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

SEPTEMBER 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

21st July -
2nd September
2012

Time Travellers Go…Royal.

Become King for a Day – Children can dress up as medieval nobles in splendid costumes and hats, including a medieval crown. Step forward and discover medieval etiquette and sit on the throne – Parents bring your camera for this Time Traveller taster event every day during school holidays. 11.00 am - 5.00 pm


Cliffords Tower

Future Events and Attractions


1st September
2012

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

A menu dedicated to one of our favourite Yorkshire suppliers, Loose Birds of Harome. All birds have access 24/7 to grass paddocks and are kept in groups of less than 500. Apart from anything else, the meat tastes good!

- ‘Hot-smoked' Chicken Kebab with Cos Lettuce and Caesar Dressing
- Warm Chicken Liver Timbale, with Walnuts and Grapes
- Pot Roast Chicken served with Summer Herbs
- Crème Brulee


Meltons Restaurant
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1st September
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 - Souza Winds.

Arvo Part: Quintettino
Colin Matthews: Five Concertinos
Sadie Harrison: Three Expositions (solo flute)
James MacMillan: Untold
Michael Parkin: Arrangements from Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon
James Williamson: Oboe Solo WP
James Else: Flute & Horn Duet WP
Edward Caine: Oboe, clarinet & bassoon Trio WP
Clive Wilkinson: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet & Bassoon Quartet WP
David Lancaster: Wind Quintet WP
Michael Parkin: Arrangements from Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon



The Unitarian Chapel
St Saviourgate

Late Music Concerts

1st September
2012

Beverley Races

Beverley Racecourse

1/2nd September
2012

Harvest Celebrations - Learn about the harvest and its history, with displays and crafts for all ages.

Ryedale Folk Museum






2nd September
2012

Steam Train Excursion - 'The Waverley'.

This summer series of steam hauled trains provides an opportunity for passengers from York, Leeds and the Aire Valley to travel over the spectacular Settle–Carlisle Line, probably the most famous railway route in Britain. There is also the option of visiting the Cumbrian market town of Appleby or the border city of Carlisle.

We have two steam locomotives available for these trains, types that were regularly seen on this route in the 'days of steam'.

Our train will set out from York at 09:00 and immediately reach high speeds along the long, flat, straight stretch of line to Church Fenton. Here we take the route to Leeds, where we stop to pick up passengers. Our train follows the Aire Valley and calls to pick up more passengers at Shipley, Keighley, and Skipton, in the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales.

From Leeds to Carlisle there's scarcely a level mile; 113 miles of ups and downs! We stop for our steam locomotive to take on water and then arrive at Settle Junction, the beginning of one of Britain's most arduous climbs, a total of 15 miles mainly at a gradient of 1 in 100. This will be a tough test for our locomotive which we will see - and hear - working very hard!

We cross the breathtaking Ribblehead Viaduct, high above the valley floor, and enter Blea Moor Tunnel. The route runs high above valleys, over bridges and through more dramatic tunnels to the highest station in England at Dent. There are magnificent views of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Then, the dramatic peak of our journey, we make the final climb to Ais Gill Summit, all 1,169 feet of it! We travel high above the valley at Mallerstang and then drop down through Kirkby Stephen to Appleby, where our locomotive takes on water. Passengers have the option of spending the afternoon in this historic and picturesque town, or continuing to Carlisle.

Passengers who choose to continue to Carlisle will enjoy a swift downhill run through the Eden Valley and arrive in the 'Border City' at around 14:00. There will be three hours in Carlisle, providing plenty of time to explore this ancient city. On departure we climb almost continually for just under 50 miles back up to Ais Gill, tackling gradients as steep as 1 in 100. We stop, en route, at Appleby for our locomotive to take on water and to pick up the passengers who spent the afternoon there. From Ais Gill our locomotive can 'take a breather' as it rushes back down the hill. We stop again for our locomotive to take on water before continuing to our setting down points at Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Leeds, and York where we arrive at around 21:45.

