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.
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.
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.
On Saturday, 27 July, visitors to the Treasure House in Beverley will be able to visit the award-winning Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, and from 11am – 1pm, there will be a showcase of the stunning imagery that award-winning local photographer Steve Race has captured.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new exhibition,Beverley’s Satellite Villages, opens at the Beverley Guildhall on Friday, 23 March, with a preview on 21 March.
Beverley’s Satellite Villages, looks beyond Beverley itself to the six villages that lie in a neat circle surrounding the town, and includes Walkington, Bishop Burton, Cherry Burton, Leconfield, Tickton and Woodmansey.