York-based theatre-maker Matt Aston will co-direct this year’s pantomime Sleeping Beauty with Berwick Kaler.
Matt, whose production of Grandad’s Island has played two seasons at York Theatre Royal, has previously directed pantomimes at Theatre Clwyd, Theatre Royal Wakefield and City Varieties, Leeds. He has also worked with Nottingham pantomime legend Kenneth Alan Taylor.
Experience chocolate like never before with the exclusivity of an adult’s chocolate Masterclass, Join York’s Chocolate Story for an exclusive experience where you will get a deliciously tasty insight with a summer sizzling Masterclass. Let the cocoa creations flow as you learn the secret skills of chocolate making with Chocolatiers. Starting at 6pm you will receive a glass of prosecco upon arrival with an intimate setting to make and create your own chocolate to take home.
For 3 nights only, the York Dungeon will open their cages to the city of York, open their arms to new audiences, and expose their smelly armpits at the Great Yorkshire Fringe! Released from the confines of their attraction, this sinister bunch of performers will surely cause havoc across the city.
There’s still time to sign up to run the York 10K in aid of Martin House.
The hospice’s charity places may all be sold, but there is still time to join the Martin House team and raise money for the local charity supporting children with life-shortening conditions and their families.
Over 50 hot air balloons in mass launches, tethered day and night displays, the world’s largest continuous inflatable assault course, fireworks and lasers and a fairground including rides never before seen in York and some that have only arrived in the UK this year – that is the plan for York Balloon Fiesta 2019, which is returning to the Knavesmire from 27 to 29 September 2019 with a new team firing up the burner.
First attraction concept pictures to go on display at Roman Quarter consultation session
Society Bar, 1pm – 7pm Thursday 4 July 2019
Visitors to the public consultation event for the new Roman Quarter proposals will be amongst the first to see the initial concepts of what the new multi-million pound Roman visitor attraction might look like.
A scheme set up by York Business Improvement District to deter antisocial behaviour and reduce crime on the city’s streets has been recognised in a series of national awards. York BID’s Street Rangers secured the accolade of Best Safety, Security and Resilience Scheme at the annual Town and City Management Industry Awards, held last week in London.
Woodmeadow Trust to hold vital summer fundraiser to boost nature education
This summer the Woodmeadow Trust is launching a campaign to raise the funds it needs to be able to continue delivering its vital outdoor education work, events, and activities at its acclaimed Three Hagges Woodmeadow, just off the A19 between Selby and York.
Aiming to raise £2,000, the fundraiser will run for nine weeks until Saturday 31 August.
The sun shone as a new lawn of astroturf was laid in the Coppergate Centre this morning, but will the fine weather last? That’s the question being asked as the shopping centre teams up with York Business Improvement District (BID) to host the second year of live Wimbledon screenings.
The team at JORVIK Viking Centre is celebrating double success for an international partnership that is encouraging Viking-themed cultural tourism around the Viking World. JORVIK is a key part of the Destination Viking Association, which has just received major recognition in Europe.
Castle Howard has played host to some exceptional guests in the past; the cast of Brideshead Revisited, indie sensation the Arctic Monkeys and Queen Victoria herself to name just a few, but this year sees the historic house welcome an altogether different kind of guest. Rather spiny with a real wild side and questionable table manners, yes we’re talking about hedgehogs! Castle Howard has teamed up with charity Hoggies Respite to provide a safe and welcome home to hogs in need.
Ambitious proposals have been unveiled to redevelop three buildings on Rougier Street, in York City Centre, and replace them with an iconic mixed use development including a globally unique Roman visitor attraction.
York-based developers, North Star in partnership with York Archaeological Trust and Native, plan to knock down the Northern House, Rougier House and Society Bar and replace it with a new hotel, offices, apartments and the world class tourist attraction.
York residents are invited to visit three of York’s most popular attractions for free later this month. York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum are all free to York residents over the weekend of June 29 and 30.
The York International Tattoo Convention has been running for 9 years, most previously being based at the fabulously chilled out venue known as the New Earswick Bowls Club. The York International Tattoo Convention is a two day public event for lovers of tattoos, those hoping to meet new artists for future work, people interested in tattoos and the tattoo community and even those who are open to new experience.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) has launched a new website to promote its Restart a Heart Day campaign which provides life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training to schoolchildren every year.
Join Bishopthorpe White Rose Football Club for its end-of-season ‘Women’s World Cup’ fun day celebration fundraiser with special guest BBC Look North’s Harry Gration
Support the club’s players who will dribble a football in sponsored laps that will collectively total, 481 miles, the distance from Bishopthorpe to Paris, one of the host venue cities of the Women’s World Cup
Fishergate’s Millennium Field Summer Fair takes place on Sunday 7th July from 1pm to 5pm at Millennium Field, just by the Millennium Bridge in Fishergate. Come along and get the summer off to a great start.
From the remarkable to the bizarre, churches across Yorkshire are exposing their stories of discovery in a series of free events, open days and exhibitions this summer for Church Explorers - an annual summer-long festival celebrating the architectural and archaeological importance of Yorkshire’s magnificent church buildings.
One of York’s most colourful attractions has undergone a rainbow transformation ahead of York Pride, which takes place on Saturday 8 June. The Coppergate Centre’s Brollywalk now features a host of rainbow umbrellas hanging overhead.
Nestled under trees and green, a party has been had – balloons, confetti and cake have been the order of the day for lots of excited staff and children at Little Green Rascals Organic Day Nursery in Elvington Lane (York) who have been celebrating their 10 year anniversary in style.