What’s on in York; ‘Cops vs Kids’ Esports pilot in York

York-based Digital PCSO Chris Simpson has been working on a new project during the past few months to help improve police engagement with children and young people in his patch.

Chris’s idea – called ‘Cops vs Kids’ – is to use Esports to build positive bridges with the youngsters, as well as seeking support from their parents and guardians.

He has teamed up with British Esports Association (BEA) and City of York Council’s Youth Justice Service to launch the initiative throughout August.

It will run at the Moor Lane Youth Centre on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12noon and 2pm. All the places have now been filled.

The pilot covers a variety of sessions such as casual gaming, skills workshops, careers awareness and building a safe place for young people.

FREE summer holiday York City Knights activity sessions

A packed programme of free activities for young people has been arranged by York City Knights Foundation, with the support of Westfield and Dringhouses & Woodthorpe Ward Committees.

There will be weekly sessions at Woodthorpe Green (Mondays from 12 noon to 1.30pm) and at Acomb Green (Fridays 2.30 to 4.00pm) plus extra activity sessions at both venues as well as at Chesneys Field, Westfield Primary School and the Revival estate. Register at www.yorkcityknights.com/future-knights

Details of all of the sessions are shown on the posters below.

York City Football Club kickabout sessions also get underway from 30th July, which will take place at Woodthorpe Green, Chesneys Field and the Knavesmire. Further details HERE

York Open Studios starts this weekend

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July sees the opening weekend of the 2021 York Open Studios event.

A map of the studios that will be open between 10am and 5pm is available HERE. The studios will be open again on 17th & 18th July.

In Dringhouses & Woodthorpe ward, there are Open Studios at the following locations:

  • 40. Caroline Lewis at 24 Hob Moor Terrace – Images of mainly Yorkshire inspired landscapes using collage, lino print and paint. Ghosts – images inspired by COVID19 and abandoned places using collage, transfer printing and paint.
  • 42. Angela Anning at 3 St Edwards Close – Highly textured art using wet felting and dry felting techniques to bond and sculpt natural materials: predominantly dyed silks, wools and cottons. Sometimes overlaid with hand or machine embroidery.
  • 43. Lucie Wake at 15 Slingsby Grove – Lucie captures the soul of her portrait subjects through her expressive use of delicious slabs of oil paint on canvas. It’s all about the eyes, they capture your attention.
  • 44. Pamela Thorby at 11 Middlethorpe Grove – Interstellar, fossil, microorganism or coral? Ceramicist Pamela Thorby makes stoneware porcelain sculptural vessels, imagined but reminiscent of a multiplicity of organic forms plus wheel thrown functional ceramics for the home.
  • 53 – Sarah King at 77 North Lane – Sarah uses a variety of soft pastel and pastel pencils on special paper and board, to create lifelike highly detailed portraits.