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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Narnia Arrives In Beverley For The Summer

Narnia Arrives In Beverley For The Summer
July 25, 2020

St Mary’s announcement in June of its fourteen new stone carvings based on characters from The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis caused a splash in the media, with coverage by BBC News and national papers.

Now local Narnia fans will have the opportunity to see these new, handmade carvings close up before they are raised into position high on the external walls of the church.

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Beverley Minster’s National Lottery Sanctuary Project Reaches Key Stage

Beverley Minster’s National Lottery Sanctuary Project Reaches Key Stage
June 10, 2020

Crucial work is underway at Beverley Minster to restore part of its crumbling fabric and tell its remarkable story of Sanctuary thanks to a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £406,700 awarded last year.  

Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on the Minster’s Lesser South Transept with the works involving re-leading the roof, repairing the roof timbers, restoring crumbling stonework and improving the guttering. 

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Milestone In Restoration Works On 500th Anniversary Of Dramatic Event

Milestone In Restoration Works On 500th Anniversary Of Dramatic Event
April 29, 2020

St Mary’s Church Beverley – home to some of the finest medieval architecture of any parish church in the country – announces that the first phase in its major restoration programme has reached the halfway point on schedule, despite the coronacrisis and the three storms which have passed through since the scaffolding was put up in February!

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New Funding Launched To Help Young People Going Through Bereavement

New Funding Launched To Help Young People Going Through Bereavement
February 25, 2020

Organisations in Hull can now apply for grants of up to £10,000 for projects that help young people support each other during bereavement. 

Grants are available through the Co-op Foundation’s #iwill Fund. The Foundation expects to make about five grants in total and organisations have until 12pm (noon) on Friday 3 April to apply.

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Let There Be Light! Hull To Host Captivating Outdoor Event

Let There Be Light! Hull To Host Captivating Outdoor Event
January 19, 2020

Hull city centre will be lit up this month with an enchanting and spectacular three-day event, celebrating the city’s rich maritime heritage.

Navigate, featuring mesmerising sculptures and outdoor exhibits from the acclaimed Kazimier team, will celebrate the start of the Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project and take place from Thursday 30 January until Saturday 1 February, from dusk until 9pm each evening.

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Evaluation Report Highlights UK City Of Culture Impact

Evaluation Report Highlights UK City Of Culture Impact
November 20, 2019

City and cultural leaders have welcomed the publication of an independent evaluation of Hull’s year in the spotlight as UK City of Culture 2017, which confirms the continuing impact the title has had on the city.

The report, published by the University of Hull, says “the most significant impact of all” was an estimated £676m of new private and public investment that was generated for the city.

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