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Nordic Walkers

Nordic Walking

We hold Learn to Nordic Walk courses throughout the year. Our next four-week course begins on Friday 25 August 2017 and the sessions will take place from 10am to 11am in Rowntree Park.


The cost of the course is £25, which includes the hire of Nordic Walking poles.


At the end of the course you will be issued with a Nordic Walking UK Freedom Card, which will enable you to attend affiliated walking groups anywhere in the UK.


For further information or to book a place, please contact tel: 01904 553377 or email .

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Free Health Checks

Following the development of the YorWellbeing service, the department is now proud to be able to provide free health checks for individuals aged between 40 and 74.

Previously delivered with GP practices, the YorWellbeing Health Checks provide a more personal and in depth health check.

These hour long sessions incorporate a number of physiological tests, such cholesterol testing and blood pressure monitoring, whilst also engaging individuals in conversations around modifiable lifestyle factors that contribute to improving health.

To determine if you're eligible please contact us on 01904 553377 or email us at .

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Awesome Autumn Baking Class for adults with disabilities including learning disabilities and visual impairments!


Become a “Master Chef” genius and create your own delicious treat under the patient guidance of our tutor, Deborah. Create something special that smells good, tastes great and looks lovely including cakes and puddings using delicious apples, berries, ginger and warming spice. Come and learn some new skills in a comfortable, friendly, sociable setting


Course length: 6 Sessions

Date: Tuesdays 19 September– 24 October 2017

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Cost: £57 for all 6 sessions incl. ingredients and tasty bakes to take home

Where: Skills Room, Wilberforce House, Huntington, York 


For further information or to sign up for the course, please contact Anne Parkinson, 01904 760037 or email by 10 September 2017.


Celebrating Disability Pride 2017 - Open Planning Meeting Weds 19th July, 10am, at York Explore.

 Each 3rd December marks International Day of Disabled people. The day is promoted by theUnitedd Nations and celebrated across the globe to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance and to celebrate the achievements and contributions made by disabled people. Around the same time is also Disability History Month that seeks to reveal an often hidden history of disabled people, by themselves in their voices and from their experience. 


Both events are not only an opportunity for everyone to celebrate disability pride but also to explore the very real challenges and barriers that can disable people who live with impairments By disabled people and people who live with impairments we refer to the social model and include a broad range of issues i.e mental health, learning difficulties, physical, sensory and other impairments chronic illness and other health related issues. 


Last year in York a partnership group made of the York Independent Living Network, York Explore, International Service and York Human Rights City put on a one-day event at Explore (central library) to mark International Day of Disabled People last December. 


Our short film, the 'international day of Disabled People 2016 in York' shows some of the highlights from the day. The day was a great success. We are planning to do something similar this year and are holding an open meeting from 10 to 11:30am on Wednesday 19th July at York Explore where we will show the film and begin planning. 


If you'd like to attend or get involved, you'd be most welcome. 


Please contact York Independent Living  Network for more information on getting involved:  or 07752 365 297 (leave a message with your name and contact details). 


Please let us know in advance if you have any access requirements by Tuesday 10th July. 

You can book on the event directly using this link. 







Mencap has released two General Election guides – an easy read guide to voting and a supporter guide to voting, both of which are available to download from its website here.

Scope has also issued a guide to accessible voting, which can be downloaded from its website here.


And finally, Inclusion North have created an Easy Read guide to the 2017 General Election with information and links to different accessible resources. The link to read the guide is http://bit.ly/2rq493h

Happy Voting!

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Saturday 24th June 2017


Join our challenge to walk the stunning 60 mile trail in 6 sections simultaneously (10 – 12 miles each section and a shorter 3 mile accessible walk) through the Yorkshire Wolds and raise money for those with sight and hearing loss in York.

6 walks, 1 day Which walk will you choose?