One of the two following steam locomotives will be used on this day trip: No. 44932 class 5 ('Black 5') 4-6-0, built at Horwich in 1945 by the London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMSR), a 'mixed traffic' locomotive for use on passenger and freight trains. No. 46115 "Scots Guardsman" rebuilt Royal Scot class 4-6-0, built in 1927 by the North British Locomotive Company for the LMSR, for use on express passenger trains. Possibly LMS Jubilee Galatea.

Departs York 9.00 am.






'The Waverley'.




2nd September
2012

Yorkshire Air Museum - "Thunder Day".

Live 'Thunder Days' will be extra exciting this year as for the first time they will feature our historic propeller driven aircraft such as the historic wartime Dakota and De Havilland aircraft in addition to the Jets of the mighty Nimrod MR2!! This is a 'Engine Running Day' with historic live jets and propeller aircraft and vehicles on display!

YAM is the largest original RAF Bomber Command Station open to the public, this year being the 70th Anniversary of the commencement of operations with 77 Squadron. Halifax bombers of No. 77 Squadron RAF were the first to be stationed here in 1942, followed by the only two Free French Heavy Bomber Squadrons of the Second World War 346 Guyenne and 347 Tunisie. This was the only base to be operated by French personnel – a close history which continues to this day.

The collection at YAM includes the famous Halifax Bomber and Mosquito Nightfighter plus aircraft from the early 1900's through both World Wars and the Battle of Britain right up to the jet-age with examples of Meteor; Javelin; Lightning; Harrier and Tornado.


Yorkshire Air Museum
York




2nd September
2012

All Services Parade and Service.

Eden Camp's Annual Remembrance Parade and Service. The largest gathering of service veterans in the North of England. Parade at 2.00 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

2nd September
2012

Morris Minor Car Rally.

Ryedale Folk Museum


2nd September
2012

Sunday Afternoon Band Concerts.

Hear the best local bands perform against the stunning backdrop of Brodsworth Hall. Bring along your deck chairs and picnics for an afternoon of superb music. 3.00 - 5.00 pm



Brodsworth Hall


3rd September
2012

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

A menu dedicated to one of our favourite Yorkshire suppliers, Loose Birds of Harome. All birds have access 24/7 to grass paddocks and are kept in groups of less than 500. Apart from anything else, the meat tastes good!

- 'Hot-smoked' Chicken Kebab with Cos Lettuce and Caesar Dressing
- Warm Chicken Liver Timbale, with Walnuts and Grapes
- Pot Roast Chicken served with Summer Herbs
- Crème Brulee


Meltons Restaurant
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3rd September
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 - Patrick Smith, painter and printmaker.

Based in York, Patrick Smith is an established artist whose practice concentrates on ideas associated with edge and devices in composition and form.

Using American abstract expressionism, and British Modernism of the 1950’s as a point of departure, influences can be ascribed to Motherwell, Lanyon, and more recently the sculpture and prints of Eduardo Chillida.

Patrick studied painting and printmaking at the Leeds Met. and Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland before returning to York, where, after teaching for many years, he has now set up a rural studio to concentrate on painting full time. Talk starts at 7.30 pm


Jacob's Well
Trinity Lane
Micklegate

York Artworkers Association






7th September
2012

Steam Train Excursion - 'The Scarborough Flyer'.

What could be better than spending a beautiful summer's day aboard the "Scarborough Flyer"? This special train runs from Crewe to York and Scarborough and will be steam hauled in both directions using one of our pool of three magnificent steam locomotives. The train travels through the contrasting, yet splendid scenery of the Pennine Mountains and the Vale of York. Passengers can choose to visit either York or Scarborough. The "Scarborough Flyer" leaves Crewe at around 07:30 and heads north to Wilmslow and Stockport where it stops to pick up more passengers. Later, the train passes through Stalybridge, with its famous Buffet Bar which first opened in 1885, and climbs into the Pennines through Standedge Tunnel. It descends to Huddersfield, where it stops to pick up further passengers, and then follows the route of the old Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway to Wakefield Kirkgate. Here there is a stop for more passengers before the train continues through Castleford to York, where our steam locomotive takes on water.

