Welcome to Charles Hutch Press, the Hutch hub for arts, culture  and What’s On in York and beyond. 



The Story

Charles Hutchinson has moved to pastures new yet still familiar after more than 30 years as the voice of the arts and culture at The Press, York.

Dubbed the “cultural linchpin of Yorkshire” for his distinctive coverage of theatre, music, comedy, film and the visual arts, Charles continues to work the arts beat in York and across God’s Own Arty Country.

This site provides previews, reviews, interviews and breaking news of the thriving cultural scene that he so passionately supports.

In establishing the Charles Hutchinson Culture Hub, he is also available to provide copy-writing and press services to spread your word to the media industry.

Contact Charles too for public-speaking engagements, hosting question-and-answer sessions, lecturing on journalism and the arts and radio comment.



Landline: 01423 771748

Very mobile phone: 07958 262019

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Breaking News

York company Riding Lights appoints Paul Birch as artistic director and Oliver Brown as executive director at Friargate Theatre

RIDING Lights Theatre Company today announces the appointment of its new artistic director, Paul Birch, and executive director, Oliver Brown. They will serve as joint chief executive officer of the national touring theatre company, based at Friargate Theatre, Lower Friargate, York. Playwright, sketch writer, improv comedy trailblazer and theatre director Paul Birchrejoins the company as …

York puppeteer Freddie Hayes introduces The Magic Lady, wild, bonkers, twisted, cruel yet charming, at Micklegate Social

YORK puppeteer and storyteller Freddie Hayes warms up for her Edinburgh Fringe return with a home-city preview of her outrageous new character comedy show, The Magic Lady, on Monday night at Micklegate Social. “After a smash-hit run with Potatohead in 2022, I’m thrilled to be going back to the Fringe and really excited about returning …

What’s On in Ryedale, York & beyond as the circus rolls in and comedy heads outdoors. Hutch’s List No. 26, from Gazette & Herald

FROM a musical in black and white to circus skills, outdoor comedy to racecourse music showcases, Charles Hutchinson picks his high-summer highlights. Musical of the week: NE Theatre York in West Side Story, Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York, until Saturday, 7.30pm and 2.30pm Saturday matinee EXPERIENCE the explosive love and rivalry in 1950s’ New York City …