Beverley Art Gallery Host New Sculpture Exhibition By David Sprakes

Beverley Art Gallery Host New Sculpture Exhibition By David Sprakes
Apr 30, 2018

A new solo sculpture exhibition by David Sprakes will be at Beverley Art Gallery in the Treasure House from Saturday, 5 May to Saturday, 30 June.

The free exhibition includes fifty sculptures with drawings and research. The work is inspired by landscape and east coast vistas where sculptures in bronze, aluminium, steel, marble and acrylic evoke a sense of ageing, time and weathering.

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Tales From The Treasure House – Aviation Archives

Tales From The Treasure House - Aviation Archives
Apr 17, 2018

It’s now 100 years since the formation of the RAF and since that time this branch of the armed forces has become a linchpin in the defence of the realm, to such a degree that it’s impossible to imagine a world without its protection.

During both World Wars and the Cold War, the East Riding region figured prominently in RAF operations and hosted a number of airfields.

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East Riding Archives Hits Its 400,000th Catalogue Entry!

East Riding Archives Hits Its 400,000th Catalogue Entry!
Apr 12, 2018

East Riding Archives, based at the Treasure House in Beverley, started cataloguing on its collections database in January 2000 and has recently completed its 400,000th entry.

It’s taken 18 years of hard work to get there and has meant a cataloguing rate of, on average, 22, 222 documents per year.

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Times Of Old Retold In The East Riding Celebrated By New Book

Times Of Old Retold In The East Riding Celebrated By New Book
Apr 5, 2018

East Riding Archives have published a new book – ‘Times of Old Retold’ – with a unique collection of memories of life in the East Riding during the twentieth century.

The book has been edited by Dr Alex Ombler, and represents the conclusion of an oral history project carried out in 2017 by the Archives and Local Studies service, guided by Dr Ombler, which aimed to record and archive the everyday experiences and memories of local individuals and communities.

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Beverley Theatre Company Present – A Murder is Announced

Beverley Theatre Company Present - A Murder is Announced
Mar 15, 2018

Beverley Theatre Company (BTC) are pleased to announce that Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple will be appearing at the Memorial Hall in their production of ‘A Murder is Announced’, an adaption of the Christie story by Leslie Darbon.

The family and friends of Mrs. Blacklock are all bemused when the weekly copy of the Chipping Cleghorn Gazette arrives with a startling announcement in the personal column – that a murder is to take place at their home, that very day at 6.30pm.

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Molescroft Parish Council Restore Village’s Roll of Honour

Molescroft Parish Council Restored Village’s Roll of Honour
Mar 4, 2018

As the anniversary to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I approaches later this year, Molescroft Parish Council has restored the village’s Roll of Honour.

Parish Councillors David Boynton & Jackie Heffer formed a working group, with the aim of restoring the Roll of Honour which lists the names of 20 Molescroft servicemen who took up the call to arms in the conflict. The roll records the death of only one serviceman Lieutenant Edmund Wigfall Military cross.

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East Riding Archives Staff Presented With Top National Award

East Riding Archives Staff Presented With Top National Award
Feb 15, 2018

Staff at East Riding Archives and Local Studies based at the Treasure House in Beverley have been presented with a coveted national award – The National Archive Accredited Service Award.

Archives and Records Association Board Member Katy Thornton came to the Treasure House to present the award, accompanied by Keith Sweetmore, National Archives Engagement Manager.

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Humber Day At The Beverley Treasure House

Humber Day At The Beverley Treasure House
Feb 8, 2018

Visit the Treasure House in Beverley on Saturday, 10 February to hear historical tales with storyteller Frances Kelly and to find out more about the history of the Humber.

Frances Kelly has put together a unique set of stories for the event that have been inspired by some of the fascinating histories of the Humber Estuary region.

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Convict Life, Penal Servitude And Prison Licensing In Victorian England

Convict Life, Penal Servitude And Prison Licensing In Victorian England
Feb 6, 2018

A public talk at the Treasure House in Beverley on Tuesday 13 February will offer a new perspective on the lives of those caught up in the convict system in the 19th century.

The talk by Dr Helen Johnston will discuss the rise of long-term imprisonment in England, in the aftermath of the end of transportation to Australia, through the establishment of the convict prison system during the mid-1850’s.

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2018 Programme Unveiled At The Beverley Treasure House

2018 Programme Unveiled At The Beverley Treasure House
Jan 31, 2018

The Treasure House in Beverley has unveiled its exciting and varied programme of events and exhibitions for 2018.

Although the highlight of 2018 will be the 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition from 14 July to 8 September, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced a full programme of events at the popular venue for the next year.

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