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Pop up cinema operator needed….

Our recent consultation with residents of all ages in Selby, Sherburn and Tadcaster has seen an overwhelming desire to have a cinema. As we don’t have a few million to build a cinema, we are

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Storyteller needed….

A few years back I read an amazing novel, The Hakawati by Rabih Alameddine. Set in Beirut, it tells the story of the ancient Hakawati – master storytellers of the Middle East who would regale

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Coffee with purpose

I was delighted to receive my order of coffee for the office this week, and even better – to support a local social enterprise in the process! York Menfulness have teamed up with Cloud Gate

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New support for survivors of sexual violence

Survive is a York-based charity providing support to any person who has been impacted by child sexual abuse, rape or sexual assault. Complementing their existing counselling, trauma therapy and support services, Survive have recently launched

Social Vision News

New Year Honours Award for Chief Exec of Explore York 

Recognising a distinguished librarian who developed an innovative vision for York’s libraries and communities   Fiona Williams, of Explore York Libraries and Archives was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s 2022 New Year’s

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Supporting a local men’s organisation

We had a great time working with the team at Menfulness on their latest Impact Report. Menfulness brings men together to socialise, exercise and enjoy themselves whilst sharing their experiences in a supportive, impartial environment

Community projects

400 residents have their say on Tadcaster

Our Community Artist Justin had a great day on Sunday talking to the local residents of Tadcaster about what events and activities they’d like to see in their town. A stall at the annual Christmas

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Community projects

Bring a little festive cheer via York Foodbank

York Foodbank is extremely grateful for the support of local people helping local people, ensuring that no one needs to go without food in times of hardship. Christmas can be challenging for many at the

Community projects

New project to support women into careers

The excellent Kyra Women’s Project here in York have set up a new programme called LEAP, and are looking for participants to get involved. LEAP encourages learners, who are unemployed or economically inactive, to take