Schedule – 22/04/2019 (Bank Holiday! :) )

Good morning, good people of York!! We hope that you have had an amazing Bank Holiday weekend – what. a. scorcher!!! ūüôā
We have an exciting day of programmes prepared for you, including music, visual arts, the history of York’s relationship with chocolate and more. Tune in from midday:
Midday – 1pm – Declan Minskip presents the Lunchtime Rush. There will be exciting and eclectic music as ever and all of the positivity you could ask for on this Bank Holiday Monday afternoon!!!
1 – 2pm – The Art of the Matter with Claudia Wardle investigates a group Easter-related images. Claudia will also be interviewing local artist, Pennie Lordan and local historian, Cristina Figueredo.
2 – 3pm – Harrison Fretwell-Bates has produced another fantastic show charting an important part of our city’s history. Take a step back in time today and find out about York’s long-term relationship with CHOCOLATE.
3 – 4pm – Alex & Sam will be bringing you the very best in an as yet undisclosed sub-genre of rock this afternoon. Tune in and turn your system up to 11 for What Rock?
4 – 5pm – This will be a show from the archives.
5 – 6pm – This will be a show from the archives.
6 – 7pm – This will be an episode of Bob Horton Brings the Weirdness from the archives.
7 – 8pm – Graham Blueskies is in the hot-seat hosting Breaking York – bringing you the very best in local and independent music. Today, York-based band The Receivers will be live in the studio playing some tunes and chatting about their current UK tour! Not to be missed.
This will be our final live broadcast on a Monday for a while. We are a voluntary organisation and need to take some downtime to recruit new volunteers, fund-raise and plan for a more sustainable future of Two Rivers Radio.
We will continue to promote events, gigs, music, comedy, happenings and more via our social media channels.
We will be updating and improving our website over the coming weeks so please do keep checking in and if its down, don’t worry – it’ll only be temporary.
Two Rivers Radio will be back soon!  Bigger and better than ever!!
If you would like to get involved with Two Rivers Radio in any way – presenter, producer, studio technician, administrator, fund-raiser or if you would like to support Two Rivers Radio and independent community media, please do get in touch!
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Today’s Schedule! (08/04/2019)

Good morning people of York!!

We have a very exciting day full of fresh and original radio brought to you by our wonderful team of volunteer producers and presenters. We broadcast live every Monday from our pop-up studio at The corner pin.

Listen live by clicking HERE to launch the stream in your media player!

At midday Declan Minskip kicks things off with The Lunchtime Rush. Declan will be joined by special guest Tom Rudd of BeSpeak to discuss all things poetry happening in #York. There will also be the usual eclectic mix of classic and contemporary tunes to liven up your Monday. Its a 2 hour special so get locked in and enjoy!

2-3pm РLGBT Hour is back! Join Lisa Kelly as she answers the big topical questions to some controversial subjects that have been the subject of heated debates recently. Also this month Lisa brings you news of forthcoming events and mixes it all up with some great #LGBT related music.

3-4pm – In need of some musical inspiration? Then tune in at 3pm as¬†Alex¬†&¬†Sam¬†answer that most important of questions… What Rock?

That 80s show is back at 4pm with Lisa Kelly bringing you the chart hits from the 1980’s but what month is featured? Lisa will give you news from the featured month to help you along and all best songs from throughout this month during each year of a fabulous decade for music. Message TRR here or Tweet @TwoRiversRadio with you answer.

5-6pm –¬†Maxime¬†is presenting a special Baguette et Croissant avec des invit√©s tr√®s sp√©ciaux.

6-7pm –¬†Rosey’s Time Capsule returns and we are finally in Spring! 1968 was a terrible year for heros and promising politicians: 41 years ago this past week, MLK Jr was assassinated on April 4, on a hotel balcony in Memphis Tennessee. But lots of events have happened in early Aprils. Today we‚Äôll look at a few of the notable ones that seem to actually have occurred on or about April 8, and listen to some great tunes.

7-8pm –¬†Graham Blueskies¬†is back in the hot-seat with the very best in local, independent and emerging music. Tune in for news of up-coming and recent releases, some exciting new competitions!¬†Quiet Eyes¬†Staxtonbury Music Festival¬† –¬† Tune into Breaking York!

Soul Funktion will be spinning some fine and funky soul music between 8-9pm.

9-10pm – Beats ‘n Pieces is back with Jonah Hebron. Let him take you by the ears and guide you through a world of global hip-hop, beats and syncopation.

