themed storytime, inspired by the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at Beverley Art Gallery, which runs from 11 February to 22 April.
The libraries team have selected some fun stories including ‘One to Ten, Animal Mayhem’ by Thomas Flintham, ideally suited to pre-schoolers; and David Walliams’s ‘First Hippo on the Moon’ which is fun for all the family.
Residents visiting registration and celebratory services, entertainment venues, adult learning centres and Bevelrey Leisure Centre that are run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council will now be able to stay connected as free Wi-Fi goes live.
The works represent an important investment by the authority and allow residents to access services and transact with the council digitally.
The Treasure House at Beverley has unveiled its programme of exhibitions and events for 2017, and will be playing a major role in Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council – a Principal Partner in Hull 2017 – has published the programme of events, which includes the prestigious 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition from 11 February to 22 April, on loan from the Natural History Museum.
Written by Jessica Duffield & Annie Kirkman, The StorytEllas starts high up on a shelf, where books bursting with fairytales fuse into one scrambled story, bringing three self(ie) obsessed girls together.