What's on - in and around the City of York 2012

OCTOBER 2012

Longer Term events/exhibitions etc Currently Running
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7th April -
31st December
2012

York 800 Festival - In 2012 it will be 800 years since the city was granted a Royal Charter by King John in 1212, allowing York to take charge of its own affairs by electing a council, creating the post of mayor, and giving a voice to its people. In celebration of the anniversary, there is a special programme of events running from January to December 2012.

New medieval exhibition for 2012 - When King John granted a royal charter to York almost 800 years ago, in 1212, it marked a pivotal moment in the history of the city.

Gaining independence from the Crown meant that York could regulate its own affairs, collect its own taxes and even appoint a mayor. This paved the way for the success that was to flourish here over the following centuries. In effect; it was the making of the city.

To commemorate the 800-year anniversary of York’s independence, The Yorkshire Museum are planning a new exhibition, set to open at Easter, called 1212: The Making of the City. Set amongst the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey, our medieval gallery is perfectly placed to tell the story of medieval York and celebrate the people, places and events that have contributed to the city’s medieval heritage.

The Yorkshire Museum’s medieval collections will still take centre stage, with the York Helmet, Middleham Jewel, Sapphire Ring and St William’s Shrine all given pride of place. Original manuscripts and a fantastic array of paintings and works on paper from York Art Gallery will add real richness to the stories we will be telling.

By flooding the exhibition with colour, sound and film, we hope to capture the vibrancy of the medieval city and celebrate the imagination, creativity and skill of its people.




Yorkshire Museum

Future Events and Attractions


1st October
2012

The York Artworkers Association - The York Artworkers is an eclectic association of craftsmen, artists, conservators, academics and others who share a serious interest in the design of buildings, interiors and landscapes. Members represent architectural craftsmanship, other applied arts, fine arts, architecture and conservation. We welcome not only practitioners in these fields but anyone keen to broaden and share their knowledge.

2011/12 Talks - 'Harry Clarke' by Nicola Gordon Bowe, In association with The Stained Glass Trust.

Harry Clarke (1887-1931) became one of the greatest stained artists of his day, renowned for the jewelled splendour and imaginative iconography of his neo-Byzantine saints, and established one of the most prolific stained glass studios of the 20th century.

Not only did Clarke bring his own idiosyncratic imagery to a tired craft during the early 20th century Celtic Revival, but also to his book illustrations and graphic work, and his textile designs. An active member of the Arts and Crafts Society of Ireland, he encompassed the independent spirit and dedication of pre-Free State Ireland, and literally worked himself into an early grave. Talk starts at 7.30 pm


Jacob's Well
Trinity Lane
Micklegate

York Artworkers Association


6th October
2012

Yorkwalk Historical Guided Walking Tours - York's Famous, Fabulous over 50's.

A new walk as part of the York 50+ Festival. The contribution of the over 50's to York's heritage and history - some fabulous, some rogues, but all famous. Walk starts at 10.30 am


Yorkwalk


6th October
2012

First Saturday Lunches - A longstanding tradition at Melton's, they are very popular and booking is necessary. Todays' theme - VENISON.

Holme Farm Venison raise deer on their farm to the highest standards, grazing on pastures around Sherburn in Elmet.

- Carpaccio of Venison with Horseradish Snow
- Crostini of Venison with Capers
- Roast Topside of Venison with Damsons
-Spiced Pear in Red Wine - Cinnamon Ice Cream


Meltons Restaurant
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6th October
2012

Yorkwalk Historical Guided Walking Tours - 'Inaccessible and Hidden York' - A series of several different walks to places not open to the public.

Today - Guildhalls & Secret Passages - Visit parts of York not open to the public including some of York's fine Guildhalls, the Roman East Angle Turret and a hidden Crypt. Walk starts at 2.15 pm


Yorkwalk




6th October
2012

The Late Music Concerts are a unique series of concerts devoted exclusively to the work of living composers who create the diverse and exciting sound world of today's contemporary classical music. Today - Elysian Singers.

