Yorkshire Day celebrations for York residents and visitors

To celebrate Yorkshire Day a series of fun Yorkshire-themed activities will be taking place throughout the city centre over the weekend (30th July to 1st August), coordinated by Make It York, York BID and City of York Council. City centre streets will be decked out with Yorkshire bunting for the three-day celebrations, with local businesses across the city invited to dress their windows in all things Yorkshire.  

Kicking off from Friday 30th July, residents and visitors are invited to take their best selfies with fun Yorkshire countryside themed props at selfie points located on Parliament Street and Tower Gardens.  People are encouraged to get creative and snap their best Yorkshire photos and post to social media using #York_ShireDay #LoveYork and tagging in @VisitYork and @YorkBID for the chance to win a £250 York Gift Card each day.  

Throughout the three days there will also be series of family-friendly movie screenings with big screens located on St Sampson’s Square and Tower Gardens. Running each day, family classics including ‘Chicken Run’, ‘Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit’ and ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ will be screening with additional seating out for residents and visitors to sit back and enjoy the films. Archive footage of York from days gone by will also be airing throughout the day with a full film schedule available on visityork.org/yorkshire-day.   

Some of the finest local products will also be taking centre stage, with York Gin, Crumbs Cupcakery and Love Cheese all with stalls on St Sampson’s Square, as well the Visit York Visitor Information Centre team being on hand with expert advice on making the most of York and Yorkshire. 

As part of the celebrations York’s Civic party will also be welcoming a small number of Civic Heads from across Yorkshire to celebrate Yorkshire’s special status and York’s unique environment and cultural heritage in a Covid-safe way. 

Helen Apsey, Head of Culture and Wellbeing at Make It York said: “We are so excited to celebrate Yorkshire Day in the city with a fun-packed weekend of activities for residents and visitors to get involved with. We are proud to be a Yorkshire city and it’s great to be able to celebrate this special day with local people, businesses and visitors to the city after what has been a difficult year for us all. We hope people will really enjoy all the themed activities this weekend and experience the fantastic ambience and atmosphere of York on Yorkshire Day.”  

Andrew Lowson, Executive Director at York BID said: “We are delighted to be helping put the ‘York’ back into Yorkshire Day. With films, food and photo competitions there’s something for everyone to enjoy this weekend, in addition to the warm hospitality and top-class service that local businesses provide all year round.” 

Cllr Keith Aspden, Leader of City of York Council, said: “Yorkshire Day is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate, and reflect on, all that is great about our city and county. 

“As a region famed for the strength of character of its residents, the last 19 months have shown how our communities come together in the face of adversity. Their resilience, compassion and understanding has showcased the very best of our county. 

“Those attributes of tolerance, understanding and respect, which have been so important throughout the pandemic, will help us to continue to support one another as, together, we take the next steps into new ways of living and working.” 

“I’m looking forward to enjoying archive Yorkshire films in St Sampson’s Square, seeing the Chicken Run in Tower Gardens, as well as welcome different Mayors from across Yorkshire to enjoy our city” 

Find out more at visityork.org/yorkshire-day  


Notes to Editor 

Make It York  

Make It York’s purpose is to develop and promote the city and its surroundings – nationally and internationally – as a vibrant and attractive place to live, visit, study, work and do business.  The company’s remit covers leisure and business tourism, city centre management, festivals and events, business support and inward investment. 

For further information please contact: 

Amy Goodman – Consumer Communications Manager 
Email: amy.goodman@makeityork.com 

Ana Ignatova – Communications Executive 

Email: ana.ignatova@makeityork.com  

Guest Blog: Five top tips to maximise hospitality recovery opportunities

As the final easing of lockdown restrictions in England had arrived and evidence suggests tourism hotspots are likely to see unprecedented levels of trade over the coming months, with the appetite for staycations continuing to grow, businesses owners should seek to maximise the future potential from all this custom.

Richard Andrew, Head of Accounting at Armstrong Watson, says that following a turbulent year of closures and uncertainty in hospitality, there’s a risk business owners will become so busy with the day-to-day operations they might miss the opportunity to make the most of the revival in trade.

