About the festival
York Festival of Ideas took place from 7 to 19 June 2016 with a theme of
With over 180 events, including talks, performances and exhibitons, the Festival was an event for all ages and interests!
York Festival of Ideas 2017
The York Festival of Ideas will return from 6 to 18 June 2017 with a theme of The Story of Things.
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Discover talks, activities, performances and exhibitions that interest you.
Several days during the Festival are dedicated to events on a certain theme.
Hear from the experts on subjects from brains to Beowulf.
Theatre, music, film and more.
From creative writing to hands-on science.
Several exhibitions are on show around the city throughout the festival.
Planning your visit to York Festival of Ideas? Plan ahead by viewing the online version of the York Visitor Guide 2016 with full information and tips on places to eat, stay and explore.
Visit the website to find out more.