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Call for Volunteers – York Mystery Plays

York Mystery Plays is one of the largest community events in the city’s calendar and it is looking for volunteers to help make it the biggest and best yet.

From the Mystery Plays call out:

York Mystery Plays is an exciting event that only happens every four years and is performed over two Sundays in July. 12 community groups will be performing 12 plays on 12 waggons that will process through the streets and perform at 4 different playing stations, filling York’s ancient streets with music and drama in a tradition that goes back to medieval times.

With paid ticketed seating areas at two of the playing stations and it being free to view at all of them, this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of this unusual and rare event. You would be working with a core team of professional stewards to assist audiences, check tickets, sell programmes and collect audiences responses.

There is also a mini Festival happening in the week between the two Sunday performances so we will be looking for volunteers to support in much the same way for events there. There are two shifts, a morning and an afternoon (time varies slightly depending on your playing station) and are approx 4 hours each.

Events like this cannot happen without people like you, so if you would like to take part in this amazing event, please email me at and I can send you a form with more details and to collect your availability.

We will then have our first briefing on Thurs 26th June 6.30pm at Bedern Hall.

Digital Identity Seminars

Digital communication skills for the arts, culture and heritage sectors

May 1 – 3 | National Centre for Early Music | York

Facilitated by Dr. Abhay Adhikari | Produced by Ben Pugh  

Presented in association with NCEM

I’ve been lucky enough to have had opportunity to work with Abhay Adhikari over the last few years on various projects. Having been inspired in recent discussions by his vision and ideas around the world of social media and digital identities i felt it would make a great series of seminars for those of us working in the arts, culture and heritage. So in partnership with the National Centre for Early Music  (which is a great space for inspiration and learning)  i’ve done just that:

You can read about these half day or full day sessions following the links below:

The workshops:

Seminars overview

Strategic development for the arts, culture and heritage sectors
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Suitable for: creative directors, curators and senior management

Campaigning and visibility for the arts, culture and heritage sectors
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Suitable for: marketing and communications teams

Finding your audience and collaborators online
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Suitable for: individual practitioners and community led organisations


Abhay gave a short talk at TEDxYork last summer which gives good introduction to the work: