A brand new festival that aims to bring together ‘one community many voices’ is coming to York this weekend.
The inaugural Our City Festival will take place tomorrow (Sunday 27 March) at York Explore Library and Library Lawn, from 11.30am to 3.30pm.
The festival was developed from an initiative by the city’s Human Rights and Equalities Board, to help tackle the causes of hate crime in York.
It will include a range of entertainment from art activities, face painting, live art, dance, film shows, performances and more.
Our City Festival aims to:
- Be for all York residents
- Reflect all York’s communities
- Raise residents’ awareness and understanding of the many faces of York
- Celebrate one community, many stories
- Capture the imagination and ignite new ways of thinking
- Leave a legacy
The festival is being supported by partners across the city, including City of York Council.
Councillor Darryl Smalley, the council’s executive member for culture, leisure and communities, said: “The inaugural ‘Our City Festival’ gives us all the opportunity to get together with communities across the city to celebrate York’s rich cultural heritage and diversity.
“We hope that the event will grow year on year, with more community groups and organisations joining forces to showcase their inspiring stories year on year.
“Thank you to all those who have given their time to support Our City Festival – it’s set to be a great day!”
For more information about the event and to se the full events programme, please visit the Our City Festival website.