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Guys and Dolls... and you Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, and a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow, with a crap game manager who is anything but. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon, York Light are bringing the classic show to the York Theatre Royal, 7th-17th March, for a riotous run. n To find out more, visit www.yorklight.com The great news is that we have a pair of tickets up for grabs, good for the show on the evening of 12th March. For a chance of winning, just answer this question: Whose short stories is Guys and Dolls based upon? Send your answer (along with your name, address and daytime contact number) on a postcard marked ‘York Light Competition’ to the address on page six, or via email to email@example.com The competition ends on 28th February so don’t delay. Terms and conditions apply. Good luck.
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Ah, school. The happiest days of our lives. And, obviously, the years in which we learn all the really useful stuff that prepares us for adult life. There’s nothing like having teenagers hurtling towards GCSE and beyond to make you reflect on all said useful things you learnt at school. Take chain-stitch, for example. How could I possibly have made it to adulthood, had I not learnt to chain-stitch a felt parrot onto a peg-bag? This particular activity occupied what felt like about three years when I was eight
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Yes: everything I would ever need in adulthood was on offer then. Take allotropy. My definition of this particular… thing is still word perfect, and I still haven’t a clue what it meant. However, it did gain me two whole percent in a Chemistry exam. Because the Chemistry teacher was nice, when he wasn’t hitting us with a metre-stick, he gave me an extra mark for spelling my own name correctly, too. Yes, I did achieve three percent in Chemistry. How about the Ablative Absolute? And the Tenor Clef? Both absolutely vital, if you ask me. Along with Gustavus Adolphus’ participation in the Ingrian War (1610-1617. I know you were wondering). Not to mention the French subjunctive and how to ask the way to Calatrava in Spanish. While we’re on the subject of languages, I still know how to say “there is no-one on
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In fact, nobody ever seemed to realise that the only Maths I would ever need to know would involve working out whether tweed skirts in the Clarkson’s post-Christmas sales are good value or not. Of course, if we leave aside apron bow-tying, the fact is that the very best things we learn at school are the ones that are genuinely no practical use to us at all in real life. Memorising entire books of Virgil and passages of Shakespeare; hours spent copying out Betjeman poems in the library (having faked an excuse note for Games); becoming so excited by Disraeli that you actually wade through Coningsby: so they probably won’t get you a job, but life would be so much poorer without them. That said, I might be richer if I’d been able to apply the Law of Cosines and become an engineer or Something Really Useful. And that’s not to mention the friendships that have endured almost 50 years, or the ability to Make Conversation, or the compulsion to do voluntary work of some kind, or the habit of always using a fountain pen (even if my, um, flamboyant handwriting now bears little resemblance to the neat cursive script in which we were taught repeatedly to write out “Cobbler, cobbler, mend my shoe…”. As you will have noticed, we were also taught not to split infinitives). School? Deo Gratias. That’s Latin. Or at least I think it is.
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Envy and jealousy are not normal Aquarian traits, so if you are feeling these emotions from time to time, it won’t be without good cause. You’ll be pleased by someone else’s success, but there is a part of you that says “that should be me up there, and they wouldn’t be where they are today if I hadn’t been there to help them along the way.” Don’t beat yourself up over this, because after all, you’re only human!
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11th hour journeys lead to unexpected reunions with family and friends, and February is a month filled with a high degree of social activity. Career minded members of the sign will be looking ahead to certain dates on the calendar, both this year and next, rubbing their hands in anticipation. Some domestic tension around the 15th concerning finances.
A tough month for many Taureans as you come to realise that some of your plans and expectations must be changed if they are ever to be achieved. There is strong support and good advice from lovers and partners, but your impatience could lead you into making grand gestures, which slow things down rather than speeding them up.
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YORK LIFE Join us as we journey back in time. No pushing. THIS MONTH: THE JUDGES’ LODGINGS Ever had a drink, or indeed spent a night, at the hotel and bar on Lendal called The Judges' Lodgings? Chances are you have, especially on a warm summer's evening when that beer garden out front is totally inviting. However, have you ever wondered if the titular judges mind you supping a bev in their front yard, or why in fact such a grand building is nestled there, set back from a street lined with shops and bakeries? If so, read on you glorious wonderer...
some time after 1550, making it, and the connected burial ground, a prime city-centre location for development. Enter Dr Clifton Wintringham. Dr Cliff was one of the leading physicians of the early 18th century, tending to the health of the likes of the Earl of Carlisle, the owner of Castle Howard. The good doctor required some fine lodgings within
JUDGING BY THE EVIDENCE To peel back the history of what today is a very popular pub, we must first start, as we often do in dear old York, with a church. Occupying land between Lendal and Blake Street was once St Wilfred's, a church so old it predated the Norman Conquest of 1066. That ancient structure was demolished
the city and so, between 1711 and 1726, the house was constructed on the site of St Wilfred's burial
ground. At the time of building it was reported that dozens and dozens of burials were discovered and, likely, completely ignored by the builders as they sank their foundations.
JUDGE NOT The new house, with stone-carved fruit and depictions of Greek gods above the door, clearly caused a stir locally. Writer Francis Drake commented in 1736 that it was “one of the best built houses in the city”. Also, John Cossins, an early map-maker, included a drawing of the house in his 1727 New and Exact Plan of the City of York, to show off the city's trend toward fashionable architecture. On that note, the architect is unknown, but it is thought to be the work of Lord Burlington who designed the Assembly Rooms just behind the house.
In 1746 Dr Wintringham was made the Physician of York County Hospital and enjoyed great success as a medical author and for the detailed meteorological records he kept; convinced that climate and health were linked. He died just two years later, survived by his son, Clifton Junior, who would go on to be the personal physician to King George III. Ooo...
JUDGE DREAD So where are all the judges who, y'know, lodged here? Well, before we get to them, there is one interesting side note. The next resident of the house on Lendal was one Dr Dealtry, a chap you can visit today as a monument in York Minster. Dealtry occupied the house until 1773 and was most noted for refusing to remove the old headstones from the former burial ground which had been used to line
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And so, in 1806, the house was bought by the County of York to act as lodgings for the Judges of the Assizes Court. Held at the Castle, where the Crown Court resides today, the Assizes were held every quarter and dealt with the most serious of crimes committed in the city and the county. The house was purchased to offer not only grand accommodation for the visiting judges, but also space for them to entertain.
The now renamed Judges' Lodgings were completely refurnished (we're guessing the tombstones were ripped out) and a Mr and Mrs Kilvington were installed as resident housekeepers, living in the smaller wing to the south-east. The uppermost floor was used for the visiting Judges' own servants, while the bigwigs themselves enjoyed grandiose suites with private chamber pot rooms. Cases were heard and fates decided by day, while at night the judges would drink and dine, attended to by a body of hard-working staff. Quite like the building of today, in many ways.
the kitchen floor – inscriptions facing up! Dr Dealtry was quoted as saying “to familiarise ourselves with the emblems of death is the most powerful means of humbling human pride.” Bet he was fun at parties.
The Assizes Courts were abolished in the 1970s, but the Judges' Lodgings had ended their tenure as actual lodgings for judges long before that. For many years empty, a small archaeological dig in the house in the 1980s revealed that, as well as cutting through the crammed medieval burial ground, the 18th century builders had also smashed right though a far older structure; a Roman building. The site – and this may have been the reason for that ancient pre-Norman church existing here at all – was once occupied by one the interval towers of the Roman defensive wall of Eboracum. Something to think about the next time you're huddled under a heater clutching your pint in the beer garden.
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Striving for equality is still a daily battle for many women like yourself. How do you break out of the confines of history and into 2018? You need to get your partner to set an example to your children - with two of you showing a united front it should make for an easier battle. If your family are less than willing, go on strike. Don’t do anything they wouldn’t and see their reactions as the house falls into disarray. Worst case scenario, they don’t notice and it drives you crackers. Best case scenario it sparks a conversation between your family members when they wonder why there’s no clean pants magically appearing in their drawers anymore. I’m there in spirit!
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It doesn’t seem like you actually wanted to combine finances, because you still see your ‘joint’ income as your money, and her money. On the other hand - its not actually fair for her to splash your joint cash on non necessary luxury items without consulting you first. Perhaps a gentle conversation about running splurge items past you, and vice versa, it is your shared money and it affects you too. To save argument I would refrain from reminding her that you earn more - it shouldn’t be part of the issue if you truly wanted to pool your resources in the first place and move forward together. Happy spending!
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Memory Lane doesn’t usually scare me, so I dive right in and get scrolling. Mostly, the memories are good - that time when I fell over in front of my boyfriend before we got together, pictures with old school friends. I grimace at pouty selfies and chuckle at private jokes from days gone by.
’You do things to make people think you’re cool and now everyone has realised you’re not.’ ‘Besides your closest friends, nobody likes you, even some people who you think are friends don’t like you.’ These are the safe-to-publish comments, there was much, much worse (lots of swear words, some very inappropriate comments abut how my parents should have never had me). I can feel my cheeks burning as I stare at my phone, embarrassed for 16 year old Krystal, with her bad spelling
I scroll to a status with 118 comments and my stomach turns. Something I hadn’t thought about for six years comes back into focus and suddenly I “IT’S feel intensely sad. Someone had got onto my account and left a joke status when I was at sixth form. On this
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I hadn’t remembered sixth form like this. I’d told myself that I was naughty and didn’t care about learning, but actually, I got so badly bullied that I just couldn’t bare to go anymore. Somewhere along the line my mind has edited out the bad memories, and replaced them with cooler, less upsetting versions of what happened. I’m actually good friends with some of the people who were involved, I’ve bought them pints on nights out, chatted candidly about our lives. I didn’t remember the things they said when I was young and I’ve never felt hostility to them in recent years. But this got me thinking, how many more supposedly ‘good’ times am I going to have blasted apart by the cringe inducing accuracy of the Facebook Memories feature? It’s like I put a filter on all of the horrible things that happened to me and now, clear as day, they’re coming back - not how I wanted to remember. This isn’t an uncommon phenomena: Eye witness testimonies are notoriously unreliable. We change the narratives of our own lives, albeit not intentionally. Ed Young, A British Science Journalist explained in
can be an uncomfortable experience to re-live what were potentially some of the worst months of your life on social media.
I’ve clearly re-written many of my own.
P.S. to those mates who I’d forgotten about - it’s water under the bridge now, but you suck and I hope you don’t let your future kids treat other people the way you did.
It’s nice to look back on memories, I get the romance of photo albums and journals. But when you’ve altered past experiences in your mind to heal, it
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with Dan Tait The halfway point of the football season, and York City’s first in regionalised football, appeared to be nothing short of a disaster. Not just defeats to high flying neighbours Harrogate Town and promotion favourites Salford City, but dismal displays against Boston and Blyth, left supporters wondering how low can the club sink as the Minstermen dropped to midtable in the National League North, or as I like to call it: the abyss. However, such is football; a few wins and you have that unwarranted feeling of optimism again. Three on the spin at time of writing (North Ferriby twice and Darlington) and suddenly a successful campaign
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culminating in promotion back to the National League, or as I like to call it; the abyss premier, is being widely talked about. In a strange way, the season is turning out to be excellent proof of supporting your club through thick and thin. I guess it's always been this way, from being a school boy in York and being one of a handful of city fans, in amongst countless Man United supporters; a term I use loosely as a friend wearing a Red Devil’s shirt with Beckham on the back, calling round to see I was coming out to play footie, just as the 1999 Champions League was about to kick off.
SNAP I like to take one photo of each ground to act as (hopefully) a unique memento from the club’s short time at this level, though at the minute it just looks like a collection of shots from local parks. Darlington away has to be my least favourite visited
this season, peering on a hill on what felt like the coldest day of the year. I googled it the day before, though Darling Buds of May was my predicted search, and thought it (Blackwell Meadows) looked like a shed, before noticing the stand itself was indeed called “The Tin Shed End”.
I contemplated buying a cup of tea to pour over my feet but settled for the warmth of Jon Parkin’s penalty winner, which felt particularly sweet given every time in the first half York’s talisman was offside, the Darlo fans chanted that his belly was offside.
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Onto cricket now, and whoever told me that the beauty of the ashes was that you could watch a few overs whilst eating your Weetabix, clearly didn’t legislate for England being pitiful
WE ARE DUST in their defence of the urn. They were showing reruns by the time I tuned in. A 4-0 defeat to the condescending Aussies was bad enough, but Jimmy Anderson, fresh from having a drink poured over his head by Ben Duckett, said he didn’t think “the tour was a disaster”.
KHAAAAN! Finally, Amir Khan has announced his boxing comeback, signing a three-fight deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom promotions. Three fights feels a bit optimistic in my opinion given his length of absence from the ring, and main preparation being surrounded by Z list celebrities in Australia where
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THIS GUY IS A TOTAL CYCLE-PATH We’ll be honest – we’re not sure is this is real or staged, but... get on YouTube and search for ‘Bike fires at scooter, with fireworks’ and you’ll be treated to what we think is an Italian video of a cyclist getting bike rage. Filmed from a POV chest cam, the cyclist gets cut up by two people on a scooter, before hurling abuse and harsh Italian words at each other. Then we see the cyclist load something into a tube on his bike, before it erupts and fireworks blast the scooter. This continues for a minute or so, with the cyclist laughing and reloading his fireworks cannon, before the scooter stops and the two people flee on foot. Again, this could be staged, but it gave those of us who cycle in the office some food for thought. So watch it, petrol heads.
Worryingly, more than 85,000 cars were reported as stolen in 2017 – that is a 30% rise since 2013. Apparently, one cause for this increase in stolen motors is the rise in ‘relay theft’ whereby thieves use radio waves to unlock cars that are of the modern key-less variety. PetrolPrices.com, a fuel price comparison site, has compiled a list of the cars that were most likely to be stolen last year, which begs the question: is yours on the list? Leading the pack of those most prized by cheeky tea leaves is the Audi A3, followed closely by the A4. After that, the BMW 730D was highly sought after, most probably by crims stealing the cars to order to be quickly sold on. If you have a keyless car, experts suggest that you use a steering lock to combat these new kinds of crimes. Hopefully, you therefore won’t be included in car theft stats for this year.
NATIONAL POTHOLE INITIATIVE ANNOUNCED IN YORK The government is pledging £46 million toward repairing and filling potholes across the country, as well as more than £150 million to reward councils who do a good job at keeping their roads in tiptop condition... such as York. The announcement was made by Transport Minister Jesse Norman during a recent move to York, to see how we record and deal with our own potholes. York is currently trialling a system where bin lorries and buses are fitted with cameras which scan the road they pass over, detecting potholes. This means they can be repaired quicker and reduce the number of costly incidents potholes can cause, both for motorists and the council, who often have to fork out to pay for damages. This sounds great, and good to know that York is leading the charge. Let’s hope some of that reward money finds it’s way here, eh?
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LET’S ‘BEAT’ CANCER TOGETHER... at this Japanese drumming sesh
Japanese Taiko drumming has been enlisted by the Rotary Club of York as the latest tool in its fundraising arsenal. The Rotarians are presenting a concert by Kaminari UK, a York-based Taiko group, showcasing their dynamic blend of music and movement to raise cash for good local causes. The fast-paced, athletic performance will benefit York Against Cancer, as well as other charities that the Rotary Club supports, such as Refugee Action York and Door 84 Youth Club. It takes place on 10th February at Shepherd Hall, St Peter’s School, Clifton. nTo book, visit www.yorkagainstcancer.org.uk/events
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SUBHEAD: The ground around Burton Agnes Hall is pretty gorgeous this month Prepare to be enchanted by a spectacular display of snowdrops, which blanket the historic woodland walk around the stately home. The annual Snowdrop Spectacular see hundreds of thousands of hardy snowdrops push through the cold winter ground to create a magnificent ‘white carpet’ across the woodland, running from 10th February until 4th March. Later, the Courtyard cafe awaits visitors returning from a walk, offering delicious, locally roasted Fairtrade coffees and speciality teas, home-baked treats and warming meals created with local and homegrown produce. The Garden Shop and Gift Shop offer the new season’s stock for a perfect gift or treat, and visitors may also like to add to their own collection of snowdrops by choosing a Burton Agnes-propagated plant ready for spring blooming. nVisit www.burtonagnes.com
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to some of the York Literature Festival’s events A wide variety of authors, artists, book readings, talks and events will be taking place across various venues in York, as the York Literature Festival returns to the city, 15th-26th March. The 2018 programme starts with a special joint-launch event celebrating York Writers. The York Centre for Writing will launch alongside the 2018 festival with a public event taking place at York St John University, and this year’s programme contains a specific strand of events looking at History and Historical Fiction. Whether it is the creative accounts of historical events portrayed by popular historians, or the occupation of “history’s gaps” and untold narratives by the novelist, there is a variety of events to consider. n Visit www.yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk
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there are more than trains at the NRM this month! The NRM is delighted to be hosting astronaut Tim Peake’s iconic spacecraft which transported him to and from the International Space Station two years ago. The Soyuz TMA-19M capsule, complete with equipped interior and re-entry char marks, will be on public display until 8th March, allowing visitors to see the famous capsule in person. If that wasn’t enough, the museum will be hosting a series of Soyuz talks and activities discussing the historic piece of engineering that safely brought Tim Peake back to Earth. And, during February half term (10th – 17th) a special ‘Mission Space’ programme of activities will take place. n Visit www.nrm.org.uk
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involved restoration, The Mansion House welcomes residents to step inside, and back in time, during the Residents' Festival. York Mansion House is an inspiring, interactive environment where you can experience the story of York’s past and present. Marvel at the stunning silver collections, explore the dramatic interiors and uncover civic secrets. Visit www.mansionhouseyork. com
FEBRUARY Itching for something to do? Read on.... ONGOING EVENTS UNTIL MARCH THE WITCH IS BACK, York Dungeon. Returning to The York Dungeon for a limited time is one of the most infamous women in Yorkshire’s history, Isabella Billington. In January 1649 this wicked woman crucified her mother and burnt a calf and a cockerel as a sacrifice. Now she’s been captured, and awaits her fate. Step inside her cell, as you will be her last visitors, in this new show for 2018. But beware, Isabella is more than meets the eye. Is she innocent, or has she really made a pact with the devil? Visit www.thedungeons.com/york UNTIL 8TH MARCH TIM PEAKE'S SPACECRAFT, The National Railway Museum. Find out more in our Events Hotlist.
JANUARY 27TH-28TH YORK RESIDENTS’ FESTIVAL 2018, across York. York Residents’ Festival is your chance to explore the city and be a tourist for the weekend – for free! Organised by Make It York and sponsored by First, this annual Festival is a thank you for the warm welcome you give to York’s seven million visitors. Now in its 23rd year, it’s a great way to discover York’s visitor attractions for free. This year there’s the chance to explore behind the scenes at a number of venues not usually open to the public plus some great dining and retail offers. For full listings, visit www.visityork.org/ residentsfestival OPEN WEEKEND, York Unitarian Chapel, St. Saviourgate, 10am (12.30pm Sun)- 4pm. York Unitarian Chapel will be open to the public for York Residents’ Festival, with
an exhibition about the garden. At 11.30am on Saturday join poet and performer Anneliese Emmans Dean for a free performance of Flying High! Visit www.york.unitarians.org.uk or call 01904 693427. RESIDENTS' FESTIVAL AT JORVIK, Jorvik Viking Centre, 1-4pm. Residents are invited to visit after 1pm across the weekend to explore the re-imagined JORVIK experience. Visitors will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. Call 01904 615505. THE GREAT ANTIQUES & VINTAGE FAIR, Wetherby Racecourse. This great fair is set in the fabulous Bramham Hall Exhibition Centre and Millennium Grandstand with numerous outside pitches. Visit www.jaguarfairs.com THE MANSION HOUSE REOPENS, York Mansion House. Throwing open those historic doors after a long and
27TH OPEN DAY, St Nick's Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue. Explore the green heart of York as part of the Residents' Festival. Enjoy free guided tours at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Plus family-friendly activities, crafts sale, refreshments including food from haybox cookers, info on green living and volunteering. Free entry. Visit www.stnicks.org.uk or call 411821. OPEN DAY, Barchester Care Homes, 12noon-4pm. Whether it’s the challenges of age, the feeling of loneliness, or the pressures of winter, your local Barchester care home could be the new beginning that’s needed. Find out more about what the friendly staff could do for you, and your loved ones, at either the Meadowbank open day (call 274017) or at Mulberry Court (call 274016). 28TH SENIOR CYCLING RIDE, Get Cycling, Hospital Fields Road, 10am. Local Community Interest Group are running a series of City of
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10TH FEBRUARY-4TH MARCH SNOWDROP SPECTACULAR, Burton Agnes Hall. Find out more in our Events Hotlist.
FEBRUARY 1ST, 14TH, 17TH, & 28TH SAVE A BABY'S LIFE, across York. Sessions last approximately one and a half hours and aim to give those who attend the confidence to cope in the unlikely event of a baby emergency. 1st at York Explore (to book, call 552828), 14th at Oaken Grove Community Centre, Haxby (kteastle@ntlworld. com), 17th at Huntington Methodist Church Hall (linda.nelson2704@gmail. com), 28th at Westow Cricket Club (firstname.lastname@example.org). 2ND THE MEMPHIS, Mecure York Fairfield Manor. Feast on a two course set dinner, then be serenaded by the dreamy tones of an Elvis tribute act. After which, rock out to a DJ until midnight. To book, call 01904 521505. 6TH F1: THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH, Heworth Without Community Centre, 10.30am. Heworth Retired Men's Forum present a talk by Graham Reed. Call 423277. 8TH OPEN EVENT, York College, 6-8pm. A fantastic way of getting to know more about York College and the courses they offer. Everybody is welcome. Call 01904 770200.
10TH KAMINARI UK, Shepherd Hall, St Peter’s School, Clifton, 7pm. Find out more in our Events Hotlist. YORK GUILDHALL ORCHESTRA, York Barbican, 7.30pm. The orchestra welcome Ian Bousfield to the Barbican for this concert, as well as The Ferdinand David Concertino; a delightful but rarely played piece. The other main piece for this concert will be the Beethoven Eroica symphony - a surprising first performance for the YGO. To book, call 0844 8542757. 10TH-25TH LOVE BIRDS, Lotherton Hall, 11am-3pm. Visit this February half term for a big bird bonanza as the hall and nature park deliver two weeks full of activities celebrating our feathered friends. Visit www.leeds.gov.uk/lotherton 12TH-18TH JORVIK VIKING FESTIVAL 2018, across York. Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s rich Norse heritage. With an exciting programme of events that explore the impact of the Viking
invasion on Anglo-Saxon England, including living history encampments, walks, talks, tours and of course, dramatic combat performances, there is something for everyone at JORVIK Viking Festival. For full listings, visit www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk See our full festival listings elsewhere in the magazine. 14TH FREE VALUATION DAY, The Bar Convent, 11am-3pm. For a free auction estimate, bring your antiques, collectables and jewellery items to the Bar Convent to appraised by Tennants Auctioneers. You do not need an appointment and our friendly and helpful staff will be happy to provide any information or advice you need. Call 01423 531661. 16TH AN EVENING WITH SUSAN WOOD, Mecure York, Fairfield Manor, 5-9pm. Susan is a working medium with over 45 years experience. During her demonstrations. Susan is committed only to the provision of genuine medium-ship. You can look forward to a very intriguing evening of entertainment. To book, call 0844 8159038. CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York, 8pm. BMS York present a performance by the Pelléas Ensemble. Visit www.bms-york.org.uk CEILIDH DANCE, English Martyrs Church Hall, Dalton Terrace, 7.30-
11pm. Have a great night out while raising funds for St Nicks Environment Centre. Enjoy live music by FiddlersWreck, games, a raffle, drinks, cakes and more. Call 411821. 18TH & 25TH NATURE WORK PARTIES, Rawcliffe Meadows, Clifton. Help The Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows to keep the special site tidy and healthy. On the 18th help with the willow and hazel by the pond, and the 25th cut back blackthorne in the reservoir basin. For more details, visit www.rawcliffemeadows.wordpress. com
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York Council-funded rides and sessions to offer fun and relaxing bike rides to older people of all abilities. Call 01904 636812.
20TH DRONE WARFARE, Heworth Without Community Centre, 10.30am. Heworth Retired Men's Forum present a talk by Dr. James Rodgers. Call 423277. BRIDGE AFTERNOON TEA, Poppleton Methodist Church Schoolroom, 2-5pm. Calling all Bridge players! Enjoy an afternoon of bridge, including afternoon tea, a raffle, and prizes. Book as a group of four or as a pair. Call 07743 794319. 24TH HOLIDAY TRAVEL SHOW, St Oswald's Church Hall, Fulford, 10am-2pm. Meet a wide range of tour operators and cruise lines to help plan your perfect holiday – all organised by Savannah Travel. Call 623444. CELEBRATION OF THRIFT, St. Nicks Environment Centre, 12-4pm. Enjoy being thrifty or want to learn
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to be? Take part in rolling workshops on upcycling or spoon carving. Bring broken items such as small electricals to the Fix It Café and bicycles for Dr Bike from Ey-Up Cycling to attempt repairs. Call 411821. 25TH HAREWOOD HOUSE HALF MARATHONS, Harewood House. Up to 13.1 miles of mud, sweat, and hills. Sign up in aid of British Heart Foundation. Visit www.bhf.org.uk WEDDING FAYRE, Mecure York, Fairfield Manor, 10.30am-2pm. Packed with unique ideas, inspiration, and tricks to dazzle you. Everything and everyone you need to help you arrange a fantastic wedding will be on hand and all under one roof. Call 0844 8159038. MARCH 3RD-4TH ORCHID FESTIVAL, Burton Agnes Hall. The Burton Agnes Orchid Festival is a celebration of the beauty and diversity of orchids. There will be magnificent displays of vibrantly coloured and gently fragrant flowers, and expert advice available. Visit www. burtonagnes.com 3RD OPENING NEW DOORS, Haxby & Wigginton Methodist Church, 10am-4pm. Celebrate the Opening New Doors development at the church, with refreshments, a service at 2pm, and a peek behind the scenes. Email email@example.com
FUNDRAISING TABLE TOP SALE, Poppleton Community Centre, 10am2pm. Friends of Poppleton Library host a sale to raise funds to improve the library. Call 07732 645004. OPEN MORNING, Pocklington School. Prospective parents and their children are very welcome to visit the school to meet staff and pupils, and to discover what the school has to offer. To book, call 01759 321200. 15TH-26TH YORK LITERATURE FESTIVAL, across York. Find out more in our Events Hotlist. 23RD FUNDRAISING QUIZ NIGHT, Clifton Park, Shipton Road, 7.30pm. Alan Dedicoat (the BBC's Voice of the Balls) hosts a quiz to help raise funds for York Hospital Radio. To book you or your team in, email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 628800. 24TH MARCH BACH ST. MATTHEW PASSION, York Minster, 7.30pm. York Musical Society choir and orchestra, plus senior choristers of York Minster and six soloists, create Bach’s stunning musical effect. To book, call 623568 or visit www.yorktheatreroyal. co.uk E V E R Y D AY JORVIK VIKING CENTRE, Coppergate. Enjoy a new ride experience with the sights, sounds and, of course, smells, of the Viking-
Age. There is updated historical interpretation, showcasing the cultural ‘melting pot’ of 10th-century York, and the latest cutting edge technology bringing the Viking period to life. Visit www.jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk DICK IS BACK, York Dungeon. Dick Turpin, the infamous 18th century highwayman, will return to York in an exciting new show. Visitors will be encouraged to hold on tight to their belongings while they take a seat in the carriage and travel along the York Road, where rumour has it the most notorious York villain has returned. Featuring new gags and special effects, visitors will learn all about Dick Turpin’s crimes. Visit www.thedungeons.com/york YORKWALK, from Museum Gardens Gates, daily at 10.30am and 2.15pm. Entertaining historical walks taking place every day, as well as specialist tours such as Richard III and Jewish Heritage. Visit www.yorkwalk.co.uk or call 07970 848709. HIDDEN MINSTER, York Minster, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays, 11am. Take a journey above the roof tops and explore York Minster's hidden architectural gems of the Mason's Loft and Chapter House roof. Visit www. yorkminster.org or call 0844 9390011. 25O YEARS OF TERRY’S, York’s Chocolate Story, 10am-6pm. The exhibition showcases a selection of the
most interesting of the Terry’s products from opium based throat sweets to some of the most beautiful and decadent chocolate boxes in history. Visit www.yorkschocolatestory.com NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY, Pickering. See 24 miles of Yorkshire’s amazing scenery aboard classic trains and during fun activities. Visit www.nymr.co.uk REGULAR EVENTS EVERY MONDAY-THURSDAY MUSICAL CONNECTIONS, Across York. Regular music and singing classes fro adults of all abilities. For details of venues and times, call 01904 373011. EVERY WEDNESDAY ECOCRAFTERS CLUB, St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, 1-3pm. Join a friendly bunch for crafts and a natter. The club has three sewing machines and materials for use by members. Call 01904 411821. YOURCAFE, Tang Hall Community Centre, 11am-2pm. yourcafe offers the opportunity to make new friends and enjoy a communal feast or bite to eat, made from would-be-waste-food. Visit www.yourcafe.co.uk EVERY NIGHT GHOST TRAIL OF YORK, West Doors of York Minster, 7.30pm. Dare you cross the centuries and discover York’s spine-chilling history? Visit www. ghosttrail.co.uk or call 01904 633276.