Two Rivers Radio is a not-for-profit community radio station run exclusively by a team of dedicated volunteers.

If you would like to get involved or support Two Rivers Radio please contact us here: or call Jez on 07913 685823.

Schedule 11/02/2019

Good morning people of York! Its Monday 11th January and we have some fantastic programmes lined up for you today. Tune in from midday here:

Midday – 1pm – The Lunchtime Rush
An eclectic mix of chat and music from Declan Minskip to kick-start your week.

1-2pm – Ask York
We will be repeating one of our fantastic episodes from the Two Rivers Radio archive.

2-3pm –¬†#LGBT¬†Hour
Yo, LGBT Hour returns today РThis month the discussion is around HIV & AIDS from the 1980s to present day with special guest Ben Arnup and lots of great #music too

3-4pm – What Rock?
This week on What Rock? It’s a birthday special as¬†Alex¬†& Sam celebrate¬†Sam‘s 21st by looking at bands from around his home town, Manchester.
Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester Music

4-5pm РThat 80s Show with Lisa Kelly
Hey, Lisa is back again with “That 80s Show” …awesome tunes from¬†#Bowie,¬†#Madonna,¬†#U2¬†and many more….but what was the month that all of these tunes were first released?

5-6pm –¬†Catch A Fire
We will be replaying 1 hour of some fine reggae/dub/dancehall from York’s aficionado’s. This is form the archives and¬†#strictlyvinyl.

6-7pm – Rosey’s Time Capsule
Join Rose Drew for just another day, eh? Not so fast! On or around this day, Tiberius died and cleared the way for Nero to seize control of Rome. I’m sure we can have a great chat on modern dictators that, while not as depraved sexually as Nero, are certainly fiddling while our planet burns. However! Rose will be searching out happy, cheerful events from the past to talk about at 6pm. After all, who wants to listen about the US Pres while they’re starting to think about an evening meal?

7-8pm – Soul Funktion
Soul Funktion returns for its new monthly slot between 8 and 9p.m. with this month¬†David Johnson¬†focusing on ‘Soul Divas’. An hour dedicated to great female soul singers. There will be music from Anita Baker, Randy Crawford, Chaka Khan, The Jones Girls and of course a show like this has to include Aretha Franklin! With Valentines looming this week there will be one or two tunes to get you in the mood for ‘loooove’‚̧ԳŹ

8-9pm – Breaking York
This week Graham will be joined by singer/songwriter Colin Cutler.
We’ll be playing some of Colin’s own songs and some songs that have inspired him over the years, whilst chatting about what brought him to #York, Where you can hear him play live, which other musicians does he likes from the local scene, that sort of thing. And of course we’ll be asking the really difficult questions like what setting does he use on his tumble dryer and has he ever dried his socks in the microwave?
Yes we ask the tough, topical questions! Get your ears Cutlerated for an hour.

9-10pm – Beats ‘n Pieces
Another hour of epic beats and sexy syncopation from Jonah Hebron.#hiphop

10-11pm Р(Late) Mr Judge to You!
“THE FINAL HOUR OF THE FINAL HOUR!”… The Late Mr Judge To You will be a little less late following today’s show… when we will move to a new 9 till 10 slot… The last of the ‘last hour’ will be marked by a veritable cornucopia of “Radio Quiet” musical monuments, to calm and collect us as we trade our Monday trials, tests, follies and grind for the mystical world of deep night, dark dreams and sleepy secrets in the very last last hour… (until the next one!!)

Tune in and enjoy from midday ’til 11pm today. Please like, share and comment on our content.

Two Rivers Radio is a no-for-profit community radio station for the people of York, by the people of York, in the heart of York.

We broadcast every Monday from a pop-up studio at The corner pin on Tanner Row. Feel free to join us at the bar or tune in online:

Two Rivers Radio does need your support and we will be very happy to accept donations or offer advertising/sponsorship opportunities to local businesses.

If you would like to support Two Rivers Radio or would like to get involved email us:

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Two Rivers Radio Schedule 14/1/19

Good Morning!
Ready for you From 12pm till 11pm. Tune in!

12pm – 1pm – On the Lunchtime Rush ¬†Declan¬†will be joined by special guest and comedian,¬†¬†Jake Donaldson¬†as he tours his first solo show, “Jake Donaldson: Help! I’m Trapped In The Body Of An Adequate Comedian!”. Also a sneaky peek into York’s poetry events!

Tune in for laughs, poetry and info on how to acquire tickets for Jake’s show at¬†The Basement – Live Music & Comedy Venue.