For further details and to register for one of the sections visit: http://www.wilberforcetrust.org.uk/donationslegacies/wilberforce-challenge/ or phone 01904 760037

A service for those with special needs

Look through and see God's beauty in all creation 


We invite you to join us for our next service with free refreshments and fun activities

  • Saturday 13th May 2017 
  • St Paul's church. Holgate. York 
  • 2pm


 We will be thinking about how we pray


For adults with disabilities including learning disabilities and visual impairments.


When? - 6 sessions Thursdays 11 May - 15 June 2017

Time? - 10am - noon

Cost? - £55 for all 6 sessions including ingredients and tasty bakes to take home 

Where? - Skills Room, Wilberforce House, Huntington, York  


Become a “Master Chef” genius and create your own delicious treat under the patient guidance of our tutor, Deborah. Create something special that smells good, tastes great and looks lovely including fruity cakes, pastries, puds and some savoury picnic treats. Come and learn some new skills in a comfortable, friendly, sociable setting.


For further information or to sign up for the course, please contact Anne Parkinson, 01904 760037 or email by 5 May 2017.


Introducing Kaleidoscope (formerly known as In the Father's Hand), and based at St Paul's Church Holgate. We've been providing accessible times of worship for people with special needs for many years. 

We have a committed team of people with personal and/or work-related experience of special needs. We recognise that we play a small part in participants' overall support networks. However we are keen to continue to enable their spiritual development if they wish. 

Our accessible services are termly. We have recently started a monthly bible study group. We are planning to hold regular coffee mornings to develop community and we are hoping to organise occasional trips. 

We would love to meet up with and talk further. 


Lucy Brencher and Kaleidoscope Team. 



Win one of two fabulous Accessible Holidays including dinner, The 3-night weekend breaks in April 2017 are at the Bond Hotel in Blackpool. the bond Hotel specialises in providing the very best in accessible holidays there are 5 fantastic weekend breaks ts choose from packed full of cabaret and entertainment (now 80's weekend, 60's weekend, Easter weekend, St. George s weekend Disco weekend ). you could win all this for only £5 per chance all monies will go to the

The Bond Hotel specialises in providing the very best in accessible holidays. There

There are 5 fantastic weekend breaks to choose from, packed full of cabaret and entertainment (now 80's weekend, 60's weekend, Easter weekend, St. George s weekend, and Disco weekend ). You could win all this for only £5 per chance all monies will go to the

You could win all this for only £5 per chance. All monies will go to the Wilberforce Trust helping people with sight and hearing loss.

Visit www.wilberforcetrust.org.uk/accessibleholiday or contact the Wilberforce Trust on 01904 760037 to enter. Closing date is Tuesday 28 February 2017 and winners will be notified the following day.

Don't forget February month sees the start of the Walk 2 Jog programmes!

Walk to Job is a 10-week course to build your fitness from a short walk to a steady jog for only £10. New developments to reach all audiences have been made so there are now parents and prams sessions that can be seen at early evening and during the day. As well as the next challenge of 5K 1o 10K. 


Upcoming programme dates include:

Tuesday 7th February - 6:30pm. Walk to Jog and 5 to 10k in Rowntree Park. 

Tuesday 7th February - 6:30pm. Walk to Jog and 5 to 10k in Rowntree Park. 

Thursday 2nd March - 10:00am. Parents and Prams Energise. 

Monday 6th March - 5:30pm. Mums and Prams at Beehive Nursery, Fulford. 


You can more details on upcoming dates and to book a place on any of the available courses in the link below:




Would you like to enjoy cycling with your family and friends in a warm and safe environment for FREE? This is open to all ages and disabilities.

From Saturday 28th January to Saturday 4th March at Osbaldwick School between 9:30am - 1:30pm, bring your bike and enjoy cycling with some help from road safety cycle trainers. 


If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Hannah Higginson at  or on 01904 551431. 

The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) are offering a weekend of activities for young people aged 13 to 17 with a visual impairment from Saturday 11th to Sunday 12th March 2017. 