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YORK CARERS COFFEE MORNING, Spurriergate Centre, 10am-12noon. Call 01904 629393. 2ND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH SUPPORT MEETING, Wigginton Recreation Hall, 7pm. Parkinson’s UK York branch meet every month for talks, fun, and the occasional quiz. Call 0844 2253634.
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3RD WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH YORK ME COMMUNITY COFFEE CLUB, Novotel, Fishergate. Open to anyone with ME, or their friends and families. They also have a Coffee Club on the 1st Monday of each month at the Bar Convent Email bill@York-ME-Community.org
‘OH WISE OWL’ ART TRAIL, 11am – 3.30pm. Get outdoors and closer to nature this winter, exploring the nation’s love of owls through a series of artworks. Find fourteen sculptures and a sound piece in unexpected places.
1ST & 3RD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH BEYOND MONOPOLY, The Bar Convent, 10am-9pm. Join the club in playing an array of board games, both modern and classic. Visit www.bmyork. wordpress.com
‘OH WISE OWL’ INDOOR ART EXHIBITION, 11am – 3.30pm. Adding to the popular outdoor art trail is a new indoor exhibition showcasing 22 further artworks of paintings, drawings and a puppet. Please note: exhibition room accessed by stairs only.
3RD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH YORK AND DISTRICT GUILD OF WEAVERS, Visit www. yorks-guild-wsd.org.uk or call 07811 393123.
LAST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH MAKERS' MARKET, Shambles Market, 9am-5pm. Browse unique works from local artists and crafters at the monthly Makers’ Market.
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HALF TERM FUN, 11am-3.30pm (closed Monday). Enjoy oodles of fun at the stately home and gardens, including the Owl Walk, Artrageous!, and Stories Alive.
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THE GHOST BUS TOURS, Departing from York Railway Station bus stop RE daily at 7.30pm & additional weekend tours. The unique comedy horror show takes you around the darker side of York on board a classic 1960s Routemaster. Call 0844 5678666.
VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT OPEN DAY, 10am-1pm. If you’re looking for a new challenge, pop along to meet the team and find out more about volunteering opportunities, indoors and out, at Goddards this year. FOUNTAINS ABBEY AND STUDLEY ROYAL WATER GARDEN Call 01765 608888 24th FEBRUARY GARDENS OF LIGHT, 6.30-8.30pm. Join in a worldwide celebration of the wonder of gardens. Pack a torch and go for an after dark adventure through the water garden to see the statues and follies glowing gold. Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/york
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YORK THEATRE ROYAL JOSEPH ROWNTREE To book: 623568 THEATRE JACK & THE BEANSTALK (UNTIL 4TH FEBRUARY) The ever popular panto returns, featuring a line-up of much loved characters. They are joined by Berwick Kaler, the nation’s longest running consecutive panto dame, and rejoined by Martin Barrass. Once again we’ll get the theatre’s dream team who will conjure up all that amazing magic and sparkle loved by generations of panto fans. GRANDAD’S ISLAND (13TH-17TH FEBRUARY) Syd’s favourite person in the whole wide world is Grandad. And Grandad’s favourite person is Syd. Join the intrepid duo as they head off on a heart warming adventure filled with songs, laughter and jungles that will change their lives forever... Benji Davies’s award winning book is brought magically and sensitively to life by the team behind Flat Stanley and Red Riding Hood. BRIGHTON ROCK (16TH FEBRUARY-3RD MARCH) As two seventeen year olds, Pinkie and Rose get embroiled in a vicious gang war in Brighton, one brutal murder leads to the next. The police are impassive - but the courageous and life embracing Ida Arnold wants the truth. Nothing scares her. Whatever the cost, she’ll see justice is done. York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre are proud to bring the dark underworld of Graham Greene’s classic novel Brighton Rock to the stage, adapted by acclaimed writer Bryony Lavery.
Visit www.josephrowntreetheatre. co.uk To book: 501935 THE PRODUCERS (8TH-10TH FEBRUARY) Failing Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his mild mannered accountant Leo Bloom scheme to get rich from Broadway’s biggest scam. Planning to capitalise on a “flop” show, the twosome secure “the worst play ever written” and “the worst director in town”, to open on Broadway with the gloriously offensive and decadently inappropriate Springtime for Hitler.
SISTER ACT (15TH-17TH FEBRUARY) Following the success of last year’s Anything Goes, Central Hall Music Society’s talented members are back and ready to rock the pews as they hope to Spread The Love (and glitter) around the Joseph Rowntree Theatre for a second year running. Don’t miss the funniest and funkiest musical in town! THE MIKADO (22ND-24TH FEBRUARY) The University of York Gilbert & Sullivan Society are proud to present
a comedic romp for all the family! Go on a journey to the tiny town of Titipu where a wandering minstrel seeks the hand of a beautiful young maiden; but is he truly who he says he is?
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To book: 0844 8713024 CIRCUS OF HORRORS (6TH FEBRUARY) The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre and fantastic circus acts act’s all woven into a sensational shock / horror storey and the darkest of magic – taking the show to a whole new level, it’s driven by a mainly original soundscape & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek, you’ll certainly Die Laughing. AWFUL AUNTIE (14TH-17TH FEBRUARY) When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie! HEDDA GABLER (20TH-24TH FEBRUARY) This acclaimed new production of Ibsen’s masterpiece Hedda Gabler tours the UK following a sold out run at the National Theatre. Adapted by Olivier Award-winning playwright Patrick Marber, this bold and modern new production stars Lizzy Watts,
playing the title role of the freespirited Hedda Gabler, one of the greatest dramatic parts in theatre and regarded as the female Hamlet.
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BILL BAILEY: LARKS IN TRANSIT (UNTIL 1ST FEBRUARY) Larks in Transit is a compendium of travellers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness.
SWAN LAKE (2ND-3RD FEBRUARY) Under the direction of Marina Medvetskaya, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet has won plaudits across Russia, Scandinavia, the United States and now, the UK. This acclaimed company combines classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets. Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet’s performances have an air of magic, complemented by a full orchestra and outstanding soloists who will take your breath away.
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YORK BARBICAN 1 Bill Bailey 7 Brendan Cole 8 Jason Manford 9 Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 10 York Guildhall Orchestra 11 Joel Dommett 16 Paul Carrack 17 Unibrass 2018 28 Jonathan Pie THE BASEMENT 2 Archipelago 3 Say Owt Slam
4 Open Mic Night 6 Billy Lockett 9 Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club 10 Redfaces 11 John Kearns 13 Fleeting Quiz: Alan Partridge 15 Balha 16 Ed Gamble 17 Geins Family Giftshop: Vol. 3 20 The Great York Literature Quiz 21 3 or 4 for 1 or 2 24 The Omega Era 26 Saint Agnes FIBBERS 7 Live Dead 69 10 Limehouse Lizzy 11 The Sound of Black Uhura 12 Lydia Lunch & Weasel Walter
16 The Guns N Roses Experience 17 ADOLESCENT 21 Anvil 24 The Smyths 26 Electric Six THE BLACK SWAN INN 1 Clive Carroll 8 Paul Downes 15 Singers & Musicians Night 22 The Carrivick Sisters NCEM 1 The Sixteen: Vivaldi Gloria 10 YBC: Stories in Glass 12 Cuppa and a Chorus 13 Martin & Eliza Carthy 17 Mhairi Lawson 17 Young Lieder
17 James Gilchrist 21 Chouk Bwa 27 The Ennis Sisters + Dave Gunning POCKLINGTON ARTS CENTRE 1 Steve Knightley 7 Royal Opera House Live: Tosca 8 From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads 10 Sinfonia Viva 16 A Tigerâ€™s Tale 18 Vonda Shepherd FULFORD ARMS 2 Thomas Truax 10 Bullets and Octane 14 The Molochs 15 Cape Cub 16 Northern Extremity
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•12TH - 18TH FEBRUARY Explore a seminal moment in British history this February Half Term, the ary invasion of the Great Viking Army by the three brothers, sons of the legend Ragnar Lothbrok, in AD 866 and the dawn of Viking York! With an exciting programme of events that explore the impact of the Viking Anglo-Saxon England, including living history encampments, walks, talks, course, dramatic combat performances, there is something for everyon
THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL
Join Vikings in their city centre encampment throughout the week and discover the excitement of life in the city over 1000 years ago: PARLIAMENT STREET VIKING ENCAMPMENT MON 12TH TO SAT 17TH | 10:00 - 16:00 | PARLIAMENT STREET | FREE The Great Viking Army have set up camp in the heart of York! Join the hustle and bustle of Viking life at a special living history experience, right in the centre of the modern city, to discover how the Norsemen and women of the period lived, what they traded and what they wore. You’ll also have the chance to see Viking-age crafting in action, as our resident blacksmith works all week producing authentic arrowheads, as found at Coppergate. This is your chance to get up close to the Vikings; ask them questions, pose for selfies and have the opportunity to hear a saga or two from these fierce warriors, turned traders. VIKING AGE CRAFTING -----------------------------------MON 12TH TO THURS 15TH | 10:00 - 16:00 | ST SAMPSON’S SQUARE YURT | £2 PER CRAFT OR 3 FOR £5 New for 2018! An opportunity to explore and experience a series of specially curated Vikingage crafts. The Festival Yurt will be transformed into a hub of crafting activity, giving you the chance to try your hand at a selection of Norse-inspired crafts,
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including; pottery, pole-lathe, necklace making, willow weaving, textile workshops and drop spindle bracelets.