Bob Chilcott: My Prayer
Roger Marsh: A Lyke Wake Dirge
Kerry Andrew: O Lux Beata Trinitas
David Power: New Work – LM commission WP
John Tavener: Song for Athene
Philip Glass: Haze Gold
David Lumsdaine: Undaunted Songs WP
Paul Stanhope: 'Lament' from Exile Lamentations
David Lumsdaine: Where the Lilies – UK premiere
Morten Lauridsen: O Nata Lux



The Unitarian Chapel
St Saviourgate

Late Music Concerts


7th October
2012

Yorkwalk History and Heritage Coach Tours - Explore parts of England other visitors miss. Guided day long visits by luxury coach to sites of historical and cultural interest both great and small.

Today - Deene Park & Lyddington Bede House (Northamptonshire).

Our first call will be the historic town of Stamford for lunch. Then on to the little known mediaeval gem of the Lyddington Bede House (EH).

It was originally the Palace of the Bishops of Lincoln, but was later converted by Thomas Cecil into an almshouse for “twelve poor ‘bedesmen’ and two women all to be free of lunacy, leprosy or French pox”!

Deene Park is a most interesting house first built in 1514 by the Brudenell family, who still occupy it. The most flamboyant member of the family was Lord Cardigan of Charge of the Light Brigade fame, and there are many memorabilia of his career. We shall have a private guided tour of the house, which is being specially opened for us, and time to explore the lovely gardens, with their autumn colours. Finally afternoon tea and cakes will be served.




Yorkwalk


8th October
2012

The Monthly Monday Meal - A longstanding tradition at Melton's, they are very popular and booking is necessary. Todays' theme - VENISON.

Holme Farm Venison raise deer on their farm to the highest standards, grazing on pastures around Sherburn in Elmet.

- Carpaccio of Venison with Horseradish Snow
- Crostini of Venison with Capers
- Roast Topside of Venison with Damsons
-Spiced Pear in Red Wine - Cinnamon Ice Cream


Meltons Restaurant
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8th October
2012

Pontefract Races

Pontefract Racecourse

9th October
2012

Catterick Bridge Races

Catterick
Racecourse


10th October
2012

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (York Group) lecture - "Birds of the Fylde Coast" by Stuart Meredith. 7.30 pm

Temple Hall
York St. John University

RSPB York

12th October
2012

Quicksilver in Concert.

Reeth Memorial Hall




12/13th October
2012

York Races - October Finale Meeting.

The last days of the season see some big name trainers testing their horses over the Knavesmire; astute form watchers have their notebooks to hand especially for the sprint contests such as the Listed Coral Rockingham Stakes and the Coral Sprint Trophy.

In recent years, Saturday has become the busiest weekend raceday of the month nationwide so there continues to be a buzz about the grandstands. In the past the band of the Coldstream Guards perform during the afternoon and bring the curtain down on the season in rousing style as they mark the Coldstream Guards Association Stakes (keep checking to see if their operational commitments allow a visit in 2012).

Most of us love the anticipation and carnival atmosphere of a big sporting occasion. Yet there is also something nice about the relaxed pace of a raceday that offers the chance to catch up with friends whilst enjoying easy access to some of the best views and facilities on the turf. These have been called our “undiscovered gems” and the October Friday fits this description.




York Racecourse

12-14th October
2012

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Railway in Wartime Event.

We’ve turned the clocks back to 1943 for our most popular event of the year, with ENSA entertainers, street parades, vehicle displays and re-enactments along the railway.




NYMR

13th October
2012

York Barbican present Joan Armatrading, plus Special Guest Chris Wood (BBC Radio 2 Folk awards Singer of the Year 2011).

Three times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novella winner singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading MBE, will be touring during autumn 2012, a mammoth fifty two dates in both the UK and Ireland.

During her long and illustrious career Joan has been successful in all musical genres, Pop, Blues, Folk, Reggae, and Jazz. Her audience, newly attracted or long term fans are as loyal to her as she is faithful to them.

The 2012 tour will see Joan performing Love and Affection amongst many other firm favourites, and also showcase songs from her brand new CD due for release in time for the tour.

Joan is recognised as one of the World’s leading singer, songwriter and guitarists and the 2012 tour should not be missed.

7.00 pm




York Barbican


13/14th October
2012

One of Our Girls is Missing - Meet a World War ll Special Operations Executive as she unravels the secrets of her training and missions.

Also meet the soldiers of the East Yorkshire Regiment as they Drill, plan and prepare for battle. Preparation for D day landings and Section attack training complete with rifle firing.

