The absence of Andy Murray from the Australian Open will once again leave British hopes of winning a tennis tournament in doubt, to say the least.
Kyle Edmund has shown promise in the past in the men’s draw, reaching the semi-finals of the competition in 2018. However, Edmund’s form has declined over the last two years, and it would be a surprise to see him make an appearance in the second week of the competition; with current odds of 150/1 to succeed in the Australian Open.
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.
Kyle Edmund’s journey has been a long and impressive one, born in Johannesburg before emigrating to England to take up residence in Tickton, a mere 10 minute away from Beverley, the 24-year-old has now climbed to the top of the British male tennis rankings.
In some ways, that was the easy part, the challenge now is to surge forward and leave an impression on the game, which must be said is something that the former East Yorkshire resident is battling to do.
Hull-based property firm, Iguana Developments has joined a scheme which enables students to undertake an innovative Degree Apprenticeship, to earn while they study for a University degree.
The dilemma of choosing between a degree or an apprenticeship is resolved with the opportunity for students to earn a salary and study for a degree with University fees funded by the Government Scheme. This aims to achieve a target set in 2015 to create 3 million new apprentices by 2020.
North Bridlington Library will be hosting ‘The Next Big Thing’ on Friday, 19 October, as part of the East Riding Festival of Words.
Debut authors, hotly tipped to become the bestsellers of tomorrow, will all be at the library that afternoon and evening, offering a chance for visitors to explore the best new literature on the market, with tickets from just £5 each.
This weekend will see an international volleyball festival in Bridlington, with fun and excitement for all the family.
Bridlington will be the UK’s sole host for the 2018 CEV (Confederation of European Volleyball) Beach Volleyball Festival, which will run alongside the UK Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (UKBT) Event on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August at Bridlington South Cliff Beach (below Park & Ride).
An award-winning contemporary circus troupe is set to perform at a school in Hull, fresh from a run at Sydney Opera House.
Brisbane-based Circus company Casus will be making their Yorkshire debut at Hymers College during Back To Ours this half term. Their show Driftwood promises to be a spectacular display of choreography, acrobatics, trapeze and aerial stunts.
An exhibition of stunning travel images by East Yorkshire photographer, Andrew Chandler, takes place in Skidby this coming Easter weekend following his four month trip around the world.
In 2017, Andrew set off on his epic journey by starting at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London with the objective of photographing the people, landscapes and wildlife as he circumnavigated the global – returning 118 days later, once again to the prime meridian.
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.