Video: Amazing flight over Selby’s Minecraft version

Minecrafters can explore Selby’s virtual world with a new Minecraft map.

This visually striking experience allows Minecrafters to explore the city in highly imaginative ways. Feel what it’s like to fly into the Abbey’s towers, explore hidden staircases, travel up the river Ouse and across the landmark toll bridge and then wander round the historic streets.

The latest map was created by professionals Adam Clarke, a Minecraft artist and digital noodler from The Common People.

He’s also known as popular youtuber Wizard Keen.

This map is based on an earlier Selby Minecraft world that focused mainly on the Abbey. Minecrafters can claim their own plot on the new map where they can build their own creative ideas for what Selby might be like – past, present and future.

The innovative initiative is part of Selby Stories – the cultural programme for the Selby High Street Heritage Action Zone. Special events and activities celebrating the history of Selby High Street Heritage Action Zone will be held until 2023.

To make Selby’s world in Minecraft more accessible to as many people possible, workshops are also planned. On 13 August and 27 August, Minecrafters will be able to take online workshops that allow them to practice their skills building or have some fun in their Minecraft world. All are welcome to Selby Abbey’s drop-in on Monday 22 August from 10 am to 3 pm.

You will have the opportunity to fly through the Minecraft map. big screenThere are tons of activities, including building lego with Lego and designing Minecraft skins. Wizard Keen will host hourly chats on the creation of Minecraft.

Adam and the Selby Stories Team will explore ideas and possibilities for the map over the next few months.

Adam Clarke explains: 

“We’ve had great fun creating the Minecraft world and it’s a wonderful way for people of all ages to let their imaginations run wild and explore Selby in new and different ways.

“We’ve made links to lots of other things happening in Selby. You can even find the Selby Stories writer in residence Sarah Butler, on her market stall and the tiny embroideries in Selby Abbey by artist Serena Partridge within the map.

“We’re really excited about helping people explore this virtual world and seeing how participants’ ideas will shape new and exciting Minecraft adventures over the months ahead.”

Cllr Tim Grogan, Lead Executive Member for Health and Culture at Selby District Council adds: 

“This is an exciting way to get young people to explore the history and heritage of Selby through the Minecraft universe.

“The first sessions, which took place last year, were hugely popular and these latest workshops will quite literally build on their success! It also highlights how the Selby’s High Street Heritage Action Zone is celebrating the town and delivering vibrant activities for local people.”

Jane Jackson of Historic England stated:  

“This is a fantastic, imaginative way for people of all ages to explore Selby for themselves. It’s a great example of the innovative way that the High Street Heritage Action Zone is helping to celebrate the rich history of the town and spark interest in its heritage in many different, innovative ways.”

Access details to the Minecraft map, including details about how to use it, as well as information on events and workshops, are available at http://a rel=”nofollow noopener” target=”_blank” href=”https://exploreheartofyorkshire.co.uk/things-to-do/selby-stories/”>https://exploreheartofyorkshire.co.uk/things-to-do/selby-stories/

 

Video: Amazing flight over Selby’s Minecraft version

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