‘The Holly and the….’

IT’S that time of year again, cold frosts, scraping car windscreens, the last tidying up session of the garden or the allotment and Christmas carols oozing repetitively from shops, cars and the TV; but what about this carol? It’s certainly an old and traditional one, The Holly and the Ivy, where holly represents Jesus and the ivy represents the Virgin Mary in true Christian symbolism. It’s a beautiful...

Telling people’s stories of life in lockdown in song

A VIRTUAL music making project has been taking place in Withernsea with Manchester Camerata during the last few months to help ease social isolation and make people feel better during these unprecedented times. Working with Withernsea Ladies Choir, composer Richard Taylor and musicians from Manchester Camerata, participants have...

Win a copy of Val Wood’s latest book

THIS month has seen the launch of local author Val Wood’s latest novel, The Lonely Wife. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic she is unable to do any book signings as in previous years, but she has teamed up with Waterstones in Hull, who have agreed that if anybody wants their book signing or a personalised message written inside then you can...

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