York charity using creative technology to help relieve stress and anxiety

York charity using creative technology to help relieve stress and anxiety

York charity using creative technology to help relieve stress and anxiety

 

York charity Accessible Arts & Media are using creative technology to help people improve their mental wellbeing.

 

Their iMUSE (Interactive Multi-Sensory Environment) programme uses interactive technology to help people relax whilst making music and creating visuals. Motion sensors in the iMUSE space detect movements that are transformed into sounds and music. And a microphone picks up sounds and turns them into calming visuals that are projected into the room. These elements are combined with a gently vibrating mattress that relaxes muscle tension, along with deep breathing and other relaxation techniques, making iMUSE a calming, therapeutic experience.

Beyond the homestead: Viking women take centre stage for 2019 JORVIK Viking Festival

Beyond the homestead: Viking women take centre stage for 2019 JORVIK Viking Festival

Europe’s largest Viking Festival returns to York next February, telling the stories of Viking women beyond the homestead through the voices of seers, queens and shield maidens – a story of women whose influence was as great as any mighty warrior. JORVIK Viking Festival runs from 20 – 27 February 2019.

York Celebrates 70 Years of Human Rights

York Celebrates 70 Years of Human Rights

York's human rights film festival in mid-November celebrates the 70th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights.

The multi-media festival, celebrated at three different venues within the city, runs from 16-18 November and includes live theatre, art and panel discussions as well as four award-winning films.

Books for Bloodaxe – 2018 Viking-themed reading challenge begins

Books for Bloodaxe – 2018 Viking-themed reading challenge begins

Historically, Vikings preferred their stories to be shared by word of mouth, but children in York are being encouraged to explore mysterious worlds revealed in books with the launch of the Bloodaxe Book Challenge – a precursor to the next JORVIK Viking Festival in February!

York Blind and Partially Sighted Society Approved Provider Standard

York Blind and Partially Sighted Society Approved Provider Standard

York Blind and Partially Sighted Society are celebrating after their home visiting service was recently reaccredited with Approved Provider Standard (APS) in recognition of the excellent work of the home visiting service.