For these exercises, choose a solid, stable chair that doesn't have wheels. You should be able to sit with your feet flat on the floor and knees bent at right angles. Avoid chairs with arms, as these will restrict your movement. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and keep some water handy. Build up slowly and aim to gradually increase your exercise over time.
These sessions are gentle but upbeat cardiovascular exercise working on increasing the heart rate and getting the blood flowing. The session’s aims to work on all exercise components to boost mood, improve fitness, increase strength, flexibility and improve mobility. They will leave you feeling energized and invigorated. Suitable for all abilities as alternatives and adaptations will be given.
A gentle chair-based exercise class using a variety of free body weight, hand weights (or tins of Beans/water) and therapy bands for strength exercises. A full body workout, targeting areas to improve muscle strength and tone. Expect to feel strong and grounded after these sessions.
In these sessions expect to feel relaxed, centered and calm with a focus on breathing techniques to help improve sleep and reduce stress. Feel the benefits of slow and controlled seated postures to increase flexibility, core strength and joint pain. These sessions are suitable for all abilities.
Based on easily accessible equipment, these fun games and crafts are designed to bring people together.
These fun creative activities can be enjoyed, either as a group, an individual or with assistance from others. The materials used have been kept to a minimum and are things which can often be found around the home.
East Riding Libraries staff delivering these sessions have received advanced training in reminiscence and dementia awareness, the sessions are endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Society. Suitable for all ages, especially the elderly and those living well with Dementia.
Take a trip back in time and watch archive footage compiled by the East Riding Archives team.
A playlist showing a range of footage from East Riding's past. Whether its a trip to Beverley Market or a drive through Skidby in the 1960s.
Archive to Armchair: A tour through central Beverley in early 20th century postcards
Welcome to the Treasure House’s Hidden Nature series produced for Heritage Open Days 2020 (11th-20th September), looking at what goes on behind the scenes, and the nature to be discovered in our collections.
Ten years ago, a series of 'Historic East Riding' presentations were screened at the Treasure House, Beverley, using VHS video footage from the archive collections at East Riding Archives. They were enjoyed by hundreds of people and now we're making them available to an online audience.
Behind the scenes look at two paintings by Fred and Mary Elwell from Beverley Art Gallery's collection.
During these sessions you have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of singing in a group. Physical health benefits include regulating heart beat and improving mood, and mental health benefits are increased feelings of happiness and accomplishment, and reduced stress levels.
There is no requirement for participants to be able to read music or have any previous experience of singing.
You can view all videos on the Remarkable Arts website.