Friday 6 August 2021

A total of £5m in extra funding is to be spent by East Riding council on projects to benefit local residents in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The cash reserves will be allocated to provide further support for communities and businesses to help them recover from the lockdown, to boost work against climate change and improve the area’s open spaces. Cllr Jonathan Owen, leader of the Council, told us that the extra money will benefit a great number of people, places and projects throughout the East Riding. He added that he’s extremely pleased that we’re recovering from this awful pandemic and can use the funds to move the area forward. More details here

A new activity has been added alongside the hugely popular ‘Brick Wonders’ exhibition in Beverley Art Gallery at the Treasure House. If you’re inspired by the 40 exhibits of iconic global locations constructed out of half a million LEGO bricks, visitors are now being given the chance to build their own models. But you’ll need to book a table for up to 5 people online. The sessions are on Saturdays and last up to two hours. Curators told us that everyone is welcome. And although the exhibition itself is free, tickets still need to be booked in advance to manage numbers. More details on building here and booking the exhibition here

If you fancy some live theatre, the ERT’s Summer School’s budding actors will be performing a show called Behind Closed Doors, for one night only, tomorrow, at just £5 per seat. Tickets are available from the ERT box office here