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Volunteers write 'York' in light

The city of York is today celebrating receiving one of the world’s most sought-after accolades, welcoming the news that UNESCO has designated York a City of Media Arts.

“This clearly flies the flag for York’s bid to be the first port of call for media arts in the UK, and indeed, one of the most creative cities in the world. This designation recognises all of the people involved in York’s vibrant digital arts scene: computer games designers, digital archivists, film producers, light artists, online publishers and many people who play a supporting role,” comments Kersten England, chief executive of City of York Council, which supported the application.

With an emphasis on ensuring everybody in the city benefits from the ‘UNESCO City of Media Arts’ designation, York is now putting into action an ambitious and inclusive 2015-16 Plan to encourage even more participation and enjoyment of the arts in many different forms. Major projects include an...

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