Here are five top tips for maximising recovery opportunities in the hospitality sector:

  1. Prices: We’re seeing significant inflation in hospitality prices as demand outstrips supply. Households have saved more than £50 billion during the pandemic and there is an appetite to experience life and spend money now. Be bold when reviewing your prices and consider your competition.  
  2. VAT Savings: In contrast, VAT registered accommodation providers may wish to offer incentives for payments of deposits and full balances received before the VAT uplift in October as any monies received before then will only be liable to 5% VAT. The VAT is calculated according to when you receive the money rather than when the holiday happens, so it may be worth sharing some of the savings.  
  3. Build contacts: For these reasons there is no better time to build up your customer database so that you can advertise to them in future and provide special deals for direct bookings. While it’s almost impossible to operate as an accommodation provider without relying on online travel agents such as Booking.com, reducing the reliance on these agents will increase future profits significantly.  
  4. Monitor costs: Hospitality businesses took the opportunity through various lockdowns to reduce their overheads, seek cheaper deals and minimise costs – something they should not lose focus of as they get busier. 
  5. Reward staff: Hold onto your staff and ensure you reward them correctly. If you’re trying to recruit then you will need to consider how you can provide flexibility in work patterns, recruit in nearby locations or offer rewards for new staff referrals. Ultimately, if the staff aren’t available you will be forced to restrict opening hours to your most profitable times of the day or week. This can yield some surprising results where profitability can actually improve above full opening hours. It all depends upon your business model. 

For advice and support to ensure you make the most of the boost to trade over the coming months and maximise all the potential opportunities please contact Richard Andrew on 01539 942050 or email richard.andrew@armstrongwatson.co.uk

Rugby League World Cup 2021 organisers on schedule to deliver trailblazing tournament – with eight matches to be hosted in York

  • RLWC2021 organisers have confirmed that they will deliver the biggest and best ever Rugby League World Cup in October and November 2021 
  • York will host eight women’s tournament fixtures, including both women’s semi-finals at the LNER Community Stadium 
  • To mark the 100-day countdown to the opening match of the tournament between hosts England and Samoa at St James’ Park, Newcastle, all remaining tickets will go on sale today via rlwc2021.com/tickets 
  • To celebrate the 100 days to go 100 tickets for York matches are available to win on visityork.org/rlwc2021 

Rugby League World Cup 2021 organisers today (15 July) confirmed that the trailblazing event will go ahead as scheduled in October and November 2021 with eight women’s tournament fixtures, including both women’s semi-finals at the LNER Community Stadium.  

With 100 days to go until the opening match of the tournament, tickets are now back on general sale via rlwc2021.com/tickets. In celebration of the countdown there are also 100  tickets available to win by taking part in Visit York’s competition on visityork.org/rlwc2021

Picture by Will Palmer/SWpix.com – 13/07/2021 – RLWC2021 Rugby League World Cup 2021. The Rugby League World Cup Trophies and Ben Fry (York Town Crier) pictured in front of York Minster, York.

The global event, which sees the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments taking place simultaneously for the first time, will be played in front of passionate capacity crowds in a celebration of sport.  

At a pivotal moment for the international Rugby League, tournament organisers have worked relentlessly to provide certainty and clarity by tackling the significant challenges presented by the pandemic. Organisers have successfully delivered record sponsorship deals, including a domestic broadcast deal which means all matches will be live across BBC platforms, and have sold significant overseas broadcast rights. 

At the same time, ticket sales have so far exceeded expectations and the positive social contribution to communities, including some of those hardest hit by the pandemic has been extensive. 

Picture by Will Palmer/SWpix.com – 13/07/2021 – RLWC2021 Rugby League World Cup 2021. The Rugby League World Cup Trophies pictured inside the LNER Community Stadium, York.

Jon Dutton, Chief Executive of RLWC2021, said: 

“We are delighted to be able to provide clarity and certainty to fans, players, partners, media and those that have supported our journey over the past few years. We have an overwhelming desire to deliver the biggest and best ever Rugby League World Cup and through our determination and decisiveness we will be able to achieve this vision. 

“We recognise there are still many challenges ahead, but we will work relentlessly and will take the most extraordinary measures with the support of all involved to stage the tournament in 100 days time. 

“Despite the adversity we have faced, we have never lost sight of our core purpose of making a positive impact on people’s lives. Our social impact programme has and will continue to be a beacon of much needed positivity and hope in communities across England. 

“We have no doubt that the Rugby League family, along with the 20,021 key workers we have invited, the many fans who will see the action live in the stadiums across England and the millions watching around the world will be part of a unifying celebration of sport and humanity.” 

