We’ve recently been commissioned by Selby District Council to develop a new Plan to explore how public art can enhance Selby District.

Join us at one of our upcoming free drop in sessions to have your say and help us understand how public art can help tell the story of the district. 

What is Public Art and why does it matter?

Public art can take many forms – from permanent sculptures to art decorating our buildings, entrances and pathways, it can be temporary events and trails, ranging from visual arts to music and lighting – the key thing is that public art is connected to its location and its surrounding community.

Public art can bring social benefits, enhancing how residents can enjoy and connect with the heritage and nature of their area and also economic benefits welcoming visitors to explore new places.


We want to find out –

  • What does public art mean to you? 
  • What examples have you seen elsewhere? 
  • What could public art help communicate about the area? 

Free, open to all ages, activities for children.


When and where are the sessions?

Wednesday 11th May, 9.30am-1pm, Selby Library, 52 Micklegate, Selby YO8 4EQ

Thursday 12th May, 9am-1pm, Tadcaster Library, 8 Station Rd, Tadcaster LS24 9JG

Thursday 12th May, 3.30-5.30pm, The Barn, Tadcaster, St Joseph’s St, Tadcaster LS24 9HA 

Saturday 14th May, 9.30am -12.30pm, Sherburn & Villages Community Library, Finkle Hill, Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds LS25 6EA

Tuesday 17th May, 7-8pm, Zoom Video Call – If you can’t make it in person why not join us for a separate online workshop? You can contact us to sign up.


If you have any questions you can contact us, or call 07718 564 376


Download the poster here – 22036 – Beam – Selby District Art Plan – Poster (A4) – PRINT (V2)


Banner image credit: Selby 950, Nayan Kulkarni, Photo by Duncan Lomax/ Ravage Productions.




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