Pantomime legend Berwick Kaler is bowing out after 40 wonderful years

Pantomime legend Berwick Kaler is bowing out after 40 wonderful years

Pantomime legend Berwick Kaler is bowing out after 40 wonderful years as York Theatre Royal’s Dame. This year’s production The Grand Old Dame of York will be his last panto at the theatre, he announced today (23 November).

Twelve Days of Christmas extends to 42 for Castle Howard’s seasonal opening

Twelve Days of Christmas extends to 42 for Castle Howard’s seasonal opening

 With a theme of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, you might expect Castle Howard’s 2018 festive opening to be shorter than usual, but this year will see the historic house open for longer than ever – 42 days, right up to New Year’s Eve, to enjoy the stunning displays created by theatrical designers, Charlotte Lloyd-Weber and Bretta Gerecke.

Local Indoor Bowls Club amongst first in the county to be awarded Disability Kitemark

Local Indoor Bowls Club amongst first in the county to be awarded Disability Kitemark

New Earswick & District bowls club are delighted to be awarded the Disability Kitemark. The club has a longstanding and well attended weekly disability session called ‘Bowlsability’ held on a Friday lunch time this gives participants the chance to enjoy Boccia, Indoor Bowls, Short Mat Bowls.

York charity using creative technology to help relieve stress and anxiety

York charity using creative technology to help relieve stress and anxiety

York charity using creative technology to help relieve stress and anxiety

 

York charity Accessible Arts & Media are using creative technology to help people improve their mental wellbeing.

 

Their iMUSE (Interactive Multi-Sensory Environment) programme uses interactive technology to help people relax whilst making music and creating visuals. Motion sensors in the iMUSE space detect movements that are transformed into sounds and music. And a microphone picks up sounds and turns them into calming visuals that are projected into the room. These elements are combined with a gently vibrating mattress that relaxes muscle tension, along with deep breathing and other relaxation techniques, making iMUSE a calming, therapeutic experience.

Beyond the homestead: Viking women take centre stage for 2019 JORVIK Viking Festival

Beyond the homestead: Viking women take centre stage for 2019 JORVIK Viking Festival

Europe’s largest Viking Festival returns to York next February, telling the stories of Viking women beyond the homestead through the voices of seers, queens and shield maidens – a story of women whose influence was as great as any mighty warrior. JORVIK Viking Festival runs from 20 – 27 February 2019.

York Celebrates 70 Years of Human Rights

York Celebrates 70 Years of Human Rights

York's human rights film festival in mid-November celebrates the 70th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights.

The multi-media festival, celebrated at three different venues within the city, runs from 16-18 November and includes live theatre, art and panel discussions as well as four award-winning films.