Councillor Darryl Smalley, Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: 

“We are delighted that the 2021 Rugby League World Cup will be coming to York later this year, giving us something to really look forward to as a city. The line-up of games at the LNER Community Stadium looks set to offer some fantastic entertainment for residents and visitors as we welcome world-class athletes to our city.” 

Jon Flatman, Chairman of York City Knights said: 

The excitement is really building now with just 100 days to go until the Rugby League World Cup 2021 tournament begins. The tournament has a huge global reach and a strong community-led approach and it’s such a brilliant event for York and the sport more widely. We are looking forward to welcoming players and fans to the city to be a part of sporting history this November!” 

Charlotte Hawes, Events Manager at Make It York said: 

“Reaching the 100 days milestone is hugely exciting and we can’t wait for the tournament to come to York later this year. The last year has been challenging for everyone and it’s brilliant to see live events on this scale returning to the city. The tournament will provide a real boost to York, bringing some of the biggest names in the sport here to experience the city’s world class offer.” 

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said:

“As we reach 100 days to go, the anticipation is building with Rugby League’s biggest competition coming back to England.” 

“After the challenges of the past 18 months where the positive impact of Rugby League in communities has shone through, the moment when the men’s, women’s and wheelchair teams take to the pitch will be a watershed moment for both the sport and the country.” 

“I’m delighted that fans can look forward to a festival of Rugby League that promises to inspire new fans and grow the grassroots, and the Government has been pleased to play its part in supporting this incredible inclusive event.” 

York will host six women’s group stage fixtures, and both semi-finals: 

  • New Zealand vs France – Wednesday 10 November at 17:00 
  • Australia vs Cook Islands – Wednesday 10 November at 19:30 
  • New Zealand vs Cook Islands – Sunday 14 November at 17:00 
  • Australia vs France – Sunday 14 November at 19:30 
  • France vs Cook Islands – Thursday 18 November at 17:00 
  • Australia vs New Zealand – Thursday 18 November at 19:30 
  • Semi-final 1: Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-Up – Monday 22 November at 17:00 
  • Semi-final 2: Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-Up – Monday 22 November at 19:30 

For more information visit visityork.org/rlwc2021    


Notes to Editor 

Rugby League World Cup 2021 

The Rugby League World Cup is the pinnacle major event of rugby league, globally contested every four years. RLWC2021 will be a breakthrough moment in the tournament’s history with the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions being staged together for the first time. 

The three tournaments will take place across 21 venues throughout England. Both the women’s and wheelchair competitions will be contested by two groups of four teams, whilst the men’s tournament will see 16 teams compete across four groups.  

RLWC2021 will be the most visible rugby league event in history with all 61 games in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions being broadcast live on the BBC. 

Vision: Delivering the biggest and best ever Rugby League World Cup. 

Mission: Creating inspirational moments that excite, engage, and leave a long-lasting legacy. 

Make It York  
Make It York’s purpose is to develop and promote the city and its surroundings – nationally and internationally – as a vibrant and attractive place to live, visit, study, work and do business.  The company’s remit covers leisure and business tourism, city centre management, festivals and events, business support and inward investment. 

For further information please contact: 

Amy Goodman – Consumer Communications Manager 
Email: amy.goodman@makeityork.com 

Ana Ignatova – Communications Executive 
Email: ana.ignatova@makeityork.com  

Applications Now Open for New Social and Cultural Wellbeing Grants

York-based charities, social enterprises, voluntary and community groups are being urged to apply for a new cultural and social prescribing grant scheme – with an overall fund of £50,000 available. In a collaboration between York CVS, Make It York and City of York Council, organisations are being invited to apply for grants of up to £5000 to support initiatives that boost mental and physical wellbeing across the city and reduce isolation through cultural and social engagement.  

With applications open until 3rd August, organisations across the city can apply for funding for initiatives which help isolated people engage in their communities, combat mental ill-health, improve physical health, enable participation in culture and creativity or access to employment and learning opportunities. Funding can be used for a wide range of project costs – including everything from materials and venue hire to set up costs, marketing, transport and administration time.  

Bringing together two funding streams made available by the Better Care Fund, organisations can now be considered for both via one simple application process. This includes the ‘Ways to Wellbeing’ project from York CVS – the city’s first social prescribing project which supports health and wellbeing through building social connections in the community, and the Cultural Wellbeing Grant programme led by Make It York and City of York Council.  

