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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.

Flying Scotsman Wins White Rose Award

24 November 2016

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.

God Jul! York’s First Living Advent Calendar Inspired by the Swedes

23 November 2016

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.