York City take on Altrincham in play off game

It was Tom Peers’ third goal against the Minster men this season that sealed a 0-2 win for Altrincham as they dashed City’s play off hopes as the curtain came down on what was a miserable way to end the season at an empty Bootham Crescent. The fact that this could have been the last… Read more »

First look at new homes as Shape Homes York launches

The first high quality homes pioneered by Shape Homes York are being unveiled on a brand new website. At www.shapehomesyork.com, the 140 spacious and low-energy bungalows, apartments and houses at Lowfield Green are revealed for the first time together. Shape Homes York is pushing the boundaries of traditional house building by addressing climate change, optimising space… Read more »

Sale of face masks by theatre volunteer raises more than £850 for Joseph Rowntree Theatre roof appeal

Very early on in lockdown, before the wearing of face masks became commonplace or, in some places, mandatory, one of the Joseph Rowntree Theatre’s volunteers began making and selling jazzy, fabric face masks  to help the theatre’s Raise the Roof appeal.  Demand was high, and within just a couple of months, sales have topped the… Read more »

Cultural sector in York receives government grant

We just wanted to share the news that as you have probably heard today that Britain’s globally renowned arts, culture and heritage industries will receive a world-leading £1.57 billion rescue package to help weather the impact of coronavirus, the government announced today.   Thousands of organisations across a range of sectors including the performing arts… Read more »

Local York band have announced their signing to EMI Records

Up-and-coming York band, Bull have announced their signing to EMI Records. The band and EMI are working alongside Young Thugs, a York based record label that releases, records and promotes music from the North of the UK. To celebrate the band have released new single ‘Green’, a blissful slice of jangle-pop with hints of psychedelia… Read more »

Government turns its back on thousands of local community pubs

The Campaign for Pubs, the national grassroots campaign to promote, support and protect pubs, has responded to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s announcement in the summer statement that VAT will be cut to 5% for 6 months for food and accommodation and offer a midweek food voucher scheme, with no support at all of thousands of ‘wet-led’… Read more »

New Coppergate Centre Brollywalk echoes city with the message: We Love York!

36 new umbrellas are dancing in the air above visitors to York’s Coppergate Centre, with the installation of a new Brollywalk as the city re-opens for business, and the message is very clear: We Love York!  The Coppergate Centre’s umbrellas have been a focus of thousands of pictures over recent years, and the rainbow brollywalk,… Read more »

Work to start on Rose Window Restoration at St Oswald’s Church Fulford

St Oswald’s Church, Fulford will be starting work on the restoration of the beautiful stained glass rose window in its north transept. The total cost of the project is about £75,000 and is partly funded by a generous grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. St Oswald’s is a listed Victorian church in Fulford with… Read more »

York gives refuge to displaced asylum seekers

York is preparing to offer a safe refuge to up to 90 asylum seekers affected by movement restrictions due to Covid-19. The asylum seekers are to be given refuge in York immediately, whilst decisions on each individual’s claim for asylum are processed by the Home Office. The Government is funding hotel accommodation for them together… Read more »

York dance teacher raises £290 from online fitness class for theatre fans

Last Saturday morning, Hannah King, a regular performer at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, ran an online virtual dance fitness class to help raise funds for the theatre’s Raise the Roof appeal. As well as being a lot of fun, the class raised an impressive £290 for the appeal.  A total of 30 people joined in… Read more »