News & Events
SPARK:York offers opportunities to make a positive impact this Christmas
This holiday season, SPARK:York, the community space on Piccadilly, celebrates the spirit of giving and creativity with a range of exciting events and initiatives for local people.
SPARK:York celebrates National Self Care Week with a series of events for the local community
This six-day-long celebration, running from 14th to 19th November, will offer a broad spectrum of activities catering to people of all ages, backgrounds and interests.
Introducing ‘The Winning Formula Potion’ from The Potions Cauldron
A game-changing collaboration with York City Football Club for The Potions Cauldron’s latest offering.
The Falcon Turns One!
They have an exceptional line up of beers planned including some staff favourites.
SLOW SHOPPING + CAKE
Join Snowhome on Friday 3rd November as they host another Pop-up Patisserie with ShutiShuti Patisserie
The Hole in Wand Unveils Spooktacular Trick or Treat Spin Wheel for Halloween
It promises to add a touch of magic and a whole lot of prizes to this year’s Halloween celebrations in York.
Two art exhibitions open at SPARK this weekend
SPARK:York, the creative community space in the city centre, will host two exhibitions this weekend (14th-15th October), both exploring themes powerfully relevant to our communities today.
York Mumbler Nearly New Sale & Expectant Parent Event
Mumbler Nearly New Sales are for buying or selling pre-loved baby, toddler and children’s items such as clothes, toys, nursery items or maternity wear.
Second Meet the Maker event @ Snowhome
Join Snowhome for the second of their Meet the Maker events as they welcome Will Sharp Jewellery to the store on Friday 6th October 2pm-6pm.
The Big Yorkshire Social | 28th September
This unique new event, hosted by Uniquely Local, Yorkshire Mark & Visit York, is to bring together everyone involved in Yorkshire’s thriving food & drink scene.
Tabanco by Ambiente hosts 5 course sherry paired dinner to celebrate Sherry Week
International Sherry Week, Monday 6th November 2023 until Sunday 12th November 2023, has been celebrated by Sherry enthusiasts from around the globe since 2014.
York Restaurant Week | 9-15 October 23
York BID are accepting applications from businesses interested in participating in York Restaurant Week, taking place between 9 – 15 October 2023.
Meet the Members event | 7th September
Indie York members are invited to meet and speak to new leaders of City of York Council; Cllr Claire Douglas & Cllr Pete Kilbane.
New 'Independent Business of the Year' category at the Visit York Tourism Awards 2024
Deadline for entries is Friday 25th August 2023 at 5pm.
York Food & Drink Festival 2023
The York Food Festival proudly announces its forthcoming 26th anniversary.
Summer holidays on Piccadilly
The summer holidays have arrived at SPARK, York's creative community hub, with plenty of events and activities on offer throughout August.
SLOW SHOPPING + CAKE + COFFEE
Win an Indie York Goodie Bag!
COMPETITION ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED! This winter Indie York are excited to be running a special campaign to spread the word about our wonderful community of me ...
[PRESS RELEASE] Indie York Gears Up For Its Biggest Map Launch Ever
Following a record year in 2022 for distribution of their famous map, the team at Indie York are aiming to make 2023, and the new edition of their map, bigger a ...
Exclusive Offer from Award Winning TS Personal Training
Yorkshire Prestige award winner for Personal Trainer of the Year 22/23, TS Personal Training are offering Saturday Morning Classes for just £5! What are you wai ...
Summer at Last! At Kentmere House Gallery
New work from some of Kentmere House Gallery's favourite artists | Open Weekend 6th & 7th August A collection of original work from more than 70 artists fro ...
Summer Chocolate-Filled Fun at York Cocoa Works!
Chocolate lovers and budding chocolatiers and chocolate makers are invited to join us at our Manufactory, on Castlegate, for a range of chocolate indulgences an ...
Keeping it Crafty at FortyFive Vinyl Cafe! Monday 18th July
Some of you may remember these Crafty Social events from those heady pre-Covid days. Some of you may be new to them. Either way, we are super excited that the w ...
