What’s on in York: Kate Spicer – Lost Dog, A Love Story

York Explore

19th February 2020

@ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

£5

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Join Kate Spicer and Wolfy as she discusses her life-affirming memoir about the myth of modern womanhood and the joy in the  relationship between human and canine.

Kate is a middle-aged woman trying to bring some order in her messy life. When she adopts a lurcher called Wolfy, the shabby rescue dog saves her from herself and restores peace and love to her human relationships. Redeemed, life is looking up. But then the dog disappears. Will she save him – and can she save herself from slipping back into her worst habits?

As she trudges endlessly calling his name in the hopeless hope she may find him, she runs into other people’s landscapes and lives, finding allies amongst not just the army of dog walkers that come out to help her but psychics, newsreaders, celebrities, homeless people and one mysterious midnight jogger.

Trying to find her dog tests her relationship, and her sanity, to their limits – and gets her thinking about life, and why things have turned out as they have for her. A brilliant, life-affirming memoir, which reaches into both life’s darkest and most uplifting places, critics and readers alike agree that Lost Dog is a book like no other about the myth of modern womanhood, the depths we can fall to and the enduring mystery and joy in the relationship between human and canine.

  Explore York in partnership with Fox Lane Books

Calling all budding young artists and designers – North Yorkshire Police needs you!

Wondering what to do over the half term break? Don’t want to sit around bored? Well, how about entering our Lifestyle logo competition and having a chance at winning a Sony Cybershot camera?

We’re looking for talented young artists and designers to give our Lifestyle Challenge logo an overhaul.

Just in case you haven’t heard of it, our Lifestyle Challenge is a competition that we run across the summer holidays every year, where we challenge kids across York and North Yorkshire to come up with a great project which benefits their street, their local community or their environment and then deliver it! We then celebrate everyone’s success at a glittering awards ceremony at York racecourse later in the year.

So, we’re currently working away on plans for this year’s challenge, but in the meantime, we think our Lifestyle logo needs a redesign and who better to ask than they talented children of York and North Yorkshire!

A picture of our current logo is below, but we think you can come up with better.

You can use any colour, design, font or typeface you like. The only thing we ask is that you include the words – “LIFESTYLE – make a difference in your community!

Once you’ve created your design, take a picture of it, or if you have created it digitally, send it as a PDF attachment to lifestyle@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk by Tuesday 31 March 2020.

The winning design will receive a fantastic Sony Cybershot camera which will be presented at the Lifestyle Awards ceremony later on this year.

So get creating – we can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

Competition open to children in York and North Yorkshire under the age of 18

York Acorn rugby cup tie moved to Salford.

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YORK Acorn’s rearranged Coral Challenge Cup round three tie with Rochdale Hornets will now take place at Salford’s AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday (3pm kick-off).

The tie sees National Conference League premier division outfit Acorn facing professional opposition in a competitive match for the first time since 2016.

The full draw for round four was drawn at Halifax’s Shay Stadium on Monday evening, with the winner of this game being handed a home match against the British Army.

Castle car park to close for BBC “CBeebies” event.

A York Council statement says,

“The York council has been approached by an event and production company, Thesus, to seek its permission to locate the BBC CBeebies themed children’s rainbow adventure experience within part of Castle car park between 9th September and 6th October 2020.

It is intended that the facility will be provided in various locations across the UK through a road show and York has been chosen as one of the preferred destinations.

The facility will provide a hosted children’s experience providing a CBeebies branded soft play and learning adventure experience.

The council is charging an income which it will obtain up front and which is in line with anticipated income it would receive from the parking spaces that the facility will occupy.

The proposal follows similar events held on the Castle Car Park, such as the Rose Theatre. It also adheres to the aspirations of the Castle Gateway project which identifies the site as a future events space and for which the Council are trialling different uses upon”.

The Council is currently building a multi storey replacement for the Castle car park. It is unlikely to be finished before the end of the year,

What’s on in York: A Harvest of Words

Wednesday February 12th
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Free

The Bootham Writers’ Group launch their second anthology.

Seven writers from the Bootham Writers’ Group read from their new anthology. An interesting and often amusing mix of memoir, poetry, short stories, and flash fiction. Copies of the anthology and other recent publications from the group will be available for sale.

What’s on in York: Nuisance Inspector – A live audio drama by Paul Birch

February 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Free

Extra date after two hugely successful sell out shows.

“I was blown away with the creativity of the event and production.”

“I was thoroughly immersed.”

“A significant success.”

Experience a sinister slice of York’s history by joining us for a live retelling of the drama behind the Hungate Clearances.

More details https://nuisanceinspector.eventbrite.co.uk

Where York Explore, Library Square, York YO1 7DS

When Saturday 8 February – Show starts at 7.30pm.

Doors open at 7.00pm.

Please arrive in good time for start of the show.

Entry FREE suitable for age 11 upwards

Booking Tickets available www.nuisance-inspector.eventbrite.co.uk

What’s on in York: Ira Wolf – Live in Libraries York

Friday February 7th @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ira Wolf

A sensational coup for our Live in Libraries York season of intimate concerts.

Ira Wolf was named one of Spotify’s ‘Best of Folk/Americana 2016’ and ‘Fresh Folk, Best of 2017’ artists.

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