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Art For the Course

21 February 2017

York Art Gallery launch crowdfunding campaign to bring Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf to the Artist’s Garden

Family Fun with the Vikings: Five Fab Events this Saturday in York

21 February 2017

The invasion has started! The Vikings have once again taken over York as part of the 33 rd JORVIK Viking Festival (20 – 26 February), and this Saturday (25 February) is the biggest day with a host of major events – many of which are free – around the city streets.

Snowdrops open at Beningbrough in time for half-term

17 February 2017

SAM Shipman has waited 12 months for this day; the day all 200,000 of his newly planted snowdrops at Beningbrough Hall dared to poke their heads out and form a 100 foot long milk white carpet.

Yarn storming hits York Minster

17 February 2017

York Minster’s Dean’s Park will be transformed into a knitted nature trail in June when the cathedral teams up with local craft community York KnitWits for a yarn storming installation.

York Goes Stateside at the New York Times Travel Show

17 February 2017

Old York headed to New York last month, as part of Make It York’s new international marketing drive.

Vikings visit York Minster this half term

15 February 2017

Visitors to York Minster will be able to ‘Meet the Vikings’ this half term when historical reenactors visit the cathedral’s Chapter House.

Getting Serious About Vikings: Jorvik Viking Festival Lecture Programme

14 February 2017

Whilst parades of hundreds of Vikings through the city streets draw tens of thousands of people to York every February during the JORVIK Viking Festival, a series of talks and lectures are also proving incredibly popular, with tickets selling out for a number of key presentations this year.

Rothschild Giraffe Calf Born at Flamingo Land Resort

13 February 2017

Flamingo Land Resort is proud to announce the arrival of a giraffe calf within their animal collection, taking its Rothschild giraffe family to six.

Have your name on the front of a steam engine at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

10 February 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your name on the front of a steam engine? This February half term, 18th to 26th February, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is giving its younger passengers the chance to have their name on a headboard on the front of a steam locomotive.

Jorvik Viking Festival Finale Moves Back to the Eye of York

8 February 2017

“It was York’s unique waterlogged conditions that preserved the Viking remains in Coppergate for 1000 years, and we’ve learned that there is no way to tame the elements. With so much standing water on our potential battlefield at Rawcliffe Country Park at the moment, we’ve decided to move the Festival finale back to its recent home of the Eye of York,” comments event manager, Nicola Harkess.