Young people can: 

  • Try sports such as Goalball and blind football
  • Perform, dance and sing
  • Offer a new business idea to the Dragons Den
  • Create with paints and pottery
  • Discover more about technology
  • Make their own pizza

The weekend is free for young people aged 13 to 17 with a visual impairment, plus RNC are offering free overnight accommodation for one accompanying adult. 


For more information and to request a booking form

Call: 01432 376 621


Here's a message from Professor Barry White at the University of York about a survey currently being carried out on cognition and art. The survey is gathering evidence to better understand how cognition, specifically autism, affects the perception of cave art and is being released alongside a new paper on the origins of inclusivity and personality variation.

Could you help?

It would be really appreciated if people who are on the autism spectrum could fill in this new survey (please click below).


It is open to everyone (not only those who identify with autism) the survey's aim is to get a good representation of the autism community in the responses.

You can find more information about the survey here:


The survey is launched along with a new paper on inclusivity and the incorporation of autism (and other personality variation) into human societies in the distant past (click below).


Both are open access, and we the team hope you find them interesting.


Tuesday 13th December, 9am-11am in the hall.

We are raising funds to support and enhance communication across Hob Moor Oaks. Come and join staff and pupils for a cuppa and a chat, to explore some of our communication resources and to see some of our fabulous communication in action.


You can have a look and a go on some of Hob Moor's communication resources such as Eye Gaze, Floor Projector, AAC Devices, Picture Exchange Communication Systems, and Switch Toys.


If you would like a cake please send it into school on Tuesday 13th. Thank You!






Saturday 26 November 2 - 4.30pm 


Come and enjoy some family fun at Wilberforce Trust Christmas Fayre and meet Santa! Help us raise funds for our vital work with people with sight loss.


Stalls include Tombola, Cake Stall, Grand Raffle, Santa's Grotto, Christmas Crafts, Lucky Dip, Jewellery, Bottle Tombola and more. Something for all ages.


Come along!


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The Inclusive Cricket Club will be restarting on Monday nights 5-6pm at Archbishop Holgate School. The first session will be Monday 7th November running up to 12th December. The reason for the slight change is due to some building work at Burnholme Community Hub however a new initiative has been created in partnership with AHS that will see some of thier pupils undertake specific training will allow them to be able to support cricket sessions.


ONTRACK is a new disabilty sport magazine, with the aim to get everyone active, no matter what their abilities, involved in sport, getting fit and having fun.

In the latest edition, there is a fantastic interview with Kadeena Cox about her Paralympic expierence, a round up of some of the great stories from the Paralympics and some ideas on how to keep fit this summer.


You can register for your FREE copy of ONTRACK by clicking on this link http://www.ontrackmagazine.co.uk/request-a-copy


Disability Sport Magazine

Just a reminder that our disability sports website includes lots of different information, as well as our searchable database of activities, which you can categorise by day or sport. To see for yourself, go to www.york.gov.uk/disabilitysport

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The Autism survey is now live!

City of York Council have teamed up with Living Autism to deliver Autism Champions courses to tourist and travel venues in York. We would very much like the input of people on the autism spectrum, their families, their carers and the perfessionals who support them on how venues could become more autism inclusive. Below is the link to a Suvey Monkey questionnaire asking about your views and experiences in York and any ideas you have to help York in its quest to become as inclusive a City as possible.

If you're able to complete it, it would very much help the team see where they are and where they can focus support and training. Also feel free to forward it on to others you know who could provide them with their perspective as well.


*** Please note this survey is only open for 1 month*** so you could do it whilst having a cuppa.






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Inclusive Cycling Club at York Sport will be closing for the winter on Sunday 30th October.

if you would like to access the bike after this date. They can be accessed by making a booking via thier bookings team.



Art for wellbeing in the studio at York Art Gallery

Sunday 6 November

1:30pm - 3:30pm A relaxed monthly session of practical art for eveyone aged over 16.

Fully inclusive - all adults welcome.

Just -dropin on the day, no need to book. 

