York’s iconic Folk Hall will officially re-open after a once-in-a-generation refurbishment. Villagers from New Earswick and visitors from across York are invited to come along and experience the Folk Hall for themselves.
York is once again a hotbed of Fun Palaces - a mass participation event in the first weekend of October (6th & 7th) across the UK and beyond. Similar to Red Nose Day or Oxfam’s Big Lunch, Fun Palaces encourages members of every community to unite and share skills, passions, activities and just have a great time together regardless of age, race, orientation etc. Always free, always open to all.
Full occupation for York’s Coppergate Centre shows continued demand for city centre retailing. The bosses at the Coppergate Centre in York are bucking the trend for closing shops in York city centre, announcing that they now have full occupation of all of the units, with the opening of the new Pavers store at the top of Coppergate Walk and a new bubble tea outlet.
The 12 Days of Christmas at Castle Howard, 17 November to 31 December 2018 - Tickets are now on sale! The countdown has begun to the big day itself, but with the grand opening of Castle Howard’s 12 Days of Christmas opening in just 2 months, tickets have gone on sale for the most exclusive festive experiences, including the Enchanted Evening with Father Christmas which usually sells out in hours!
International Garden Writer and Designer, Noel Kingsbury, will be running his gardening Masterclass, “A Rabbits Eye View” near York this month. This is a real coup for Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens who will host the event as the class in only being run at two Yorkshire venues – the other being Sheffield Botanical Gardens.
York, North Yorkshire – After being assessed over a 12-month period, Older Citizens Advocacy York [OCAY] have announced that earlier this month they were awarded the highly-regarded Investing in Volunteers award – the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.
The hunt is now on to find the Official Charity Partner of the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire. Organisations across the country are being invited to apply for the prestigious title which has helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for worthwhile causes over the race’s four previous editions.
Churchfield in Wigginton York has been recognised by the Green Flag Community Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. Churchfield joins 4 other green spaces awarded recognition in North Yorkshire
This December Kaiser Chiefs will reveal a major new exhibition at York Art Gallery. When All is Quiet, Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery, will explore the boundaries between art and music in unique and experimental ways. It will feature works chosen by the band from York Art Gallery’s collections alongside international loans and an installation especially created by the band for this exhibition
The search is on to find a dozen young people to appear in this year’s pantomime The Grand Old Dame of York which marks Berwick Kaler’s 40th appearance as York Theatre Royal’s Dame. Auditions will be held on 22 September for youngsters between 8 and 11 years old, and who are under 5ft tall.
De Grey Rooms, one of York’s finest examples of early Victorian architecture, has officially re-opened on Thursday September 2nd after a £100,000 refurbishment to restore the interior to its former glory. The neo-classical Grade II listed building was closed for two months while work was carried out to restore the magnificent ballroom, cocktail bar and entrance way.