Due to having achieved planning permission earlier this year – RIVERSIDE is on hold for 2017 as we work to raise the funds to convert the barge for her new home at Tower Gardens! RIVERSIDE will be back!! 


THE ARTS BARGE RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL 2016 was our fourth year of delivering the festival on this site in Tower Gardens. It has evolved into an annual five-day celebration of the York community coming together to enjoy the arts and celebrate the making of a new cultural centre on an old industrial barge – and encouraging use of our wonderful Rivers!

The Barge – Selby Tony – is now in Foss Basin awaiting conversion.

Here’s last year’s programme if you want to see what we did…

Just for kids click HERE AB Riverside Flyer 2016See links below for more details:

Wednesday 27th July – Cafe and real ale bar, open mic, preview event

Thursday 28th July – Stories, puppetry and a York Originals Showcase

Friday 29th July – Kids theatre, Junk Instruments and Selby Tony’s Friday Night Show

Saturday 30th July – Irish Day!, Barge Backers Thank-you and Back To The Future Dance

Sunday 31st July – Gypsy Jazz lunch, community bands and The legendary Arts Barge Sofa Singalong