Gallery admission applies


Everyone over 16 welcome, but especially suitable for partially sighted or blind adults. FREE but please book in advance via the Eventbrite links below. Entry fees apply.

Wednesday 7th December 2016  12.30-13.15pm


Discover the CoCA displays through touch and description.





Would you like to gain some work experience and build your confidence?


If you like talking to new people and enjoy collecting information DisabledGo's work experience opportunity availabe in York could suit you.

DisabledGo are an online organisation collecting accessible information on facilities such as gyms, restaurants, pubs etc around the UK so everyone can access the information they need.


DisabledGo are looking for up to 10 people to help their team of surveyors collect access information. If you feel you could help take accurate measurements, collect and record information then this could be for you. Surveyors play a vital role in helping DisabledGo's website www.disabledgo.com collect and share information. 


What you would do:


  • Attend a day's work experience. 
  • In the morning there will be an information session in a classroom setting to tell you more about DisabledGo and our work. 
  • In the afternoon you will go out with a DisabledGo surveyor to visit some venues and collect information about their access. 
  • You will be involved in talking to members of staff at venues about what DisabledGo does, taking measurements and using DisabledGo's tablets to note down the information. 
  • At the end of the day you will look over the information that has been collected before it is published on www.disabledgo.com 


If you are interested: 


DisabledGo has provided work experience to a wide range of people, with a variety of impairments. Many people have brought along a personal assistant or support worker to help them get the most of the experience. If you have a personal assistant or support worker you will need to bring them with you.

To come along to a work experience day you will need to be - 

  • Free for the whole day
  • Happy to travel to the training venue and to other places in York when out surveying
  • Interested in accessibility and collecting information
  • Polite and happy to meet new people

If you are interested please get in touch with DisabledGo, letting us know any details we need to be aware of for the training. 

If you have a personal assistant or support worker you will need to bring them along to the training. 

Our trainer will talk through slides and written documents on the day, if these would need adjusting for you we would need to know in advance so we can make sure they are accessible for you. 


Attendees of the training will recieve a £20 voucher for coming along.


The session will be held at West Offices on Monday 14 November 10-4pm.


For more information please contact:

Rachel Carter at DisabledGo

01438 842710




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On Friday 11th November York's first singing and signing choir, which is Hands and Voices, will be doing a concert at The Crescent Working Men’s Club on Blossom Street in York.

The whole concert starts at 8pm the tickets are £6 in advance and £8 on the door.

So come along for a fun packed evening of entertainment, it will be a really good fun night.

You might hear us sing and sign Rolling Home by The Foresters and other songs too...

All money raised on the night will go to support Accessible Arts and Media.


By a member of the Hands and Voices choir



At York Libraries & Archives, we can guide you through five FREE lessons. You'll learn all you need to know about emailing, searching, staying safe, using websites and much more. And don't worry, we won't rush you!


Acomb Explore         Tuesday 2pm and 3pm  01904 552651 

Clifton Explore          Friday 2.30pm  01904 552662

Haxby Explore         Friday 10am (operating from New Earswick Library due to structural problems at Haxby)  01904 552660

Tang Hall Explore     Friday 2pm  01904 552655

York Explore             Friday 3pm and 3.15pm, Saturday 10am  01904 552828


explore - www.exploreyork.org.uk 



The Fun Places campaign believes in culture at the heart of every community. Inspired by celebrated theatre director Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Prices's never-built vision for a Fun Palace. Fun Palaces are created by and for local people, bringing communities together with arts science and cultural activities for all to enjoy for free, celebrating the genius in everyone - everyone an artist, everyone a scientist.


Fun Palaces are free to attend and offer something for everyone to get involved in.

Fun Palaces are created and driven by local people and organisations, with community at their heart: a joyous campaing for the place of culture at the heart of everyday life.


Fun Palaces weekend this year is October 1st and 2nd


A free weekend of arts, culture and sciences for all to get involved


Find our more about Fun Palaces: www.funpalaces.co.uk or www.funpalaces.co.uk/discover/york-fun-palace/



Colourful Clifton Invites you to their first Action Day/s on Thursday 29 & Friday 30 September!

