Weekly ‘Cuppa & Cake’ drop-in sessions at St James the Deacon

Residents are invited to call into a drop-in session being held every Monday from 1 to 2.30pm at St James the Deacon Church on Sherringham Drive in Woodthorpe.

Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward’s new Local Area Co-ordinator, Catherine Claudius-Cole, will be available for a chat and to offer support and advice.

FREE Easter holiday activities with York City Knights

This Easter holiday, York City Knights Foundation will again be offering free inflatable arena activity sessions for young people. The sessions are open to all children and young people aged five and upwards, with food and drink provided. There’s no need to book – just turn up.

Sessions in the west of York are listed below:

  • Monday 11 April, 1.30 to 3.30 – Woodthorpe Green
  • Thursday 14 April, 1.30 to 3.30 – York Acorn, Thanet Road
  • Thursday 21 April, 10 to 12 – York Acorn, Thanet Road

More information is available at https://yorkcityknights.com/future-knights/

What’s on – York Open Studios 2/3 & 9/10 April

York’s artists and makers are inviting residents into their home studios on the weekends of 2/3 & 9/10 April.

To find a full list of the open studios, go to https://www.yorkopenstudios.co.uk/

Here is a list of the open studios in the Dringhouses, Foxwood and Acomb area.

  • No. 18 – Anthea Peters at 6 Middlethorpe DriveSilver toadstools adorn Anthea’s jewellery designs along with snails, flowers and ‘found’ objects: to create wearable pieces of jewellery in silver and gold, complemented with copper accents, gemstones and enamel.
  • No. 19 – Karen J Ward at 8 Middlethorpe DriveBespoke precious metal and gemstone jewellery. ‘One off’ pieces of wearable art. Also introducing ‘Small Vessels’ a collection of silversmith designs in silver and copper
  • No. 20 – Pamela Thorby at 11 Middlethorpe GroveCeramic vessels of community and contemplation. Domestic and sculptural work showing Japanese influence with ‘chattering’ marks, sometimes willow handles; with themes of sweeping shoals, rhythmic gesture and coded pattern
  • No. 21 – Lucie Wake at 15 Slingsby GroveLucie adores the process of sliding oil paints across canvas, to create her stunning portraits. The backgrounds are the polar opposite, dripping random overlaid colours, which make her portraits ‘pop’
  • No. 22 – Peter Donohoe at Walnut Cottage, 17 Tadcaster RoadPeter’s work is an  exploration of human relationships, the semi abstract, androgynous figures are an expression of affection between two persons, regardless of gender. The sculptures are hand worked copper
  • No. 23 – Phil Bixby & Caroline Lewis at 24 Hob Moor TerracePhil makes black and white photographs, shot on 35mm film, which he develops and scans to produce high-quality inkjet prints which explore texture and lighting. Caroline creates mainly landscapes inspired by Yorkshire and the surrounding countryside – multi media using tissue paper, lino printing, acrylics and water colour, to produce depth and layers
  • No. 24 – Constance Isobel & Jacqueline Warrington at 3 White House RiseConnie uses gold, silver and high quality gemstones, sourced from ethical UK retailers. Traditional techniques are applied to create her exclusive precious metal work. Jacqueline makes precious metal jewels and silver vessels, employing traditional techniques such as raising, chasing, repousse and forging. She also makes silver ‘icons’, exploring her interest in folklore and the saints
  • No. 25 – Richard Frost at 36 White House GardensFurniture and decorative wooden items. Richard’s designs often incorporate patterns, which he achieves through manipulation of contrasting woods and veneers
  • No. 38 – Lisa Lundqvist at the studio behind 55 Green Lane, AcombLisa is an Eco-artist, using natural processes like eco-printing and rust to create textiles and also oil paintings evolving from intuitive  mark-making with found organic objects  
  • No. 39 – Moira Craig at 51 Otterwood Lane, FoxwoodBotanical prints, showcasing the natural dyes within plants. Using flowers and leaves from local gardens to create vibrant memories of summer. Contemporary pieces that blend traditional flowers into impressionistic compositions