York Blogs

12 Apr

Shakespeare comes to York this summer!

25 June – 2 September 2018 Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre is a dramatic playhouse setting beside the iconic 13th century Clifford’s Tower in the heart of the historic city of York. Four of William Shakespeare’s greatest plays will be performed in repertory over the 10 week season: Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Richard III. Set in a vibrant Shakespearean Village beside Clifford’s Tower in York, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre promises a thrilling and unique theatrical experience in 2018! The pop-up theatre will combine state-of-the-art scaffolding technology with the historic 13-sided design of a traditional Elizabethan theatre, with three covered...
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12 Apr

The first ever York proms in the park!

York Proms 2018 Saturday 30 June 2018 Where: Yorkshire Museum Gardens A fantastic and concert in the heart of medieval York. Bring a blanket and a picnic! With the wealth of history, architecture and culture, York is an amazing location for this new event. York has a number of festivals each year, which incorporate music, arts, food, comedy and more. However, York didn’t have its very own summer proms event, which is a central feature of the entertainment calendar for many other towns and cities. After months of groundwork, The York Proms team are excited to announce the date and...
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22 Jan

York model railway show

Minster’s Reach self catering apartments in York are an ideal base for visiting York Model Railway Show York Model Railway Show 2018 31 March – 2 April 2018 The Knavesmire Stand, York Racecourse YO23 1EX Annual Model Railway Show featuring approximately 120 stands with 40 working layouts. Open 10.00am to 5.00pm (Monday close 4.30pm) Specialist traders, demonstrations by well known modellers, society stands. Full refreshment service and bar. Admission prices: Adult £9, Child (5 to 15 years) £4, Family (2A + 3C) £22 Advance tickets at reduced prices, see website for full details; yorkshow.org.uk Book Minster’s reach self catering apartments...
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22 Jan

February Viking festivals and half term in York.

JORVIK Viking Festival Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe, the JORVIK Viking Festival is a city wide celebration of York’s rich Norse Heritage. Book Minster’s Reach self catering apartments in York for an exciting line up of over 100 events; including living history encampments, hands-on sword fighting and archery workshops, crafting, walks, talks and of course dramatic combat performances, there is sure to be something for everyone this February Half Term! JORVIK Viking Festival 12 – 18 February 2018   13651 If there’s one thing that truly brings the Vikings to life it’s hearing stories about...
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22 Jan

York chocolate festival

Book Minster’s Reach holiday apartments in York for this family event! Friday 14 – Monday 17 April 2017 ★ Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past Where: York Castle Museum Map Delve into the delicious history of some of the world’s most iconic chocolates and sweets as York Castle Museum takes you on a chocolatey tour of sweets galore. (Runs from 1 April 2017- 5 Jan 2018) Easter Weekend Activities – 10am to 4pm, free with Admission price Chocolate Eggs – Discover more about the history of chocolate and watch a demonstration in the Castle Kitchen using chocolate to produce moulded eggs. Easter...
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