One Thousand Words Competition Captures The Magic Of The Viola Trawler

One Thousand Words Competition Captures The Magic Of The Viola Trawler
October 22, 2020

A writer and an artist who discovered the stories of the Viola trawler by way of a cultural competition have now been inspired to use their work to spread the word about her exploits and the campaign to bring her home.

The pair took first place in their respective categories in the “One Thousand Words” competition organised by the Viola Trust, challenging creatives to paint a picture or write a short story.

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A Chance To Contribute To The COVID-19 Collection In The East Riding

A Chance To Contribute To The COVID-19 Collection In The East Riding
August 24, 2020

East Riding Archives is asking residents to share their memories of the COVID-19 lockdown period in a new COVID-19 collection, which will be preserved for the benefit of future generations.

The archives team are looking for items like photographs of people’s daily lives; pictures of empty streets; pictures and recordings of the ‘Clap for Carers’ on Thursday evenings, or other thanks for NHS and key workers; or even diaries with notes about what people have been doing during the lockdown.

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Launch Of Hull’s Family Summer Activity Plan

Launch Of Hull’s Family Summer Activity Plan
July 20, 2020

Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd have today revealed their summer activity programmes. The plans will begin today and be available until Friday 4 September for families to enjoy.

With events limited due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, 2020’s programme includes a range of activities that can be done in at leisure and are accessible via HCAL’s website.

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ERYC Leader And Deputy Leader Announced Following Votes

ERYC Leader And Deputy Leader Announced Following Votes
July 16, 2020

Following the annual general meeting of the Conservative Group at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Richard Burton has been re-elected as leader of the group and will, therefore, continue as leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Councillor Burton became only the second sole leader in the council’s history after succeeding Stephen Parnaby OBE in May 2019.

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Swanland Sales Underscore Claims That East Riding Is The North’s New Property Hotspot

Swanland Sales Underscore Claims That East Riding Is The North’s New Property Hotspot
January 19, 2020

The Yorkshire division of national homebuilder, Bellway Homes says its on-going sales success in Swanland proves its 2019 claim that the East Riding is the north of England’s new property hotspot.

Emma Fitton-Cook, Bellway Yorkshire’s sales manager, explained: “Bellway has a long history of success in the East Riding, going back as far as the Victoria Dock redevelopment in the later 1980s / early 1990s, but over the last 18-months we’ve been selling new homes nearly as fast as we can build them.”

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From Medicine To Music Via Yorkshire’s First Whisky Distillery

From Medicine To Music Via Yorkshire's First Whisky Distillery
January 10, 2020

A young singer-songwriter from Beverley will make her debut at the Spirit of Yorkshire’s Distillery Sessions next month.

Having completed a MSc in Molecular Medicine, Rachel Makena is now turning her attention to her lifelong passion for music and will perform on the 31 January at the intimate Hunmanby venue where Yorkshire’s first single malt whisky, Filey Bay is being produced.

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Stage4Beverley Music Festival Tickets Are Selling Faster Than Ever

Stage4Beverley Music Festival Tickets Are Selling Faster Than Ever
November 15, 2019

Beverley’s winter music festival, Stage4Beverley returns for its fourth year in February (12th – 16th ), and as the event has gained in popularity with a sold-out show already and more about to sell out.

Wednesday 12th February sees the launch with the legendary blues duo Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, founder members of the Blues Band, followed by a rare performance by BBC Radio 2 and 6Music and Glastonbury TV presenter, Mark Radcliffe. He will be inviting the audience to an intimate evening of his own songs and accompanying stories.

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Viola Campaign To Benefit From Calendar Of Famous Ships

Viola Campaign To Benefit From Calendar Of Famous Ships
October 28, 2019

Trustees behind a campaign to bring the world’s oldest remaining steam trawler back to its home in Hull will be crossing off the days after taking delivery of a commemorative calendar and revealing the ship could be back next summer.

The Viola Trust unveiled the “Homeward Bound” calendar to sponsors at a special launch event held at 1884 Wine & Tapas Bar.

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Elwell Paintings Sent On Tour To York For Special Exhibition

Elwell Paintings Sent On Tour To York For Special Exhibition
October 23, 2019

Two Elwell Paintings from the unique collection of the work of Fred and Mary Elwell at Beverley Art Gallery have made the journey to York to form part of a major exhibition there.

The two paintings loaned to York Art Gallery are Fred Elwell’s ‘Refugees in my Studio’ from 1940, and ‘Artist in his studio’, an undated work, but probably dating to earlier in his career at the turn of the century.

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Beside The Seaside At Bridlington Central Library

October 7, 2019

Writer and historian John Heywood will be at Bridlington Central Library on Monday, 14 October from 2pm – 4pm to talk about his book, ‘Beside the Seaside’, a history of Yorkshire’s seaside resorts.

The afternoon will be a tour down Yorkshire’s beautiful East Coast and through history.

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