1pm – 2pm –¬†This month on An Alright Show, with the upcoming release of Steel City rockers Bring Me The Horizon’s new album “Amo”, Kieran will be looking at some of the great bands that have come out of Yorkshire!

2pm – 3pm –¬† We have our usual mix of great music all with an LGBT link to them and the topic of the day is LGBT History Month with Lisa’s special guest Jake Furby (Jake is BACK, Jake is Back…). This is the LGBT Hour!

3pm-4pm –¬†¬†This week on What Rock? Tune in at 3 for Alex Fisher and Sam Booth, looking back on their personal music highlights from 2018. Tune into find out “What Rocked?”

4pm-5pm –¬†¬†The 1980’s are back with Lisa Kelly behind the wheel! Lots of hits all from the 1980’s but what month were all these top 10’s in the charts?

5pm – 6pm¬†–¬†Ask York 4: City Centre Regeneration & Urban Renewal

With Panel:

  • Pete Kilbane ‚Äď Chair
  • Imelda Havers ‚Äď Independent Regeneration Consultant
  • David Dunning ‚Äď News Editor at Minster FM
  • Cllr. Ashley Mason ‚Äď Lib Dem
  • Phil Pinder ‚Äď York Retail Forum

Ask York 4 focused on City Centre Regeneration and there were some fantastic questions and great debate form both the live studio audience and the panel.

Should there be a cross party city summit to tackle #York’s issues on #regeneration and behaviour?  Is there a lack of leadership in @CityofYork on this?

Discussion moves on pedestrianisation of #York – do you think having more #footstreets would be a good thing for the future of the city?

Would a tourist tax help the regeneration of #York asks @GSwinburn? @imeldahavers says as a resident she has no problem with #tourists but stag & hen parties are a strain on resources and we should focus on that.

Would a tourist tax make #York a pariah city or a leader? Views from the floor at #AskYork are largely in favour; lively debate now happening about stag and hen parties!

Phil Pinder of @YorkRetailForum and the other panelists agree that business rates are archaic and should be abolished. @imeldahavers says they are the bane of retailers’ lives.

What can we do with the large empty shops and could they house indoor markets? Phil Pinder of @YorkRetailForum is in favour; @daviddunninguk says demographics have changed; maybe city-centre shops have had their day & focus should be on food/drink/entertainment?

Future of the old BHS centre revealed!

Final question for #AskYork is about #recycling: questioner asks why #York doesn’t have segregated bins in the city centre Рthe state of #York is an embarrassment!

Great questions and informative answers. This is a not to be missed show for anybody that cares about the future of our city!

6pm – 7pm –¬†¬† Information Takeaway:¬†Juliet’s¬† first show of 2019 was so good that we want to play it again – in case anyone missed it! This episode tackles the issues around home and school education – are there valid reasons for taking your child out of school? Can schools support home schooling more proactively to blend home and school education? Do we need a shake up¬†in our education system and different ways of thinking in the modern age? We are joined by Izzy Renkin-Holliway who is training to be a teacher and was home-schooled herself and get the point of view of parents plus our usual great music!

7pm-8pm¬† –¬†This week Breaking York takes on a new time and a new shape. We’ll have our usual mix of original music from local bands/artists around Yorkshire with information about where these great recordings happened, plus a couple of new twists. In the first show¬† of 2019 we’ll be playing a song from Colin Cutler – and we’ll be featuring Colin’s work for two shows before having a live special in the studio and chatting about his songs and where people can hear him play etc. For other twists and turns you’ll have to tune in.

8pm-9pm –¬†¬†¬†Soul Funktion returns in a new slot for the first show of the New Year. With Dave Johnson having just returned from his annual pilgrimage at the ‘Luxury Soul Weekend’ in Blackpool he will be paying homage to the event playing a collection of modern soul music from 2000 up to the present day. Therefore sit back and enjoy some classic modern soul gems

9pm-10pm –¬†Beats’n’Pieces¬†with Jonah Hebron. This week it‚Äôs the best of British, north to south, grime to boombap ‚Äď think Dirty Dike, think slowthai, think Little Simz

10pm – 11pm – ¬†“Always Something There To Remind Me… The Look of Burt Bacharach!!”… One (way, way too short) hour dedicated to The MORpoptastic King of MORpop on The Late Mr Judge To You!
Two Rivers Radio is a community radio station dedicated to providing unique, original and independent media for the people of York. Run by a dedicated team of hard-working volunteers, Two Rivers Radio is “By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York”

We broadcast every Monday from midday ’til 11pm from our pop-up studio at the The Corner Pin, Tanner Row, York.
We are a not-for-profit organisation and all of what we do costs money. If you would like to support us as an individual or a business, please contact us: or click HERE.
If you like what you see, read and/or hear – please ‘like’ our page, comment, share us with your friends, follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Get in touch!! ūüôā
We are always looking for new presenters, producers, writers, journalists and other team-members – if you’d like to get on board, please drop us a line:

Programme Schedule: 17/12/2018

Good morning York!!
This is our final full day schedule in 2018 and its a corker. We will be live & loud from our pop-up studio at The corner pin from midday!