Kingsway North is a huge green space and will require tender loving care for many years to come. All welcome Colourful Clifton is made up of green fingered volunteers, local residents, community groups, ward councillors and schools in Clifton. But we need more support!


If you would like to form or be part of ‘Friends of Colourful Clifton’. Go to either purple star on the map (head to the marquee) Date: Thursday 29 & Friday 30th September.


Time: We will be there between 9:30am-2:30pm, come along during the day and volunteer as much time as you have. ‘All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult’ Please wear old clothes and bring your gloves and wellies.


With your help, we want to transform Kingsway North & Burton Green by planting more colour into the central reservation. For more information, contact


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York Explore Clifton

Explore York's Panorama and find out about York’s history. With lots of great activities for you to try involving York past and present.

Can you find the chocolate in it? Part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2016.

Details Date: August 26

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost:£2 Event

Category: Childrens

Venue: Clifton Explore Rawcliffe Lane, Clifton York, YO30 5SJ United Kingdom

Phone: 01904 552662


Tight Modern 2016 is now open for submissions from UK based marginalised and disabled artists.

Tight Modern is tight! Entries must be 13cmx18cm in portrait format, with a maximum depth of 2cm. You can submit original artworks, photography or computer generated images.

The competition is open until 30th October 2016.

For information on how to submit to the Tight Modern, and details of their fantastic prizes and accompanying free workshops, you can visit their website at www.tightmodern.org.uk.


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GoGet are running pay and play Freestyle sessions! They will be setting out the full track incorporating the most popular of their track features such as the Strider-Saw, Whoop Whoop and Limbo Bar. Freestyle sessions for those as young as 18 months as well as disability specific sessions and Little Pedallers.


The session run on Monday 1st August, Tuesday 9th August and Wednesday 31st August. Timings are below –Mini's - Balance Bikers (18 months to 4yrs) 9.30am – 10.15am Little Pedallers - Pedal Bike Riders (upto 5yrs of age) 10.30am – 11.15am Accessible -Disabled Balance Bikers (18 months to 11yrs) 11.30am – 12.15pm


To book please go to - www.goget.org.uk/go-get-riding/shop/event-bookings/events-freestyle-zones/ or call 01904 501 177 / 07917 355293


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Don't forget that Celebrating Ability week takes part this month between Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st August.

Celebrating Ability is a celebration of sport and physical activity for those who have a disability, are Deaf, or have a sensory impairment or additional needs.

There will be an open day at Energise Sports Centre on Tuesday 30 August showcasing some of the great opportunities York offers.

There is also sport for those who are Deaf and hearing impaired in the morning (BSL interpreters available) and Visually impaired in the afternoon at York St John University on Wednesday 31 August.

A full list of activites can be found on the flier below:


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Community Spirit are holding their Inclusive Archery sessions at York Railway Institute, Hamilton Drive YO24 4NX.

The next sessions are 3rd August, 17th August and 31st August. There are two session on each day one from 2-3pm and one from 4-5pm each session costs £5. To book a place please contact Hannah Higginson on  

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York Health Walks have a new expanded programme which continues throughout June. The level 1and 2 heart walks also have wheelchair and pushchair route options. The new July - September programme can be downloaded using our link below and also from the listing on our activities page.



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Celebrating Ability will be happening for its 6th year over the week of the 29th August 2016. On Tuesday 30th August the Disability Sports team will be at Energise with lots of sporting activities available such as Climbing, Table Tennis, Tennis, Cricket, Rugby, Wheelchair Basketball, Archery and many more.

Also the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Visually Impaired day will be on Wednesday 31st August at York St John Univesity, again this will include the opportunity to try out lots of different sports.

Keep you eyes on our site for more information on all the upcoming Celebrating Ability events.

the retreat

The retreat is hoping to having a monthly session starting on wednesday 22nd June at 10am untill 12pm, with the hope that the people who came before return and the possibility of new recruit as well. Again this is free with the opportunity of playing Boccia and socialising.

