Theme: Performances

With an array of films, plays and concerts, this year’s Festival offers something for all interests and ages, from acting workshops to string quartets and French films to house music.

What's on

Wed
20
Jun

Britten: War Requiem

Marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, the University Choir and Symphony Orchestra present Britten’s searing War Requiem.

Sun
17
Jun

LUMA Film Festival

Now in its seventh year, the LUMA Film Festival was created by University of York students to champion the work of the Department of Theatre, Film and Television. As well as screenings of student work, the event includes talks and workshops from leading professionals in the UK film and television industry. Past student work screened at LUMA has gone on to win awards and recognition at both national and international level.

Sat
16
Jun

LUMA Film Festival

Now in its seventh year, the LUMA Film Festival was created by University of York students to champion the work of the Department of Theatre, Film and Television. As well as screenings of student work, the event includes talks and workshops from leading professionals in the UK film and television industry. Past student work screened at LUMA has gone on to win awards and recognition at both national and international level.

Fri
15
Jun

Foundations of House

In 1972 something happened. A new sound from underground parties held in basements and lofts across Manhattan began to permeate the concrete and steel of the city: disco. For the ensuing half a century the thump of disco’s bass drum has been the heartbeat of nightlife. However, it is so much more than just a beat. It is moving, living, breathing history.

Fri
15
Jun

Dogmatic

Jamal used to be dogmatic. Well, he still slightly is. But now he is more open to hearing different opinions. Exploring free speech, Facebook debates, police brutality, privilege and self-reflection, DOGMATIC focuses on what happened when Jamal became more aware of racial inequality and how he allowed this to consume him.

Fri
15
Jun

Galina Vale: Guitar virtuoso

Flamboyant international guitar diva, Galina Vale, plays a programme of flamenco and classical pieces. A child prodigy raised in a family of musicians, Galina’s performing career began at the age of eight with an appearance on Ukrainian State Television.

Thu
14
Jun

Chamber Music Masterpieces: String quartets

Internationally renowned Festival Artists of York Chamber Music Festival present two chamber music masterpieces – Mozart’s String Quartet in G Major and Brahms’ String Quartet in C Minor.

Thu
14
Jun

Ciné Lumière: Merci Patron!

Merci Patron! (Thanks Boss!) is an award-winning documentary directed by journalist and social activist François Ruffin. A box office success in France, the 2016 film is critical of the practice of outsourcing French jobs to foreign labour abroad. It follows a family fired by a company owned by LVMH (Group owned by French billionaire Bernard Arnault) who, with the help of the movie director, seek reparation from their previous employer.

Wed
13
Jun

Creating Stories on Screen: Acting workshops for adults

Ever fancied being a star of the screen? This is your chance to step in front of the camera and learn how to act for film and TV. Come along to one of our tailor-made Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting (YAFTA) workshops, all run by professional actress Rachel Watkinson.

Wed
13
Jun

Liquid Traces: The left-to-die boat case

Join us for a film screening of Liquid Traces: The Left-to-Die Boat Case (2014) directed by Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani (Forensic Oceanography). The screening will be introduced by Martha Cattell and Kyveli Lignou-Tsamantani, Art History PhD Students at the University of York.

Wed
13
Jun

Creating Stories on Screen: Acting workshops for teenagers

Ever fancied being a star of the screen? This is your chance to step in front of the camera and learn how to act for film and TV. Come along to one of our tailor-made Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting (YAFTA) workshops, all run by professional actress Rachel Watkinson.

Wed
13
Jun

Creating Stories on Screen: Acting workshops for children

Ever fancied being a star of the screen? This is your chance to step in front of the camera and learn how to act for film and TV. Come along to one of our tailor-made Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting (YAFTA) workshops, all run by professional actress Rachel Watkinson.

Mon
11
Jun

We Are the Dreamers of Dreams

‘We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams …’ York Musical Society sings Elgar’s setting of O’Shaughnessy’s poem The Music Makers, together with Brahms’ Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) at this open rehearsal.