Those passengers who choose to alight at York will be able to make the most of the time in this fascinating city by visiting such sights as the Minster, The Shambles, the Jorvik Viking Centre and, of course, the superb National Railway Museum.

On departure from York, we take the Scarborough line and immediately cross the River Ouse, with lovely views of the Minster. We should have a fast run through the Vale of York before slowing for the curves that follow the River Derwent past Kirkham Abbey. We continue through Malton and Seamer to our final destination at Scarborough, the most popular seaside resort in Yorkshire and perhaps the whole of the East Coast. It has everything you would expect from an established seaside resort, with two stunning sandy bays and a host of things to do and see.

The steam locomotives to be used on this day trip come from the following pool: No. 46233 "Duchess of Sutherland" Princess Coronation Class 'Pacific' 4-6-2 built by the LMSR at Crewe in 1938, for use on express passenger trains now in B.R.Green livery. No. 45305 Black '5' 4-6-0, built for the LMSR by Armstrong-Whitworth of Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1936, a 'mixed traffic' locomotive for use on passenger and freight trains. No. 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" Britannia class 'Pacific' 4-6-2, built at Crewe in 1951 to British Railways 'standard' design, and used on express passenger trains in East Anglia.

Departs York 12.00 noon.






'The Scarborough Flyer'.

8th September
2012

Thirsk Races 2012 - Ladies Day Meeting.

Thirsk Racecourse

8-22nd
September
2012

The Fifteenth Ripon International Festival

Ripon International Festival






9th September
2012

Steam Train Excursion - 'The Waverley'.

This summer series of steam hauled trains provides an opportunity for passengers from York, Leeds and the Aire Valley to travel over the spectacular Settle–Carlisle Line, probably the most famous railway route in Britain. There is also the option of visiting the Cumbrian market town of Appleby or the border city of Carlisle.

We have two steam locomotives available for these trains, types that were regularly seen on this route in the 'days of steam'.

Our train will set out from York at 09:00 and immediately reach high speeds along the long, flat, straight stretch of line to Church Fenton. Here we take the route to Leeds, where we stop to pick up passengers. Our train follows the Aire Valley and calls to pick up more passengers at Shipley, Keighley, and Skipton, in the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales.

From Leeds to Carlisle there's scarcely a level mile; 113 miles of ups and downs! We stop for our steam locomotive to take on water and then arrive at Settle Junction, the beginning of one of Britain's most arduous climbs, a total of 15 miles mainly at a gradient of 1 in 100. This will be a tough test for our locomotive which we will see - and hear - working very hard!

We cross the breathtaking Ribblehead Viaduct, high above the valley floor, and enter Blea Moor Tunnel. The route runs high above valleys, over bridges and through more dramatic tunnels to the highest station in England at Dent. There are magnificent views of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Then, the dramatic peak of our journey, we make the final climb to Ais Gill Summit, all 1,169 feet of it! We travel high above the valley at Mallerstang and then drop down through Kirkby Stephen to Appleby, where our locomotive takes on water. Passengers have the option of spending the afternoon in this historic and picturesque town, or continuing to Carlisle.

Passengers who choose to continue to Carlisle will enjoy a swift downhill run through the Eden Valley and arrive in the 'Border City' at around 14:00. There will be three hours in Carlisle, providing plenty of time to explore this ancient city. On departure we climb almost continually for just under 50 miles back up to Ais Gill, tackling gradients as steep as 1 in 100. We stop, en route, at Appleby for our locomotive to take on water and to pick up the passengers who spent the afternoon there. From Ais Gill our locomotive can 'take a breather' as it rushes back down the hill. We stop again for our locomotive to take on water before continuing to our setting down points at Skipton, Keighley, Shipley, Leeds, and York where we arrive at around 21:45.

