Music, games, magic and fun are on the menu this Bank Holiday Saturday (24 August) at York’s Coppergate Shopping Centre, when YO1 Radio hosts a summer spectacular on the central lawn of St Mary’s Square.
It might have been a fight between six aspiring chefs but the ‘War of the Roses’ reigned supreme as the winner of the first Great Yorkshire Pudding Challenge (GYPC) was crowned. Cooks across the country have been whisking and baking harder than ever to create a Yorkshire Pudding masterpiece like no other for the inaugural event held on 1st August - Yorkshire Day.
Taking inspiration from Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience which opened in York St Mary’s in early July, four paintings by Van Gogh and Monet will adorn the 36 umbrellas along Coppergate Walk to create a new look for the selfie hot-spot throughout August. Looking up, visitors will see The Starry Night and Starry Night Over the Rhone alongside Monet’s Water Lilies from 1907 and Wild Poppies, creating an umbrella gallery in the sky.
A leading York-based social enterprise will design and run a new concept of community facility on the former Heworth Gasworks site in York, as part of the full regeneration of this long-term derelict brownfield site.
Social Vision will manage and run a community space that will be at the heart of the new development, located towards Eboracum Way and Heworth Green.
Former York City FC defender Daniel Parslow, who was awarded a benefit year by the club at the end of last season, has announced plans for a series of fundraising events over the next 12 months. Parslow, who sits at number ten in the hall of fame of City’s all-time appearance makers, suffered a severe head injury representing the club in February. This has effectively ended his playing career.
York’s Chocolate Story has been nominated for two awards in the prestigious 2019 British Travel Awards (BTAs), first for Best UK Heritage Attraction and also for Best UK Leisure Attraction.The winners will be determined by the consumer, who have until 30th September to cast their vote, with the successful companies announced at the BTA Gala Awards Dinner, being held in London on 27 November 2019.
Top music industry experts – including members of The Cribs and Embrace – will choose a young band to play at Leeds and Reading Festival as Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People’s Centre Stage competition reaches its climax.
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.