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Putting the spotlight on York’s Tourism Superstars Businesses urged to enter for Oscars of the North

22 February 2018

Entries are now officially open for the prestigious Visit York Tourism Awards, returning on 21 June to shine the spotlight on excellence in the tourism industry and reward outstanding service, innovation and quality. The event will provide a fantastic platform to showcase your business to a 500 strong audience from across York’s tourism sector.

First artist commissions unveiled for new UK digital art festival: York Mediale 2018

21 February 2018

A world premiere exhibition of work by internationally renowned media artists and unique,
large-scale 3D printed sculptures, locally made and placed across the city, will be just two
of the headline projects on show at new media arts festival, York Mediale 2018, it was
announced today.

Boyzone to play at York Racecourse

15 February 2018

Music legends, Boyzone, are to play York Racecourse on Music Showcase Saturday, 28 July.

York school children get creative to celebrate JORVIK Viking Festival

14 February 2018

Pupils from Hob Moor Oaks School were challenged by The Grand Hotel & Spa - Yorkshire’s only AA-rated five-star hotel - to create their very own longboat to mark The JORVIK Viking Festival and The Grand’s Viking Feast.

Everyman, York, to host Yorkshire Premiere for independent film, SCOTT AND SID

9 February 2018

Cast and crew of new feature film Scott and Sid will walk the red carpet when newly-opened
Everyman York hosts the Yorkshire premiere of the film.

York Winter Lights Drive Visits to the City

9 February 2018

York’s Winter Lights have been hailed a resounding success and have helped drive visits to the city during the off peak tourism season. Visits to attractions and hotel occupancy levels were all up during November and December and the new lighting has proved popular with both visitors and residents alike.

A Grand Viking Feast

7 February 2018

The Grand Hotel & Spa, York – Yorkshire’s only AA-rated five-star hotel – is celebrating Jorvik Viking Festival (12-18th February) and will be treating York visitors and locals to a feast like no other at ‘The Grand Viking Feast’.

Fantastical designs revealed for folly! 2018 Contemporary art for all ages

6 February 2018

The National Trust’s contemporary art programme folly! is back for 2018, bigger and bolder than ever. Celebrating the playful, whimsical style of Studley Royal water garden, the four designs which will bring fresh colour and curiosity to the landscape in April have been revealed.

York Hotel Manager Wins At National Awards Ceremony

6 February 2018

Frank Caulfield, Front of House Porter at Dean Court Hotel, BW Premier Collection, has won the Jewel of the Year Award sponsored by Ab InBev at this year's Best Western Awards, which took place this week in Brighton.

Sir David Attenborough to open Yorkshire’s Jurassic World

2 February 2018

Sir David Attenborough will officially open the Yorkshire Museum’s major new exhibition Yorkshire’s Jurassic World on Friday March 23.