The Cultural Wellbeing Grant scheme has already supported a range of York-based charities and community projects when funding of more than £12,000 was awarded to seven social and cultural initiatives in December 2020 as part of the launch of York’s Culture Strategy ‘York’s Creative Future’. Led by City of York Council and Make It York, the projects supported offered a diverse range of cultural engagement opportunities for York residents – with a particular focus on engaging with vulnerable and isolated members of the community.  Projects supported included Pilot Theatre’s ‘The Happiness Project’, Converge’s ‘Winter Warmers’, Musical Connections’ ‘Our Musical Family’, Dandelion Arts’ ‘Interconnected: York Story Circle’, St Nicks’ ‘Journey Through Winters Heart’York Dance Space’s ‘Mindful Movement’ and the Groves Artwalk.  

Helen Apsey, Head of Culture and Wellbeing at Make It York said: “Supporting people’s health and wellbeing through engagement with culture and creativity is really at the heart of York’s Culture Strategy. The last round of grant funding saw us support everything from mindfulness dance classes and online choirs through to crafting workshops, creative writing sessions and virtual theatre – and we’re looking forward to being able to work with even more initiatives this time round, that can support residents’ wellbeing and also help to reduce isolation.  The new streamlined application process with Ways To Wellbeing means it’s now even easier for organisations to apply for funding to help engage with communities across York.”   

Cllr Darryl Smalley, Executive Member for Culture, Leisure & Communities at City of York Council, said: “The Cultural Wellbeing Grant programme offers welcome support to local organisations, with the wellbeing and resilience of residents at their heart. These grants will build on the city’s extraordinary work to tackle isolation during lockdown and support mental health across the city, whilst giving an uplift to our amazing voluntary sector as it emerges from the pandemic. All applications will be very welcome.” 

Emily Abbott, Ways to Wellbeing Team Leader at York CVS, said: “We understand the precious time and energy that charities, social enterprises and community groups spend on seeking funding. By combining our two funding streams into one simple application process, we are freeing up those valuable resources.  

“This collaboration between Make It York, City of York Council and York CVS is a fantastic opportunity with a pragmatic approach, so don’t let inexperience put you off applying. Perhaps you’re a fishing club that wants to support isolated people to join you in the great outdoors? Or a neighbourhood group with a great idea for befriending local under 65’s who are feeling lonely? 

“Whatever your great idea, we welcome applicants who have never applied for funding before and encourage them to contact us if they have any questions”. 

For details of how to apply please go to www.livewellyork.co.uk/latest-news. Application process closes 9am, Tuesday 3rd August, 2021. 

Find out more about York’s culture strategy ‘York’s Creative Future’ here: www.makeityork.com/culture . 


Notes to Editor 

Make It York  

Make It York’s purpose is to develop and promote the city and its surroundings – nationally and internationally – as a vibrant and attractive place to live, visit, study, work and do business.  The company’s remit covers leisure and business tourism, city centre management, festivals and events, business support and inward investment. 

One of Make It York’s strategic aims is to promote York as a brilliant place to do business, helping to support business growth and innovation across a range of business sectors, such as financial & professional services, rail and high value manufacturing and to stimulate greater inward investment. 

Ways to Wellbeing 

Social Prescribing is a term which means linking people to non-medical sources of support to improve people’s health and wellbeing.  
Ways to Wellbeing is an innovative social prescribing service that focuses on increasing access to social prescribing in York.   
Ways to Wellbeing is one of York’s two social prescribing schemes, both of which are run by York CVS. Read more here: https://www.yorkcvs.org.uk/social-prescribing-in-york/ 

For further information about Ways to Wellbeing please contact Emily Abbott: emily.abbott@yorkcvs.org.uk 

For further information please contact: 

Amy Goodman – Consumer Communications Manager 
Email: amy.goodman@makeityork.com 

Cultural Wellbeing Grant Supports York Dance Space’s ‘Mindful Movements’ Project

As part of the launch of York’s Culture Strategy ‘York’s Creative Future’, through the Better Care Fund, Make It York and City of York Council awarded funding of more than £10,000 to seven social and cultural initiatives across the city – with the aim of easing loneliness, isolation and mental ill-health during the winter months. 

The grants were set up in recognition of the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on people’s wellbeing – through shielding, self-isolation and social distancing. 