Get Cycling with this brilliant Summer Sale!
The sun is shining and what better way to prepare for a summer of cycling than with a Summer Sale from our Indie York Members, Get Cycling CIC?! With a great ra ...
New Exhibitions at Pyramid Gallery | Mychael Barratt & Trevor Price
Pyramid Gallery are celebrating 40 fabulous years this 2022 and have an exciting programme of exhibitions taking place throughout the year. The newest of these ...
Indie York AGM & Summer Social
We are thrilled to invite you to this summer's AGM and Summer Social. We are equally delighted to be welcoming guest speaker Jenny Herrera, CEO of The Good Busi ...
York Festival of Ideas | Building York's Entrepreneurial Culture
York Festival of Ideas | The Next Chapter | 11-24 June 2022 York Festival of Ideas 2022 has a wide range of fascinating events to attend and engage with, both i ...
PechaKucha 20x20 at Theatre@41 | 29th July 2022
York Creatives and The Arts Barge Project present: PechaKucha Volume 23 - Safe Landing Taking place at Indie York Member Theatre@41 on 29th July 2022, from 7pm ...
Art Exhibition: 'Art | Science | Interface | Making York's Air Pollution Visible'
Exhibition and Private View Invitation: Art | Science | Interface: Making York's Air Pollution Visible 03.06.22 - 30.06.22 Preview Event: Thursday 2nd June, 6-8 ...
Save the Date! For the Bishy Road Jubilee Street Party!
All cheer, the legendary Bishy Road Street Party is back!! In celebration of their 10th Anniversary, and of course, to mark the Royal Jubilee, the brilliant Bis ...
Indie York to Support York BID in this year's Dragon Boat Race
Indie York are delighted to be supporting the York BID with their entry into this year's Dragon Boat race, which will be taking place on Sunday 10th July 2022
Indie York hosts their Mysterious and Magical Trail 2021
Indie York hosts their Mysterious & Magical Trail 2021.
Indie York is excited to announce details of our Mysterious & Magical Treasure Trail. Held from Saturday 23th October to Sunday 31st October, over 90 Indie York member businesses are taking part in the trail to promote the city’s independent businesses and highlight our city.
Sixth edition of the Indie York map is out soon!
We are delighted to announce that the sixth edition of our well loved map is due to be released this January 2022. We look forward to seeing it in our member businesses and at the Visit York Information Centre. We have distributed 100,000 to date and continue to grow each year. We have over forty new members in this edition so there is plenty to explore. If you would like a copy of the map then please get in touch and we will happily send one to you.
Indie York Annual General Meeting & Summer Garden Party
We are delighted to hold our Annual General Meeting & Summer Garden Party which this year will be a socially distanced event taking place at Bootham School, ...
Totally Locally Fiver Fest 2021
INDIE YORK’S INDEPENDENT SHOPS AND BUSINESSES ARE JOINING IN WITH THE TOTALLY LOCALLY NATIONAL FIVER FEST - AN INNOVATIVE CELEBRATION OF OUR INDEPENDENT HIGH STREETS.
YORK IS PART OF THE TOTALLY LOCALLY NATIONAL FIVER FEST 12 – 26th June.
New Indie York Chair Appointed
Indie York Appoints A New Chair Indie York (York Independent Business Association) is pleased to announce the appointment of their new Chair, Rebecca Hill. She ...
Indie York Member Status - Lockdown 3
You can now find a directory of current Indie York Food & Drink member status during Lockdown 3. This list was last updated on the 11th January 2021. We recommend that you contact members for current information as their situation can change.
You've found Sprout!
You've found Sprout! As part of the Indie York Advent Calendar, Sprout has been hiding in different member windows around York, and today (Sunday 13th December ...
Medieval & Magical Treasure Trail Prize Draw Winners
Medieval & Magical Treasure Trail Prize Draw Winners are announced!
Indie York Medieval & Magical Treasure Trail
Indie York's Medieval & Magical Treasure Trail & The Little York Ghost Hunt starts this Saturday 24th October and runs for half-term week ending on Sunday 1st November.
