What is Spark York?
Spark York is a new and innovative idea to take a neglected space on Piccadilly and turn it into a vibrant, cultural hive of activity. Housed in recycled shipping containers is a collective of independent businesses ranging from retail, food & drink, workspace and arts & culture who have transformed their units.
Not only is there somewhere to eat and shop, you can also take a seat in the sun whilst admiring the wall mural designed by Hazard, or perhaps pop by for a hair cut at Toner and Co.
We are excited to host live music with a number of musicians and artists already scheduled for Saturday 5th starting from 1 pm and climaxing with a great local band Hello Operator (see full Line up below).
There truly is something for everyone and we can’t wait to welcome you all to Spark!
We’re opening our gates to the public for the first time at 4pm. Come and celebrate with us as we head into a bank holiday weekend filled with,
-Live DJ set from Tinkermuffin – 6pm – 10.30pm
-SPARK glitter tattoo or face art.
-Opening offers from our traders so far include: FREE coffee at CWTCH with the CWTCH App / 20% off cocktails at 4 Swings
-Dr Sketchy’s York Sketch Wars – We Did It All For The Wookie in our event space from 7.30pm (Ticket Only)
We’re celebrating some of the best live music and performance in York.
We’re kicking off with a poetry slam from the amazing team at The Northern Youth and then Amplify The Anthems will be bringing some excellent performers to the SPARK stage. Check out the line up below.
1pm: Joshua Murray Music
2pm: Laura Kindelan – Music
3pm: Mike Johnson
4pm: Kitty VR Music
5pm: Ricky Fleming Musician
6pm: PARK FIRES
7pm: Lost Trends
8pm: Hello Operator
We don’t know about you lot, but we like relaxing on a Sunday, maybe pottering in the garden, maybe a bit of time getting creative. That’s exactly what today is about.
The York Photography Network will be hosting a Photography Safari around the site, a chance to explore the new environment at SPARK:York through your camera or phone and getting tips on how to improve your shots – more on that here: https://www.facebook.com/events/612247869129521/
Over at the York Nurturing Community – YNC space there will be a morning of planting activities for a variety of age ranges.
The wonderful team at Botanic will be running a terrarium planting workshop for us – Event now SOLD OUT
And the fabulous Kayleigh from The York Makery will be helping you make your own SPARK badges to take away.
At 4pm, grab a drink and head over to our event space where we’ll have our first ever Quiz in a Box – because who doesn’t like a quiz?
Meet Our Traders
Food & Drink:
Dough Eyed – Wood Fired Pizza
Munchies Cakeaway York
Tikk’s Thai Kitchen
Once Across the Garden
La Reina Del Sur
Heart of Wax Vintage & Vinyl
Just Smile Designs
Life & Soul Clothing
Toner and co
Come and see what it’s all about!
Find out more: https://www.sparkyork.org/