Monday 24 April 2023

SOME of the world’s largest inflatable kites will take to the skies above the dramatic cliffs of the East Yorkshire coast for the annual Bridlington Kite Festival next month. Taking place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May, kites of all descriptions, sizes and colours will take to the air for two days of aerial displays over Sewerby Fields. 

Year on year, internationally-renowned experts return to the East Yorkshire coast to provide spectacular displays at the free event for thousands of spectators. Alongside the kites, there will be food and drink stalls, fairground rides, face painting and children’s entertainment. There will also be professional demonstrations and visitors can get involved, with kites available for loan during supervised sessions.

BEVERLEY Women’s Rugby Union Club is launching a Beverley Girls team and has issued an open Invitation for anyone interested to visit Beaver Park in Norwood this Sunday (April 30) from 12 noon to register an interest. “We are encouraging any girl of any age to come down and give rugby a go. Rugby is a sport for all,” a spokesperson told us, adding that it would also be an opportunity to watch the club’s final game of the season. More information by emailing

AS PART of Hedgehog Awareness Week, Bishop Burton College’s University Centre is holding a special seminar to learn more about how you can help. Organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, the free event on May 3 highlights the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them if you find one in your garden. It takes place from 6-7.30pm and booking via the college’s website is recommended.