Take a look and tune in. ūüôā
Midday – 1pm
A special edition of Breaking York will kick off the day. This is a taster of what is to come in the new year as Graham Blueskies welcomes a very special guest into the Two Rivers Radio studio. Tadcaster based singer/songwriter Bryony Drake is coming to the Two Rivers Radio broadcast lounge to play tracks from her new and as yet unreleased EP plus a few extras. Live and exclusive to Breaking York and Two Rivers Radio.
If you have comments or questions for Bryony do get in touch using #BreakingYork on Twitter or by messaging TRR on Facebook.
1pm – 2pm
This month on An Alright Show, to round up 2018, Kieran will be looking at possible contenders for “Album Of The Year 2018” Get in touch with your suggestions for Album of the year!!
2pm – 3pm
LGBTQ Hour returns with a festive cracker, a Christmas special that is music orientated and each song having an LGBT link. Mixed in with some all time top festive favourites are some rather less well known but great Christmas songs to get you right into the festive spirit and ready for Santa. Join Lisa Kelly live from 2pm.
Can you guess the LGBT link to all the songs? Get in touch on Facebook or Twitter using #TRRLGBT
3pm – 4pm
In the final What Rock? of 2018 Alex & Sam are keeping it local with a focus on rock bands of all types from Yorkshire, hopefully in an effort to tune you into your new local favourite band!
4pm – 5pm
Beats ‘n Pieces with Jonah Hebron – ‚ÄėBeats and Pieces‚Äô plays anything with a beat. Shifting between Hiphop, Funk, Dub and Jazz; we‚Äôre all about rhythm here. No drab, 4/4 repetitions here ‚Äď it‚Äôs all syncopation, groove and feeling.
5pm – 6pm
Two Rivers Radio presents the latest edition of Crossing Borders from Andræssen Genevieve We Who Move.
‘Songs & Stories for a Winter’s Night’ will transport you to a world of wonderful stories, folklore and exquisite music.
6pm – 7pm
Bob Horton Brings the Weirdness. As you will know dear listener, anything can happen! You will need to get locked in to find out.

7pm – 8pm
The Totally Serious(!) Heavy Metal ShowOzz will not be in the studio on Christmas Eve so the TSHMS is coming to you a week early. He will be co-piloted today by Steve Judge, of Mr. Judge to You – stay tuned for a special from Steve later this evening.

8pm – 9pm
Baguette et CroissantMaxime is back in the studio to explore the varies and exciting world of the Chinese Man record label. Baguette et Croissant focuses on music from France and the French diaspora, and this delve into Chinese Man promises some awesome tunes to take you into the late evening.
9pm – 10pm
Late Mr. Judge to You! “TFI Not Christmas… Yet!!”…. An hour of under celebrated Christmas Records on The Late Mr Judge To You… In his last radio hour of 2018!!
We are always on the look out for volunteers!! If you would like to present or produce a show, or get involved behind the scenes please get in touch:
Two Rivers Radio is a not-for-profit community radio station, however we do still have costs to cover. Further more, we currently only broadcast for 1 day a week, but have big plans for 2019. If you would like to support us as an individual or a business please take a look at HERE.

Two Rivers Radio Schedule 5/11/2018

Good Morning!
Tune in to Two Rivers Radio: Midday till 10pm.

It’s the bonfire night! Today we are celebrating the events of 5¬†November 1605, when¬†Guy Fawkes, a member of the¬†Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding¬†explosives¬†the plotters had placed beneath the¬†House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that¬†King James I¬†had survived the attempt on his life, people lit¬†bonfires¬†around London!

12pm-2pm –¬† Tune in!¬†On this week’s edition of The Lunchtime Rush,¬†Declan will be talking about the vibrant art scene in York and also the joys/ terror of looking after a cat and houseplants

2pm – 3pm –¬† ¬†We will replay one of the episodes of The¬†Fanfiction show!

