Selby Abbey illuminated to celebrate 950 years since its founding

Selby Stories Activities

Selby Stories is a exciting and innovative programme of arts and cultural events celebrating what makes Selby special and unique. We’d love you to join us and bring your friends, family and neighbours along too.

The fabulous programme runs until late 2023 and will include artist residencies, singing and song writing, projection, performance and music – in some familiar places but also unexpected, new and different spaces.

Share your stories - oral history gathering

We’d love your memories and tales of the town to help inspire our artists and we are still busy gathering stories exploring what makes Selby unique. Do you have memories of market days or tales about how the streetscape has changed?

Have you been involved in local sport or cultural groups over the years or do you have stories about your favourite places to eat and drink? To get involved with sharing your stories, please email