One project the grant scheme supported was York Dance Space’s Mindful Movements initiative. Designed to promote physical and mental wellbeing in people over the age of 55 living in York – York Dance Space created a series of activities that participants could take part in in their own homes to positively boost mind, body and soul during lockdown.   

Mindful Movements included five ‘audio movement sessions’ which were available to stream for free online. Taking participants on a journey of music and movement, the sessions guided people through a series of fun creative dance exercises. The audio sessions were created to encourage people to take just fifteen minutes out of their day to bring awareness to their bodies and get moving.  

Running alongside these were live online Zoom sessions focusing on creative dance and  mindfulness which participants could join each week for five weeks. The dance classes included a mixture of taught movement sequences and creative improvisations all delivered in a friendly and welcoming environment. People of all abilities were encouraged to take part, with absolutely no dance experience necessary to get involved. 

The evening mindfulness classes also ran each week – offering short thirty-minute sessions to get participants to take part in mindfulness awareness exercises and move their bodies. 

The sessions were well attended with 43 people taking part in the evening mindfulness classes and 29 in the morning creative dance –  and feedback was very positive. Comments included:  

“l found it released tensions and left me feeling cheerful and physically relaxed.” 

“Creative Dance on a Monday morning is brilliant. It’s relaxing and gets you moving at the same time. It’s gentle and energetic and a totally lovely way to start the week.” 

“I tried the online sessions and Wednesdays classes. They were lovely and calm and just what I could manage. I enjoyed connecting with other people as I’m currently strictly isolating.”  

Hannah Wintie-Hawkins of York Dance Space said, “Movement and dance has been proven to have great benefits for both physical and mental health and with this initiative we were really looking at ways to help boost people’s mental wellbeing through mindfulness.  The sessions were designed to make participants more aware of their bodies, be connected to the present moment in time and to respond physically through moving. We wanted them to be really inclusive so that everyone could participate at their own pace in the comfort of your own home with no experience needed. 

Feedback was really great and it lovely that we were able to bring together a growing community of people all interested in how dance and moving could benefit their health and wellbeing.   We had so many lovely people taking part in this project and we look forward to welcoming them to the studio and meeting them face to face now. We are planning on running more evening mindfulness sessions at a later time and opening this up to all ages so watch this space for more details on that. A huge thank you to everyone who took part and to the Better Care Fund for helping us to put these sessions on.”  

For more details about the Mindful Movement project here: yorkdancespace.com/mindful-movement 

York residents and visitors set for a ‘Summer of Sport’ with summer-long programme of city centre activities

  • New interactive sporty sculpture trail launches 9th July with sports themed installations across city centre 
  • Free weekly Yoga classes, urban running routes and outdoor ping-pong tables  
  • New outdoor hospitality including pop-up THOR’s tipi bars, YO1 Beach Club and street food village 
  • ‘First Summer Day’ adult ticket introduced by First Bus York 
  • Downloadable map and summer hub available at visityork.org/summer  

A series of fun summer activities will be taking place across the city centre over the next few months, all under a ‘Summer of Sport’ theme. In a collaboration between Make It York, THOR’s Tipi and First Bus York, plans include an interactive sporty sculpture trail, pop-up tipi bars, urban running routes, free yoga classes, outdoor ping pong tables and more.   

A ‘Summer of Sport’ map bringing together all the city centre activity is available for download here and a new hub has been created on the Visit York website bringing together activities from local businesses: visityork.org/summer  

Six interactive sports-themed sculptures will be installed across the city centre from 9th July until 5th September – offering fun photo opportunities for residents and visitors to get involved in. From celebrating on a winner’s podium and driving a racing car, to posing with weights, the trail aims to get people moving around the city to enjoy the installations and share pictures on social media using #SummerinYork. Trail sponsors include York BID, Middletons Hotel, First Bus York, York City Knights and St Peter’s York.  

From 21st June until 5th September a pop-up THOR’s Tipi bar will be on Parliament Street offering a range of tropical-inspired drinks, cosy evenings around fire pits, and weekend DJ sets. THOR’s will be joined on Parliament Street by a variety of York-based food vendors – including Yuzu Street Food, KREP, Shambles Kitchen, Sloppy’s Burgers, Stam & Maria and The York Roast Co.  

