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Grand Opening photo gallery

Posted on 21 June 2011

Some images of the 2011 York Festival of Ideas Grand Opening in The Ron Cooke Hub.

York's first Festival of Ideas opened on 16 June 2011 with a grand celebration in The Ron Cooke Hub on the University of York's campus extension at Heslington East.

Over 200 people attended and enjoyed a talk from photographer John Minihan and the first viewing of the Festival's exhibition of his photographs of Samuel Beckett. A live band, the sensory experience of indoor grass underfoot, and a celebration cake provided by Betty's added to the festivities.