Tuesday 9 May 2023

BEVERLEY Gin Festival returns this weekend, with Beverley Minster again playing host to this popular annual event on Friday and Saturday. As well as gins from the UK and around the world, a selection of craft beer, Prosecco, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks will be available, including a signature cocktail created for this year’s festival by House of Bevs, the Beverley cocktail and coffee bar. 

A scene from last year’s festival in the Minster

The festival’s four sessions are Friday from 6-10pm with Saturday hosting three sessions – 12-4pm, 3-7pm and 6-10pm. Festival director Ron Snaith told us: “It’s about the appreciation of great, unique and original gins, but more than that Beverley Gin Festival is about friends and families and groups of people having a friendly, good time; there’s something quite special about a drink, dance and bite to eat together.” More information at https://www.beverleyginfestival.co.uk/

A BEVERLEY charity established in the 1800s has changed its name to further appeal to a target audience with housing needs. Beverley Consolidated Charity, an almshouse charity, has supported people in Beverley for over 200 years but will now be known, simply, as Beverley Housing Charity. 

Charity chair Richard Miles, left, with Andy Barber

New Chief Executive Andy Barber explained: “Taking the decision to rename such a well-established charity is never to be taken lightly. However, over the years, the communication of our offer to local people had become unclear, meaning some people with a genuine housing need were potentially missing out on high-quality accommodation, which is needed in Beverley now, more than ever before.”

Beverley Housing Charity currently provides a home to over 220 people across a range of one and two bedroom properties in the form of independent living. Andy Barber told us:  “For some people, circumstances can change unexpectedly. During difficult and challenging times we can offer a home and a community to be part of. BHC is here for those who have reached retirement age, have lived in Beverley for 10 years or more and are in financial need.”  To find out more visit www.beverleyhousingcharity.org

BEVERLEY Minister was packed yesterday for the Community Celebration organised by the Minster and Beverley Town Council to mark the King’s Coronation. There was music throughout the afternoon while a range of voluntary groups manned stalls to promote their work.