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Community events

The Festival of Ideas includes several events at which local residents and families are warmly welcome. Come along to the Sensory Stories cafe on Tuesday 21 June for painting and storytelling activities or visit the Museum Gardens on Sunday 26 June to learn more about the history of York and try out new trails in and around the gardens.

University of York Sunday at the Yorkshire Museum

Sunday 26 June 2011

Ever wondered how the Vikings got about when York flooded and iced over? From the humorous to the horrific, student interns at the University of York’s Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past will tempt the public to explore the past in innovative ways.

Bring your Family Bible

Tuesday 21 June 2011

Bring your Bible along and share some family history with us.

Sensory Stories Café

Tuesday 21 June 2011

Have you ever tasted the Victorian gruel which Oliver Twist had to eat? Sensory Stories is a project which uses taste, sound, smell, sight and touch to present research stories to the public.

Ideas and Narratives: Creative Writing workshop

Monday 20 June 2011

Join this exciting interative creative writing session.

10 Commandments for the 21st Century

10 Commandments for the 21st Century

As part of celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, children across the UK are invited to enter a competition to consider how the 10 Commandments might be adapted for the 21st Century.

Find out more about the 10 Commandments for the 21st Century competition →

Parallel Stories: Parables for our Time

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, the University and the National Centre for Early Music is running a printmaking project with a number of primary schools in York.

The children's artwork, inspired by the woodcuts in the King James Bible, will be on display at the National Centre for Early Music during the York Early Music Festival (8-16 July) and subsequently at the exhibition, 'A Book Fit for a King' at the Old Palace, York Minster.