York Literature Festival Welcomes Carnegie Shortlisted Author

York Literature Festival Welcomes Carnegie Shortlisted Author

Sally Nicholls, whose sixth novel “Things A Bright Girl Can Do” has been shortlisted for the CILIP’s Carnegie Medal, will give a talk about her book at The Mount School York on Thursday 28 March from 6pm-7pm. There will be a Q&A session after which the award-winning author will sign books. Copies of her novel will be available onsite from the Little Apple Bookshop.

York BID boosts city cycle parking provision by 10%

York BID boosts city cycle parking provision by 10%

With pedal power forming a core part of York’s sustainable transportation plan, York Business Improvement District has given cyclists a boost, completing the installation of eight new cycle racks around the city, increasing bike parking provision across York by 10%.

The taste of the city – over 40 venues sign up for inaugural York Restaurant Week

The taste of the city – over 40 venues sign up for inaugural York Restaurant Week

 A new initiative to encourage York residents to try out different eateries in the city centre is set to launch with over 40 venues offering fixed price menus from £10 to £20. York Restaurant Week will run from 1 – 7 April across the city.

Castle Howard & Classic Shows enter into a Multi-Year Agreement regarding the Father’s Day Classic Car & Motor Show at Castle Howard

Castle Howard & Classic Shows enter into a Multi-Year Agreement regarding the Father’s Day Classic Car & Motor Show at Castle Howard

Castle Howard & Classic Shows enter into a Multi-Year Agreement regarding the Father’s Day Classic Car & Motor Show at Castle Howard

Go Orange for UK Independent Lifeboats

Go Orange for UK Independent Lifeboats

It costs around £20,000 per year to keep York Rescue Boat saving lives. To allow York Rescue Boat to carry on saving lives we need your help!

On 22nd & 23rd March we are asking people to donate £2.00 by texting “Goorange” to 70085 and wearing orange for the day. Text cost £2 + a standard message rate from your mobile provider.

BOOST TO TACKLE LONELINESS IN NORTH YORKSHIRE

BOOST TO TACKLE LONELINESS IN NORTH YORKSHIRE

Community First Yorkshire has secured £99,555 from the National Lottery Community Fund’s Building Connections Fund, which it will use to help support and inspire more local action to ‘turbo-charge’ the county’s response to tackling loneliness.

People, of all ages and from all walks of life in North Yorkshire experience loneliness. The project aims to ‘connect’ people to the many activities provided by voluntary and community organisations and help people make new friends.

SASH Sleepout 2019 – York’s original and best sleepout! 5 April 2019 at Bootham School

SASH Sleepout 2019 – York’s original and best sleepout! 5 April 2019 at Bootham School

Our young people would like to invite you to take part in our annual sleepout. This sponsored event is being held in the stunning grounds of Bootham School this year. It is one of our most popular events and raises awareness of youth homelessness locally and vital funds for our services to continue.

Residents ‘escape’ from JORVIK Viking Centre in new interactive app

Residents ‘escape’ from JORVIK Viking Centre in new interactive app

The world-famous residents of JORVIK Viking Centre – from the huntsman with his canine to the poor gentleman who has been straining on the latrine for the last 35 years – are set to escape the confines of the recreated Viking-age street this half term (20 – 27 February 2019)! York-based New Moon Studios has created an augmented reality app that brings the characters to life at different venues around the city!