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VIKING ANIMAL STEADING: BIRDS OF PREY MONDAY 12TH TO SAT 17TH | 10:00 - 16:00 | DIG | INCLUDED IN ADMISSION New for 2018! Get up-close to the magnificent birds of prey the Vikings would have reared at our special Viking steading, only at DIG. Visit the DIG garden to come face-to-face with the majestic hunting birds of the British Isles and the wider Viking world to discover how residents of 10th-century York were able to tame and use these stunning animals. With specially-themed talks and activities around DIG, you and your family will have the opportunity to discover the importance of the birds like the red kite and raven in Viking society. RETURN OF THE VIKINGS TO COPPERGATE! MON 12TH TO SAT 17TH | 10:00 - 16:00 | COPPERGATE SQUARE (OUTSIDE JORVIK) | FREE The Vikings have returned to Coppergate and are ready to entertain you as you wait to step back in time at the world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre! Our Viking storytellers, known as skälds, will take centre stage throughout the week regaling you with tales from the sagas, including the story of the three brothers, leaders of the Great Viking Army. You’ll also have the chance to mingle with our Viking Cunning Woman and her husband as they answer your questions and show you their stunning collection of arms and armour.
WATLINGTON HOARD COMES TO JORVIK ------MON 12TH TO SUN 18TH | 10:00 17:00 (LAST ADMISSION) | JORVIK VIKING CENTRE | INCLUDED IN ADMISSION One of the most important Viking-age hoards to be discovered in England, the Watlington Hoard, will be on display at JORVIK during the festival to help visitors explore a tumultuous period in our history, the invasion of England by the Great Viking Army. Pre-book your ‘Fast Track’ ticket to bypass the queue and visit at a time that suits you!
Unless otherwise stated, to pre-book events call 01904 615505 or visit www.jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk/tickets
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Keep the whole family entertained throughout February Half Term with these exciting Viking events: HAVE-A-GO ARCHERY -----------------------------------------MON 12TH TO THURS 16TH | 10:00 - 16:00 | PARLIAMENT STREET MARQUEE | £5 PER CHILD A unique opportunity for kids to learn the skills of 10th-century archery! Do your little Vikings have what it takes to join the Great Viking Army as an expert archer? Instructed by JORVIK’s skilled instructors participants will learn how to use a bow and arrow with hawk-like efficiency! Suitable for children aged 8 to 12 years only
WALKS, TALKS AND TOURS
Explore the impact and legacy of the Vikings at these special festival events: FESTIVAL WALKING TOUR: 2,000 YEARS OF HISTORY IN 2,000 STEPS ------------------------------------MON 12TH TO FRI 16TH | 11:00 & 14:00 | DEPARTS RICHARD III EXPERIENCE AT MONK BAR | ADULT £5 CONC. £4 Learn about York’s historic streets and buildings from a different point of view. Starting from the city’s famous fortifications join your guide as they take you on a journey through history. From Romans to Victorians and everything in between you will uncover York’s rich and vibrant history. Walk lasts approx 1 hour, please dress accordingly for the weather and be ready to walk long distances and cross busy roads. Pre-booking advised as tickets may not be available to purchase on the day. MEET THE EXPERTS ----------------------------------------------MON 12TH – FRI 16TH | 10:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 15:00 |BARLEY HALL| INCLUDED IN ADMISSION
HAVE-A-GO SWORD COMBAT -----------------------------MON 12TH TO THURS 16TH | 10:00 - 16:00 | PARLIAMENT STREET MARQUEE | £5 PER CHILD A chance for younger Vikings to get a taste for the art of sword fighting! Prepare for battle with the warriors of the Great Viking Army as they put young foot soldiers through their paces to train to become a true Norse hero. A fun and light-hearted workshop of battle skills. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12 years only POO DAY! ---------------------------------------------------------------MON 12TH TO WEDS 14TH FEBRUARY | 10:00 - 16:00 | BARLEY HALL | INCLUDED IN ADMISSION Back by popular demand! Experience the messier-side of archaeology. Have a go at making your very own replica Lloyds Bank Turd, a genuine Viking-age object, and discover how poo is really used to solve ancient mysteries. LITTLE DIGGERS SESSIONS -------------------------------MON 12TH TO SAT 17TH | 10:00 – 11:00 |DIG |£3.50 PER CHILD (WITH ONE ACCOMPANYING ADULT PER TICKET) Visit DIG during JORVIK Viking Festival and join in the fun at ‘Little Diggers’- where your children can DIG, delve and discover the past! MONDAY 12TH - Visiting Vikings TUESDAY 13TH - Norse Sagas and Stories WEDNESDAY 14TH - Jorvik’s Creatures Great and Small THURSDAY 15TH - Dress Like a Viking! FRIDAY 16TH - Norse Games and Music SATURDAY 17TH - Valiant Viking Heroes
Discover the exciting world of archaeology at Barley Hall with these special sessions run by real archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust. MON 12TH: Caring for History TUE 13TH: Everyday Objects in Viking Britain WEDS 14TH: Meet the Experts THURS 15TH: Corbels
CURATOR TOUR & TALK: THE WATLINGTON HOARD WITH GARETH WILLIAMS ----------------------THURS 15TH | 18:30 | JORVIK VIKING CENTRE | £20 PER PERSON Join Gareth Williams of the British Museum for an exclusive after-hours tour of JORVIK and hear a fascinating talk on the importance of the Watlington Hoard. The hoard, which will be installed in the galleries of the centre throughout the festival, casts important new light on the history of Alfred the Great, the kingdom of Mercia and the impact of the Great Viking Army. Price includes VIP access to JORVIK after hours, with a tour of the new centre, a special talk and welcome drink. Pre-booking advised. THE QUEENS OF THE CONQUEST, WITH JOANNA COURTNEY -----------------------------------------------
FRI 16TH: From Dig to Display – Archaeological Conservation CURATOR TOUR & TALK: THE RE-IMAGINING OF JORVIK WITH CHRISTINE MCDONNELL ------TUES 13TH | 18:30 | JORVIK VIKING CENTRE | £20 PER PERSON Discover the story of the re-imagining of the JORVIK galleries from the point of the view of the objects on display at this special after-hours event. Join Christine McDonnell, Head of Collections and Archives for York Archaeological Trust, the parent charity of JORVIK, as she explains the process of creating a new gallery experience within an established attraction as well as showcasing the fascinating artefacts that take pride of place. Price includes VIP access to JORVIK after hours, with a tour of the new centre, a special talk and welcome drink. Pre-booking advised. THE HELEN THIRZA ADDYMAN LECTURE: TRACING AND CLASSIFYING NORSE INFLUENCE ON ENGLISH WITH SARA PONSSANZ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WEDS 15TH | 19.00 | DIG | ADULT £6.50 CONC/FRIENDS OF YAT £5.50 When we think of Viking treasure, we tend to bring to mind spectacular finds such as the Cuerdale or the Galloway hoards. Yet the hundreds of Norse-derived terms that
we use on a daily basis in English are amongst the most significant ‘artefacts’ the Vikings left behind. This talk by Sara Pons-Sanz of Cardiff University and the Gersum Project will explore the influence of Old Norse on the English language, the evidence that we have for the identification of Norse-derived terms and the cultural and sociolinguistic information that they provide.
FRI 16TH | 10:00 | YORK EXPLORE | ADULT £6.50 CONC. £5.50 Think you know the story of 1066? Think again…. Joanna Courtney’s ‘Queens of the Conquest’ series explores the lives of Edyth of Mercia, Elizaveta of Kiev and Mathilda of Flanders in their own quests to promote their homeland, support their husbands and, ultimately, to become Queen of England. Explore the events leading up to the end of AngloSaxon England from a female perspective with Joanna at this special and intriguing talk. MACBETH, THE NORTH, AND 1066 WITH JUSTIN HILL ------------------------------------------------------------FRI 16TH | 15:30 | YORK EXPLORE | ADULT £6.50 CONC. £5.50 The events of 1066 are often seen through the prism of what happened in the south of England.
However, the events that lead to the Norman Conquest happen here, in the north, in the struggle between the real-life historical figures of Duncan, Macbeth and Earl Siward. In an illustrated talk, bestselling author Justin Hill recounts this little-known story, which is just as bloody and compelling as the Shakespearean play.
