We Love Spark York

We Love Spark York

For street food, cool vibes and banging beats here’s some of our favs in Spark York – the box park is the place to be;

Clucking Oinks – is clucking amazeballs! buttermilk fried chicken, burgers & wings to feast on!

Shori York – Asian fusion street food – Bao, Ramen, Yakatori, Gyoza – WE LOVE IT ALL! 

Tricolor – Columbian Food – empanadas, pinchos, arepas – yum 

Sloppy’s Burgers – gourmet burgers like you’ve never tasted before – 3 blend ratio of chuck, brisket and short rib – deeeelicious! 

Bar No. Nine – grab a craft beer and chill! 

Dogs Nose Tacos – Yorks 1st Indie Taqueria 100% plant based & Gluten Free! 

So what ya gonna have for dinner tonight? See you at Spark York!

York's Music Scene

York’s Music Scene

Although not attracting the biggest headline acts which cities like Leeds, Manchester and London enjoy – York’s music scene is very active and varied too.

For our ‘Resident’s Hat’ film feature this month, we speak with Paul Winn – not only a singer and harmonica player for local blues band, DC Blues, but he also actively promotes music being co-founder of York Blues Fest and a presenter on numerous local, specialist and community radio stations.

York’s Music Scene – view from a musician

Paul talks with clear passion about music and also reminisces about starting off in bands and playing the bars, pubs and clubs in and around the city. As a radio host and music presenter, Paul is keen to keep music live. His weekly radio show on Jorvik Radio has regular live musicians and he champions not only blues music, but local musicians too.

York Blues Festival

In 2019, Paul became a co-founder of York Blue’s Fest. A full day of live music held at The Crescent Community Venue in York. With hours of great live music, and a very reasonable door fee, the festival was a sell out and led to 2020’s event (sadly since postponed due to Coronavirus) being in a similar position with bands literally lining up to play.

The Connected-York App is great for finding out what gig is on now, and is helping people get their live music fix, and helping pubs and clubs get that all-important footfall in. We’re proud supporters of York Blues Fest and other music events, such as Apollo Music Fest.

Click here to see what Paul has to say.