St Mary’s Church in Beverley is presenting a pop-up exhibition telling the story of the town’s dramatic Tudor history.
A dozen life-size reproductions of paintings from the National Portrait Gallery’s prized Tudor collection will be accompanied by artefacts and images from the church itself. Pictures exhibited from the world’s largest collection of portraits will include King Henry VIII and several of his wives, by great artists such as Hans Holbein.
Excitement is building in the town as the final preparations are underway for this year’s Beverley Literature Festival. Now in its 12th year, this year’s festival promises to be the biggest and best yet.
The first weekend of the Beverley Literature Festival saw queuing round the block for Val MacDermid and Mark Billingham; and the Beverley Treasure House was packed with children meeting authors, making stories and being spell-bound by performers at the children’s literature festival. On Thursday, Thomas Penn will be talking about his acclaimed, debut account of early Tudor history – it’s been admired by novelists (including Hilary Mantel) and historians alike. …