A creative writing festival, where authors read out their own work to a voting audience, returns in the East Riding this January. Tale Spinners 2 is the brainchild of actors Neil King and Richard Avery of Beverley-based Other Lives Productions. Taking in two new venues for 2018, the festival invited writers to submit stories of up to 2,000 words. Tickets cost from £6 to £15, depending on the venue. Julie Barker of Elloughton, East Yorkshire, was a finalist in 2017 and this ye
Hull Truck Theatre’s hotly-anticipated new comedy inspired by Hull's City of Culture year takes audiences behind the scenes of what has been an astonishing 12 months for the city. The Culture – A Farce in Two Acts by the award-winning playwright James Graham, a graduate of the University of Hull, is a humorous look at the inner workings of Hull 2017 as they get set to handover to the next City of Culture, Coventry 2021. James Graham is renowned for his sharp and satirical scr
Alan Ayckbourn's 2001 work, RolePlay, is the second offering of the 2017/18 season by the Brough-based amateur thespians, the Petuaria Players. One of a trilogy, it focuses on mismatched couple Julie-Anne Jobson and Justin Lazenby's engagement party. The play will run for three nights from Thursday 25th January at the Village Hall, Elloughton Road, Brough, East Yorkshire. Tony Barker popped down to rehearsals to chat to director, Jayne Hewson.
Many years of hard work by an East Yorkshire- based playwright come to fruition with the return of a musical about Jane Austen. Optician Rob Winlow has long been fascinated by the story of the 19th century novelist, who wrote such works as Sense and Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice and Mansfield Park. His early research led to writing a one-hour musical which tried out at various venues. Now a longer work which lasts 90 minutes, is on a national tour with York-based actress Edi
An art exhibition devoted to the story of the Humber Estuary, is running at Beverley Art Gallery this winter. Open until 17th February, the exhibition features work from across the north including specially-commissioned paintings. Our video shows speeches from the opening ceremony and talks to the manager of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Museums Service about it.
East Yorkshire am-dram group, the Cave Players, return to the stage this month with their pantomime offering of Snow White. Written by long-time member and dame, Neil Harker, this show is a traditional community panto, except Snow White will not have her seven dwarfs. The production will be staged at North Cave Village Hall from Sunday 21st January and the group will be raising money for Mitchell's Wheels, a local cause.