Wednesday 11 August 2021

East Riding Council has created a new role to give a voice to minority groups across the county. The new equalities, diversity and inclusion champion, is Councillor Jacob Birch. He told us that it’s the first appointment of its type in the council’s history and that they are already doing lots of work which is enlightening and refreshing. He will also chair the East Riding Equalities Network, to help improve services to those minority groups they’ll be championing. Read the full story here

Beverley Art Gallery has launched a new online project which brings together paintings and objects from their fine art and social history collections to discover unexpected connections. It represents the Gallery’s work with students from York University who are looking for a career in the museum sector. It’s been curated by Sarah Burton who told Beverley FM that it’s been an incredible experience which allowed her to gain a detailed understanding of how the Art Gallery operates. Officials told us that they will host more University students in the autumn. Sarah’s exhibition is available on the East Riding Museums Online website More details here.

Beverley based charity the Jacob’s Well Appeal is asking for help after a world shortage of containers has doubled shipping costs to send aid overseas. They’re holding a warehouse sale from today at their site on Swinemoor Lane, Behind Aldi. All funds raised will help to send another container of aid overseas, this time to Africa. The warehouse has free parking and will be open from 9am to 1pm Wednesday to Friday.