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The Multi-Story Orchestra return to Beverley in July

Returning to Flemingate Car Park on Sunday, 7 July, 2019 at 4pm, The Multi-Story Orchestra are bringing one of the most famous pieces of 1960s music - Terry Riley’s In C - to Beverley for an unmissable performance for all the family, joined by East Riding Youth Orchestra. There are still tickets available for the performance.

The MSO started in 2011, presenting extraordinary performances in unexpected settings. From car parks to schools and festivals, they create amazing live classical music experiences performed by incredible musicians.  Winners of a 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Award, the Orchestra has been celebrated as one of the most exciting ensembles to emerge in recent years.

Spread across the car park for the first part of the evening with the audience free to explore and get involved, before gathering together to hear the piece in full, this is a unique chance to experience the pulsing minimalism of In C in one of The Multi-Story Orchestra’s amazing performances: “forget fusty concert halls, the future of music is emerging in a municipal car park” (The Times)

Suitable for ages 8+

Tickets cost : Adults £6, Children £5 and are available from Beverley Library or call 01262 678258 or visit bridspa.com


A chance to enjoy stunning views on the Headlands Way Walk

headlandswalk.jpgAs part of Active Coast 2019, a new-look Cover the Coast programme offers exciting monthly outdoor coastal activities for adults, including a range of walks.

The Cover the Coast sessions take place in some of the spectacular locations on the East Riding coastline.

The next session will be on Friday, 5 July and is the first part of a two-part led walk, covering the Headlands Way from Bridlington to Filey. The walks will add up to 20 miles in total along the chalk cliffs of the Heritage Coast. Part One on 5 July will be from Bridlington to Bempton, starting at 10am, and the second part, on Friday, 2 August, will be from Bempton to Filey, also starting at 10am.

Sport and active communities officer Paul Silvester said : “These walks will be a chance to enjoy spectacular views around Flamborough Head , the RSPB reserve at Bempton, and Filey Bay and Brigg, whilst keeping fit at the same time!”

Participants will park at the finish points and a bus will transport the walkers to the start points, so when they finish the walk they will be at their car.

The walks cost £7.50 for one walk, or £10 for both, including transport. Booking is essential, as places are limited.

For full details, and to book, visit www.activecoast.org


Performance poet Catherine Scott coming to Beverley Library

As part of the East Riding Festival of Words Poetry Prize series of events, Beverley Library will be hosting “An evening with Catherine Scott” on Thursday, 11 July at 6.00pm.

he evening will be a chance to enjoy her wicked sense of humour, sometimes sweary, sometimes political but always thought provoking and ultimately tender.

Catherine is a highly regarded performance poet and playwright who is well known and very popular across Hull and the East Riding. She performs regularly at events across the region, from the Beverley Poetry Festival to guest poet at ‘The Ropery’ in Barton. She also shares her love of the written word by delivering poetry workshops in local schools and to the wider public.

Catherine has written three poetry compilations; ‘A Woman with a View’, ‘Add Verse to Therapy’ and ‘The Brazen Maiden from Hull’.

She has been described as ‘Hull’s answer to Pam Ayres’ and expresses her feelings and observations of life through poetry, embroidering the truth to add a bit of comedy. Catherine’s original poetry will make people laugh out loud and bring a tear to their eye.

One of her poems came second in the National Poetry Rivals Slam in 2015 and another was published in their anthology of the 100 best poems, from 6000 entries.

Tickets are £5 per person, to include a glass of wine, and are available now from www.eastridinglibraries.co.uk/whats-on (look for Catherine Scott) or in person at Beverley Library.

The East Riding Festival of Words poetry competition is now open for entries. The theme for 2019 is ‘My Mind, My Thoughts’.  All entries will judged by a panel of published Yorkshire poets, led  by James Nash, and winners will be invited to read their poems at a special event.


Tree planting grant schemes open for business across the East Riding

Landowners and local organisations in parts of the East Riding are being invited to take advantage of a series of tree planting grant schemes.

Over £35,000 of funding is currently available for new tree, woodland and hedgerow planting projects in areas close to windfarm developments across the East Riding.

During 2018-2019, these grant programmes have seen over 28,750 trees and shrubs planted, providing a massive boost for wildlife and enhancing local landscapes.

Grant programmes currently available are:

Tedder Hill Wind Farm Tree Planting Fund, near Roos
Spaldington Airfield Wind Farm Tree Planting Fund
Goole Fields Wind Farm Tree Planting Fund
Goole Fields II Wind Farm Tree Planting Fund
Sixpenny Wood Wind Farm Tree Planting Fund, near Laxton
Sancton Hill Wind Farm Tree Planting Fund.
Project proposals need to be within an approximate radius of 5km from of any of the windfarm developments.