Indie York Medieval & Magical Treasure Trail Press Release
Indie York’s Medieval & Magical Treasure Trail Press Release
Indie York Treasure Hunt & iTravel York's Walking Festival
This is a jointly organised event that will encourage people to hunt out the clues in York's High Street Independent's windows and to encourage people to walk and cycle and to follow paths and tracks on our printed and online map around the City on foot. Download here!
Eat Out to Help Out Indie York Directory
Restaurants and other food outlets have signed up to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme which will offer 50% off the bill (excluding alcohol), up to a maximum of £10 per person, throughout August. It’s available from 3rd August 2020 - Monday to Wednesday only. The scheme is designed to help the UK's many food businesses. Here is the full directory of Indie York member businesses participating in the scheme.
Indie Business Live
Indie York are delighted to be an Ambassador for Indie Business Live. Through entertainment and messages of support from well known performers, this one day event will highlight to consumers the importance of supporting small local businesses. All small businesses can be listed on the website for free (https://indiebusiness.live/roll-call/) and viewers will be encouraged to spend with these businesses during the event. #IndieBusinessLive
Captain App Video featuring Johnny Hayes, Chairman of Indie York
Johnny Hayes invites you to our York Independent Business Association Summer Meet and AGM 2020 https://www.dropbox.com/s/lk1k9lpdpvkpm2x/IY%20Meeting%20V1.mp4? ...
Summer Meeting and York Independent Business Association AGM 2020
Dear Members,Summer Meeting and York Independent Business Association AGM via Zoom at 6.30pm on Monday 22nd June.We are very pleased to announce that Bill Grims ...
Coaching York Teams Up with Indie York
Coaching York www.coachingyork.co.uk is working in partnership with Indie York to offer gifted (free, no obligation) support to Indie York members. This can be ...
Statement regarding the Corona Virus from Indie York 23/03/2020
Statement regarding the Corona Virus from Indie York 23/03/2020
Indie York Press Interview
Johnny Hayes interview with The York Press
Indie York Corona Virus Statement
Indie York issues statement about the current Corona Virus situation
BBC Politics Live featuring Indie York
BBC Politics Live filmed in York and featuring Indie York
Indie York attended the York Apprenticeship Recruitment Event at York College
Indie York attended the York Apprenticeship Recruitment Event at York College.
Totally Locally Fiver Fest
Totally Locally Fiver Fest is being held in York from 15-29th Februry 2020.
York is open for business!
York is open for business! February 2020 and York is experiencing flooding but the city centre is largely unaffected.
The floods - York is open for business
For many in York last year, Christmas was cut short when the floods of Boxing Day arrived. The city’s plight, along with many other areas around the country, was well documented by the media but it was also giving the impression that the entire city was underwater and a complete no-go zone
The map and Indie York
With the campaign set in motion by the 30 initial businesses, the aim was to turn this negative news of the floods into a positive.
Our first members - interviews and photographs
Over the last few months, with the support of the York BID, the team have been going out to meet the current 30 members to interview them and shoot photos for the map.
The soft launch
Monday, November 21, 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Bedern Hall, Bartle Garth, St Andrewsgate, York YO1 7AL
Indie York initiative launches
After months of planning and preparations, a new print map and website featuring 100 independent businesses in York will launch on April 27th.
Independent businesses gather to celebrate new map and website
The Indie York initiative was launched last night as over 100 attendees gathered to mark the occasion at Bootham School.
Indie York Celebratory Launch Event
Indie York is celebrating their updated Autumn 2017 map and interactive website and holding an event at Grays Court Hotel.
Our new members for 2017
Indie York is about to launch their updated map and interactive website which now includes 145 members.
New map and website launch for independent businesses in York
The new edition of the Indie York printed map and website will be launched on Wednesday, May 30, at a celebratory event to take place at Bootham School.
Indie York Festive Get Together and Map Launch
Our festive get together was held on Monday 18th November at Bedern Hall.
New fourth edition of the Indie York map is out!
It's here! We are very excited to share that the fourth edition of the Indie York map has arrived!