One of the two following steam locomotives will be used on this day trip: No. 44932 class 5 ('Black 5') 4-6-0, built at Horwich in 1945 by the London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMSR), a 'mixed traffic' locomotive for use on passenger and freight trains. No. 46115 "Scots Guardsman" rebuilt Royal Scot class 4-6-0, built in 1927 by the North British Locomotive Company for the LMSR, for use on express passenger trains. Possibly LMS Jubilee Galatea.

Departs York 9.00 am.






'The Waverley'.




9th September
2012

Yorkshire Air Museum - Allied Forces Memorial Day Service & Parade.

Our famous and spectacular ceremony commemorating Armed Forces of the past, present and future, marking the 70th Anniversary of RAF Elvington this year.

YAM is the largest original RAF Bomber Command Station open to the public, this year being the 70th Anniversary of the commencement of operations with 77 Squadron. Halifax bombers of No. 77 Squadron RAF were the first to be stationed here in 1942, followed by the only two Free French Heavy Bomber Squadrons of the Second World War 346 Guyenne and 347 Tunisie. This was the only base to be operated by French personnel – a close history which continues to this day.

The collection at YAM includes the famous Halifax Bomber and Mosquito Nightfighter plus aircraft from the early 1900's through both World Wars and the Battle of Britain right up to the jet-age with examples of Meteor; Javelin; Lightning; Harrier and Tornado.


Yorkshire Air Museum
York


9th September
2012

Yorkwalk Historical Guided Walking Tours - The Jewish Heritage Trail.

In association with the B'nai B'rith European Day of Jewish Culture and Heritage. A walk recalling the Jewish contribution to York's history, visiting sites connected with mediaeval and modern Jews. Finishing at Clifford's Tower, the site of the dreadful massacre of the Jews in 1190. Walk starts at 2.15 pm


Yorkwalk




9th September
2012

York Races - September Meeting.

Fun for all on Press Family Raceday: last season included seven thoroughbred races plus pony racing, our interactive racing zone, bouncy castle and special appearances at intervals by popular children's television characters Captain Barnacles, leader of the Octonauts as well as Timmy the Lamb from Timmy Time. Look out for details of 2012’s entertainment on the Racecourse website.

There is a special relaxed feel about the only Sunday of York’s year; it naturally attracts a family crowd and remember that under 16's go for free.

We will once again offer a combined Grandstand & Paddock and Course Enclosure to offer a single admission. Racegoers will still be able to bring a traditional picnic to enjoy on the Bank in Course Enclosure, take advantage of our special “picnic hamper cloakroom” and then cross over to seethe horses close up in the Parade Ring. We hope other regular visitors may take this chance to explore the standside of the course and sample the Knavesmire Restaurant or enjoy the elevated (and if needed dry) views from the stand itself.

On the racecourse itself there are likely to be some close finishes as the handicaps flash past the line and in the past the day has seen a 100-1 winner!

The natural rhythm of a raceday allows plenty of time to get something to eat and drink as well as providing room for quality time with the family. A wide range of additional entertainments will ensure a happy day out for all ages.

Please note, for this special family meeting County Stand dress code is relaxed; gentlemen are not required to wear jacket, collar and tie.




York Racecourse


9th September
2012

Sunday Afternoon Band Concerts.

Hear the best local bands perform against the stunning backdrop of Brodsworth Hall. Bring along your deck chairs and picnics for an afternoon of superb music. 3.00 - 5.00 pm



Brodsworth Hall


11th September
2012

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (York Group) lecture - "Algonquin to Miagara" by John Mather. 7.30 pm

Temple Hall
York St. John University

RSPB York






14th September
2012

Steam Train Excursion - 'The Scarborough Flyer'.

