Illuminating York 2016

Illuminating York is fast becoming one of the big highlights in York’s event calendar.  An amazing time to  view the City in a whole new light, as it’s lit up and bathed in colour. You still have time to attend, but if you’re not gonna make it, check out these gorgeous 360 degree shots!   York Minster: St. Michael Le

Kitchen Equipment Specialist NISBETS Opens Store In York

Local foodies, amateur chefs and enthusiastic bakers in York will now be able to get their hands on all the latest kitchen gadgets and utensils, with the opening of a new professional equipment store in the city! Nisbets will celebrate the launch of its York store, which opens on Monday 12 September 2016, with a special event on Thursday 15

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York Mystery Plays from York Minster!

The magnificent Nave of York’s famous Minster will be transformed into a 1,000-seater theatre this Summer as the epic Mystery Plays return to the stage. The plays dramatise the greatest story ever told – from the creation of heaven and earth to the last judgement. It’s the first time in 16 years and only the second time in their near

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Amplify The Anthems

The recently launched York based music start-up is currently creating a big noise on the web. With a philosophy focused on nurturing and exposing unsigned, raw talent, Amplify The Anthems role is simple. We provide a slick, multi-purpose online platform for bands and artists to upload their art, and then let the Internet decide the winning anthem. With the

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Jonny Long + The Vale Skate Mag

Sometimes you hear a story that needs to be shared. York based skateboarder, filmmaker and magazine editor Jonny Long has one of those stories. As someone who actively supports and promotes the local skate community, Jonny discusses the importance of volunteers in providing opportunities to bring new people into the community. He tells us about how he went from skating

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York Trusted Professionals

Christmas may seem a distant memory to most, but for those affected by the Boxing Day floods January proved a difficult month. Neighbours pulled together through donations, voluntary hands on deck and even the delivery of bacon sandwiches and hot tea to bolster moral. Many local business owners and individuals helped out during the immediate aftermath, whilst others suffered damage

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Skosh comes to York

Skosh (noun) – from the Japanese word Sukoshi, meaning a small amount or a little Skosh, the new independent restaurant from York native and creative chef Neil Bentinck, will officially open its doors at 98 Micklegate this Spring. Two years in the making, Skosh will offer a grazing style menu of contemporary and internationally influenced dishes served from an open

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Into the Green with Joshua Burnell & Band

York’s music scene is thriving, with the streets bustling with buskers, and bars and restaurants full of live music.  The latest addition to the scene, is the incredibly talented Joshua Burnell & Band – a fusion of artists offering a unique sound and abundance of talent, resulting in a fantastic folk/rock sound. The Band is made up of a guitarist,

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York’s Historic Bedern Hall

From pork pies and chanting clerics to banana soup and Shakespearean students; we discover York’s best kept secret that has a fascinating tale to tell. “I’ve lived in York all my life and never knew this place existed” – a phrase that staff at Bedern Hall, a beautiful stone-built 14th century medieval hall hidden away in one of York’s many

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York Rouleurs

Every tourist or resident of York knows, cycling is very popular in the beautiful city.  After sitting in traffic on Bootham, dealing with fines on Lendal, or paying for parking in Marygate, us drivers often look on at the cyclist cruising past….and sigh. If you’re looking to get into cycling, or want to cycle with other enthusiasts, do try out

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Free Courses with Centre for Lifelong Learning

They’re starting with some fantastic free taster sessions, but will be offering some longer courses after Easter. Undertaking these courses could lead to a variety of progression pathways around the city, and provide clear evidence to admissions departments that you, as a learner, are capable of studying at university level.  They will also offer a range of study techniques to