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About the festival
York Festival of Ideas is a diverse range of over 150 free events that take place each June in the beautiful city of York.
The Festival programme will be available here from early May.
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.