Tuesday 20 July 2021

A sculpture inspired by the origins of Beverley’s name has been relocated to Beverley Guildhall for an extended exhibition after previously being on display at the Treasure House.

“Beverlac” takes the form of a monumental beaver-shaped sculpture standing atop a dam – reflecting the origin of Beverley’s name (Beaver + Lake). London-based artist Ian Kirkpatrick was commissioned as part of the East Riding Visual Art Uplift initiative. Ian has previously produced commissions for the London 2012 Olympics, and the Tour de France. Beverley Guildhall is currently hosting a new exhibition, “Exploring Medieval Beverley”, taking visitors back as 21st century time travellers to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a 14th century town. [More information here]

Beverley Town Council’s Planning, Property and Services Committee will tonight receive an updated report on plans for the refurbishment of the town’s skate park at the Leisure Centre. It follows a recent meeting with East Riding Voluntary Action Services and consultations with skate park users.

And finally, an autumnal feast of live music has been unveiled for this year’s Beverley Chamber Music Festival, which will take place in St Mary’s Church from September 23 – 25. Tickets go on sale on Saturday July 31. [More information and full programme details here]