Wednesday 15 March 2023

EAST RIDING Council, in partnership with Orchestras Live, are celebrating the news that their award-winning programme, Classically Yours, has received a grant of £60,000 from Arts Council England to allow it to continue until Summer 2024. It means the pioneering work to bring classical music to venues and communities not normally able to enjoy and benefit from it can continue in various locations across the East Riding. 

The programme, full details of which will be announced in due course, will offer a wide range of orchestral experiences for people who have never engaged with music before. 

PLANNERS this week have approved proposals to transform Beverley Treasure House that will see existing council services brought under one roof, including a new customer service centre and enhanced library while the council’s registration services will relocate from Walkergate House. 

But councillors heard plans to rename the Treasure House as the Beverley Hub had been dropped after objectors said it was an unsuitable name for a wedding venue. Cllr Kerri Harold told the Eastern Area Planning Sub-Committee: “I don’t think people would want to get married and have their wedding pictures taken in front of a sign which says ‘Hub’ on it.”

THE TEAM at the zoo at Sewerby Hall and Gardens has announced, with great sadness, the death of Rosie, thought to be the world’s oldest Humboldt penguin, just a few weeks short of her 33rd birthday. Rosie passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday.