The world’s largest showcase of British puppetry in Beverley this July is bringing classic fairy tales to life to wow families and kids in popular venues around East Yorkshire town.
Anna Ingleby, co-director of the Beverley Puppet Festival, said: “Over two days and three nights the festival is a gathering of all that is great in British puppet theatre and showcases some quite remarkable work right here in the heart of East Yorkshire.
With one month to go until the Queen’s Baton Relay reaches the East Riding, find out more about one of the East Riding’s Batonbearers prior to the Baton’s visit to Beverley and Market Weighton in July.
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.
Over 20 carol singers collected an amazing £694.00 in Beverley on Sunday 5 December for Hull Samaritans. The carol singers sang a variety of carols and Christmas songs on Beverley Toll Gavel for over 3 hours.
“The response was amazing,” said Samaritans Director Rob Carlisle, “We can’t believe the generosity of people donating so much money.”
Oxfam Beverley at 56 Toll Gavel is appealing for volunteers to help run the shop next year, and raise funds to help the world’s poorest.
Christmas is the busiest time of the year in the retail calendar, making millions for Oxfam’s work beating poverty around the world, but just after Christmas is when many generous donors give unwanted gifts to the charity or just have a good old clear out.
The Beverley Christmas Lights Appeal Group is holding its last-ever fundraising event in Saturday Market on Saturday, 11 December – a tombola on their charity stall.
The tombola will be the final event after more than 15 years as a collective of fund-raising including retailers and citizens. The group has organised a variety of events which have raised over £50,000 to light up Beverley at Christmas.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is currently consulting with businesses, visitors and residents in Beverley on their views of a trial pedestrian and cycle scheme that has been in place in Saturday Market since May 2021.
The Stage4Beverley Winter music festival is taking a “Summer Outing” this June, in association with Beverley’s Fringe Festival, and looking forward to enjoying a few days of sunny weather between 17th – 20th June instead of its usual frosty February days.