Great Yorkshire News

SELBY: Major funding boost from the National Lottery for Selby 950

  • Category: Selby

Significant funding, made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, has been awarded to Selby District Council to deliver a programme of arts and heritage events to celebrate the 950th anniversary of the founding of Selby Abbey. Cultural activity will include a parade, performances and street art to celebrate the town’s history.

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York Learning celebrates local art with Inspirations exhibit

  • Category: York

City of York Council’s York Learning is hosting the annual Inspirations exhibit to celebrate the work of new learners from York Learning’s Drawing, Painting & Watercolour classes.City of York Council logo 900x378

Inspirations is hosted at York Explore Library from Friday 3 May until Sunday 2 June.

York Learning provides residents with the opportunity to work with qualified tutors to express themselves creatively in a group learning environment.

The creative programme offers regular classes on a term basis, a variety of one day workshops and two community arts projects yearly. Workshops scheduled for autumn and winter include contemporary oil painting, wood carving and, gold and silver leaf gilding.

To view the full range of courses available at York Learning, visit:, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on 01904 552806.

NORTH YORKSHIRE: Fostering – help change a future

  • Category: North Yorkshire

“I like fostering because it changes the lives of young people dramatically” – that’s what Liana says about the care and support her parents Tom and Alison give to some of North Yorkshire’s young people who can’t live at home with their birth families.

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