Saturday 23rd July 6-8pm
All Saints Pavement, High Ousegate, YO1 8RX
Enjoy a fun and entertaining evening listening to Test Valley Brass Band as they tour York.
Tickets available on the door costing £5 adults, £3 concessions (Over 60s and Under 16s)
Tie A Yellow Ribbon gives you the opportunity to dedicate a ribbon to honour loved ones and friends, celebrate birthdays and anniversaries or simply to support St Leonard’s Hospice.
In return for a donation, your ribbon will be tied to the special tree in the Hospice grounds and will carry your personal message
To have a yellow ribbon tied to the tree ask for a leaflet from one of the Hospice shops in Acomb, Haxby, Pocklington, Scarcroft Road, Selby and Tang Hall, call in to Hospice reception in Tadcaster Road (office hours) or call St Leonard’s Hospice Fundraising Centre on 1904 77 77 77. Forms are also available on the Hospice website - www.stleonardshospice.org.uk
Anyone going to uni this year from your church?
Make sure you get them to register at www.studentlinkup.org and Fusion will help them find a local church in their place of study. Fusion can also help your church to prepare them for uni life.
For more information go to www.fusion.uk.com
Do you enjoy a fast walk around town?
Are you looking to shed some pounds and get fit before the summer?
Do you have a heart for the lost?
Then maybe this new group is for you! The Never-Give-Up Group! The group power walks around town taking hot drinks and food to homeless people in York.
Gary Sykes, who used to be homeless for six months last winter, leads the walk. He knows every homeless person by name and a lot of their history. For many, Gary’s story is a sign of hope and encouragement not to give up. The gospel of John has been given out to some people who were eager to read it.
The walks take between 1.5–2 hours and the times are flexible between 6pm and 9pm every day.
For more information contact Gary through his Facebook chat or phone him on 07923 528028 (preferably evenings).
Do you sometimes feel like you are the only Christian in your place of work? Would you like to meet to pray with other people about your work or colleagues? In the Clifton Moor area Christians have started meeting to pray, every week, Tuesday 1pm-2pm at the Bowling Alley. Visit www.prayer4work.com for more information
Every Wednesday Lunchtime Service
At 12.30pm – 1.05pm with Bible teaching.
Followed by a warm lunch with soup, fruit and coffee.
York Christian Leaders invite you to join their weekly prayer breakfast. The group prays for God to refresh, revive and inspire his people. This prayer meeting was established 10 years ago, and is the power house for One Voice York initiatives. The group meet every Wednesday 7.45am @ St Columba’s Hall, Priory Street. At 8.45am a simple breakfast of toast tea/coffee is shared. All in Christian leadership in the City are welcome to join.
For more information click here.
The York Mystery Plays make a return to the Museum Gardens in a spectacular outdoor production by Riding Lights Theatre Company, York Theatre Royal, and York Museums Trust from the 2 to 27 August 2012.
A purpose built theatre with covered seating will transform York Museum Gardens, allowing an audience of 1400 people to enjoy this epic event under the summer skies, with the beautiful St. Mary’s Abbey ruins as the backdrop to this story. The Mystery Plays have not been produced on this scale in the Museum Gardens since 1988.
Adapted by Mike Kenny, who also adapted The Railway Children for York Theatre Royal’s Olivier award-winning production, this will be a new interpretation of the medieval plays that have been embedded in the City’s cultural heritage since the middle of the fourteenth century. From Creation to the Last Judgement, these plays form one of the greatest stories ever told.
Ticket prices range from £12 to £42 and can be bought by calling the Box Office on 01904 623568 or visiting www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk. There is also a dedicated website for the York Mystery Plays www.yorkmysteryplays-2012.com which has more information about the plays and allows people to register interest in getting involved.
Monday 17th - 26th October
Riding Lights Theatre Company first visited Israel in May 2006 when the message from the Palestinian Christian communities was ‘tell our story, pray for us, visit us’. This first visit was the inspiration for the play Salaam Bethlehem which toured the UK in 2007 and helped to tell their story as well as encouraging audiences to involve themselves through action and prayer and by visiting the Holy Land.
In November 2008, Riding Lights’ first Living Stones tour saw a group of 50 people on a unique trip to Israel/Palestine which combined the special Riding Lights brand of theatrical storytelling on visits to some of the places of Jesus’s life and ministry. Those who joined the tour described it as a life-changing experience.
Bookings are now being taken for a second Living Stones tour which takes place in October 2011. Click here for more information.
July 23rd-30th 2011
Queen Margaret’s School, Escrick
Riding Lights Summer Theatre School is one of the creative highlights of Riding Lights’ year. The week allows a wonderful range of people to get together from all over the country and make theatre happen.
Each member of the Summer School spends the majority of the day working with the other people on their course under the creative guidance of two or three theatre professionals be it devising a play, telling a story, creating characters, rehearsing, writing, exploring a new skill, learning a song, developing vocal or physical techniques. It’s really all about ‘play’ and enjoying the process of learning new ways to communicate.
And there’s even more….
Students can also enjoyed performances (both official and impromptu) by Riding Lights and its Roughshod community company, the shows by other performers, the Big Daily Warm-up, the theatre games and crazy ‘off the wall’ Members’ events, the creative worship, the chats in the café/bar and general mealtime buzz. There are also other opportunities to enjoy additional specialist workshops in other related skills such as movement, stage combat, comedy or puppetry.
For more information about Summer School visit the Riding Lights Summer School website.