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Countryside events programme launched for 2018

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s countryside access team has launched its Countryside Events 2018 programme.

From rambles and themed walks (including photography, navigation, bushcraft, geocaching and orienteering) to wildlife watching events; from Kids Go Wild events to workshops, conservation days and natural craft workshops - the programme includes something for everybody with an interest in the outdoors. The programme also links to the council’s Active Coast initiative this year.

The programme, sponsored by NHS Healthcheck, runs throughout the year.  Many events are free; others have nominal charges.

The Countryside events programme contributes to the new campaign to ‘Enjoy Spring in the Yorkshire Wolds’, promoted by the Yorkshire Wolds Tourism Network to encourage visits to the area at a quieter time of the year.

The Countryside Events programme runs alongside the council’s Walking for Health programme, a series of free guided walks for all ages and abilities, organised by the council’s sports, play and arts service, aimed at anyone who is interested in walking or wants to introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness or injury, or to get fit.

The range of walks on offer range from 30 minutes to two hours, and operate from East Riding Leisure Beverley and Bridlington; Brough Methodist Church; Cottingham Sports Centre; East Riding Leisure Driffield, Goole, Haltemprice and Hornsea; Hessle Community Centre; Shire Hall, Howden; Skidby Mill; Leven Sports and Social Club; Paull St Andrew Church; Market Weighton Methodist Church; Preston Community Hall; East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife in Pocklington; Sewerby Hall and Gardens; East Riding Leisure South Cave and Withernsea; and from Welwick Village Hall.

Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture, said: “These are superb programmes of events for East Riding residents in a range of locations across the area, offering a wide variety of activities. People can enjoy interesting and healthy pursuits whilst gaining access to the best public viewpoints, the best landscapes and the best wildlife to be seen in the East Riding.”

The programme is available online at www.eastriding.gov.uk/events  or a hard copy brochure is available from Tourist Information Centres, the council’s leisure centres, libraries and Customer Service Centres.


Paul Roggeman European Open Beach Championships – catch all the action this weekend

The 25th Paul Roggeman European Open Beach Championships will take place this weekend, from Friday, 9 to Sunday, 11 February, with hundreds of anglers from the UK and from abroad taking part.

With an estimated prize fund of £35,000, demand for tickets has been high. Many have already bought in advance, but people can still buys tickets on the day from the event HQ at Sand le Mere Holiday Village.

The event starts with the Flattie Bash, held on Friday, 9 February, with registration at 8am at Hornsea Floral Hall. Fishing will then take place in zoned areas on Hornsea and Mappleton beaches.

On Saturday, 10 and Sunday, 11 February, the main competition takes place. Anglers can fish at a number of locations between the north end of North Marine Promenade, Bridlington, to the Pilot Jetty at Spurn Point.

Councillor Richard Burton, cabinet portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture, said: “The Paul Roggeman European Open Beach Championships is one of the most eagerly anticipated competitions on the angling calendar and has grown in popularity.

“The event has a truly international reputation, with competitors coming to take part from all over Europe, including Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.

“As well as being an exciting three days of fishing, the event helps promote the East Riding as a tourist destination and benefits the local economy to the tune of almost half-a-million pounds.”

For more details on the event or to book tickets, visit www.eobc.co.uk or www.facebook.com/openbeachchamps


Humber Day at the Treasure House

Visit the Treasure House in Beverley on Saturday, 10 February to hear historical tales with storyteller Frances Kelly and to find out more about the history of the Humber.

Frances Kelly has put together a unique set of stories for the event that have been inspired by some of the fascinating histories of the Humber Estuary region.

There will be a selection of stories for under 5s, older children and adults.

Visitors can also find out more about the incredible history of the Humber by taking part in crafts, historical object handling and other activities for children, including some for under 5s accompanied by their adults.

There is the opportunity to make a scale model of the Humber Bridge to take home, explore objects from Beverley’s shipbuilding past, or for the under 5s, help create the Humber Estuary using fabric, junk materials and other accessories.

The event takes place between 10am and 3pm and is also a good opportunity to view the Humber Estuary exhibition which is on show until Saturday, 17 February.


Sinfonia Viva in Pocklington; Saturday 10 February

There will be a chance to come along and join Sinfonia Viva, the Grammy nominated orchestra, for a musical spectacular featuring some of Sinfonia Viva’s most virtuosic, skilful and brilliant brass players, on Saturday, 10 February, at Pocklington Arts Centre.

Featuring songs that range from baroque to jazz to light music, there really is something for everyone. From Fats Waller’s enduring and instantly recognisable Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Duke Ellington’s classic and much covered In a Sentimental Mood, to the light breezy sounds of Grainger’s Londonderry Air, this brass quintet will take you on a journey spanning over 300 years and across the globe. Featuring infectious and accessible arrangements, this will be a fun and inventive show that demonstrates how brass instruments can breathe new life into music.

Tickets cost : Adults £6, Children £5 and are available now from Pocklington Arts Centre Box Office : 01759 301547.


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