Back on tour – Alan Johnson's personal journey of music and memories

Back on tour – Alan Johnson's personal journey of music and memories

 Just how does an orphan, growing up in a poverty-stricken west London slum, chart a path to becoming one of the most important and influential politicians of his generation?

 Alan Johnson, the former postman-turned-home secretary (and self-proclaimed ‘failed rock star’), has now become an award-winning and best-selling author.

War of the Roses Strikes on Yorkshire Day!

War of the Roses Strikes on Yorkshire Day!

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.

Starry night visible even during the day with the Coppergate Centre’s latest #Brollywalk

Starry night visible even during the day with the Coppergate Centre’s latest #Brollywalk

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.

New community facility, Heworth gasworks site

New community facility, Heworth gasworks site

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.

York City Stalwart announces benefit year plans

York City Stalwart announces benefit year plans

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.

British Travel Awards X York's Chocolate Story

British Travel Awards X York's Chocolate Story

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.