Popular Elwell Trail Around Historic Beverley Extended

January 18, 2021

The popular Elwell Trail, which consisted of 22 reproductions of paintings by Fred or Mary Elwell displayed on external walls in various locations in or near Beverley town centre, has been extended by adding 6 new works. These include three by Mary Elwell, two by Fred Elwell and one by Fred’s nephew Ken Elwell.

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MP Visits East Riding Theatre In Wake Of Government Funding Boost

MP Visits East Riding Theatre In Wake Of Government Funding Boost
November 25, 2020

MP for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart, has paid a visit to East Riding Theatre to meet its general manager Sue Kirkman following its £72,522 Government grant.

Theatres up and down the country have largely been forced to close their doors since March, which has meant East Riding Theatre has instead focused on maintaining an active online programme of events, with the help of locally-based freelancers.

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ERT To Release Lee Hall’s Heart-wrenching And Heart-Warming Play

ERT To Release Lee Hall's Heart-wrenching And Heart-Warming Play
October 19, 2020

East Riding Theatre is proud to announce we will be releasing a FREE pre-recorded performance of the one-woman play, Spoonface Steinberg, on 26th September 2020.

Written by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and first broadcast on Radio 4 in 1997, the play follows an extraordinary story of faith, love and the meaning of life, including Hall’s trademark sense of humour in the face of tragedy.

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Beverley Comes Face To Face With Its Tudor Past

Beverley Comes Face To Face With Its Tudor Past
October 16, 2020

St Mary’s Church in Beverley is presenting a pop-up exhibition telling the story of the town’s dramatic Tudor history.

A dozen life-size reproductions of paintings from the National Portrait Gallery’s prized Tudor collection will be accompanied by artefacts and images from the church itself. Pictures exhibited from the world’s largest collection of portraits will include King Henry VIII and several of his wives, by great artists such as Hans Holbein.

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East Riding Theatre Awarded Cash Life Line By Government

East Riding Theatre Awarded Cash Life Line By Government
October 13, 2020

East Riding Theatre has been awarded £72,522 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.

East Riding Theatre is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support.

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ERT Delighted With News That Venues Can Re-Open

ERT Delighted With News That Venues Can Re-Open
August 26, 2020

East Riding Theatre say they are delighted at the government’s announcement that theatres can now begin indoor performances with socially distanced audiences.

They add that the priority in ERT’s decision to re-open next Spring is based on safety. This includes the safety of their audiences, artists, and also the volunteers.

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Narnia Arrives In Beverley For The Summer

Narnia Arrives In Beverley For The Summer
July 25, 2020

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.

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Competition Aims To Encourage Young People To Get Creative

Competition Aims To Encourage Young People To Get Creative
April 30, 2020

Beverley Art Gallery is working with ‘The Critical Fish’ and East Riding Theatre in a competition for young people.

Two paintings from the Art Gallery collection are the subject of the competition. They are  ‘In The Studio’ by Fred Elwell which shows his fiancée Mary as an artist in her studio.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles Named As ERT Spring Production

The Hound of the Baskervilles Named As ERT Spring Production
February 25, 2020

The Hound of the Baskervilles has been named as the spring production for East Riding Theatre. The production will feature at the Beverley based theatre from the end of April to mid-May.

Described as a masterpiece of mystery and suspense, The Hound of the Baskervilles is the most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story of all.

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Stage4Beverley Set For A Sell Out

Stage4Beverley Set For A Sell Out
February 10, 2020

The Stage4Beverley festival, now in its 4th year, looks set for a sell-out of all its main concerts. 

With interest in the festival having increased since its conception in 2017, the Artistic Director, Chris Wade says they are all highly delighted that sales of tickets have exceeded all expectations this year.  

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