ERYC Clear the Snow to Safeguard The Festival of Christmas

December 7, 2010

Everything is being done to ensure the Festival of Christmas goes ahead this weekend in Beverley. After the cancellation earlier this week of Saturday Market no chances are being taken. Today in the centre of town workers were out clearing the snow and gritting the pavements around the town centre. The Festival of Christmas attracted thousands people to Beverley last year giving the local economy a welcomed boost leading up…


Beverley Guildhall to Open During Festival of Christmas Weekend

The Beverley Guildhall will be open for two days over the Festival of Christmas weekend (11 – 12 December). There will be Victorian-themed Christmas activities for children while the grown-ups warm up with teas, coffees and Victorian punch. This is also an excellent opportunity to see the new exhibition on the history of Beverley’s churches ‘More than a Minster’. The Guildhall will be open from 10am to 3pm on both…

December 7, 2010

Open Art Exhibition @ Beverley Art Gallery

East Riding Open Art Exhibition opens at Beverley Art Gallery on Friday, 10 December and runs until 5 February 2011. The gallery would like to thank all artists who braved the snowy weather to deliver works to the gallery.  The works on view have been chosen by two independent selectors: the artist and art tutor Steve Upton, and Kirsten Simister, who is curator of art at the Ferens Art Gallery…

December 6, 2010

Beverley Festival of Christmas 2010

November 22, 2010

The sixteenth Beverley Festival of Christmas takes place on Sunday, 12th December and promises to be the biggest and best ever. All the old favourites will be there for the crowds to enjoy including the Sealed Knot performing a street skirmish from the Civil War at North Bar; a classic car rally; a Victorian Christmas market with more than 100 stalls selling a variety of top quality gifts and foods;…


Vmedia Crew Snapped Up Yet Again For Town’s 2010 Festival

September 15, 2010

John Bird, Chair of the Beverley Festival of Christmas, today took official delivery of the DVDs of this annual town event produced by a group of very dedicated young volunteers from CSV East Riding’s Vinvolved Team who are students at East Riding College, Beverley. The young people form the project’s Vmedia crew who have been involved with a number of other local community events. They were thanked for their tremendous…


Lincoln Cathedral Diana Certificate of Excellence

March 3, 2010

2 Volunteers from CSV East Riding’s Vinvolved Team attended the Diana Princess of Wales Award Ceremony in Lincoln Cathedral Chapter House last Friday. They were there to collect a much-deserved Certificate of Excellence on behalf of the project’s Youth Action Team. The Mayor of Lincoln, The Right Worshipful, Councillor David Gatrick, presented Kayleigh Cooper and Jamie Baker with the award and thanked them for their efforts in the community. The…


Volunteers Acknowledged for Positive Work in the Community

February 23, 2010

Members of the Media Crew who made a positive contribution to the community through their work with CSV East Riding’s Vinvolved Team in 2009, gathered today at East Riding College in Beverley to receive official thanks and recognition for their efforts. Kerry Straw, Beverley Renaissance Partnership Coordinator and John Bird, Chair of the Festival of Christmas, presented the group with awards and spoke highly of the work they had all…


Beverley Economy & Tourism Group to Target Key Issues

February 11, 2010

The Beverley Economy & Tourism Group has indentified and is creating five focus groups to tackle each of the niche issues highlighted. The group, which is made up of a number of people from the business, tourism, local council, sports clubs and event management organisations. Creative Industries Business + Retail Space Co-ordination of town marketing / Visitor offer Events & Festivals Heroes Welcome Initiative Coach Parking Heritage Signs ‘Brown Signs’…


Message From the Mayor of Beverley Cllr David K Elvidge

December 31, 2009

At this time of year I think we should all pause and take stock of what we as a community have achieved in our Town of Beverley. The glass is very much half full and I believe the Beverley Town Council has played it’s part working with our various partners on staging events such as The Beverley Food Festival, Armed Forces Day, The Festival of Christmas and The North Bar…


Young People Make a Positive Impact

December 17, 2009

Today, over 30 young people from CSV East Riding’s Vinvolved project got involved in what is without a doubt one of the best annual community events on Beverley’s calendar, The Festival of Christmas. These active young citizens gave their time and effort to add to the success of this amazing day.  They dressed in character costumes to entertain the children at the festival, took part in the parade and looked…


Festival of Christmas Attracts Massive Crowds

December 14, 2009

The Beverley Christmas Festival was a great success 1000’s of people came to enjoy a wide range of live street acts, bands and to shop at the special Christmas Market with many traders dressing in Victorian costumes. The Beverley Lions were at Market Cross where people were invited for a small donation to light a candle for a loved one. This year’s Beverley Festival of Christmas, was a resounding success,…


New Ragamuffins Album

December 12, 2009

Beverley’s Ragamuffins have launched their much awaited second album titled ‘Beverley Bookends’. Jerry O’Connell and John Burgess with support from Tim Gaden and Phil Barber have written and recorded ten new songs all about Beverley. Songs featured on the album include, Market Cross, Towers Of Minster and Wezzo a song that reflects on good times spent on the Beverley Westwood when they were young lads. The CD is due to…


Santa Claus Makes a Special Appearance

December 10, 2009

Santa Claus was spotted on the streets of Tickton this evening; the magical figure was accompanied by his helpers and member of the Beverley Rotary Club. His arrival in the area is good news with Beverley’s Festival of Christmas just days away. With it being such a busy time of year for Father Christmas he is still able to show true Christmas spirit by making time for others and putting…


Macmillan Cancer Support Tree of Thoughts

November 27, 2009

The Macmillan Tree of Thoughts at Wednesday Market was switched on yesterday in Beverley, a large crowd gathered which included BBC Radio presenter Lara King and the Mayor of Beverley.  The crowd sung carols led by MICE Singers, G Jack & Son remained open for the evening providing hot drinks and mince pies. Steve Morris and Jane Prutton thanked the crowd with special mentions in the programme being made to…


Beverley Festival of Christmas 2009

November 26, 2009

As the Beverley Christmas Festival approaches John Bird the festival chairman reflects on how the show has developed over the years in his programme notes. Pictures from Beverley Festival of Christmas 2009 The Christmas Festival which is on the 13th December 2009 starting at 10.00am going through till 4.00pm is all set to be the biggest yet with thousands of people expected. There will be a park and ride system…