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Monday 7 June 2021 5pm
Join us as we celebrate ten years of York Festival of Ideas with the help of some of our incredible speakers from the past decade. Our launch event features a reading of A Song of Gladness by acclaimed children’s author Michael Morpurgo.
Monday 7 June 2021 6.30pm
Join us for an internationally-curated event celebrating the incredible creative force of women through performance and discussion.
Tuesday 8 June 2021 10am
York Army Museum, Tower Street
Live History Shows presents In Time, an interactive, escape-room style, performance at York Army Museum. Channel your inner Sherlock and unravel the puzzles, decipher the clues and solve the mystery.
Tuesday 8 June 2021 7pm
Take an imaginative journey through York’s multi-layered history and the ground that York Theatre Royal stands on, with the first public reading of an extract from a new play, The Shoe That Flew.
Tuesday 8 June 2021 8pm
A character stands looking at the path ahead. How will the journey unfold? Storyteller Alice Courvoisier recounts tales of travels to the horizon and beyond.
Wednesday 9 June 2021 10am
York Army Museum, Tower Street
Wednesday 9 June 2021 7pm
In the Moment theatre company explores gift giving through a performance celebrating the positive contribution of sharing and the importance of a sense of community.
Saturday 12 June 2021 2.30pm
Piazza Building, Campus East, University of York
Enjoy an hour of rapid-fire entertainment as a troupe of York scientists takes to the stage with music, comedy, stories and tales of research.
Saturday 12 June 2021 6pm
From a crime solved using quantum clues to a comedic take on quantum superposition, we present a special screening of the top ten shortlisted films of the international Quantum Shorts Festival.
Saturday 12 June 2021 8pm
Sita, Princess of Mithila, has been celebrated in Hinduism as the wife of Lord Rama. Manasamitra presents a musical podcast that delves into her story, providing glimpses into the glorious epic Ramayana.
Thursday 17 June 2021 7pm
Members of the University of York Choir join soloists Bethany Seymour, Jeanette Ager, Gwilym Bowen and Frederick Long, accompanied by Ben Horden and Peter Seymour, in two movements from Mozart’s great choral work, Requiem.
Friday 18 June 2021 1pm
Join us for the online York New Music Weekend featuring the work of Christian Mason, an award-winning composer and alumnus of the University of York’s Department of Music.
Friday 18 June 2021 2pm
The musicians of Eboracum Baroque present The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day featuring Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
Saturday 19 June 2021 1pm
Sunday 20 June 2021 1pm
Tuesday 8 June 2021 10.30am
How do we find a space to talk about what’s really important at work? Join us for a special screening of the film Any Other Business followed by a panel discussion of the issues raised.
Friday 11 June 2021 6pm
Take a virtual tour of Thin ice Press, home to historic iron presses and a reproduction common press, and discover how the invention of printing changed the horizons of what was possible.
Wednesday 16 June 2021 11am
Join us for a special film screening of Industry Voices followed by a discussion of the issues raised. Discover why the lack of diversity in the film and TV sector impacts not only on those working in the industry, but on those watching too.
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