CRAFTING AND TRADING
Experience Viking culture first hand and learn unique skills at these unmissable workshops and shopping experiences: NORSE NALEBINDING WORKSHOP (BEGINNERS & ADVANCED) -----------------------------------------WEDS 14TH AND THURS 15TH | 10.00 13.00 | 47 ALDWARK | £15.50 PER PERSON An exclusive opportunity to learn the ancient art of Norse nålebinding (knitting with one needle) with expert Mari Wickerts, of Gothenburg Museum. You will discover how to make your own Viking hats and socks using this traditional skill. Don’t worry if you have no experience, as this session is for complete beginners. All materials are provided, along with refreshments, pre-booking essential as spaces limited NORSE TABLET WEAVING WORKSHOP (BEGINNERS & ADVANCED) ----------------------------------------WEDS 14TH AND THURS 15TH | 14.00 17.00 | 47 ALDWARK | £15.50 PER PERSON
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The climax of JORVIK Viking Festival is the epic Finale Weekend, when the three brothers and their Great Viking Army will feast, compete for the title of strongest Viking and take to the battlefield against the defending Anglo-Saxons to bring about the dawn of Viking York! ANNUAL STRONGEST VIKING COMPETITION -------FROM 10:00 | COPPERGATE SQUARE (OUTSIDE JORVIK) | FREE The competition just gets tougher! The crème de la crème of Viking warriors from across the globe will descend on York for the chance to be crowned the Strongest Viking. For the second year the competition will take place in our outdoor arena where the contestants will vie for both the title and the public’s adulation. Join us in Coppergate, the home of the Vikings in York, and pick a favourite to cheer on to victory! MARCH TO COPPERGATE ---------------------------------------------------------FROM 1PM | DEAN’S PARK, BY YORK MINSTER | FREE The Perfect Viking Photo Opportunity!
to Coppergate in a spectacular show of strength. BEST BEARD COMPETITION --------------------------------------------------FROM 15.00 | COPPERGATE SQUARE (OUTSIDE JORVIK) | FREE Now in its 10th year, the annual Best Beard Competition is a highlight of JORVIK Viking Festival finale weekend! Come along to see the best beards on offer from young and old, men and women. That’s right, homemade beards are not just welcomed but encouraged! With prizes and the coveted ‘Beard Trophies’ on offer it’s time to get working on those bristles. Crafting materials will be available in Coppergate from 10am on Saturday, for just £2 per person to help you to create your beard masterpiece!
See the rival armies of Vikings and Anglo-Saxons muster and march through York’s ancient streets
A rare opportunity to discover the decorative textile craft of the Vikings, Tablet Weave. Expert Mari Wickerts of Gothenburg Museum is offering complete beginners the opportunity to try out Tablet Weaving, the decorative art used to adorn Viking clothing. All materials are provided, plus refreshments, pre-booking essential due to limited spaces 10TH CENTURY TRADERS -----------------------------------------------FRI 16TH TO SUN 18TH | 10.00-16.00 | PARLIAMENT STREET MARQUEE & ST SAMPSON’S SQUARE YURT | ADULT £2 CONC. £1.50 FAMILY OF 4 £5 RE-ENACTORS 50P Don’t miss this atmospheric market, one of the oldest of its kind. Vikings from around the world gather in the heart of Viking York to sell their wares; including hand crafted weapons, beautiful jewellery, costume, chests, bowls, tankards, lanterns, belts, shoes and pottery and much, much more!
THE GREAT VIKING ARMY RETURNS ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DOORS OPEN AT 18:00, ENTERTAINMENT COMMENCES 18:45 | EYE OF YORK | ADULT £15.00 CONC. £11.00 FAMILY OF FOUR £44.50 FAMILY OF FIVE £53.50 Thrilling live battle action awaits you as the great armies of the Viking invaders and the stoic Anglo-Saxon defenders lock sword and shield in a spectacular battle royale that will determine the future of the British Isles. Incorporating a cast of fearsome warriors, sound and light effects and dazzling pyrotechnics this is an evening that will go down in the history books! Please note: warm clothing and footwear is advised, as this event takes place outdoors. Pre-booking is essential to avoid disappointment, as tickets may not be available on the door. Unless otherwise stated book online at www.jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk or the dedicated Festival Box Office on 01904 615505. All events correct at time of print, the organisers reserve the right to alter or withdraw any events at any time.
JORVIK Viking Festival is organised by York Archaeological Trust, a registered charity in England & Wales (No. 509060) and Scotland (SCO42846).
EVENTS YORK LIFE
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YORK RESIDENTS’ FESTIVAL 2018 BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER, THE 2018 YORK RESIDENTS FESTIVAL RETURNS! SAT 27 & SUN 28 JANUARY. Loads of attractions, events and offers – all for free! York Residents’ Festival is open to all York Residents who have a valid YorkCard. Students studying in the city can also take part with a valid York student ID card.
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p Pre-booking is not required - unless otherwise stated. p ALL SAINTS NORTH STREET North Street, York, YO1 6JD allsaints-northstreet.org.uk SAT 27 JAN 10AM – 5.30PM Visit York’s finest Medieval Church. 10.30AM - Tour of the world famous stained glass windows. 11.30AM - Recent Archaeology and The York Visions and mounted mid-wives. 4.30PM - An introduction to York’s finest Medieval Church. 5PM - Vespers - Latin plainsong p BARLEY HALL Coffee Yard, Off Stonegate, York, YO1 8AR 01904 615505 / barleyhall.co.uk SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 10AM – 4PM BOTH DAYS Explore a beautifully recreated medieval townhouse, right in the heart of the city, once home to the Priors of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York. Plus, this is your last chance to discover six sumptuous costumes from the smash-hit BBC2 show ‘Wolf Hall’. p BEDERN HALL Bartlegarth, York, YO1 7AL 01904 646030 / bedernhall.co.uk SUN 28 JAN – WED 31 JAN 10.30AM – 4PM Discover York’s hidden medieval hall through a new exhibition and film. Once home to the Vicars Choral of York Minster, this 14th century hall has tales to tell of priests, poverty and pork pies! p CASTLE HOWARD Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA 01653 648333 / www.castlehoward.co.uk SATURDAY 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 10.00AM – 5.00PM With woodland and lakeside walks, wildlife spotting on the Great Lake and fun adventure playground, Castle Howard’s exhilarating landscape is yours to discover this winter. Please note the house itself is closed.
p CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ / 01904 612171/ centralmethodistyork.org.uk SAT 27 JAN 11AM – 4PM This Grade II listed building, built in 1840 to seat 1500 people, is one of the few chapels of its period still intact. The interior is horse-shoe shaped with a gallery and box pews. Come and listen to the organ, one of the finest in York! p CITY CRUISES YORK Sailing from King’s Staith or Lendal Bridge 01904 628324 Monday – Friday, Sat27 & Sun 28, 0207 740 0400 / citycruises. com SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM. Sit back, relax and enjoy a 30 minute York City Cruise. Listen to our live captain’s commentary as you cruise along the Ouse.
p CLIFFORD’S TOWER Tower Street, York, YO1 9SA / 01904 646940 english-heritage.org.uk/ cliffordstower SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 10AM – 4PM There’s plenty to discover at Clifford’s Tower, standing proud on its high mound, raised by William the Conqueror. It is almost all that remains of York Castle and has served as a prison and a royal mint in its time.
p DIG – AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ADVENTURE St Saviour’s Church, St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN 01904 615505 / digyork.com SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 10AM – 5PM. LAST ADMISSION ON BOTH DAYS 4PM Places will be available to York residents on each DIG tour throughout the day over Residents’ Festival weekend. Tours take place on the hour from 10am. NEW EARSWICK SWIMMING CLUB Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York YO32 4AQ / 01904 626815 / newearswicksc.co.uk SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN Free entry to New Earswick Swimming Club 'open swim' sessions at New Earswick pool on Saturday 28th January (2.00-3.30pm) or Sunday 29th January (9.00-10.30am or 2.00-3.30pm). 20 tickets available each for session on a first come, first served basis. Please note children under the aged of 7 must be accompanied in the water by an adult with each adult supervising a maximum of 2 children. Pre-booking is required. p EXPLORE YORK LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES York Explore Library, Library Square, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DS / 01904 552800 / exploreyork.org.uk SAT 27 JAN 10AM –4PM Map Attack! Join us for a one-day Resident’s Festival spectacular at York Explore Library as we use our historical maps from the archives as inspiration to help us recreate York from Lego! Event takes place in the Marriot Room. p FAIRFAX HOUSE 27 Castlegate (behind Fenwicks), York, YO1 9RN / 01904 655543 / fairfaxhouse.co.uk
SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN SAT 10AM – 5PM, SUN 11AM – 4PM Grasp the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see Fairfax House as never normally seen during its deep-clean winter hibernation. Learn what makes this house tick and what it is like to be involved in this Georgian York Treasure. p FISHERGATE POSTERN TOWER Junction Piccadilly / Lead Mill Lane / yorkwalls.org.uk SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 10AM – 4PM Come and see the internal rooms of this 500 year old tower, climb the narrow spiral staircase, find the garderobe, look for masons’ marks and inspect the inside construction of the roof.
p GUILDHALL AND MANSION HOUSE RESTORATION Guildhall, York, YO31 9QN 01904 551011 / mansionhouseyork.com SATURDAY 27 JAN & SUNDAY 28 JAN 11AM – 3PM Explore the Guildhall and discover up to date news on the restoration of the Mansion House and the links between the two. Children’s activities will explore how the buildings were constructed and there will be a discovery trail for all the family to enjoy.
p HENRY VII EXPERIENCE Micklegate, York, YO1 6JX 01904 615505 / henryviiexperience.com SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 10AM – 3PM Discover the impact the first Tudor monarch had on York when you visit the Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar.
p HOLGATE WINDMILL Windmill Rise, Holgate, YO26 4TX 07710 314614 / holgatewindmill.org SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 11AM – 4PM BOTH DAYS Come and see York’s only surviving windmill, restored and in full working order. p NEW JACOBS WELL Trinity Lane, Micklegate, York, YO1 6EL / 07866 366387 / www.jacobswellyork.org.uk SAT 27 JAN 10AM – 4PM Jacobs Well was originally the home of the Chantry Priests from Holy Trinity Priory. It was bought by Isabella Ward, Prioress of Clementhorpe Nunnery in 153, later became an Inn and is now the Parish rooms for Holy Trinity Church.