The grant funds have been made available to East Riding of Yorkshire Council through a series of planning agreements under Section 106 of the Town & Country Planning Act.

The grant programmes are administered by HEYwoods - East Yorkshire’s community forest initiative.

Applications for grants are invited for projects including:

native tree planting
native woodland creation
native hedgerow establishment.
The grants are aimed towards areas of land including farmland, parks, open spaces etc... but cannot provide support for work in domestic gardens.

Stephen Hunt, head of planning and development management at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Our grant programmes offer a great opportunity for individuals, landowners and local groups from around the East Riding to secure financial support for tree, woodland and hedgerow planting work.

“The grant programmes continue to prove very popular, and with the Northern Forest programme now in full swing across East Yorkshire, now is the perfect time for people to take advantage of the funding opportunities available and improve our local environment.”

The application process for grant support is now open and the deadline for submitting grant proposals is 31 July 2019.

Applications can be submitted online and anyone interested can register to apply at https://eastridingofyorkshirecouncil.flexigrant.com/default.aspx

Further information regarding the grant application process and additional guidance concerning the types of projects that could receive support is available by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

















Turn the world patchwork with Elmer the Elephant and East Riding Libraries in May half term

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is 30 years old this year, and there will be a chance for all children up to seven years old to join East Riding Libraries during the May half term holiday.

David McKee’s children’s picture book, ‘Elmer’ was first published in 1989 and tells the story of a patchwork multi-coloured elephant and his adventures with friends, with an underlying theme of celebrating diversity. Thirty-nine book titles have been created since then, and the series has sold over eight million copies in fifty languages around the world.

Penny Chaloner, librarian, said: “These free events in East Riding Libraries will be a chance for us all to celebrate our own true colours with the brand new book, ‘Elmer’s Birthday’ and fun activities.”

Children are welcome to dress in bright colours to celebrate the theme.

The events will be held at:

North Ferriby Library : Tuesday, 21 May : 2.45pm – 3.15pm

Swanland library: Wednesday, 22 May : 9.15am - 9.45am

Petuaria Centre, Brough : Wednesday, 29 May : 9.30am-10am

Haltemprice Library and Customer Services : Wednesday, 29 May : 10.30am-11.15am

Petuaria Centre, Brough : Wednesday, 29 May : 11am-11.30am

Cottingham Centre : Thursday, 30 May : 10am – 10.30am

Hessle Centre : Thursday, 30 May : 10am – 10.30am

Beverley Library : Thursday, 30 May : 2.30pm – 3.30pm

South Cave Library : Thursday, 30 May : 3pm-3.25pm

Willerby Library : Thursday, 30 May : 4pm-4.30pm

Places should be booked in advance, by contacting your local library.


Rock identification workshop and beach walk to be held at Sewerby

Sewerby Hall and Gardens, along with the Yorkshire Geological Society, will host a rock identification workshop and beach walk on Wednesday, 22 May to mark Yorkshire Geology Month 2019.

Bridlington, Sewerby and the Yorkshire Wolds were, 100 million years ago, at the bottom of a tropical sea that was warmer than the Caribbean, and the East Yorkshire coast’s magnificent chalk cliffs are made up of the shells of microscopic creatures which lived in that sea. Since then, time and tide – and not to mention a couple of ice ages – have all left their mark on the beach and wider landscape.

The walk, which will start at the top of Sewerby Steps (national grid reference: TA 201 686), will be an ideal opportunity to learn about the chalk cliffs and landscapes of the Yorkshire Wolds, along with the prehistoric forces that created them.

Paul Hildreth, from the Yorkshire Geological Society and who will lead the walk, said: “On either side of Sewerby Steps are internationally important geological sites. In addition, the shore and cliffs provide a wealth of information about the area’s past.”

There will be an opportunity on the walk to investigate some of the different rocks seen on the beach and discover more about their origins, along with searching for many fossils found on the foreshore.

An indoor session will also take place, looking at specimens from a collection of rock samples specially selected for the purposes of classification.

The beach walk and workshop represents the beginning of a larger project between Sewerby Hall and Gardens and the Yorkshire Geological Society, which aims to interpret the geology, not just of the Sewerby estate but of the stones used to build the Hall itself.

Robert Chester, education officer at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, said: “We are so pleased to have this opportunity to celebrate Yorkshire Geology Month with colleagues from the Yorkshire Geological Society.

“Sewerby beach, the cliffs and the rocks are a real window into the past and this is a fantastic chance to learn a little more about them and our local area in the company of experts in the field. It will hopefully be the start of many more such collaborations in the future.”

The workshop and walk begin at 10.30am on Wednesday, 22 May and will run until 2.30pm; and attendees will need to wear appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing.

For more details, please visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk .  

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