Wednesday 13 October 2021

A new festival gets underway in Beverley later this month, marking 1300 years since the Anglo-Saxon Bishop John of Beverley died, in the monastery which he founded here.  Beverley 1300 will run from October 22 to 25 and will include events in the Minster, including a visit by the Bishop of Middlesbrough, and at St Mary’s as well as a film screening at The Parkway Cinema and the opening up of heritage sites across the town for a festival Pilgrimage Trail. Beverley 1300 has been put together by Roland Dellar, director of development at St Mary’s and well known for his leading role in the Beverley Chamber and New Paths Music Festivals. [You can view a festival brochure here]

Students at Beverley Grammar School will be among 30,000 pupils across Yorkshire receiving potentially life-saving CPR training on Friday to mark “Restart A Heart” Day. Members of Yorkshire Ambulance Service will be visiting 12 schools in East Yorkshire, including Beverley Grammar, as part of a range of activities. Paramedics and volunteers will also provide CPR training to football fans before league matches throughout October, including Hull City v Peterborough United on October 20.

And finally, East Riding Council still has almost £50,000 to give away in grants to voluntary and community groups, designed to encourage communities to come together after the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, 71 applicants have been successful, receiving amounts ranging from £500 to £5,000. [More details on who’s eligible and how to apply here]