SAT 27 & SUN 28 JAN 11AM – 3PM An opportunity to find out more about this historic York through tours and talks.
p RICHARD III EXPERIENCE Monk Bar, Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LQ 01904 615505 / richardiiiexperience.com SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 10AM – 4PM Explore the impact the last Plantagenet monarch had on York when you visit the Richard III experience at Monk Bar.
p MERCHANT ADVENTURERS’ HALL Fossgate, York, YO1 9XD 01904 654818 / merchantshallyork.org SAT 27 JAN 10AM – 4PM Fascinating tales, awe-inspiring architecture and intriguing rare artefacts. Explore this stunning timber framed building free of charge on Saturday 27 January. Merchants’ coffee house will be open. p MERCHANT TAYLORS’ HALL Aldwark, York, YO1 7BX / 07762 295597 / merchant-taylors-york.org SUN 28 JAN 11AM – 3PM A unique opportunity to visit the ancient hall of the Merchant Taylors’. Meet our members and catering partner. Learn about our history, participate in the needle hunt and see our exhibits. Refreshments available. p NATIONAL CENTRE FOR EARLY MUSIC St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL / 01904 658338 / tickets.ncem.co.uk SUN 28 JAN MON – FRI 9AM – 5PM (OPEN ALL DAY SAT 28 JAN) Join us for our ‘Come & Sing’ workshops, aimed at anyone wanting to enjoy the positive effects of social singing. These sessions are open to adults and children 5+. No prior experience of music needed. Pre-booking required via telephone, email or website. p NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM Leeman Road, York, YO26 6HS / nrm.org.uk SAT 27 & SUN 28 JAN 10AM – 5PM Get onboard awe-inspiring locomotives and see railway legends including Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive.
p JORVIK VIKING CENTRE Coppergate, York, YO1 9WT 01904 615505 / jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk SAT 27 & SUN 28 JAN 1PM – 5PM (LAST ADMISSION 4PM) Residents are invited to visit after 1pm across the weekend to explore the re-imagined JORVIK experience. Visitors will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. p NEW KING’S MANOR University of York, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EP york.ac.uk/residents-festival-2018
Foss Islands Road and was built in 1490. Having suffered massive damage during the Civil War siege of 1644 and had subsequent repairs and restoration, it is now occupied by a team of volunteers.
p RED TOWER YORK Rosemary Place/Foss Islands Road, York, YO31 7UR / 01904 769802 / Facebook – Red Tower York SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JANOPENING TIME 10.00AM The Red Tower terminates York’s Bar Walls on
p ST ANTHONY’S HALL Trinity Church York, St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York, Y01 7PW 01904 651726 / trinitychurchyork.org.uk SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 10AM – 4PM St Anthony’s Hall is a medieval guildhall, now being used by Trinity Church York. Join us to learn more about this historic building and how we use it now. There will be tea and cake available and a treasure hunt!
SAT 27 & SUN 28 JAN SAT 10AM – 4PM, FREE PERFORMANCE AT 11.30AM FOR ONE HOUR SUN 12.30PM – 4PM, WORSHIP SERVICE AT 11AM, ALL WELCOME Grade II* listed 17th century chapel with an exhibition about the garden, originally a graveyard. At 11.30am, Saturday, join poet and performer Anneliese Emmans Dean for ‘Flying High!’ – a journey through the bird year in laughter, rhythm and rhyme and bird song too!
YORK LIFE EVENTS
p NEW GYROCOPTER EXPERIENCE Rufforth Airfield East, Rufforth, York, YO23 3QA / 01904 737256 gyrocopterexperience.com SAT 27 JAN 10AM – 4PM Remember James Bond’s Little Nellie Gyrocopter? We have a collection of modern Gyrocopters. We can offer flights showing visitors York from the sky. Visit our museum, cinema. Simulator and hangar. Find out why York is the epicentre for gyrocopters in the UK.
p NEW THE BAR CONVENT LIVING HERITAGE CENTRE 17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ 01904 643238 / bar-convent.org.uk SAT 27 JAN 10AM – 4PM Explore 300 years of danger, bravery and history at England’s oldest living convent, relax with home cooked food and baking in our fabulous café. Complimentary glass of wine, beer or soft drink valid on main meals over £7.00. Wheelchair accessible including disabled toilet.
p ST DENYS PARISH CHURCH St Denys Road, Walmgate, York, YO1 9QD 07850 111299 / stdenysyork.co.uk SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN. SAT 10AM - 4PM, SUN 11AM - 4PM. 10AM SERVICE. Our historic church will welcome the community from our local friends and neighbours and also further afield. We will meet-and-greet, with tours of our rich and important heritage. Musical interludes plus refreshments will be available. p ST HELEN STONEGATE St Helen’s Church, St Helen’s Square, York, YO1 8QN / 01904 636512 SAT 27 JAN 2PM – 5PM The York & District Organists’ Association invites members of the public to come and play the pipe organ in St Helen’s Church. No experience is necessary. Just come and ‘have a go’. p ST NICKS ENVIRONMENT CENTRE & NATURE RESERVE York Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, York, YO10 3ST / 01904 411821 stnicks.org.uk SAT 27 JAN 12PM – 4PM Explore the green heart of York: free guided tours of the centre and 24 acre reserve start at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Plus family-friendly activities, crafts sale, refreshments including food from haybox cookers, info on green living and volunteering.
p ST SAVIOURGATE UNITARIAN CHAPEL St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ 01904 693427 / york.unitarians.org.uk
p THE JOSEPH ROWNTREE THEATRE The Theatre, Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA / 01904 501935 josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 10AM 4PM Tour the grade II listed Art Deco theatre interior including backstage and see how scenery changes and sound lighting operate. A small exhibition on the theatre’s history included. On Sunday witness a rehearsal of @The Producers’ in the afternoon. p THE ROWNTREE SOCIETY AT THE JOSEPH ROWNTREE THEATRE Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA / 01904 501935 / rowntreesociety.org.uk SUN 28 JAN 10AM – 4PM This year we’re putting on another series of exhibitions to showcase our recent work. They include some short films, the launch of our new Rowntree Walks book and a host of other activities suitable for all ages. p THE STAINED GLASS CENTRE St Martin-cum-Gregory Church, Micklegate, York, YO1 6LN / stainedglasscentre.org SUN 27 JAN 11AM - 4PM Join us at the Stained Glass Centre for family-friendly activities, craft stalls and delicious refreshments. Explore the atmospheric building and discover historic stained glass and fascinating graffiti.
EVENTS YORK LIFE p THE YORK DUNGEON 12 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD 01904 63259 / thedungeons.com/york/ en/ SUN 28 JAN – 31 JAN SAT & SUN 12.00PM – 5PM, MON – WED 12PM – 4PM The York Dungeon is a 75 minute journey into 2000 years of York’s horrible history. Bringing together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience. Recommended for ages 10+. p NEW TOUCH TUINA 11 St Saviours Place, York, YO1 7PJ 01904 636155 / 07535 646400 touchtuina.com SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 10AM – 4PM Chinese New Year – Year of the Rooster. Free taster sessions running all day for all York residents.
p YOGABOMB 6 Bootham Terrace, York, YO30 7DH / 07960 011617 / yogabombyork.co.uk SAT 27 JAN – FRI 3 FEB 8.30AM – 6PM Come and try Hot Yoga with us at Yogabomb. All you need is yourself, a bottle and maybe a towel. All classes will be mixed ability and suitable for all ages, shapes and sizes. Pre-booking required via website.
YORK ARMY MUSEUM 3 Tower Street, York, YO1 9SB 01904 731532 / yorkarmymuseum.co.uk SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 9AM - 4PM, LAST ADMISSION 3.30PM Explore the museum and discover our Behind the Lines exhibition. Free After Hours talks. Sat 27: The Half-Shilling Curate, 4.30pm Sun 28: York’s Military Legacy, 4.30pm Pre-booking not required for museum but is required to attend the talks.
p YORK ART GALLERY Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW 01904 687687 / yorkartgallery.org.uk SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 10AM – 5PM New commissions, Old Masters and more than 2000 ceramics works can be found at the multi-award winning York Art Gallery. Paul Nash and the Uncanny Landscape: An exhibition curated by John Stezaker open until 18 February 2018. Art activities: Join us in the studio for practical art activities. p YORK CASTLE MUSEUM York Castle Museum, Eye of York, YO1 9RY / 01904 687687 / yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 9.30AM – 5PM York Castle Museum, the award winning museum where you can explore over 400 years of York’s past in one place. This amazing museum of everyday life is famous for its collections of costumes, textiles, military and social history. p YORK CEMETERY The Gatehouse, Cemetery Road, York, YO10 5AJ 07908 221152 / yorkcemetery.org.uk SUN 28 JAN 10AM – 4PM Come along and visit the Cemetery Chapel for free tea/coffee and cake. History walks in the Cemetery and Catacomb tours. Talk to Cemetery Genealogists who will help in locating graves.
p YORK’S CHOCOLATE STORY King’s Square, York, YO1 7LD 01904 527765 / yorkchocolatestory.com SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 8.50AM – 4PM Join us for five free tours of the attraction at 9am, 9.15am, 9.30am, 9.45am and 10am on both Saturday and Sunday. There will also be 1/3 off for York residents throughout the whole weekend. Discover how chocolate made history and played its part in York.
