The scallop shell is an ancient symbol of pilgrimage. As a nod to the town’s importance as a place of pilgrimage we have amassed 1300 scallop shells. Collect yours from St Mary’s Church any time during the festival and give it a person who is special to you or place it somewhere meaningful to you. We hope that these scallop shells will travel around the world from person to person and from place to place!
A free family activity for Half Term. On Saturday 23rd October, doors will be flung open at heritage sites across the town centre, from the North Bar to the historic barges on the Beck, for our Pilgrimage Trail. Pick up your ‘Pilgrim Passport’ and get it stamped at each museum, gallery, and church on the trail to win a souvenir.
St John of Beverley is remembered for conducting many miracles, but did you know that one of them was creating an inexhaustible supply of beer for a banquet? A talk and beer tasting with Dr Dawn Maskell on the science of brewing, featuring a selection of local craft ales. What better way to end the Saturday of the festival? Cheers!