York Blind and Partially Sighted Society (YBPSS) are looking for volunteer home visitors to help people with sight loss to get out of their house and enjoy tasks that other people may take for granted. Volunteers provide companionship and support to help them achieve independence. Volunteers can help with a range of things including reading and answering mail, taking the client out, helping with leisure activities or just having a cup of tea and a chat.
Enjoy the sound of ‘Rhapsody’ – our 2nd charity concert featuring fantastic local artists Main Street Sound, 4 on Demand, Jacob the Yorkshire tenor, Paula Ryan and Sarah Dean of Soundsphere, Clerkes of All Saints, Bedlam Boys and Barbarellas plus more in the glorious surroundings of the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall.
The concert, which takes place in the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall on 21 September at 7.30pm, celebrates musicians who have sight or hearing loss to highlight the Trusts work.
Local musicians as well as Sarah and Paula include Main Street Sound, Jacob the Yorkshire Tenor, 4 on Demand, Barbarellas, Clerkes of All Saints and the Southbank Singers and include works by Queen, Sting and Elton John as well as classical works and folk with a bit of barbershop thrown in.
Relay For Life is a year-round team fundraising event bringing communities together to beat cancer. There are Relays taking place across the UK this summer and thousands more around the world. Get together a team of family and friends to fundraise together. Enter your team in your local Relay and meet other people going the extra mile to fund life-saving cancer research.
This is a truly magical event for the local community. The first part of the day brings people and groups together to organise a fun filled time for all the family - have a go's, displays, dog show, horse show, stalls, competitions etc. Then the second part of the day is a mini music festival with approximately 20 established up and coming bands/artists over 2 stages interlinked with entertainment. Food units and a bar will be serving delights throughout the day.
The York LGBT Forum are proud to present a unique theatrical experience penned by local writer and director Steven Clark. Bring On Tomorrow takes the audience on an emotional journey through a history of LGBT landmark points and raises awareness on topics such as homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and hate crime.
To mark this very special occasion, a series of commemorative events during the summer term have been planned, including a Summer Fair on Friday 6th July, 3-6 pm
To mark this very special occasion we are planning a series of commemorative events during the summer term, beginning with a service at York Minster on Monday 2nd July, 7-8 pm
South Bank Singers are presenting a programme of contemporary choral music at 7.30pm Saturday 17th March.