YORK COLD WAR BUNKER Monument Close, York, YO24 4HT 01904 646940 / english-heritage.org.uk/ yorkbunker SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 10AM AND 4PM BOTH DAYS Accepting pre-booked tours only at The Bunker at 10am and 11am slots each day. Pre-booking is required via telephone
p YORK MANSION HOUSE St Helen’s Square, York, YO1 9QL 01904 553979 / mansionhouseyork.com SAT 27 & SUN 28 JAN 10AM – 4PM Welcome to Mansion House, the original city house. Past the grandeur of the prominent green doors and beautiful façade lies an inspiring, interactive environment where you can experience the story of York’s past and present.
YORK MOTORSPORTS VILLAGE Kathryn Avenue, Monks Cross, York, YO32 9JS / 01904 6735555 / ymsv.co.uk Sun 28 Jan, see website for timetable F3 Racing (ages 4-7) 10am - 12pm FREE - 10 minute drive experience, F2 Racing (ages 8-12) 12pm – 4pm £5pp - 15 lap timed practice (Max.Track time 10 mins, F1 Racing (13+ Years) 4pm – 6.30pm £5pp - 15 lap timed practice (Max.Track time 10 mins), F1 R-Factor - Racing Simulator (10+ years) 10am – 6pm £5pp - 10 Minute session. Pre-booking required and be paid for in full, where applicable via www.ymsv. co.uk/york-residents-festival
p YORKSHIRE MUSEUM Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR 01904 687687 / yorkshiremuseum.org.uk SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 10AM – 5PM Built on the remains of St Mary’s Abbey, the Yorkshire Museum in York, is home to Britain’s greatest treasures. Walk on a genuine Roman mosaic floor, marvel at Viking and medieval treasures and learn stories of those who made York the city it is today.
p YORK ST MARY’S Coppergate (next to JORVIK Viking Centre) / 01904 615505 / thejorvikgroup.com/events-and-festivals/ residentsweekend SAT 27 JAN & SUN 28 JAN 10AM – 5PM The JORVIK Group invites you to discover, in York St Mary's, the hustle and tle of Viking-age York in this special exhibition exploring trade, industry and everyday life in the city over 1,000 years ago, this Residents’ Festival. Plus discover our plans for the new JORVIK Viking Centre opening 8th April 2017. NEW YORK THEATRE ROYAL St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD 01904 623568 / www.yorktheatreroyal. co.uk SUN 28 JAN 10AM - 4PM Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the theatre and see parts of the building normally off limits to the public. Tours every 30 minutes from 10.00am – 4.00pm. Places are limited. Café also open for refreshments. Pre-booking is required.
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If the new year as spurred you on to try something new, why not hold off on that bungee jump for a couple of months? Instead, try something that will be a lot more rewarding, doesn't involve flying to new Zealand, and won't require a change of pants. Beningbrough Hall, that stately wonder looked after by The National Trust just north of the city, is looking for dedicated new volunteers. If you fancy something different, while making some new friends, you should give 'em a shot. As well as all the usual voluntary jobs you'd expect from a big old stately home, they also need someone who is social media savvy. I'd do it, but I'd end up tweeting endless photos of my lunches and getting into arguments about Donald Trump. Still, if you're a bit more professional, call 472027 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough.
Dark mornings, chilly days, sore bums from slipping on ice... oh, what a joy the British winter is. However, did you know that not everywhere on earth is like this at this time of year, and that right now some lucky so-and-sos are sunning themselves on beaches and sipping cocktails on the decks of cruise ships? If the thought of planning a getaway to somewhere sunny is a little daunting, let these experts handle it all. Recently opened in Fulford is Savannah Travel, staffed with travel agents with a combined experience in the industry of over 35 years. The dedicated, friendly team can help with planning every aspect of your holiday, and offer 24/7 support while you're away. Which is nice to know. With their help, you should have your feet up in a hammock in no time. Visit www.savannahtravel.co.uk or call 623444. Meet the team at a Holiday Travel Show they are hosting on 24th February at St Oswald’s Church Hall, Fulford. Hear from tour operators and cruise lines to get inspired for your next adventure. Call ‘em for more info.
GET CAUGHT IN THIS WEB Okay, so you've had a month to recover, both physically and financially, after Christmas. So when is the first kids' birthday party gonna hit? If you're already panicking because little Billy's is in March, and lovely Annabelle's is in early May, chill out will you? I have it on good authority that the Web Adventure Park on Wigginton Road offer stress-free birthday party packages – ones that even mums and dads will enjoy. With a range which offers something for every child, their parties include the original Bugtastic (free play) party, Animal Petting, Make a Bear, High Ropes and Crafty Parties, as well as the new Laser Parties with exclusive use of Creepy Crawlies! Oh my God... LASER Parties?!? Damn the kids, I'm booking one for myself. Mind you, book quickly - this month the parties are even better value as they’re offering a free four week Creepy Crawlies pass for the birthday child when you book before the end of February. Find out more at www.webadventurepark.co.uk or by calling 692221.
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Despite what you might have heard, you can do a lot in the garden during February. If the weather is mild now is a good time to get set for the spring-time sowing and planting. February is the best time to buy your plants and summer flowering bulbs for a nice, bright show of colour later in the season. Bulbs and tubers such as Gladioli and Dahlias can be started in pots, as long as they are in a frost free place such as a greenhouse or cold frame. Also, sweet peas can be sown and placed in a cold frame. If the soil is still workable, now is an ideal time to dig your borders and prepare seed beds for the spring. Turn over the soil to improve aeration and drainage. Plus, covering the soil with clear polythene or cloches is an ideal way to warm it before sowing, but if the conditions are poor try adding some gravel or grit to improve the drainage, giving your plants the best possible start for the year.
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I have some hybrid tea roses in the garden of the house I have just moved into. Could you please offer some advice about pruning and caring for them? Hybrid teas are usually sold as one year old plants. They must be pruned hard on planting, cutting stems about 4-6 inches from the ground. They need no further formative pruning or training after their full growing season. For established plants, remove as necessary any dead, diseased, or damaged growth during the growing and flowering season, and any suckers. Dead-head regularly to encourage a continual show of flowers. The dormant season, from November to March, is the best time to do the annual pruning. This consists of removing all unproductive and unhealthy shoots, and shortening what remains. Only strong, healthy growth is retained to supply vigorous shoots in the flowering season. Most large-flowered bush roses are naturally upright, and this often leads to over crowded stems in the centre of the bush. By selectively shortening stems to healthy, outward-pointing buds, a wellshaped and open-centrened bush can be formed, allowing free air circulation and reducing the risk of disease. First remove dead or diseased wood, and any stumps left from previous years' pruning that did not produce worthwhile shoots. Cut away thin shoots
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When you work for such a well-known and respected brand that continually invests in our products to make them the absolute best for our customers, you can really believe in what you sell. Taking a more consultative role with customers to truly meet their needs and find the best solution for their business makes for a satisfying and financially stable and rewarding career. We have a vacancy for one additional salesperson to join our very established and industry respected team. If you have sales experience (not necessarily in advertising) and want to work for a market leader that continually invests in its products and people you should consider applying. As a family run and local company we take our responsibility to our staff very seriously. There are opportunities to progress, ongoing training and great support and flexibility. We sell ethically and expect our staff to adhere to and embrace our strong company values.
Based in our offices in Haxby, York and working across our print and digital products covering York, Scarborough, Driffield and Bridlington and surrounding villages, your day to day tasks will include: • Managing the full sales-cycle including; prospecting, fact finding, presenting, negotiating and closing local and regional accounts • Advising customers on the best products and campaigns to meet their needs • Establish, manage and generate revenue from developmental sales list • Interact with various internal departments to carry out client requirements such as scheduling advertising and ad copy • React to inbound customer requests via phone and online • Use phone and email, and make occasional face-to-face sales calls •Develop relationships for long term growth • Assist customers with basic ad layout and design.
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T H E C A N D I D AT E Must have experience using AutoCAD, 3D CAD and SketchUp experience would be desirable. Must have excellent interpersonal skills-able to communicate well both written and verbally. Be hard working and committed, Good attention detail, Good at meeting deadlines. Will required own transport (no public transport or suitable cycling roads) Playscheme transform spaces all over the country creating custom made play schemes that are imaginative, exhilarating and educational. See www.play-scheme.co.uk. You can apply for this job by emailing your CV and examples of your work (PDF format) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will be held asap.
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A great opportunity has arisen to join our family-run playground manufacturing company in York. The company are looking to expand its Technical CAD drawers Team due to workload and much larger projects requiring detailed 2D technical drawings. The position would suit an experienced CAD Technician, self-motivated, time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines. This is a full-time position (37.5hours) but we would consider job-share.
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