In conjunction with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, “Railway in Wartime” weekend. Please note limited car parking in Pickering. 11.00 am - 3.30 pm


Pickering Castle

18th October
2012

Tutored Wine Tastings - Italian Wines.

Tutored wine tastings, run in association with The Wine Academy with a two course supper and coffee. Wine Academy staff or a guest speaker will conduct the relaxed, informal tasting and our chefs will choose a two-course meal to compliment the theme of the evening. 7.30 pm


Meltons Too
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20th October
2012

York Farmers Market - The York Farmers Market was one of the first to be established in the north of England in the Autumn of 1999. The success as the forerunner to this movement in the north has led to a large number of other markets opening up in the area and, more importantly, created an alternative source of income to many farmers and producers.

The main benefit of the farmers market here at Murton is that it is all under cover come rain, snow or high wind with a large private car park adjacent. There is always seasonal activity and special events at the markets, adding extra value and interest.

The main principle of the farmers market is that it is local producers selling fresh quality produce direct to local consumers in an atmosphere which promotes dialogue and understanding of food production including environmental and welfare standards. This cuts down food miles and puts money back into the local economy rather than imported goods.

The market always offers an extensive range of produce including:-

Yorkshire beef, lamb & pork;
Organic vegetables;
Free range chicken & eggs;
Fresh handmade bread & cakes;
Pastries;
Fish;
Sausages;
Soups;
Preserves & much more...

A fantastic choice of fresh quality local produce at very competitive prices and the benefit of knowing where it's come from and how it's been produced.





York Auction Centre
Murton, York
York Farmers Market


20th October
2012

Yorkwalk Historical Guided Walking Tours - The Choccy & Sweetie Tour.

A delicious tour - hear the history of Terrys & Rowntrees, visit Choccy and Sweetie shops and taste free samples. Walks start at 10.30 am and 2.00 pm


Yorkwalk




20th October
2012

Palestine Veterans Association.

Reunion for those members of British military forces and Palestine Police who served in Palestine between 1945 and 1948. Parade at 1.00 pm.

Eden Camp is a multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum housed within the grounds of an original World War Two prisoner of war camp. Eden Camp has people of all ages visiting from around the world to see the story of World War Two re-created using sights, sounds, smells and moving figures to create a unique atmosphere that makes it feel like you travelled back in time to wartime Britain.




Eden Camp
Malton

20th October
2012

Catterick Bridge Races

Catterick
Racecourse

22nd October
2012

Pontefract Races

Pontefract Racecourse


26th October -
4th November
2012

The Enchanted Garden - A sublime night-time experience.

The magnificently restored Victorian gardens are illuminated to become a place of wonder and enchantment. This garden walk will delight young and old alike as the garden features are bathed with colourful light, with a surprise around every corner.

The shop will be open and refreshments available on these special evening openings. Please note there is no access to the Hall itself. 6.30 - 9.00 pm. Last admission at 8.30 pm.



Brodsworth Hall


27th October
2012

Yorkwalk Historical Guided Walking Tours - The Guy Fawkes Trail.

A walk exploring the (several!) birthplaces and haunts of one of York's most infamous sons - Guy Fawkes of Gunpowder Plot fame. Walk starts at 7.30 pm


Yorkwalk

27th October -
4th November
2012

Ghosts & Ghouls Quest.

Let your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween with our ghost and ghoul Trail! Suitable for all children. 10.00 am - 4.00 pm


Conisbrough Castle

27th October -
4th November
2012

Time Travellers Go…Ghosts & Ghouls.

This Halowe'en half term join us for frightening fun, with have-a-go creepy crafts and spooky activities. Meet our Victorian undertaker for secrets of the past and storytelling of scary tales - but not too scary. 11.00 am - 4.00 pm


Whitby Abbey

29th October -
2nd November
2012

Half Term Activities/ Potato Week - Celebration of all things potato with cooking, potato based crafts and more.

Ryedale Folk Museum

31st October
2012

The Harrisons' Horrible History - A chance to see some of the more gruesome items from the Harrison collection, with medical instruments and more!

Ryedale Folk Museum

31st October
2012

Halloween Party - Lots of spooky goings on and fun for all the family as the museum comes alive once more to provide a Halloween Party with a difference. Moonlit activities around the museum buildings. Warm clothes and a torch recommended! From 6.00 pm

Ryedale Folk Museum

 

November

 

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