More than 40 puppet theatre companies will be descending on East Yorkshire at this year’s Beverley Puppet Festival which runs from Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17 in indoor and outdoor venues across the town.
Tickets are now on sale for over 60 events, plus a six-day puppet making workshop for adults, with the festival opening on Friday evening with the Eurovision Sock Contest, by the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre, and Zippy And Me, a talk by puppeteer Ronnie Le Drew.
Beverley Gin Festival organisers say their event will set them apart from other gin events in the town. Taking place next month at Beverley Minster, those behind the event are promising more than just gin.
They will not only bring a wide range of gins to the event but they will also be incorporating craft beer and food.
East Riding Libraries are hosting their first Digital Art Celebration until 29 February, which culminates in a digital art competition with a chance to win one of five graphics tablets.
East Riding Libraries pride themselves on being much more than books – they are a community hub that’s free for everyone to attend and offer a variety of social groups, access to information, free internet and computer access and free digital support.
Tickets are still available for the welcome return of The London Theatre Voices to Toll Gavel United Church, Beverley, on Saturday, 18 January at 7.30pm, with The Gentlemen of English National Opera.
Four singers from the award-winning English National Opera Chorus – David Newman, Paul Sheehan, Michael Burke, and Andrew Tinkler, along with their accompanist Simon Haynes – present a concert filled with a wide range of vocal music.
East Riding Libraries will be celebrating Christmas with Storytimes and Bounce and Rhyme sessions.
The Storytimes will feature an Out of This World Christmas, taking a trip into outer space and discovering why ‘Aliens love Panta Claus’ ( a book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort), including songs, stories and activities.
Beverley’s winter music festival, Stage4Beverley returns for its fourth year in February (12th – 16th ), and as the event has gained in popularity with a sold-out show already and more about to sell out.
Wednesday 12th February sees the launch with the legendary blues duo Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, founder members of the Blues Band, followed by a rare performance by BBC Radio 2 and 6Music and Glastonbury TV presenter, Mark Radcliffe. He will be inviting the audience to an intimate evening of his own songs and accompanying stories.