The Archery session will be running on a fortnightly basis (2-3pm and 4:30pm-5:30pm slots) starting on Wednesday 22nd June, it will be a booking process and the hour session will cost £5. If you are interested please let Hannah Higginson from the sports team know on:



 York Inspirational Kids and Energi, York's new trampoline park, have joined up and are working together to offer inclusive sessions for children with additional needs. Energi opened its doors for an exclusive session for the group where 112 young people with additional needs came to have a very exciting time.

The director of Inspirational kids, Ruth Thompson said, 'It's so refreshing to be consulted and listened to, and we're all so excited to finally have somewhere in York that caters for our needs. We're really looking forward to a long partnership with Energi Trampoline park, allowing hundreds of families across York reap the benefits of trampoline-based fun and exercise.'

There will be two session, one for all disabilites and one for children on the Autistic Spectrum (which will be a quieter session).

For more details on sessions and times please visit http://www.energileisureparks.com/york/sessions/energispecial/



Sportability seeks to put the purpose back into lives shattered by paralysis using sport and other challenging pursuits and to get the adrenaline rush back into a lifestyle corralled by a wheelchair or confined by cruthches. They are now running adrenaline-based activities in the Yorkshire area, including quad-biking, sailing and many others. For further details contact Jane Mackenenzie: , Yorkshire area organiser, on 07584 519647 or go to www.sportability.org.uk


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York Retreat are wanting to open their doors to other organisations to come and use their facillitties. They will be having a launch for anyone that is interested to come and have a look around, play some Boccia, socialise over a hot drink and play some pool on two dates: Wednesday 1st June and Saturday 4th June between 10am to 2pm. If you are interested please let know your prefered date. If the launch is a success The Retreat hope to start doing monthly sessions.

Both the launch and any future monthly sessions will be free.

Yorvik Warriors


For anyone that has a physical disability and wants to play football there is a power football club called Jorvik Warriors.

They have events which take place at Energise Leisure Centre, Cornlands Road, Y0243DX.

All coaching and equipment is provided.

For further details contact: or call 07716 043 252

You can also find the club on Twitter: @JorvikWarriors and on Facebook: Jorvik Warriors Powerchair Football Club.

 Whizz Kidz

On the 3rd Sunday of every month Whizz Kidz york have a youth club that runs from 10am to 3pm at Burnholme Community Hub,

Bad Bargain Lane, Y0310GW. lf anyone would like to attend please complete an application form, or come along for a try out, but an adult must stay with them if this was the case. For further information please go to www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/get-our-help/young-people, or contact Graham Thomas by email:  or by phone: 07833 566 470.

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Accessible Arts & Media are holding their St Crux Summer Fair to raise money to support the work they do in the community.

The Fair will be on Friday 27th May from 10am -4pm at St Crux Parish Church, York.

There will be Bric-a-Brac, CD and DVDS, Toys and Games, Books, Plants, Cake and Food Stall, Refreshments and lots more.


For more information please email: , www.aamedia.org.uk  or ring 01904 626965.

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Wheelchair Basketball Family Fun Day to raise money for the York Sharks.

The day will include a sponsored 200km push around the track, raffle, tombola, cake stall, wheelchair basketball presentations and plenty more fun things.

All happening at the Yorks Sport Village on Wednesday 1st June from 11am to 3pm


See you there!

Inclusive cycling sessions would like to say that due to an event booking on the cycle circuit, the following Inclusive cycling session will not be available:

Sunday 29th May - 3pm to 5pm.



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explore the possible interest.


There will be a FREE launch on Wednesday 8th June at Acomb Rl. It is an open session of 1pm until 5pm, however we would like to begin a register so we can allocate people times. If you are interested please email me your preferable time.


