22 May 2024

Major summit to showcase Yorkshire heritage, culture and landscape

The third annual Yorkshire Heritage Summit will take place in Hull this weekend, aiming to showcase the importance of the region’s culture, history and landscape.

This event across the weekend of May 11-12 promises to be the biggest of its kind yet, with volunteers from Yorkshire’s many heritage organisations and people with an interest in Yorkshire heritage descending on Hull Minster for a range of events.

The main events on the Saturday will be held at Hull Minster and offer heritage organisations large and small a chance to connect, network and collaborate as well as an opportunity to meet, educate and engage with the public.

There will be a free public heritage exhibition in Hull Minster’s nave, where local organisations will have displays alongside national and regional bodies such as English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

There will also be a full-day Yorkshire Heritage Symposium with keynote speakers and the presentation of the Harry Gration History Prize.

There are still a few tickets, priced £10, remaining for the Symposium and attendees will hear presentations on the Chalkshire Project, the vision for a proposed Unesco Geopark in the Yorkshire Wolds, and on the Distinctive Culture and Heritage of the East Riding.

Hull Minster will be hosting an outdoor farmers’ market on the Saturday and Hull White Badge Tourist Guides will be running free maritime heritage walks throughout the day.

On the Saturday evening, local maritime folk band Spare Hands will be performing a special concert in the Sailmakers Arms and then on Sunday a number of longer guided walks and tours will take place including the Great Wolds Discovery Bus Tour and a Hull Rocks – a Hull Geology walk.

To find out more about the event and to purchase tickets for the symposium, the Spare Hands concert or the Sunday tours and events – visit theyorkshiresociety.org/event/2024-yorkshire-heritage-summit.