Enjoy an inspiring programme of in-person and online events at York Festival of Ideas 2023, taking place from 3 to 16 June 2023, with the overarching theme of ‘Rediscover, Reimagine, Rebuild’.

The Festival offers over 150 mostly FREE events, including talks from world-class speakers, exhibitions, theatre, music, films, guided tours and family-friendly activities. With topics ranging from animals to art, history to health, and politics to psychology, as well as a plethora of live performances, the Festival promises something for all ages and interests.

York Festival of Ideas is one of the largest free festivals of its kind in the UK and was enjoyed by a local and global audience of 40,000 in 2022.

Get excited for the 2023 programme going live on 28 April, and watch some previous Festival events for free at yorkfestivalofideas.com.

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