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A new book from the Rowntree Society: Five Walks of Rowntree York: From Chocolate comes Change

19 January 2017

The Rowntree Society has produced a 48-page book called Five Walks of Rowntree York: From Chocolate comes Change. This book is a greatly expanded version of the existing leaflet of Rowntree Walks which has been available in venues around the city over the past few years.

Record number of attractions and offers for the 22nd York Residents Festival

9 January 2017

Celebrating its 22nd year, over ninety attractions, eateries and retailers will be on offer for York residents to help cheer up the January blues this month. York residents will once again have the chance to explore what’s on their doorstep free of charge, when the York Residents’ Festival, sponsored by First York and the York BID, takes place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January.

York Culture Awards 2016 Winners Revealed

8 December 2016

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 Welcomes another Black Rhino

6 December 2016

Flamingo Land Resort Yorkshire, proud of its commitment to worldwide animal conservation, has welcomed a third black rhino to its Selous Reserve.

York Ice Trail is back!

5 December 2016

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.

Messiah in the Minster: Handel's best known composition returns to York

2 December 2016

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.

York Early Music Christmas Festival 2016

30 November 2016

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 wins Historic Houses Association education award

28 November 2016

Fairfax House in York is the winner of the 2016 Frances Garnham Award, given
by the Historic Houses Association (HHA).

Waxing lyrical for Green Friday: Advent Wreath prepared for 40 days of candle light

25 November 2016

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.

Children's choir brings festive music to York Minster's Chapter House

24 November 2016

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.