Join us for the Big Picnic on Sunday

When: Sunday July 10th 12:30 to 15:00

Where: on the grass outside the Energy Centre

Weather: looks fine!

Bring food & drink, rugs & seats, friends & relatives (or come on your own and join a friendly group) to the grass outside the Energy centre.

Live Music!

All welcome. Admission free.
Children must be with an adult.

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Big Picnic

Sun 12th September, 12:30-15:00

The Big Picnic returns on Sunday 12th. Bring food & drink, rugs & seats, friends & relatives to the grass outside the Energy Centre (SSC)

Live music.

Admission free. All are welcome, but children should be with an adult

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White Elephant Sunday

Your junk is someone else’s treasure.

Julian Pattison writes (in LotsOn) “Tomorrow (Sunday 22 August 2021) is White Elephant Day. If you have stuff you don’t want, put it out on your doorstep, and see if someone else does! Then go for a scavenging walk yourself, if you fancy. You will need to take back into your house anything that doesn’t disappear. Please do not put out unwanted children, pets or partners!

Please don’t pick up garden ornaments, or stuff kids might have just left out while playing! Knock if in doubt.

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Activities Postponed!

Due to the delayed relaxation of COVID regulations the planned Coffee Mornings and Big Picnic have been postponed – new dates will be confirmed after July 19th – watch this space!

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Equality, lockdown and building back better

Derwenthorpe is proud to be hosting Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson, authors of The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone and The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Well-Being, in a talk entitled  “Equality, lockdown and building back better”, to be held via Zoom on June 17th at 7.30 pm. For the link to the Zoom meeting, email

Further details from the authors:

The coronavirus crisis has brought into sharp focus and exacerbated the persistent and harmful inequalities in our societies, but while people are physically distant, many have discovered ways to connect with others and develop stronger communities.  We will discuss how the scale of inequality is central to understanding these patterns and how we can create better futures.

Copies of their books can be obtained from The Little Apple Bookshop in York or via the Hive website (direct links above), where you are given the option to support a local bookshop. 

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Coffee morning

As we can’t meet in person on Fridays at the moment, there’ll be a virtual coffee morning on Fridays at 11am.

Just CLICK THIS LINK TO JOIN when the time comes. You might be asked to install the Zoom app, if you don’t have that already. And you’ll need to allow the app to access your camera and microphone.

If you already have Zoom, then you can just log on Fridays at 11am with these details:

Meeting ID: 856 675 778
Password: 042210
All are welcome – but you’ll have to bring your own coffee.



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