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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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!
York Museums Trust have appointed the team that will work on the initial design phase of a major multi-million pound redevelopment at York Castle Museum.
The RIBA stage one phase of the project will see the creation of masterplan and concept designs for the reimagined museum in preparation for the funding campaign. The proposed development will be a significant part of the City of York Council’s plans for the regeneration of the Castle Gateway area.
Here come the girls – and they are armed to the teeth! Straight from the Viking sagas, visitors to York this February will see Norse warrior women fighting alongside – and occasionally leading – male warriors, as the JORVIK Viking Festival explores the untold stories of women in the Viking age.
The importance of the mystical Viking role of ‘seer’ is being retold at JORVIK Viking Centre with the arrival of a series of artefacts discovered in the Isle of Man and Orkney to coincide with this year’s theme for JORVIK Viking Festival – the untold story of women in the Viking age.