What could be better than spending a beautiful summer's day aboard the "Scarborough Flyer"? This special train runs from Crewe to York and Scarborough and will be steam hauled in both directions using one of our pool of three magnificent steam locomotives. The train travels through the contrasting, yet splendid scenery of the Pennine Mountains and the Vale of York. Passengers can choose to visit either York or Scarborough. The "Scarborough Flyer" leaves Crewe at around 07:30 and heads north to Wilmslow and Stockport where it stops to pick up more passengers. Later, the train passes through Stalybridge, with its famous Buffet Bar which first opened in 1885, and climbs into the Pennines through Standedge Tunnel. It descends to Huddersfield, where it stops to pick up further passengers, and then follows the route of the old Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway to Wakefield Kirkgate. Here there is a stop for more passengers before the train continues through Castleford to York, where our steam locomotive takes on water.

Those passengers who choose to alight at York will be able to make the most of the time in this fascinating city by visiting such sights as the Minster, The Shambles, the Jorvik Viking Centre and, of course, the superb National Railway Museum.

On departure from York, we take the Scarborough line and immediately cross the River Ouse, with lovely views of the Minster. We should have a fast run through the Vale of York before slowing for the curves that follow the River Derwent past Kirkham Abbey. We continue through Malton and Seamer to our final destination at Scarborough, the most popular seaside resort in Yorkshire and perhaps the whole of the East Coast. It has everything you would expect from an established seaside resort, with two stunning sandy bays and a host of things to do and see.

The steam locomotives to be used on this day trip come from the following pool: No. 46233 "Duchess of Sutherland" Princess Coronation Class 'Pacific' 4-6-2 built by the LMSR at Crewe in 1938, for use on express passenger trains now in B.R.Green livery. No. 45305 Black '5' 4-6-0, built for the LMSR by Armstrong-Whitworth of Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1936, a 'mixed traffic' locomotive for use on passenger and freight trains. No. 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" Britannia class 'Pacific' 4-6-2, built at Crewe in 1951 to British Railways 'standard' design, and used on express passenger trains in East Anglia.

Departs York 12.00 noon.






'The Scarborough Flyer'.



14/15th September
2012

York Book Fair - Held over two days, 215 of this country's leading booksellers offer for sale a breathtaking diversity of books, as well as posters, ephemera, manuscripts, maps & prints, ranging in price from just a few pounds up to tens of thousands of pounds. This year we also welcome a number of dealers from overseas.

From modest beginning with just 20 exhibitors at the White Swan Inn in York in 1974, the York Book Fair has grown into the largest, and many say friendliest, rare, antiquarian & out-of-print book fair in the U.K.

You will find books over 500 years old, to review copies of recently published works, and everything in between. The venue is very easy to reach, there is unlimited free parking, and also a free shuttle bus from the Railway Station to the Fair every 20 minutes.



York Racecourse

York Book Fair

14-16th September
2012

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Diesel Gala Weekend.

A great weekend for heritage diesel enthusiasts with a number of guest and home-based diesel locomotives on the line.



NYMR

14-16th September
2012

2012 Harrogate Autumn Flower Show - The Harrogate Autumn Flower Show is regarded by many as the end of the UK's gardening show season.

From volcano dust and fish heads to vacuum cleaner fluff and llama manure, generations of gardeners have tried many weird and wonderful ingredients in their quest to find the perfect recipe for growing monster vegetables. Now visitors will have the chance to see the fruits of those labours first hand as mammoth marrows and colossal cucumbers join the traditional displays of top class flowers, fruit and vegetables.

The series of classes for giant vegetables is just one of the new developments, as well as the very biggest, show organisers will also be looking for the very best as they set the challenge to find the NEHS Master Gardener.

The Master Gardener class is to promote all round horticultural excellence in growing flowers, plants, fruit and vegetables. A grand day out…whatever the weather



9.30 am -
5.30 pm
The Great Yorkshire Showground,
Harrogate
Flower Show




15th September
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


15th September
2012

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens 2012 Workshop Series - We have some fantastic workshops for you this year at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens. All courses include coffee and biscuits and the opportunity to look at books and leaflets of interest. ALL WORKSHOPS INCLUDE GARDEN ENTRY. Pre-booking is Essential.

Today - Poultry Keepers Workshop with White Barn Poultry.

