York Lit Fest and Micklegate Soapbox Challenge are called off

Two big events have been called off.

York Literature Festival, headlined by Melvyn Bragg and Kate Humble, was due to start on Thursday. Organisers are hoping to reschedule for later in the year.

And this summer’s Micklegate Soapbox Challenge is cancelled – but the hope is that it will ‘be back with a bang in 2021’.

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