Taking Back Control In 2021

Taking Back Control In 2021
January 14, 2021

Who would have thought that at this time last year, we would be on the brink of encountering an unprecedented global pandemic, one that will go down in the history books?

It feels like a bit of a groundhog day at the moment, however, back in lockdown again, hoping that we can see some light at the end of the tunnel. 

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Art Installations Set To Feature As Part Of Queens Gardens Refurbishment

Art Installations Set To Feature As Part Of Queens Gardens Refurbishment
December 11, 2020

The £4.3m Queens Gardens refurbishment is set to feature a number of permanent art installations that will celebrate and bring to life Hull’s rich maritime past.

The installations, from internationally-renowned and award-winning artists Katayoun Dowlatshahi and Heinrich & Palmer, will include a new seating area in the Peace Garden, integrated artworks on new amphitheatre-style seating, as well as maritime-inspired installations and lighting along the boundary of the gardens.

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Two Churches One Town Receives Lifeline Grant From Culture Recovery Fund

Two Churches One Town Receives Lifeline Grant From Culture Recovery Fund
November 7, 2020

St Mary’s church and the Minster in Beverley are two of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.

445 organisations will share £103 million, including St Mary’s church and the Minster in Beverley to help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on cherished heritage sites, keeping venues open and supporting those working in the sector.

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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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