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 »

Explore Libraries and Archives have set up a Summer Reading Challenge for children

There is a new and exciting way to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge for children this year. Because libraries aren’t open fully yet the challenge is going virtual and children will be able to take part online. As well as the Challenge there will be activities to do, all on the same theme… Read more »

“Yorkshire’s Got Talent ” Online Contest With West End Judges Launched by Teenage Hannah Wakelam of Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York

“Yorkshire’s Got Talent” Virtual Contest Launched by Joseph Rowntree Theatre Teenage Performer to be Judged by Three VIP Guests. Hannah Wakelam, a nineteen year old York musical theatre performer, has launched a competition to find the very best of local talent. Hannah, who has appeared many times on the Joseph Rowntree Theatre stage, is running… Read more »

Local York musician released new charity single called Under the Gun

Simon Snaize, who is a local York musician, recently released a new charity single called Under the Gun. The single was released on the 19th June to raise money for Sickle Cell Society, a foundation dedicated to raising awareness of sickle cell anaemia and offering support to sufferers. The Sickle Cell Society is the only national… Read more »

Volunteers offer residents company and chat via the council

Residents feeling lonely can enjoy company and chat from phone calls, letters, online or on the doorstep, arranged for the first time through City of York Council. Starting in this, Loneliness Awareness Week (15-19 June), residents can choose between telephone calls, doorstep natters (socially distanced, of course) or letters. Another option is the offer of… Read more »