Winners in the first annual York Culture Awards, sponsored by Benenden, have been announced and are set to raise the bar of the cultural scene in York.
Flamingo Land Resort Yorkshire, proud of its commitment to worldwide animal conservation, has welcomed a third black rhino to its Selous Reserve.
For one weekend the Ice Trail, sponsored by TalkTalk Ultra Fibre Optic Broadband, will transform historic York. And this year there are even more icy figures to seek out with 35 sculptures scattered across the city. Back for another glistening celebration during the weekend of 10 and 11 December, visitors and residents can follow the trail to find the frosty sculptures made from crystal-clear ice sprinkled across the centre and surrounding streets; from a glittering Marilyn Monroe at Dog and Bone Vintage to a Nutcracker at Fenwick.
There can be few better known pieces of choral music than the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah, and on Saturday 10 December, the people of York can enjoy the famous composition sung by the York Minster Choir and guest soloists.
With just over one week to go, the countdown is on in York for one of the city’s festive musical highlights, the York Early Music Christmas Festival 2016 (8 – 15 December).
Fairfax House in York is the winner of the 2016 Frances Garnham Award, given
by the Historic Houses Association (HHA).
Today (25 November), flower arrangers at York Minster have built what is believed to be the UK’s largest suspended Advent Wreath, as the cathedral prepares for the first candle to be lit on Sunday 27 November – the earliest possible date for the start of Advent.
Visitors to the Chapter House at York Minster will enjoy a musical treat this weekend with an informal performance of seasonal music from York Junior Youth Choir.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is pleased to announce that the ‘Flying Scotsman Returns’ event in collaboration with the National Railway Museum has won the 2016 White Rose Award for ‘Yorkshire Event’ category at this week’s award ceremony.
A Living Advent Calendar will arrive in York this December, spreading festive cheer across the city. Inspired by the successful living Advent Calendars around the UK and Europe, Make It York has invited businesses around the city, 25 in total, to take part in this year’s festive initiative, supported by York Press.