Major Refurbishment Of Skidby Windmill

Major Refurbishment Of Skidby Windmill
November 26, 2019

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is about to embark on a major refurbishment of a much loved East Riding landmark – Skidby Windmill.

The refurbishment will require the removal of all the sails and the fantail and their transportation to a traditional millwright in Norfolk where they will be stripped and carefully examined for rot and other damage and then restored to their former glory.

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Sewerby Hall And Gardens Is Embracing Contemporary Artwork

Sewerby Hall And Gardens Is Embracing Contemporary Artwork
November 18, 2019

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council Museums Service, working with the Humber Museums Partnership which is funded by the Arts Council, is proud to be unveiling a contemporary artistic commission for interested artists to express an interest and submit their proposals.

An artistic fee of £8,000 is on offer for the successful applicant to bring a taste of contemporary art to the iconic setting of Sewerby Hall and Gardens in summer 2020.

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Artist’s Underwater Images Explore Social And Environmental Concerns

Artist’s Underwater Images Explore Social And Environmental Concerns
November 12, 2019

In collaboration with Invisible Dust and Ferens Art Gallery, visual artist and filmmaker Estabrak presents Sea; the Remains Between, the latest in the artist’s award-winning series of underwater photographs.

Estabrak’s intriguing photographs feature natural and human-made bodies of water in East Yorkshire. People from diverse communities in Hull are portrayed submerged in water, having braved the elements to participate in the artwork.  

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Sir Thomas Lawrence’s Portrait Of William Wilberforce To Go On Display In Hull

Sir Thomas Lawrence’s Portrait Of William Wilberforce To Go On Display In Hull
September 19, 2019

Sir Thomas Lawrence’s famous portrait of William Wilberforce will be exhibited in Hull as part of a major project, COMING HOME, launched by the National Portrait Gallery.

The COMING HOME project sees the National Portrait Gallery lend 50 portraits of iconic individuals to places across the UK where they are most closely associated. This country-wide initiative will enable the Gallery to work with local museums, galleries and other venues and provide communities across the country with the opportunity to celebrate their local heroes.

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Popular Family Event Big Bus Day Is Back For 2019

Popular Family Event Big Bus Day Is Back For 2019
September 5, 2019

Hull’s popular Big Bus Day returns for 2019, with lots to see and do at the Streetlife Museum of Transport.

Jointly organised by local bus company East Yorkshire and Hull Museums, Big Bus Day attracts people of all ages and has become one of the Museum Quarter’s biggest events.

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Last Chance To See Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Exhibition

Last Chance To See Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Exhibition
September 2, 2019

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is reminding residents and visitors that the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will close on Saturday, 14 September. The exhibition is open every day – including Sundays – until then.

On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, the exhibition features 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breathtaking wild landscapes.

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Youngster Inspired Top Save Rhinos Following Visit To Treasure House Exhibition

Youngster Inspired Top Save Rhinos Following Visit To Treasure House Exhibition
August 6, 2019

A trip to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition in Beverley in 2018 has inspired one young visitor to complete a fundraising walk from Beverley to York, to raise money to save rhinos.

Acacia Van Dyk, aged 10 and from Cottingham, visited the exhibition at the Treasure House last year, which showed winning photographs from 2017, and was moved by the stunning and shocking picture she saw of a rhino with its horns removed.

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Keynote Talk ‘Stop the Plastic Tide’ Comes to Beverley

Keynote Talk ‘Stop the Plastic Tide’ Comes to Beverley
July 20, 2019

Plastic in the world’s oceans has become a topic of worldwide concern, which has been fueled by recent TV shows.

As a result of the coverage of the issue by Sir David Attenborough in Blue Planet II and by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and Anita Rani in the BBC series, War on Plastic the impact of plastic is reaching millions of people.

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Musical Memories: Exhibitions Up Close At The Treasure House

Musical Memories: Exhibitions Up Close At The Treasure House
February 27, 2019

Visitors to the Beverley Treasure House will be able to to find out more about the life and work of composer, conductor and director of music at Bridlington Spa, Herman Darewski.

As part of the current exhibition, there will be Darewski-related handling material to take a closer look at. Also, there will be original vinyl playing on the 1930s gramophone and screenings of Darewski’s films from the British Pathe archive. 

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First World War Collection On Display To Mark Centenary Of The Armistice

First World War Collection On Display To Mark Centenary Of The Armistice
November 11, 2018

To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice on 11 November 1918, which brought an end to the First World War, Hull Museums and the Hull History Centre are showcasing archives and collections relating to the conflict.

The incredible archive includes photographs, first-person accounts of the war and one of the ceramic poppies that appeared in last year’s Weeping Willow display outside the Maritime Museum.

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Portraits At Sea Exhibition To Tell Stories Of Hull Seafarers

Portraits At Sea Exhibition To Tell Stories Of Hull Seafarers
September 19, 2018

The characters and stories of Hull’s seafarers will be brought to life at an exhibition in the city.

Portraits at Sea, an exhibition of 30 portraits depicting the men of Hull’s Merchant Navy, will take place at the Hull Maritime Museum in Queen Victoria Square, Hull, from Saturday 22 September to Sunday 16 December.

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Time Running Out To See Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Exhibition

Time Running Out To See Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Exhibition
August 30, 2018

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition – developed and produced by the Natural History Museum – is coming towards the end of its run at the Treasure House in Beverley.

A free exhibition, it reflects the 53rd year of the competition, which welcomes entries from professional and amateur photographers in three age groups and runs till Saturday, 8 September.

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