We will Fly


Kyra member Pat talking on York TV about her single We will Fly which will launch Friday 10th November 2017 at

Charity Fundraising event at York St John Students’ Union Bar


Converge University Fundraiser 10 Nov 17

Embrace Documentary Film

Eventbrite - Kyra Christmas Butterfly Brunch

Wednesday 29th November at York St John Fountains Learning Centre, 6pm for 6.30pm, tickets available online at Eventbrite

Kyra and York St John University are delighted to present EMBRACE, a social impact documentary that explores the serious issue of body image.

Embrace uncovers why poor body image has become a global epidemic and what women everywhere can do to have a brighter future.

A funny, touching, at times gut wrenching but above all, life changing documentary, the heart of Embrace is one woman’s story. It tells how Taryn Brumfitt went from a body hater to a body lover; from being devastated by her perceived ugliness to proudly posing nude for the whole world to see.

The screening will be followed by a Question and Answer session with the following specialists:

Dr Beth T. Bell, Senior Lecturer at York St John University, specialist in adolescent body image

Dr. Nova Deighton-Smith, Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, specialist in body image and pregnancy

Dr. Glen Jankowski, Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University; specialist in the impact of culture and systems on body

Kyra Fundraising Brunch Saturday 2 December 2017 10.30am

Councillor Butterfly Brunch

Eventbrite - Kyra Christmas Butterfly Brunch

The Christmas Butterfly Brunch celebrates the 4th year anniversary of York’s unique, independent charity Kyra Women’s Project.

Featuring Speakers:

  • Jayne Senior MBE,  Author of “Broken and Betrayed”:  The true story of the Rotherham abuse scandal by the woman who fought to expose it

  • Margaret Sentamu MA , freelance Leadership Development Consultant in diversity and non-executive director of Leeds & York Mental Health Trust.

The Brunch offers an opportunity to hear from inspirational women, browse some Christmas stalls and support the work of Kyra Women’s Project.  

Brunch, tea, coffee, juice, raffle, Christmas stalls, jazz.

Winter Garden

Check out the full schedule here

Green spaces’ can be fantastic for lifting spirits and lowering stress levels (even if just for a while) which is why we’re keen to make the courtyard garden at Kyra somewhere everyone can enjoy year-round.

We’re offering autumn indoor/outdoor gardening activities with the focus on bringing cheery winter & spring colour to the garden. Relaxed, fun sessions with the odd gardening tip thrown in for good measure!

Absolutely no previous gardening experience needed.

From Thursday 5th October – Thursday 9th November inclusive.
Meet in the courtyard 2pm – 3.30pm or in case of rain, in Kyra’s kitchen.

6 places available each week. If you’d like to join us, please contact Gill – gill@kyra.org.uk , speak to Lis or Gill directly at Kyra, or phone Kyra on 01904 632332

Everything is Possible with Kyra

The Kyra ladies from the Kyra Drama group who acted in the recent York Theatre Royal production of the story of York’s suffragette movement – Everything is Possible – chat with That’s York TV about their empowering experience.

Come to the Drama Workshops at Kyra on Fridays 12.30 to 2.30pm