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Is 2020 cancelling Halloween: Can you go trick-or-treating?

Across Britain trick-or-treating is being largely discouraged. With the 31st of October upcoming many are wondering what is happening with guidelines relating to trick-or-treating. The City of York Bureau of Health has released a statement announcing that they are "discouraging" trick-or-treating as it is being classed as a "high risk" activity

Fireworks – a mark of celebration or an out-dated tradition?

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An upcoming debate in Parliament could see restrictions on firework sales. Each year, Bonfire Night opens up new discussions on whether fireworks should be banned due to the welfare of animals. People suffering from post traumatic stress disorder can also struggle with them. In November 2019, over 300,000 people signed a

York Theatre Royal receives lifeline grant 

York's popular Theatre Royal has received a lifeline boost from the Governments £1.57 billion Culture Recover Fund. The theatre won £236,522 from the Government pot, which will assist them looking ahead to the future. Executive Director, Tom Bird, said: “We are delighted that our application has been successful. The Cultural Recovery Fund

Freelance musician calls for more support for the arts

With the government under criticism about the lack of funding for the arts, especially for freelance performers, we talked to one aspiring artist trying to breakthrough. Thomas Gonzalez, also known as his stage name 'Skippy Gonzalez' is a young musician studying English at the University of York. From playing the guitar and

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