3pm-4pm – Join Alex and Sam this week on What Rock? Where they will be looking at the rock music scene in California and how it’s changed through the years!

4pm-5pm –¬†On Monday Memories Jayne Phoenix will be taking you for a tour down memory lane, looking at local and maybe not so local news stories from that year, plus music from the chosen year. There’s a prize up for grabs for the person who correctly guesses the year and tweets in to @tworiversradio using the hashtag¬†#MoMe

5pm-6pm –¬†Welcome to the YSJ Hour where our team; Adam, Brett and Elisha will you keep you up to date with all the current affairs in York. In this hour we aim to inform and entertain you whilst discussing and debating the biggest topics that are happening in York throughout the month. The program will be filled with different voices whether that be a general member of the public or a specific figurehead in one of the subjects that we are discussing. There will also be live elements in which our guest will come to the studio to lead a debate on a relative topic, with all this and more you won‚Äôt want to miss the YSJ Hour.

6pm – 7pm –¬†¬†Bob and his friends are tired of being dead. It doesn’t give them much to talk about beyond Death itself. Unfortunately, they are dead. That is not going to change. Nope. Absolutely not.

In other, completely unrelated news, the theme of this month’s Weirdness is Resurrection.

7pm-8pm –¬†¬†This week Soul Funktion presenter Dave Johnson will once again be delving into his personnel collection of Jazz Funk and Soul spanning nearly 40 years .The ‘Long Song ‘ this week is a classic dance track from the Players Association and two back to back tracks from this year’s Soul Togetherness modern soul collection from Expansion Records. Tune in and tap your toes to an hour of essential music!

8pm – 9pm –¬†¬†Glass Half Full tackles the hot topic of fracking, recently started in Lancashire and already dogged by multiple earth tremors. Will it happen around York? Presenter Kate Lock is joined by Haxby and Wigginton‚Äôs Cllr Ian Cuthbertson and anti fracking campaigner Ginnie Shaw to discuss the issue. Kate will also be talking to Leah Bennett about York community group Planet South Bank and Adrian Lovett about the launch of Good Food York as part of the Sustainable Food Cities network. Plenty of food for thought and maybe a few fireworks in a show that examines environmental and social justice issues issues from local to global.

9pm-10pm –¬†To finish the day we will have some exclusive choices of French music from Maxime Maigret. Tune in for Bagguete et Croissant!
Two Rivers Radio is a community radio station dedicated to providing unique, original and independent media for the people of York. Run by a dedicated team of hard-working volunteers, Two Rivers Radio is “By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York”

We broadcast every Monday from midday ’til 11pm from our pop-up studio at the The Corner Pin, Tanner Row, York.
We are a not-for-profit oganisation and all of what we do costs money. If you would like to support us as an individual or a business, please contact us: or click HERE.
If you like what you see, read and/or hear – please ‘like’ our page, comment, share us with your friends, follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Get in touch!! ūüôā
We are always looking for new presenters, producers, writers, journalists and other team-members – if you’d like to get on board, please drop us a line:

Good morning York!!

Tune in to Two Rivers Radio today for a fantastic selection of shows.

Declan Minskip¬†presents The Lunchtime Rush from midday ’til 2pm.

Fasil Demsash will be hosting another edition of Black York between 2-3pm

The 3-4 slot sees Mr Blueskies host another Breaking York Рfeaturing exciting new and local music.

Juliet Powell is back after a short break. The Yor Living Well Show returns to Two Rivers Radio today. The show that highlights our journeys and difficulties through life. This week we chat to Jayne about her use of alcohol and painkillers as a way of coping with difficult periods of her life. She talks about resources and techniques that finally helped her to live a more balanced life. A gripping and interesting story.

5-6pm – Pop punk with ‚ÄėWhat Rock?‚Äô Join¬†Sam¬†&¬†Alex¬†picking out the best of a crowded genre and talking about the evolution of some of the genre‚Äôs biggest names as well as the usual music news highlights.

6-7pm РThis month Lisa Kelly looks back at the past month, looks ahead to the next month, brings you the latest LGBT news including the latest on the Anne Lister Rainbow plaque controversy and will also pack in lots of music with each song having an LGBT link.

At 7pm Christian Simon will be guiding us through the life, times and music of The Damned

John Compost Cossham will be in the hot-seat from 8-9pm, presenting another Recycled Radio Show.

What better way to end the day, but with the Soul Man himself, Mr. Paul Coull!?


