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  • York Mediale opens: 10 days of installations, performance, film and music‏

    York Mediale opens: 10 days of installations, performance, film and music‏

    Visitors to York city centre over the coming ten days are invited to discover what happens when art meets the future, with the opening of new international media arts festival, York Mediale 2018. The festival opens today (Thursday 27 September) and promises diverse and thought-provoking work and experiences – from sculptural installations to performance art – at venues across the city.‏

  • Top chef Tommy Banks fronts York’s first Hospitality Awards

    Top chef Tommy Banks fronts York’s first Hospitality Awards

    Tommy Banks, the Michelin Star winning head chef, whose restaurant The Black Swan at Oldstead was rated *the best in the world, has fronted a new initiative to encourage more rising stars into York and Yorkshire’s hospitality sector.  Celebrating everything from the ‘Star Behind the Bar’, to ‘Top Taxi Driver’, to ‘Most Promising Chef’, these new awards are being organised by Make It York, and showcase the talent and skills of individuals working in the city.

  • Try something new - Treats for all in their 50 plus years

    Try something new - Treats for all in their 50 plus years

    Starting this week York's 50+ Festival, now in its fourteenth year, has a host of wonderful activities to join. The festival programme is available in your local library and community centres, look out for the red cover. The programme is also online.

  • Tickets now on sale for Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland with early bird discounts!

    Tickets now on sale for Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland with early bird discounts!

    Shoppers visiting McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York this Christmas will be pleased to hear that the award-winning Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland, everyone’s favourite festive event, will be returning to the centre from 17th November 2018 to 6th January 2019.  Tickets are now on sale with early bird savings of £2 off adult, child and concession tickets until 30th September 2018.

  • York’s Christmas Festival Programme Revealed

    York’s Christmas Festival Programme Revealed

    Crowned ‘Britain’s Most Festive City’ in a consumer online poll last year, as we finally say goodbye to summer, Visit York will this week launch its longest Christmas Festival programme yet. 

    York Christmas Festival will run for 39 days (an extra two days) from 15 November to 23 December with a return of Thor’s Tipi, Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland and so much more.

  • Spot the spooks: the return of Visit York’s Great York Ghost Search

    Spot the spooks: the return of Visit York’s Great York Ghost Search

    With a reputation as the most haunted city in Europe, but as spectral sightings are often unpredictable, Visit York and The York Dungeon have joined forces to create a tantalising twilight trail of glowing ghosts around the city, with phantasmagorically good prizes for those finding them all!

  • The National Trust in York opens its doors for the Heritage Open Days festival

    The National Trust in York opens its doors for the Heritage Open Days festival

    Visit Treasurer’s House in the heart of York for free on the weekends of 8 and 9 and 15 and 16 September. Head to the city fringes for a wander around Goddards House and Garden on 8 and 9 September or head out to the countryside for a stroll around Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens on the weekend of 15 and 16 September.

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