An organisation which has been serving the spiritual needs of seafarers and the wider community in Hull for more than 150 years is to take the opportunity of the Heritage Open Days events to celebrate its history and to set out its plans as a venue for community, cultural and business events.
Leaders of the Danish Church will use the occasion to launch Nordic House. Activities being explored include hosting gigs, plays and exhibitions, adding to the current list of community and cultural events as well as workshops and fitness classes.
More historic buildings on Beverley Road will start to receive facelifts, as external and structural restoration works begin this month.
Four historic building projects will soon start on-site following the boundary improvement works completed in the summer at six locations on Beverley Road, altogether totalling a length of 350m, having a major impact on the streetscape.
To celebrate the national events of Heritage Open Days, the Treasure House in Beverley will be open for visitors to discover the deliciousness of the collections and artworks to illustrate this year’s theme of Edible England.
A Syrian refugee has been presented with woodworking tools so that he can help with the creation of a new space for reflection in the churchyard at Beverley Minster.
Yassar Sheikh Debes, 48, has been loaned a set of chisels to enable him to carry out voluntary work on Beverley Minster’s Sanctuary project, which will involve him helping to develop the outdoor sanctuary space at the Minster.
This year the Treasure House in Beverley is celebrating Heritage Open Days through a fascinating series of online videos giving virtual visitors a unique insight into the inner workings of the Treasure House linked to this year’s national theme, ‘Hidden Nature.’
Many of the videos make reference to the natural world and how it relates to the Treasure House collections, or to the roles of members of staff who work with them. Other videos reveal the ‘hidden nature’ of how the Treasure House works behind the scenes.
As part of the programme of Heritage Open Days 2018, Beverley will be opening the doors to some of the town’s most recognisable buildings.
Heritage Open Days, organised by the Beverley and Hull Civic Societies, and the National Trust, open historic buildings that may otherwise be closed to the public, and provide events such as walks and guided tours free of charge.
Described as the original suffragette, author and free thinker Mary Wollstonecraft was a pioneer of women’s rights, arguing that women should be educated, should be able to vote and to be in government: extraordinary claims for the 18th century.
This September Beverley is celebrating her story and her connection to the town as part of the national Heritage Open Days programme, with talks, walks and an illumination by the street artist Stewy.
Skidby Mill will be taking part in the Heritage Open Days 2017, on Saturday and Sunday 9 and 10 September.
Visitors will be able to enjoy free admission to the mill on both days between 10am and 4.15pm to the usual facilities on site – The Museum of East Riding Rural Life, a range of outbuildings, and an exhibition entitled Steeple People: East Riding Churches and Associated People, looking at a selection of churches from across the East Riding, as well as people closely connected with them.