Summer Spectacular brings fun in the sun to Coppergate Shopping Centre

Summer Spectacular brings fun in the sun to Coppergate Shopping Centre

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.

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.

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.

Creatives announced for Sleeping Beauty pantomime

Creatives announced for Sleeping Beauty pantomime

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.

A Sizzling Summer at York’s Chocolate Story

A Sizzling Summer at York’s Chocolate Story

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.

First attraction concept pictures to go on display at Roman Quarter consultation

First attraction concept pictures to go on display at Roman Quarter consultation

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. 

York BID’s Rangers receive accolade at top national awards

York BID’s Rangers receive accolade at top national awards

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.

Game, set and brolly? Fingers crossed for fine weather for Coppergate’s Wimbledon

Game, set and brolly? Fingers crossed for fine weather for Coppergate’s Wimbledon

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.