Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st September 2014
To celebrate both the 300th anniversary of Beverley Market Cross and the succession of King George I in 1714, a number of events and performances are being organised by the Beverley Georgian Festival committee , including re-enactments, displays of Georgian properties on Heritage weekend, period music, theatre, film, costume and cooking, with a masked banquet in the splendid setting of Beverley Minster, as well as film showings, food and hands-on craft activities.
The Beverley Georgian Festival will run from Saturday 13th September until Sunday 21st September 2014.
There will be some free public shows and displays. Other events - concerts, displays and the Georgian banquet will be ticketed.
We have an exciting list of events planned for the first Beverley Georgian Festival which will cater for all ages and give you an insight into Beverley in Georgian England when the Beverley Market Cross was built. Full details will be published here and in the local press and leaflets will be available from Beverley Tourist Information Centre.
List of events
Tickets are available at the Tourist Information Centre, 34 Butcher Row, Beverley, HU17 0AB. Phone +44 (0)1482-391672
Until the end of the year.
Georgian Time-Line Exhibition
Treasure House (Ground Floor) Admission free
This exhibition uses material from East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Museums Service and Archives & Local Studies to explore Beverley’s rich Georgian heritage. It features examples of Beverley Art Gallery’s ‘Clennell’ pen and ink drawings, formerly believed to be that of Luke Clennell, who worked with the famous engraver Thomas Berwick, but now thought likely to be that of his son, Charles Warren Clennell.
The exhibition runs until the end of the year.
Tuesday 2 Sept.
Launch of a Georgian Time Line exhibition, drawings of Beverley by Clenell, and also the launch of a new book on Beverley Saturday Market. The Treasure House and Art Gallery, Champney Road. The exhibitions run throughout September
Saturday 6 Sept.
Beverley Cross Bun Market Cross 12 noon Admission free
Free tastings of the Beverley Cross buns, courtesy of Beverley chefs.
Saturday 13 Sept.
Beverley’s Georgian Heritage – Open Buildings, part of the European Heritage Open Day programme. The streets of Beverley, 10pm - 4.30pm. Free event
Archaeology without the Digging: an archaeological investigation of the Swine Moor spa.
East Riding Archaeological Society. Free event, on Swine Moor. Part of the Walkers and Welcome programme
Children’s mask making and children’s games.
The Court Room, the Guildhall, Register Square. Liz Deas of Apus Productions, with Zoe Jenkinson 2pm – 4pm. Free event
Darker Side of Georgian Beverley walk – Colin Bradshaw 2pm -4pm Saturday. Meet at Norwood House. Part of the Walkers are Welcome programme. Free event
Organ recital, Georgian music.
Colin Wright (former Assistant Organist of Beverley Minster) Beverley Minster 6pm – 7pm. Tickets £6 on the door
Eighteenth century puzzles – children’s trails
Beverley Minster and St Mary’s church, 10am – 4pm (except during services or weddings). Free
Sunday 14 Sept.
Conducted Guildhall tours and children’s games. Part of the Heritage Open Day programme. The
Court Room, the Guildhall, Register Square. 2pm – 4pm. Free event
Darker Side of Georgian Beverley walk – Colin Bradshaw
10.30am – 12.30pm. Part of the Walkers are Welcome programme. Free event
Eighteenth century puzzles – children’s trails
Beverley Minster and St Mary’s church, 10am – 4pm (except during services). Free event
Monday 15 Sept.
Social & Domestic Life in the Georgian House.
An illustrated talk by Peter Brown, Director of York Civic Trust and former Curator of Fairfax House, York. At the Beverley Arms Hotel, 25 North Bar Within. 7pm - 9pm. Sponsored by the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire. Tickets £5.
Tuesday 16 Sept.
Georgian houses in Beverley: outside and in. An illustrated talk by Austin Redman, The Georgian Society for East Yorkshire. At the Beverley Arms Hotel, 25 North Bar Within. 7pm – 9pm. Sponsored by the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire. Tickets £5
Wednesday 17 Sept.
The court at Versailles in the 18th century: Film – Ridicule At the Masonic Hall, Trinity Lane, Beverley HU17 0DY. Beverley Film Society. 6:30 pm tour , 7:30pm film Ridicule cert 15
The court at Versailles in the 18th century: Film – Ridicule
Cert 15 (France, 1996) with English subtitles.
Masonic Hall, Trinity Lane, Beverley Presented by the Beverley Film Society 7.30pm – 9.15pm
Ridicule is set in the 18th century at the decadent court of Versailles, where social status can rise and fall based on one’s ability to mete out witty insults and avoid ridicule oneself. The story examines the social injustices of late 18th century France showing the corruption and callousness of the aristocrats.
BAFTA Winner of Best Film Not in the English Language 1996. To watch a trailer: www.imdb.com/title/tt0117477
Special Offer! Come at 6.30pm for a FREE tour of Beverley’s Masonic Hall, meeting place for several Lodges, one of which, Constitutional Lodge no. 294, was formed in 1793 and is one of the oldest Lodges in the region.
Tickets: £5 from the Beverley Tourist Information Centre - and £3 for members of Beverley Film Society (only available through the Society www.beverleyfilmsociety.org.uk)
Thursday 18 Sept.
Mary Wollstonecraft, the Beverley-educated feminist. A lecture by Professor Fiona Stafford, Somerville College, University of Oxford. At the Beverley Arms Hotel, North Bar Within. 6pm - 7.30pm. Sponsored by the East Yorkshire Local History Society and the Department of English University of Hull. Admission free. Wine available after the lecture.
Friday 19 Sept.
A Tour of the Georgian Minster. Professor John Wilton-Ely. At Beverley Minster. 10.30am – 12.30pm. Sponsored by the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire. Tickets £5 to include a printed guide.
A Masked Banquet at the Minster. Reception at the west door, followed by a banquet (catering by Tina Cerutti). Masks, 18th century or Regency costume, or evening dress. The celebrated dance troupe Arbeau will dance between courses. 6.30 for 7.00. Price to be confirmed.
Saturday 20 Sept.
A Tour of the Georgian Minster. Professor John Wilton-Ely. At Beverley Minster. 10.30am – 12.30 pm. Sponsored by the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire. Tickets to include a printed guide.
Beverley Cross Buns and coffee. The Mayor’s Parlour, The Guildhall, Register Square,
Beverley HU17 9XX. Small charge.
Portrait of a Lady. Eighteenth-century costume, a presentation by Lucy Adlington of History Wardrobe.
The Court Room, The Guildhall, Register Square, Beverley HU17 9XX. 2pm - 3pm. Tickets £10
Harpsichord recital by Alan Cuckston. Eighteenth-century music by candlelight. 7pm -8.30pm.
Wine will be served at the interval. Tickets £10 to include wine.
Sunday 21 Sept.
Re-enactment of the proclamation of the accession of George I in 1714. At the Market Cross.
Time to be confirmed. With a drill by 18th-century re-enactment soldiers, a band, free
Beverley Cross buns and other excitements. Free event