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New Coppergate Centre Brollywalk echoes city-wide sentiment – 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 […]

York-based band KanOwurmz are releasing an original single entitled “Hope (Lockdown Session)” on Friday 3 July to raise money for the British Red Cross. All proceeds from download sales and donations will go to the charity.  How it all happened … Shortly after KanOwurmz formed in 2015, keyboard player Giordano Girotto dusted off an instrumental […]

In lieu of holding the Thirsk CP Annual Summer Fayre, the members of the PTA will hold a virtual balloon race over the Sahara Desert, this will launch on Saturday 8th August at 12pm. To buy a balloon at a cost of £3 each (no max numbers to purchase) please visit Here you can […]

Hannah Wakelam, the teenage musical theatre performer who is organising Yorkshire’s Got Talent in aid of the Joseph Rowntree Theatre’s Raise the Roof appeal, is unveiling more exciting news about the contest which is sure to attract more entrants to the online event. Current entrants are already aware of the £100 prize money and county-wide coverage […]

Joseph Rowntree Theatre to be lit in red tonight to highlight the desperate situation of the live performance  industry Tonight the Joseph Rowntree Theatre will be joining hundreds of live performance venues across the country as the industry seeks to highlight the current plight of the sector.  The #LightItInRed action is designed to draw attention […]

Mark the 72nd anniversary of the NHS by thanking the ambulance staff making huge sacrifices to keep their families safe As the NHS reaches its 72nd anniversary on Sunday 5 July, this will undoubtedly be a time of reflection following the most challenging four months in NHS history. Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) couldn’t have coped […]

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust is asking people to act responsibly this weekend as the lockdown eases and pubs and bars re-open on Saturday 4 July for the first time in over three months. As emergency services and the NHS prepare for an expected increase in demand, the ambulance service is making a plea for […]

Castle Howard gears up to reopen Skelf Island, the ingenious tree-top adventure playground on Saturday 4th July, following the latest government guidance. The much anticipated reopening of Skelf Island, with it’s rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment comes with new ‘Skelf and Safety’ measures in place to ensure that all visitors have space to play […]

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 […]

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 the event to help the theatre’s recently launched Raise the Roof campaign.  The theatre needs to find £90,000 to […]