Magical relics join displays at JORVIK Viking Centre’s celebration of Viking women

Magical relics join displays at JORVIK Viking Centre’s celebration of Viking women

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.

Teacher Issues Rallying Call to Yorkshire’s Secondary Schools to Sign up for Restart a Heart Day

Teacher Issues Rallying Call to Yorkshire’s Secondary  Schools to Sign up for Restart a Heart Day

A Yorkshire teacher who used cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to save the life of a three-year-old is appealing to the county’s secondary schools to take part in Restart a Heart Day 2019.

Win a Wedding at a York Hotel in aid of St Leonard’s Hospice

Win a Wedding at a York Hotel in aid of St Leonard’s Hospice

ST LEONARD’S Hospice has announced it is offering couples the chance to win a dream wedding in 2020 worth around £15,000.  

The competition launches on Valentine’s Day and couples have until 5pm on Thursday 25th April to enter online at the Hospice website. Couples will be asked to tell a bit about themselves and why they’d like to win the wedding package, to describe their ideal wedding day and any ideas they have for fundraising for St Leonard’s Hospice.

JORVIK Viking Festival brings females to the fore – full programme now released

JORVIK Viking Festival brings females to the fore – full programme now released

The packed list of events for the 2019 JORVIK Viking Festival, which takes place in York from Wednesday 20 to Wednesday 27 February, has now been revealed, with the forgotten stories of Viking women and the influence they wielded weaving a thread throughout the fantastic festival programme.

Plans move ahead for York BID’s first Restaurant Week

Plans move ahead for York BID’s first Restaurant Week

 York Business Improvement District has revealed the planned date for York’s first Restaurant Week. From 1 – 7 April 2019, a host of city centre restaurants are expected to offer diners a host of special fixed price menus to entice them through the doors.

Twelve Days of Christmas hails festive success for Castle Howard

Twelve Days of Christmas hails festive success for Castle Howard

Castle Howard’s Christmas opening shared seasonal spirit with over 51,500 visitors this year, marking the busiest ever festive opening for the North Yorkshire stately home, including over 1000 visitors per day in the first ‘Twixmas’ opening between Christmas and New Year.

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.