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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New Community Music Festival Has A Lot To Sing About

New Community Music Festival Has A Lot To Sing About
September 9, 2019

Beverley’s First Gentle Festival is lining up to bring something special to the town.

Taking place from Friday 4th to Sunday 6 October 2019 and organised by Music Living, a not-for-profit organisation, the event will be a wholly inclusive community event to which absolutely everyone is welcome.

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Major Maritime Project Gets Green Light By Planning Committee

Major Maritime Project Gets Green Light By Planning Committee
September 6, 2019

Plans to transform some of Hull’s maritime treasures have been given the go-ahead at the council’s Planning Committee.

The decision now means that if the £13.6m bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund is successful, funding would protect and promote 800 years of Hull’s seafaring history by creating the best maritime trail in the north of England.

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Arctic Corsair Set To Move Ahead Of Restoration Project

Arctic Corsair Set To Move Ahead Of Restoration Project
July 31, 2019

Hull’s Arctic Corsair and the country’s last distant water side-winder trawler is set to move from its current berth for the first time in 20 years on Sunday 4 August.

From 7am, LGSA Marine and Dean’s Tugs will undertake the complex operation to move the 693-tonne trawler down the River Hull.

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The Story Of Beverley’s Shipbuilding Powerhouse Hits The Big Screen

The Story Of Beverley's Shipbuilding Powerhouse Hits The Big Screen
July 26, 2019

As preparations get underway for the Arctic Corsair to be re-berthed in Hull, the story of its builder, Cook, Welton & Gemmell of Beverley, is about to receive a big-screen preview showing at the town’s Parkway Cinema in August.

‘Trawling Through Time: The Story Of Cook, Welton & Gemmell, Shipbuilders’ is the culmination of the East Riding Archives project of the same name, sponsored by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Television Stars To Help Celebrate Students’ Successes

Television Stars To Help Celebrate Students’ Successes
June 12, 2019

Two television stars will be handing out the awards to students at Bishop Burton College’s traditional end of year celebrations.

Presenters Helen Skelton and Jenni Falconer will be the special guests at the college’s Presentation Day events later this month. The event will see around 1,000 students celebrate the successful completion of their studies.

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Burton Constable Foundation Get Backing Of National Lottery

Burton Constable Foundatio Get Backing Of National Lottery
March 15, 2019

The Burton Constable Foundation has received support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to increase its organisation resilience and sustainability.

Thanks to National Lottery players, the project aims to secure the future of Burton Constable by reviewing the effectiveness of the organisation, building capacity through adopting new ways of working, testing out ideas, increasing the skills of staff, volunteers and trustees and becoming more financially sustainable.

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