Thank you

Hannah Higginson | Disability Sport and Physical Activity Co-ordinator

t: 01904 511431 / 553377 m: 07836 320311




The Wilberforce Trust are holding a two month 6 Sessions course on a Thursday running from Thursday 9th June to Thursday 14th July 2016.

The course will be held at the Skills Room at Wilberforce House, Huntington, York from 1-3 pm.

The cost of this is £60 for all 6 sessions including all the ingredients and materials so you can explore the seaside with its food and art along with their tutor Deborah.

During the sessions you can make art from the seaside such as the seashore, lighthouse, dolphins and more, also you can cook up your favourite dish from the seaside to delight your tastebuds and you even get to take it home!

They also have a optional extra that they will facilitate a day trip to the seaside on Thursday 21st July for course participants. 

For further information, or to sign up for the course please contact Anne Parkinson, 01904 760037 or email by 2nd June 2016.

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6th May to 31st July - Tiger Moths & Memories Exhibition


The Project Gallery in York Art Gallery and in York Museum Gardens

All moths will be displayed and visitors to the exhibition can use materials to make moths and grow the exhibition!

There is no charge to visit exhibitions in the Project Gallery. Details of charges for the rest of the gallery can be found at www.yorkartgallery.org.uk York Residents aged 17 to 24 or those who are entitled to a FREE York Card are also eligible for a FREE YMT card - this gives unlimited access to York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum for 12 months.


Unfortunately all donated moths will not be returned, all moths will be recycled. For further details please email or text/call Claire on 07790 774420

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A community art project from the council's York Learning team in partnership with York Museums Trust.

The importance of aviation in World War 1 led to the design and development of Gypsy Moth and Tiger Moth biplanes. A Gypsy Moth was later flown by solo pilot, Amy Johnson from Britain to Australia in 1930. 


Make us a moth.... or perhaps a butterfly!

Join us in commemorating the centenary of WW1 and in celebrating this engineering achievement, which leads to an exciting community exhibition at York Art Gallery and York Museum Gardens.


You can paint, draw, print or even weave and embroider your both or butterfly. You might even want to make a 'memory moth' to remember something you're proud of or someone you miss.


Recyclable materials are best - newspapers, wrapping paper, old maps and comics, photocopies of favourite poems or passages from books...


The technical bit!

Each moth should be 2D and measure no more than 20cm and no less than 5cms, in either dimension. Please cut out your moth and do not include a background.

Paper and card moths will be displayed in the Project Gallery in York Art Gallery, whilst those made from plastic or yarn may be displayed in York Museum Gardens.


Leave your moth(s) at any York Explore Library or at Desk 22 at West Offices, clearly marked 'FAO Claire Douglas' before 30th April. 




The Talk About Taking Part survey will find out what can be done to help more wheelchair users lead healthy active lives, and take part in sport and physical activity. The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete and aims to find out what activities wheelchair users currently take part in, what they would like to try to do in the future, and how they can be supported to do that. The results will help guide Wheel Power's new sports strategy and these will be communicated with you as well. To take part in the survey please click here.

The closing date is the 6th May 2016.   

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The lnclusive cycling sessions are back again after the winter break. Come and try out specialised bikes for disabled people in a traffic-free, safe environment.

Ages 11+, every Tuesday 10am - 12 noon, Thursday2-4pm Subday 3-5pm. York Sport Village, Lakeside Way, York, YO10 5FG. Cost:£5 per hour. Please pay at sports centre reception.

For more information contact Glyn Newberry

T: 01904 553377


W: www.york.gov.uk/disabilitysport 

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If you are 11+ and are disabled the York Sport supported inclusive Cycling Club are running sessions from April till October on specialised bikes at the York Sport Village, Lakeside Way, York, Y010 5FG

Cost is £5 per hour please pay this at the sport centre reception.

Sessions run every Tuesday from 10am -12noon, every Thursday from 2pm- 4pm and every Sunday 3pm -5pm.

For more information contact Glyn Newberry

T: 01904 553377


W: www.york.gov.uk/disabilitysport 


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