East Riding of Yorkshire Council is excited to offer a variety of events and exhibitions across the region, from the coast to the countryside. This week also includes upcoming events for you to get excited about!

What’s on at East Riding Museums

Saturday 20 April sees the launch of Goole Museum’s 10th Annual Open Art exhibition. Running until Saturday 22 June, we have a wealth of artistic talent in Goole and the surrounding area and have some wonderful creations on display this year. Standards have previously been high, and this year is no exception.

For any art lovers out there, this is a must-see exhibition. Come along and be inspired or just enjoy the art. There are traditional landscapes, alongside abstract art, portraits, illustrations and digital artwork. There are also several excellent works in textile and ceramic. For some visitors it could be a fantastic opportunity to purchase an original piece of art for yourself, or someone special.

This year we are running a ‘people’s choice’ vote, so come along and choose your favourite work of art. The winner will receive a prize and an opportunity to have their own exhibition in our community display area.

Opening times:

Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm

Saturday 9am to 4pm

Free admission and lift access

Details of Goole Museum and how to find us are available here: https://www.eastridingmuseums.co.uk/find-a-museum/?entry=goole_museum

Don’t miss Pocklington Food and Drink Festival this weekend

Pocklington town centre will once again host a Food and Drink Festival later this month.

Taking place on Saturday and Sunday 20-21 April, and based in the heart of the town centre, stalls will line Market Place, leading to a stage and seating areas in St Peter’s Square. The event will be even bigger this year, with additional stalls located in Railway Street.

The Pocklington Food and Drink Festival is set to be an exciting and fun-filled weekend. Visitors will be able to experience the best of the food and drink scene, with street foods, bars of distinction, al fresco dining, and select grocery food and craft, alongside live music, comedy and children’s entertainment.

This event is once again being delivered by the Market Square Group Ltd, a specialist events company with significant experience of running events, in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The Pocklington Food & Drink Food & Drink Festival will be open:

Saturday, 20 April : 9am – 6pm

Sunday, 21 April: 10am – 5pm.

More information on music and comedy line ups, traders, food demonstrations, hot food, beverages, children’s entertainment and grocery/foods can be found at: https://www.zoomevents.co.uk/pocklington-food-and-drink-festival/.

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World book night

From 23 April librarians will be hiding books across the East Riding to encourage reading and the sharing of books. You might spot some straight away, but some will be hidden.  Keep an eye out in your local area and if you find a book let East Riding of Yorkshire Council know on social media using the hashtag #ERLFoundBook.
Keep watching this space for clues of where the books might be!

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What’s on stage at Bridlington Spa

The Searchers – Friday, 26 April: The Searchers concerts are packed with their chart hits and more, which have made them a major attraction in theatres across the U.K. Sweets For My Sweet, Needles & Pins, When You Walk In The Room, Goodbye My Love, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, Sugar & Spice, What Have They Done To The Rain are just a selection of their thirteen entries into the British charts. Songs that are the soundtrack to our lives. For more information and to book visit www.bridspa.com/whats-on/events

Coming soon …

Medieval re-enactment weekend at Sewerby Hall and Gardens: After the success of the event in 2023, Sewerby Hall and Gardens is set to welcome back Sir John Savile’s Household to the Grade I listed house in May.

Last year the group was fully equipped with a living history camp, complete with medieval tents. They demonstrated the everyday tasks of medieval life to visitors, such as chopping wood, fetching water, food preparation and often cooking meals on open fires to feed the camp, and this year the camp is set to be even bigger and better.

This action-packed interactive weekend is a must for families, children and history enthusiasts to learn more about this fascinating period of time.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information in the coming weeks at www.sewerbyhall.co.uk

For more information and booking details, visit the websites listed throughout this release, or get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.