This hands-on course is designed for both new and experienced poultry keepers and covers all aspects of poultry care including:

Positioning your poultry house correctly
Poultry house maintenance
Daily and weekly cleaning
Feeding and drinking
Health care, hands on
Egg laying
Seasonal care
Final questions

Runs from 09.30 am to 12 noon.



Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

15/16th September
2012

Spinning, Weaving and Knitting - Cleveland Fibre Arts demonstrating all weekend, taking wool from the sheep and demonstrating the processes taken to make it into a jumper! All in a day!

Ryedale Folk Museum


16th September
2012

Sunday Afternoon Band Concerts.

Hear the best local bands perform against the stunning backdrop of Brodsworth Hall. Bring along your deck chairs and picnics for an afternoon of superb music. 3.00 - 5.00 pm



Brodsworth Hall

18th September
2012

Thirsk Races 2012 - Final Meeting.

Thirsk Racecourse


19th September
2012

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens 2012 Workshop Series - We have some fantastic workshops for you this year at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens. All courses include coffee and biscuits and the opportunity to look at books and leaflets of interest. ALL WORKSHOPS INCLUDE GARDEN ENTRY. Pre-booking is Essential.

Today - Small Trees with Vanessa Cook.

Learn about the many small trees available and their different shapes and sizes followed by a garden tour to see many of the trees discussed whilst they are in flower, especially Malus, Prunus and Sorbus. Handouts and catalogues will be used for reference.

Runs from 10.00 am to 12 noon.



Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

19th September
2012

Beverley Races

Beverley Racecourse


20th September
2012

Yorkwalk Historical Guided Walking Tours - The Battle of Fulford Walk.

On the anniversary of the battle! A gentle 3 miles walk to the battle site. On (or near) the anniversary of the Battle of Fulford, the forgotten battle of 1066. Option of a pub lunch. Return to York by bus. Stout footwear recommended. Walk starts at 10.30 am


Yorkwalk

20th September
2012

Pontefract Races

Pontefract Racecourse


21st September
2012

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens 2012 Workshop Series - We have some fantastic workshops for you this year at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens. All courses include coffee and biscuits and the opportunity to look at books and leaflets of interest. ALL WORKSHOPS INCLUDE GARDEN ENTRY. Pre-booking is Essential.

Today - All About Clematis with Taylors Clematis.

RHS Gold medal winners and Chelsea exhibitors ‘Taylors Clematis’ will give an insight into selecting clematis for flowers through the season plus pruning, planting, propagation and choosing the right clematis for the right place. This is a digital presentation and you will have an opportunity to buy from the experts.

Runs from 10.00 am to 12 noon.



Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens


21st September
2012

Yorkwalk Historical Guided Walking Tours - The Richard III Trail.

Follow in the footsteps of this much maligned monarch, still revered in York. At the end visit the Richard III museum and vote on whether or not he really did murder the Princes in the Tower. Walk starts at 10.30 am


Yorkwalk


21st September
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

21-30th September
2012

York Food and Drink Festival - The primary focus of York Food and Drink Festival is to highlight the wealth of quality Yorkshire produce that can be found in the region. Yorkshire produce, guest markets and a world of wine.

York Food and Drink Festival


22nd September
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 - Kirkharle and Capheaton Hall (Northumberland).

Kirharle was the birthplace of the famous landscape designer, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in 1716. He lived and worked on this estate until the age of 23 and the lake is thought to be the inspiration for many of his designs. There is now a visitor centre around a former farm courtyard with a coffee shop and restaurant, and many craft workshops. There is also a lakeside walk and historic church.

After lunch we have a private visit to Capheaton Hall, very rarely open to the public. This is a gem of a medium sized Georgian country house set in small but lovely gardens. We shall be shown around this family home by the owners, Mr & Mrs Browne-Swinburne, who will also provide afternoon tea and cake.




Yorkwalk

22nd September
2012

York Barbican presents - Prom Praise.

