We want you to learn more about our amazing volunteers. So… this week our brilliant volunteer Val is going to tell you a little bit about themself.
Where were you born and raised?
Born in Hull, lived in Anlaby and Market Weighton.
What is one of your best memories from childhood?
Enjoying the freedom of being out with friends all day long and never needing to be ‘entertained’ by parents, we made our own fun! Before school, the queues of children on the fields keeping the kettle boiling as we took it in turns to slide as far as we could on the ice between the furrows until the school bell and everyone ran into class.
What was/is your job?
I was a secretary and then trained as a Nursery/Primary teacher in my 30’s. I now do research for the Community Museum at the Guildhall, and take people on walks around Beverley, talking about local history.
What is one of your best memories from your working life?
When I retired I was overwhelmed by the appreciation and gifts from parents.
Do you have any hobbies you enjoy?
Reading, writing, painting, yoga, Zumba, walking, singing in two groups, gardening and travelling.
What is your favourite song?
‘Running up that Hill’ by Kate Bush 🤩
What do you normally do when volunteering your time to the theatre?
What is one of your best memories from volunteering with ERT?
Before we opened, getting stuck in with cleaning and painting and seeing the building evolve into our Theatre.
And finally, what has been your favourite ERT production?
Pirates of Penzance.
Thank you for everything you do Val!
As part of the release of The StorytEllas: A musical web series, She Productions have prepared a mindfulness activity pack to help young children look after their mental health in lockdown. CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO ACCESS:
To celebrate World Book Day Richard Avery sent us this lovely Shakespeare reading – enjoy!
We want you to learn more about our amazing volunteers. So… this week our brilliant volunteer Angela is going to tell you a little bit about themself. Where were you born and raised? Born and raised in Hull. What is one of your best memories from childhood? Dancing classes, concerts for Dr. Barnardos, and […]
During the pandemic we have been unable to host in-person events. In response, we’ve been steadily releasing our content online so that you and your family and friends can continue to enjoy ERT. So far we’ve done workshops, livestreams, book clubs, summer schools, online tutorials and more, all in the hopes of continuing in our mission as […]
For LGBTQ+ history month we asked Gary Horrocks, editor of Judy Garland – a Celebration, why is Judy Garland so revered in the community? He kindly wrote back with this wonderful article. Judy Garland is the greatest gay icon of them all; revered by the LGBTQ+ community over fifty years after her death. Forever gingham-clad, ruby-slippered Dorothy. The […]
Colouring is a great way to relax if you’re young or old! Download the image below or click HERE for full resolution.
Need a fun activity for the family? Emma Garness walks you through how to make a little theatre with your little ones. Materials: -Shoebox -Spray paint or paint -Scissors -Character images from magazines or drawn. -Glue -Sticks for puppets. -Sellotape -Card Method: 1. Cut front window out of shoebox lid, leaving an inch boarder. […]
In honour of National Storytelling Week, we hosted two live children’s story readings by Annie and Jess from She Productions! Annie read from the Blackberry Farm series by Jane Pilgrim and Jess read from The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Raul. Don’t worry if you missed it, you can catch them both […]