Hello, Hello!

As always, we have prepared a whole day of fantastic selection of programs and music for you so tune in form midday till 10pm.

12pm-2pm –¬†¬†It’s Declan Minskip with Double Lunchtime Rush!¬† In this week’s lunchtime rush we’ll be discussing more things to do in the summer holidays, upcoming poetry events co hosted by Declan, and also about the sad passing of Aretha Franklin.

2pm – 3pmBlack York¬†with Fasil Demsash is back, introducing us to new music and also disusing Boris Johnson’s questionable remarks about women wearing the face vail.

3pm – 4pm –¬†Breaking York¬† with Graham Blueskies and Guest presenter Declan Minskip.¬†A show dedicated to playing original material from unsigned and independent Artists/bands/labels and studios with the added fizz of telling our listeners interesting. Elements of who, what, where and when. This week‚Äôs show will be featuring tracks by: Steve McManus, Crush and the Mighty Rhythm, ODi, The Feds, Steve Larkman, Slack Habits.¬†

4pm-5pm –¬†This week we re run an episode of¬†Yor Living Well¬†with Juliet Powell.¬† Juiet will be chatting to¬†Ruth Traynor Tarr. She will be talking candidly about her experiences of IVF – how this affected her mental health and the whys and wherefores of what its like to experience this process.
Of course this will be accompanied by great music from the 80’s and 90’s and our simple tips to take better care of your self.

5pm- 7pm –¬† CatchaFire¬†duo¬†York Man and Daddy Harper are live at¬†Rototom Sunsplash European Reggae Festival! Big shout out to them and hope they are having best of fun in the Reggae paradise! But fear not, they have prepped a fantastic pre-record for us to enjoy!

7pm – 9pm¬†– This month’s HMGW Show is a pre record. It has a mix of independent and mainstream music, games were looking forward to, what upcoming wrestling shows there are, a music game and
an interview with the owner Lee of Sore Thumb Retro Games York.

9pm – 10pm –¬†¬†And to close the day, we have Mr. Paul Coull the Soul Man himself, this week celebrating the Soul Queen,¬†Aretha Franklin.
Two Rivers Radio is a community radio station dedicated to providing unique, original and independent media for the people of York. Run by a dedicated team of hard-working volunteers, Two Rivers Radio is “By the people of York, for the people of York, in the heart of York”
We broadcast every Monday from midday ’til 11pm from our pop-up studio at the The Corner Pin, Tanner Row, York.
We are a not-for-profit oganisation and all of what we do costs money. If you would like to support us as an individual or a business, please contact us: or click HERE.
If you like what you see, read and/or hear – please ‘like’ our page, comment, share us with your friends, follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Get in touch!! ūüôā
We are always looking for new presenters, producers, writers, journalists and other team-members – if you’d like to get on board, please drop us a line:




Black Rose Events – York


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.


Our concert   will take place on Friday 31st August 2018 at the Fulford Arms between 7:30pm-11pm and features the bands:-

They Called Him Zone РDark post-punk mixing sultry Electronics and chewed up guitars     




Red Sun Revival ‚Äď Powerful gothic rock with haunting violin melodies¬†





& headlining act Bad Pollyanna – Female fronted, guitar driven hybrid gothic rock!!





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.  



The ¬†Jewel ¬†in our crown ¬†but for now that jewel appears slightly tarnished as 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


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.




Hatred and



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.


Dunnington Fayre Goes Live Today!

Two Rivers Radio will be live and loud from Dunnington Community Events today from 11am Рlate!

As ever we will be bringing you exclusive interviews with the best bands in York and some fine live sessions, too.

Tune in here:

Throughout the day we will be talking to bands and artists including Dunnington Community Choir, Main Street,¬†Razzamataz Theatre School York,¬†The Cover Lovers,¬†Maggie Wakeling,¬†Holly Taymar Bilton,¬†BLAZE DANCE YORK,¬†Alex Golisti,¬†Flatcap Carnival,¬†Honours,¬†LACY,¬†Ian Kay’s Soul Dream,¬†Debra Simpson,¬†Lost Trends,¬†Smith n Wallace¬†&¬†SONIC WAVES. Maybe many more!!!

Your hosts for the day will be The HMGW Show, Declan Minskip & Jez Russell.

So if you love fantastic¬†#livemusic¬†– like and follow Two Rivers Radio for updates throughout the day. If you can’t make it to Dunnington, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out! Tune in:¬†

#communityradio by the people of #York, for the people of York, in the heart of York.