ERT’s “The Night Season”: Astonishing, Beautifully Conceived, Staged and Acted

ERT's "The Night Season": Astonishing, Beautifully Conceived, Staged and Acted
March 15, 2017

Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s award winning play “The Night Season”, (originally staged at the National Theatre in London), opened at Beverley’s East Riding Theatre on March 2nd and runs until Saturday 25th of March.

It is a personal favourite of the theatre’s new artistic director Adrian Rawlins, making his directorial debut at the ERT in this astonishing and beautifully conceived, staged and acted production.

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Stage4Beverley Has Confirmed The Festival Will Go Ahead In 2018

Stage4Beverley Has Confirmed The Festival Will Go Ahead In 2018
February 28, 2017

After what’s been universally accepted as a hugely successful inaugural festival, the team behind Stage4Beverley has confirmed the festival will go ahead in 2018 and hopefully become a permanent fixture on Beverley’s calendar.

Sell-out concerts on all three nights of the festival, which was held at the East Riding Theatre in Beverley across the weekend of February 17 to 19, plus healthy audiences at daytime concerts and workshops has given the volunteer team behind the event enough confidence to start planning for next year.

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Light Classical Music For A February Sunday Morning

Light Classical Music For A February Sunday Morning
February 7, 2017

Stage4Beverley is delighted to add to its range of musical genres some light classical music, suitable to ease us gently into the final day of the festival.

With its aim to provide opportunities for the best of local and young musical talent, as well as the international stars, this Sunday morning concert brings both local and youth talent to the fore, prior to the International Gypsy Jazz superstars performing in the afternoon concert.

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Adrian Rawlins To Direct The Night Season At East Riding Theatre

Adrian Rawlins To Direct The Night Season At East Riding Theatre
February 7, 2017

East Riding Theatre’s new artistic director, Adrian Rawlins, is to make his directorial debut at the theatre with The Night Season by Rebecca Lenkiewicz which opens in March.

Rawlins, an actor on stage and screen for 30 years, (Harry Potter, Dickensian, War and Peace) has recently taken over as artistic director at ERT and launched a programme for the year which promises to be uplifting and life-affirming.

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John Hegley Pens New Poem Ahead Of Beverley Appearance

John Hegley Pens New Poem Ahead Of Beverley Appearance
February 3, 2017

Stand-up comedian and poet John Hegley has penned a new Beverley-themed poem ahead of his appearance at the Stage4Beverley arts and music festival this month.

Called “A Spinster by Beverley Minster” it recalls a time in the 1970’s when he was starting out – his first public performances for which he received money was as a busker on the streets of the town and neighbouring Hull.

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Family Fun With The Possibility Of Some Drawing And Singing

Family Fun With The Possibility Of Some Drawing And Singing
January 30, 2017

He’s a former bus conductor who achieved fame as a stand-up comedian and performance poet, but John Hegley’s first “paid” public performance was busking his songs, initially outside a shoe shop in Hull in the late Seventies.

By 1980 his “act” has transferred to the streets of London (Hegley was born in Islington) and soon after he achieved a breakthrough at London’s Comedy Store.

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BBC Radio Two Award Winners To Headline Rising Stars Concert

BBC Radio Two Award Winners To Headline Rising Stars Concert
January 23, 2017

The Stage4Beverley Winter music festival will be presenting some of the cream of young UK talent in its February event.

Headlining their “Rising Stars” concert on Saturday 18th February, will be two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene.

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30th Anniversary Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival

30th Anniversary Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival
January 18, 2017

2017 marks the coming of age of the much loved Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival, (Friday 26 – Monday 29 May) as the Festival celebrates its thirty years of music-making alongside an extraordinary year for culture in the region, as Hull is 2017 City of Culture.

Initiated by the local authority, with the aim of attracting visitors to the area to discover a rich medley of history, striking architecture and music of the past, over the years the Festival has grown to be recognised as a ‘jewel in the cultural crown’

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A New Pig Is Coming To Beverley’s Sow Hill

A New Pig Is Coming To Beverley’s Sow Hill
January 12, 2017

The latest venture from award-winning chef James Allcock will treat diners to delicious small plates and sharers.

The historic East Yorkshire market town of Beverley will soon gain a stylish pint-sized bistro and charcuterie bar, run by an award-winning chef.

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Adrian Rawlins Named As New Artistic Director for East Riding Theatre

Adrian Rawlins Named As New Artistic Director for East Riding Theatre
January 10, 2017

East Riding Theatre (ERT) has appointed Adrian Rawlins as its new artistic director. He will work with the creative and programming team to develop the theatre’s artistic programme from January 2017.

Vincent Regan, founder of ERT, who has just overseen his successful sell-out Christmas adaptation of Great Expectations, announced his decision to stand down as artistic director in September last year although he will continue his involvement as creative director and a member of ERT’s Board of Trustees.

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Stage 4 Beverley Awarded Grants From Arts Council & ERYC

Stage 4 Beverley Awarded Grants From Arts Council & ERYC
December 22, 2016

Beverley’s newest arts and music festival has secured backing from the Arts Council of Great Britain and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and now looks on track to becoming a permanent feature on the town’s calendar.

Stage4Beverley, based at the East Riding Theatre, launches across the weekend of 17th to 19th February next year and will be one of the first major City of Culture events held in the East Riding in 2017.

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Local Transport Projects and Arts Flourish for Xmas Show

Local Transport Projects and Arts Flourish for Xmas Show
December 21, 2016

Arts and business combined with a festive flourish as East Riding Theatre (ERT) performers entertained industry guests at a Local Transport Projects industry gathering.

Beverley, East Yorkshire-based Local Transport Projects (LTP) is one of the UK’s leading independent transport practices and teamed up with the town’s theatre company, which itself is garnering national acclaim for its productions.

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Gritty and Dynamic : Great Expectations at the East Riding Theatre

Gritty and Dynamic : Great Expectations at the East Riding Theatre
December 13, 2016

Since Beverley’s East Riding Theatre opened its doors in December 2014 it has consistently delivered high quality drama, music and entertainment to the people of HU17 and beyond.

The ERT’s inaugural sell-out production and first Christmas show was “A Christmas Carol” in 2014 (adapted for the stage by international film and television actor and the Theatre’s Creative Director and co-founder Vincent Regan)

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ART & CULTURE : West End Values In An East Riding Setting

West End Values In An East Riding Setting
December 13, 2016

Beverley’s East Riding Theatre on Lord Roberts Road is unique in many respects. Since it opened its doors in December 2014 it has consistently delivered high quality, platinum-coated drama, music and entertainment to the people of HU17 and beyond.

Located in a converted Baptist chapel it is very much a community effort, run largely by a loyal band of over one hundred local volunteers who ensure a friendly welcome

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