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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High Sheriff Of East Yorkshire To Officially Unveil New Look Children’s Ward

High Sheriff Of East Yorkshire To Officially Unveil New Look Children's Ward
September 22, 2019

Sue Stephenson, The High Sheriff of East Riding of Yorkshire and WISHH Charity Chairman, will officially unveil the new look Coral Ward 130 in the Hull Royal Infirmary’s tower block.

The sickest children in the area are provided with care on this ward and following a wall sticker appeal through the WISHH charity a sum of £6,500 was raised to enhance the ward environment.

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Sewerby Hall And Gardens Announce New Events For June

Sewerby Hall And Gardens Announce New Events For June
May 30, 2019

New events at Sewerby Hall and Gardens are being launched in June. Museum Mondays on the first Monday of the month will be followed by Inside Out events on the second Monday.

Museum Mondays will be illustrated talks or handling sessions linked to the Hall, the museum or its collections. The first event, on Monday, 3 June, in the Orangery from 1.30pm to 3pm, will be about ‘Battlefield Butlers’, the unusual story of soldier servants of World War One.

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Tiger’s On A Roll, But Horses From North East Can Challenge

Tiger’s On A Roll, But Horses From North East Can Challenge
March 27, 2019

The Grand National is famously difficult to predict, and one that isn’t always a kind race for the favourites. Indeed, we have seen many big-priced winners in recent years, including the 66/1 shot Aurora’s Encore, trained by Yorkshire-based Sue Smith.

However, this year there is such momentum behind last year’s winner, Tiger Roll, that it would be considered something of a shock if the Gordon Elliott trained horse does not pass the finish line first on Saturday evening.

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Exhibition Looks At Positive Impact Of Immigration And Free Movement

Exhibition Looks At Positive Impact Of Immigration And Free Movement
September 7, 2018

A new exhibition, exploring the history of migration in British 20th Century art, is now open at Ferens Art Gallery.

Crossing Borders invites viewers to consider the politics of citizenship and national identity within the context of British 20th Century art. The exhibition features the work of British migrant artists who, by choice or necessity, crossed borders to live, work and often nationalise in Britain.

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Documentary Maker Reggie Yates Helps Students Celebrate Success

Documentary Maker Reggie Yates Helps Students Celebrate Success
July 9, 2018

Multi-award winning documentary maker Reggie Yates told students at an East Yorkshire college they can achieve their dreams by staying true to themselves, as he helped them celebrate completing their studies.

Critically acclaimed Reggie, whose documentaries include the Extreme series shown on Netflix, was the special guest at Bishop Burton College’s annual presentation day event.

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Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories Wins National Lottery Support

Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories Wins National Lottery Support
July 5, 2018

A new initiative which will gather memories and stories of life on and around the River Hull is announced by the organisers of Hull’s Open Bridges project.

‘Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’ is supported by the National Lottery and will preserve and publicise the heritage of the River Hull, its bridges and the vessels which have used it over the years by gathering and sharing stories from people who currently or previously lived or worked on and around the river.

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Innovative Community Event In Beverley Ahead Of Beverley Early Music Festival

Innovative Community Event In Beverley Ahead Of Beverley Early Music Festival
May 14, 2018

Two groups of young people in Yorkshire have come together across boundaries to take the recorder to their hearts, in an innovative community project as part of the 31st Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival opening next week, 24-27 May 2018.

York’s Minster Minstrels, an established youth ensemble dedicated to the exploration of early music, and Castaway Musical Theatre Goole, a vibrant group of young people with learning and physical disabilities from the Goole area, have been working on a collaborative project for the last three months, as part of the BBC Ten Pieces project, which aims to make classical music and musical instruments accessible.

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