We are a small hard but working team of goths. Our first event was in 2013 when two of our group decided that they really wanted to attend a high Goth, elegant, masquerade ball in the UK. However, they couldn’t find the sort of event they were after so decided to start their own. From small acorns , hopefully, come mighty oaks as we have seen our event grow over the last 6 years.
The Masquerade Ball has always been the centre piece of our weekend. Elegant, in a prestige venue, in a gorgeous city. Joined by like-minded people, open to all who love dark gothic elegance. We have added both a concert night and a trading event to the ball over the years.
The other two central aims for all our events are to create safe spaces for the alternative gothic community that are open to all who feel different – and to raise funds for charity. In the first two years we raised funds for a local hospice, that does excellent work, but in the last 4 years, we decided to raise for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation as it is a charity close to all our hearts in the alternative scene.
ABOUT THE CONCERT
Our concert will take place on Friday 31st August 2018 at the Fulford Arms between 7:30pm-11pm and features the bands:-
We will once again be holding the Black Rose Bazaar in the De Grey Rooms on Saturday 1st September between 11:00am -4:00pm. Where a number of handpicked traders will sell unique gothic and alternative handcrafted items, alongside a gothic themed café in the bar area. Tea and cake whilst shopping you know it makes sense.
ABOUT THE BALL
The Jewel in our crown but for now that jewel appears slightly tarnishedas this year’s Ball theme is ‘Wasteland’ … an elegant, glamorous and very decadent ball has been interrupted by a post-apocalyptic event… the ball is now only a memory of this elegant affair…. the glory of the event has faded but the party must carry on…. And finally the reason we do this, the charity for which we raise money
THE SOPHIE LANCASTER FOUNDATION Sophie Lancaster died on the 24th August 2007 following a mindless and savage attack on her and her partner Robert Maltby on the 11th August 2007. The reason for this attack merely that Sophie and Robert were dressed differently. Sophie’s mother Sylvia took the decision that a charity should be set up in her daughter’s name The Aims of the Charity are as follows *
To create a lasting legacy to Sophie
To provide educational work groups that will challenge the prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures
To campaign to have the UK Hate Crime legislation extended to include people from alternative subcultures or lifestyle or dress
* These aims are taken for the Sophie Lancaster foundation website All of us at Black Rose Events are proud to raise monies for this admirable cause.
To find out more about Black Rose Events and the Sophie Lancaster Foundation tune into Two Rivers Radio tomorrow. Nick Wright of Black Rose Events will be joining Declan Minskip on The Lunchtime Rush between midday-1pm and will be talking to Steve Allan on Coastin’ between 6-7pm.
There will be some fantastic #livemusic and a charity auction including signed albums from the Kaiserchiefs, a signed picture of Jim Carrey including original film from The Grinch (with certificate of authenticity), a guitar signed by all the bands on the day and much more…
Join us at the Lendal Cellars or tune in online for some fantastic music – and to raise as much money as possible for a wonderful organisation that are helping young people experiencing homelessness day-in, day-out in this – the harshest winter for 30 years!
Every penny counts and SASH will be investing donations into front-line services that will directly benefit, young homeless people in #York.
There has been a lot of talk about plastic waste recently and for good reason:
1 million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute
That number’s like to rise by 20% in the next 3 years
In the UK, around 450 plastic bottles are bought every second
Over 150 plastic bottles end up in landfill in the UK every second.
Students at Fulford School alone get through hundreds of disposable plastic bottles every day. We’ve recently launched a campaign to make sure as few of those end up in landfill as possible. After seeing the heart-wrenching footage of preventable plastic pollution on the BBC’s Blue Planet, staff and students have decided it’s time to see what small but significant action can be taken.
Tim Johnson, Deputy Head has initiated a school-wide campaign to increase the quantity, visibility and use of dedicated recycling bins around school.
Kate Frame, Head of House has launched a whole school recycling poster competition to promote environmentally responsible behaviour.
Fulford’s Computing, Science and Design Technology departments have joined forces to launch Recycle3D: a project that aims to get Fulford students recycling their own plastic bottles into 3d printer filament. Students can then 3d print their own educational models using materials they’ve recycled themselves as well as making gifts to sell to raise money for good causes that the students feel passionate about supporting.
Students at Fulford’s STEM club have been learning how to design and animate 3d objects. The next step is to purchase and assemble a multicolour 3d printer. The final stage is to purchase and set up a student-led recycling production line so that they can turn waste plastic bottles into 3d printer filament.
If successful, staff at Fulford are keen to work with local primary schools to establish STEM clubs and 3d printing facilities wherever there’s a desire to replicate the success of this project.
In order to get the project up and running, students need to raise £1500 for the equipment necessary to process plastic bottles into 3d printer filament.
Y10 iMedia students have created a video for a crowd funding site, rocketfund in the hope of raising awareness so that local businesses can donate enough money to get the project started.
Welcome, one and all to a very exciting afternoon of tunes and good vibes brought to you by the Two Rivers Radio team!
Not only is this a fundraiser for Two Rivers Radio – and a live broadcast – but importantly it is our very own, star presenter, Declan Minskip’s 21st birthday!!! 🙂
He wants tequila, sambuca, the bumps and everything else – so be a part of it.
Expect live music from some of the finest performers in York.
Tap your feet and swing your friends to the insatiable rhythm of Electroswing with DJ Jezza.
Find yourself in need of a personal ice-bucket when CatchAFire start burning the soles of your shoes with reggae, ska & dancehall skanks!
Take part in the Corner Pin Conker Championship – only £2 to enter (Free for kids) – all money raised will go towards runing Two Rivers Radio – the City of York’s very own community radio station.
There will be drinks, fabulous music and good times to be had – so be there, or be….