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York Festival of Ideas 2023 took place from 2-15 June, with 'Rediscover, Reimagine, Rebuild' as its theme and a diverse programme of free events to educate, entertain and inspire.

Read the York Festival of Ideas 2023 Impact Report

'Such a festival. Such a welcome. To be able to perform, to tell my story with my friends in one of the great buildings of the world [York Minster], and to do it as part of a festival that enables everyone to come who wants to come, I found hugely inspiring. I love the idea of a festival of ideas that is free at the point of delivery. In an ideal world that is how it should always be.  Long may this festival continue and may I be invited back from time to time to enjoy the place, the people and the idea.’ 

Sir Michael Morpurgo

I LOVED so much of this. The concept, the variety, the option to book live but watch later if needed, the depth of knowledge brought by the speakers I saw, it was all brilliant!

Feedback from 2021 Festival