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York Festival of Ideas

York Festival of Ideas 2020 took place from 2 to 14 June under the banner of Virtual Horizons.

Roadmap to Recovery: York in a post-Covid world

How can cities like York, their businesses and their residents recover from the economic and social impacts of a pandemic like Covid-19? Join us as we explore how York might play a role in a national recovery plan.

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Over 150 Free Events

The majority of Festival events are free to attend

York Culture Awards

Winner of Outstanding Cultural Festival (Large) at York Culture Awards 2017 and 2018

Book selling

Look out for book sales at many of our events

Massive variety of topics, performances etc. Something to suit all. Brilliant!!

Feedback from Festival survey 2019