Mon
11
Jun

Ciné Lumière: L'homme de Rio

Join us a special film screening of the 1964 comedy classic L'Homme de Rio (That Man from Rio) directed by Philippe de Broca. Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Françoise Dorléac, it follows the extravagant adventures of a young man who comes to the rescue of his girlfriend who has been abducted by thieves and brought to Rio.

Mon
11
Jun

In the Shadow of the Moon: A rehearsed sharing - CANCELLED

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event is cancelled. Apologies for any disappointment.

Sun
10
Jun

Liquid Traces: The left-to-die boat case

Join us for a film screening of Liquid Traces: The Left-to-Die Boat Case (2014) directed by Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani (Forensic Oceanography). The screening will be introduced by Martha Cattell and Kyveli Lignou-Tsamantani, Art History PhD Students at the University of York.

Sat
9
Jun

My Life as of NAO

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.

Sat
9
Jun

AnDa Union: From the Steppes to the city

From the Steppes to the City is a rare insight into a forgotten land and nomadic life on the furthest edges of China, home to more than six million Mongolians. The documentary film, directed by Sophie Lascelles and Tim Pearce, follows AnDa Union, a ten-strong group of young musicians, as they travel through the beautiful grasslands of Inner Mongolia.

Fri
8
Jun

My Life as of NAO

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.

Fri
8
Jun

The Chimera Ensemble

The Chimera Ensemble, the University of York’s new music group, presents an eclectic mix of contemporary works. These include Romitelli’s Francis Bacon-inspired Blood on the Floor, Painting, a brooding piece; and Louis Andriessen’s energetic and violent piece, Workers Union, as well as new works by student composers.

Fri
8
Jun

You Are Wolf: Keld

You Are Wolf, an alt-folk band, explore traditional songs and stories through bold arrangements influenced by leftfield pop, new classical music and electronica.

Fri
8
Jun

From Iowa, USA to York: Choral concert

American choristers from Iowa City West High School present a varied programme of music constructed around our Festival theme ‘imagining the impossible’.

Thu
7
Jun

My Life as of NAO

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled.

Wed
6
Jun

Creating Stories on Screen: Acting workshops for adults

Ever fancied being a star of the screen? This is your chance to step in front of the camera and learn how to act for film and TV. Come along to one of our tailor-made Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting (YAFTA) workshops, all run by professional actress Rachel Watkinson.

Wed
6
Jun

Liquid Traces: The left-to-die boat case

Join us for a film screening of Liquid Traces: The Left-to-Die Boat Case (2014) directed by Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani (Forensic Oceanography). The screening will be introduced by Martha Cattell and Kyveli Lignou-Tsamantani, Art History PhD Students at the University of York.

Wed
6
Jun

Frankenstein: A night at the movies

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, we present aspecial festival screening of the 1931 film adaptation of the same name. The screening will be introduced by Jon Mee and Mary Fairclough of the University of York.

Wed
6
Jun

Creating Stories on Screen: Acting workshops for teenagers

Ever fancied being a star of the screen? This is your chance to step in front of the camera and learn how to act for film and TV. Come along to one of our tailor-made Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting (YAFTA) workshops, all run by professional actress Rachel Watkinson.

Wed
6
Jun

Creating Stories on Screen: Acting workshops for children

Ever fancied being a star of the screen? This is your chance to step in front of the camera and learn how to act for film and TV. Come along to one of our tailor-made Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting (YAFTA) workshops, all run by professional actress Rachel Watkinson.

Other events

LUMA Film Festival

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June 2018, 10.00am to 10.00pm

Now in its seventh year, the LUMA Film Festival was created by University of York students to champion the work of the Department of Theatre, Film and Television. As well as screenings of student work, the event includes talks and workshops from leading professionals in the UK film and television industry.

Festival themes