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Fun, free activities and events!

This eNewsletter is packed with fun activities and events for children (and the young at heart!) which are all free - make sure you book your places so you don't miss out! 

Harry Potter Book Night - this Thursday

Book your free place

Harry Potter

Join in our live and interactive virtual Harry Potter Book Night on Thursday 24 June at 6pm.

There'll be a storytelling, a Harry Potter quiz and scavenger hunt and even a chance to win prizes!

Magical fancy dress is also very welcome

Book your free place here


Harry Potter Escape Room

Our Librarians are a little over-excited about our first virtual escape room!

Test your knowledge and gaming skills from jigsaws to Quidditch, with something for all the family.

Free to take part, participants will just need to set aside an hour to work their way through  via tricky tests and hopefully escape at the end!! 

Upon booking, you'll receive your confirmation email with a link to 'view the event'. The Escape Room will become available from 6pm on Thursday 24 June through to Thursday 1 July - you can choose to do it any time within that period. 

Book your free place here

Summer Reading Challenge 2021

Summer Reading Challenge

Get ready for Wild World Heroes! The Summer Reading Challenge 2021

The Reading agency have teamed up with WWF for a very special nature-themed Challenge that will inspire you to stand up for the planet!

More details on how to register and participate coming soon!!

Cool things at East Riding Museums!


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The East Riding Museums team are thrilled to announce that the Brick Wonders exhibition, curated by artist Warren Elsmore, will open at Beverley Art Gallery from Saturday 3 July through to Saturday 2 October 2021.

Brick Wonders features recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world. Beginning with the seven wonders of the ancient world, the exhibition also takes in modern, natural, and historic wonders from all seven continents. Brick Wonders takes visitors from an Egyptian pyramid to the natural pyramid of the Matterhorn, the bustle of Old London Bridge to the awesome night skies of the Aurora Australis, and those everyday marvels we forget to wonder at, such as electricity and the Internet.

It's completely free to attend, you just need to

book a time slot here

to ensure we keep numbers in the gallery at safe levels.

You can visit as many times as you like too! 

Wow! Said the Owl - Fun for Under 5s

Wow! Said the Owl

In Tim Hopgood's much-loved picture book, WOW! Said the Owl, a little owl decides to stay awake in the day and is wowed by the bright colours that she encounters for the first time in the nature around her.

Sadly, because of the pandemic restrictions it hasn't been possible for Beverley Art Gallery to host the hands-on, sensory exhibition designed for under 5s and their families, but we hope you'll enjoy finding out more about the curious little owl in the story.

Click here to hear the story, see Tim Hopgood creating his artwork and join in with some brilliant activities. 

Owl in tree illustration (c) Tim Hopgood

You're doing a great job East Riding