The colourful new outdoor seating will also remain across the city to provide spaces for people to buy food and drink from local businesses and soak up the atmosphere of the city with friends and family.  

Until 5th September, residents and visitors can also enjoy the new YO1 Beach Club  – a brand-new family-friendly space located in Tower Gardens designed to be a fun and safe urban oasis. Produced by Coopers Marquees, the space includes a wood-panelled covered café and veranda with a boardwalk entrance across a beach area styled with striped deckchairs, bunting, and lobster pots. Four brightly coloured beach huts on the sand serve teas and coffees, ice creams, as well as beach apparel and toys. There is also an open barbeque serving a choice of delicious grilled food as well as a menu for kids.  

Continuing with the sporty theme, outdoor ping-ping tables sponsored by JORVIK Viking Centre will be located on Parliament Street which residents and visitors can use for free and free yoga classes will also take place in THOR’s tipi each week in partnership with Emperor’s Gym. Kicking off from 14th July, the classes will run each Wednesday (07.30AM -08.30AM) and Friday (08.30AM – 09.30AM) with pre-booking required by email to leisure@middletonsyork.co.uk. For runners, two urban running routes have been devised in partnership with York Knavesmire Harriers – taking in all the best city centre sights over a 5K and 10K route.  

Ashley Young, Senior Marketing and Communications Manager at Make It York said: 

“We are very excited to launch our ‘Summer of Sport’ activity which brings together everything from walking tours, running routes and yoga, to sporty sculptures and ping pong.  With the Euros, Olympics, Wimbledon all taking place this summer, and the Rugby League World Cup coming to York later in the year, the ‘Summer of Sport’ theme takes inspiration from these events and celebrates us all as ‘winners’, as we come out of what has been a difficult year. 

“It’s been great to work with a range of local businesses and partner organisations to curate this summer-long programme of activity which will ensure a vibrant and animated city centre, with lots going on for residents and visitors to enjoy. Supporting local businesses remains key and we look forward to welcoming people back into the city centre to enjoy the York’s wonderful attractions, retail and hospitality offer.”  

Amanda Monaghan, Director THOR’s Tipi said: 

“We’ve loved being involved in the planning for ‘York Summer of Sport’. We’ve worked with many different local artists and businesses on the activities and the sense of community has been brilliant. We’re also excited to be back on Parliament St with THOR’S tipi bar and can’t wait for the city centre to come to life!” 

The ‘Summer of Sport’ activity is being delivered in partnership with First Bus York as part of its ongoing support for local business and community initiatives to bring people back to the city. And by inspiring a ‘cleaner & greener’ York, the aim is to promote sustainable travel – encouraging residents and visitors to travel by bus, cycle or walk wherever possible to enjoy the city centre offer throughout summer.  

John Godfrey, Head of Marketing at First Bus York said: 

“We want to connect people to destinations and experiences. And we’re making it easy to discover the Summer of Sport again and again with a new adult day ticket giving unlimited travel at weekends and on-bus information about how to get to these fabulous events and attractions. 

“This is another reason for residents and tourists to get into the city centre, shop local and support York’s retail, hospitality and leisure businesses throughout summer.” 

Adam Wardale, General Manager at Middletons Hotel, York said: 

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Make It York and local businesses to support the reopening of York and promote the unique offering of this beautiful city. As life slowly returns to normal, taking time out to focus on personal wellbeing is more important than ever, and so Emperors Gym at Middletons is proud to offer complimentary yoga classes for the Summer of Sport.” 

Live sport will be aired throughout the city centre at various venues – including Spark:York’s big screen for England’s Euro 2020 matches (ticketed), Wimbledon screenings at Coppergate, and many more pubs and bars across the city. For more information about the Summer events in the city and live sport screenings go to www.visityork.org/summer  

Download the Summer of Sport map sponsored by First Bus York at www.visityork.org/summer or pick up printed copies in the Visitor Information Centre at 1 Museum Street.  


Notes to Editor 

Make It York  
Make It York’s purpose is to develop and promote the city and its surroundings – nationally and internationally – as a vibrant and attractive place to live, visit, study, work and do business.  The company’s remit covers leisure and business tourism, city centre management, festivals and events, business support and inward investment. 

For further information please contact: 

Amy Goodman – Consumer Communications Manager 
Email: amy.goodman@makeityork.com 

Ana Ignatova – Communications Executive 
Email: ana.ignatova@makeityork.com