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Howden’s historic Bishops Manor hosts art exhibition

To celebrate its launch as a new multi-purpose venue, Bishops Manor in Howden is set to host The Art Exhibition, which will feature work from over 30 local artists and designers.  The preview is being held on Friday, June 30th with proceeds going to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. 

Phil White, known for his popular BBC Radio Humberside show ‘On the Road’, will officially open the exhibition, which runs for three days.

The exhibition celebrates the launch of Bishops Manor as a multi-purpose space comprising of 10 refurbished rooms available to hire. With the aim of being an affordable and flexible space, Bishops Manor hopes to attract small and large businesses, groups and individuals to hold their meetings, workshops, conferences and exhibitions at the venue.

The property is to be managed and run by local estate agents, Screetons, which last year celebrated their 50th anniversary.

Screetons, commenting on Bishops Manor said: ‘We’ve already had significant interest and taken several bookings for a diverse range of events including art exhibitions, paranormal evenings, auctions, craft fairs and bookings from small groups for individual rooms. The building is an important part of Howden’s history and we want to give local businesses and residents the opportunity to benefit from the useful space this historic building has to offer, and ensure the building is preserved for many more years to come’.

The building, which dates back to 1388, was once a great hall within a large stone palace built by the Bishops of Durham, who used it as an important residence while travelling from the North to London.  Throughout the centuries, the hall has been altered several times and in 1982, after being derelict for several decades, the building underwent a magnificent restoration programme and has been used as offices for the last 30 years.

The refurbished building and its central location within the town offers an ideal venue for businesses and people to hold meetings and events.

Room hire enquiries and ticket purchases for the art exhibition preview evening on Friday 30th June can be made at: Screetons, 25 Bridgegate, Howden, or by calling: 01430 431201. The website: bishopsmanor.co.uk is due to launch soon with information about the facilities and hire packages.

 

 

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