Esk Valley Together – community partnership online event 31st July

14 July 2020 · Categories: Events

The first Esk Valley Together event took place in November 2019 to showcase inspirational community initiatives and share good practice. The event included chair-based exercises with Anne from Esk Moors Caring, a therapeutic singing session with Rebecca from Flash Company Arts CIC and more information about the Thornton Le Dale Community Hub and Craven’s Asset Based Community Development approach. The vibrant event also provided the space and opportunity for people to network, contribute feedback, ideas and commitments to the Esk Valley area.

Following on from the event last year the Esk Valley are coming together virtually for a fantastic community event on 31st July, 10:00am-4:30pm.

The event will:

  • Showcase some of the amazing community response to the pandemic
  • Inspire new activity
  • Share some of the innovative activities that have developed
  • Ask you to discuss and contribute ideas to future community initiatives

Sessions include:

  • Keeping active through lockdown: A look at North Yorkshire Sport’s response to lockdown and a warm up
  • Musical Memories CIC: Ruth and Neil Hannah talk about how they have stayed connected to their audience and provide their Tune a Day live
  • North York Moors National Parks: Linking live with his regulars at care homes NYMNP Volunteer Jim Hall will take us on a virtual walk in the national park, something he did at residential homes pre-lockdown
  • Camphill Village Trust: The social farm team at Botton have used Zoom to keep people connected and we will go live for a fun, interactive and informative session
  • Esk Valley Together The Movie (and discussion): We will watch the recently made film which documents the community response to lockdown and the pandemic followed by a discussion.
  • Re-imagining the Future:Three led themes
    • What should the future look like? David Stone, CaVCA and their work with
      People’s Recovery Coalition harnessing views and ambitions for post Covid
    • Involving and capturing youth voice in shaping the future with Youth Voice Esk Valley Native and Youth MP Rebecca Morgan
    • Providing and surviving through the pandemic supported by Voluntary and Community Organisations: Ryedale VCS Leaders Forum Julie Macey, Hewitt Age UK Scarborough, Scarborough and Claire Robinson Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource
  • How the Church have stayed connected with Rev Sally Wilson
  • Musical finale with Glaisdale’s fantastic Dave Crabtree and brother Mikey live!

Take a look at the full programme and session times here

The event is open to all and you can either join the full event or drop into the the sessions you want. To book your place please email

This event has been organised by Community Catalysts as part of our Camphill Village Trust project, the North York Moors National Park, and Stronger Communities at North Yorkshire County Council.

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