YORK charity Accessible Arts & Media is on the move to Acomb next month.

"After ten fabulous years in Clifton, we'll be relocating to Sanderson House, on Bramham Road, in the first week of June following the closure of our present base, Burton Stone Community Centre," says creative director Rose Kent.

"Our office will be at Sanderson House, along with some of our project sessions. Our IMPs (Inclusive Music Projects) and Hands & Voices music groups have already made the move to Acomb and started running weekly evening sessions at York High School."

Rose adds: "While we’re sad to be leaving Clifton, we’re looking forward to getting to know the groups and organisations who are making great things happen in the community in Acomb and Westfield.

"We want to say a big thank-you to everyone who’s made the past ten years at Burton Stone Community Centre so fantastic. We’ve had a lot of fun being creative in Clifton and we’ve had the privilege of working with some utterly brilliant groups and individuals – and we’ve loved being part of the local community."

Accessible Arts & Media is an award-winning inclusive arts and media charity that has delivered a range of fun arts and creative media learning programmes in and around York since 1982.

"We believe that everyone can learn, everyone can be creative, and everyone can play a part in their local community. They just need the right support, and that’s where we come in," says Rose.

"The people who take part in our programmes include disabled young people and adults, older people in residential care and people with enduring mental health problems. We also work with schools, groups and businesses in our community. Taking part in our projects helps people to learn new skills and develop the confidence to have more of a say in the things that matter to them, so that they can play a more active, visible role in their community."

In 2016, Accessible Arts' IMPs programme was awarded the Cultural Equality and Diversity Award at the inaugural York Culture Awards and Rose Kent was named York’s first Cultural Champion, "in recognition of her significant contribution to the city’s cultural life".

Sanderson House is run by Chapelfields Community Association, a volunteer management committee made up of residents and user group representatives, and it offers facilities for community activities, meetings and events.

For more information on the Accessible Arts charity and its projects and activities, visit aamedia.org.uk.