York Environment Week 2021

York Environment Week 2021

 

As part of York Environment Week, 18th – 26th September 2021, we are doing our storytelling walk again on Wednesday 22 September 2021, 6-8pm. Meet at Bile Beans Sign on Lord Mayors Walk. Starting at the Bile Beans sign, join us for an easy storytelling…
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Tales From The Terrace

Tales From The Terrace

 

We Are The Groves Workshop ‘Tuesday 4pm, 9th March 21’. Audio and slide show recording by Ros Batchelor. Introduced by storyteller Arabian Phoenix. When Grove Terrace was built in 1824 it was a strangely isolated urban development in a rural setting overlooking the River Foss.…
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Introducing ‘We Are the Groves’

Introducing ‘We Are the Groves’

 

‘We are the Groves’ is a creative community storytelling project run by local people in the Groves. During this strange time of lockdown we want to gather a range of personal stories from people here in the Groves, York, UK. We want to listen to…
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A Storytelling Walk around The Groves

A Storytelling Walk around The Groves

 

Wednesday 7th July 21 at 7-9pm. Meet by the ‘Bile Beans’ sign on Lord Mayors Walk, YO31 7HA. Come along and walk with us to hear some stories of ‘The Groves’ as we present our ‘Storytelling Walk around The Groves’. Starting at the Bile Beans…
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‘Bile Beans, Saturday Soup and Chocolate’

‘Bile Beans, Saturday Soup and Chocolate’

 

We Are the Groves Story Share – Tues 13th April at 4pm on Zoom Join us for a FREE community story share as we explore ‘Bile Beans, Saturday Soup and Chocolate’. It will be a chance for people to connect and be inspired to listen…
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The Story of Saturday Soup

The Story of Saturday Soup

 

Arabian Phoenix shares here her story of ‘Saturday soup’, made in a ‘dutchy’, with aromas wafting over the fence, and best served to new friends and neighbours. And here is Arabian Phoenix recipe for the Saturday (Sat ‘day) soup. Saturday soups are a meal within…
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Disc-Groves

Disc-Groves

 

Following on from us recently putting up The Reindeer, The Magpie, The Ox and The Falcon, we’ve 20 more discs that we’d like to decorate The Groves with. And we are looking for some help with this. We are looking for images that tell a…
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The Book of The Groves

The Book of The Groves

 

Do you have a short poem, rhyme, limerick, rap, micro-story, proverb, quote or other form of words about life in The Groves? These can serious, fun, factual or fantastical or something in between. They can be about the past, present or future too. If so…
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Falcons Over The Groves

Falcons Over The Groves

 

As part of the ‘We Are The Groves’ artist Jo Ruth has created several images of wildlife relevant to The Groves. These include a Reindeer, Magpie, Ox, celebrating the local pubs once here in the area. But also a Peregrine Falcon. Jo told us why;…
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The Reindeer following The Magpie and The Ox.

The Reindeer following The Magpie and The Ox.

 

Avril Webster Appleton’s ‘Looking Back at Monkgate and The Groves, York’, 2002 book includes this image of The Reindeer Inn from the 1930’s. The Reindeer Inn is not noted on Captain Tucker’s 1852 Map of York R.E, nor in the Kelly’s Directory of N &…
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‘Free Eggs From Smashing Stones’

‘Free Eggs From Smashing Stones’

 

You’ve heard of breaking bread with friends, but look what happens when you smash stones with your neighbour. Here Sam shares a story from The Groves about a chance meeting with a neighbour, the smashing of some stones and then the ongoing delivery of free…
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