Featuring the All Souls Orchestra and Prom Praise York Choir conducted by Noël Tredinnick and co-hosted by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

Prom Praise is a wonderful mix of sacred and concert music; blending hymns and worship music with an orchestral backing, alongside selections of secular music. It combines the spirit of “Songs of Praise” with the world-famous “Last Night of the Proms”.

Presented by the All Souls Orchestra under the energetic and inimitable direction of Principal Conductor and Artistic Director, Noël Tredinnick, Prom Praise is a feast of orchestral, solo and choral items. There is an element of celebration too when Noël and the Orchestra invite the audience to stand and join in to sing some favourite hymns and worship songs.




York Barbican

22nd September
2012

Catterick Bridge Races

Catterick
Racecourse


23rd September
2012

Yorkwalk Historical Guided Walking Tours - The Battle of Fulford Walk.

A gentle 3 miles walk to the battle site. On (or near) the anniversary of the Battle of Fulford, the forgotten battle of 1066. Option of a pub lunch. Return to York by bus. Stout footwear recommended. Walk starts at 10.30 am


Yorkwalk


23rd September
2012

Sunday Afternoon Band Concerts.

Hear the best local bands perform against the stunning backdrop of Brodsworth Hall. Bring along your deck chairs and picnics for an afternoon of superb music. 3.00 - 5.00 pm



Brodsworth Hall


24-27th September
2012

Illuminating York - This October sees the return of Illuminating York, the annual digital arts and lighting festival which invites visitors and residents alike to rediscover York in a new light!

Illuminating York is one of York’s biggest annual events, last year attracting more than 60,000 visitors. Over the past six years the festival has presented specially commissioned digital artworks on several of the city’s historic buildings (including York Minster, the Yorkshire Museum and the Bar Walls), celebrating York’s unique architecture and bringing internationally renowned artists to the city centre for thousands to enjoy.

There is also an extensive programme of supporting events, and many of York’s attractions will be opening their doors after hours for special performances, light installations, and art exhibitions. For those wishing to make an evening of it, a number of city centre bars, restaurants and cafés are offering special offers and discounts.

Illuminating York


25th September
2012

Yorkwalk Historical Guided Walking Tours - The Graveyard, Coffin & Crypt Tour.

Visit the hidden city of the dead; descend to a secret crypt, sample Roman and mediaeval coffins and visit plague sites. Walk starts at 10.30 am


Yorkwalk


25th September
2012

Yorkwalk Historical Guided Walking Tours - The Historic Inns and Pubs of York Tour - over 18's only.

What better way to relax than to visit some of York's historic inns and alehouses. Many go back to Mediaeval and Tudor times.

Relive the Golden Age of Coaching when the streets rattled with coaches from all parts of the kingdom. And of course the opportunity to sample a few beers on the way! Walk starts at 7.30 pm


Yorkwalk

25th September
2012

Beverley Races

Beverley Racecourse


26th September
2012

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens 2012 Workshop Series - We have some fantastic workshops for you this year at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens. All courses include coffee and biscuits and the opportunity to look at books and leaflets of interest. ALL WORKSHOPS INCLUDE GARDEN ENTRY. Pre-booking is Essential.

Today - Garden Walk with Vanessa Cook.

This is an opportunity to tour the garden and vegetable plot with its creator Vanessa Cook and learn about its development and maintenance with particular reference to the plants that are at their best in each particular month. It is a great opportunity to have some expert advice and the tours are tailored to the needs and interest of each group.

Runs from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.



Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens


26th September
2012

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

Today - Kings Manor - A unique chance to visit this former Royal palace, hear its turbulent history and see parts not open to the public. Walk starts at 10.30 am


Yorkwalk


26th September
2012

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

Today - Henry VIII Trail - Follow in the footsteps of this obese, diseased & constipated Monarch on his state visit to York and see the havoc he wrought on the monasteries and hospitals. Walk starts at 2.15 pm


Yorkwalk

27th September
2012

Pontefract Races

Pontefract Racecourse

28th September
2012

York Barbican presents - Jason Byrne.

After the phenomenal success of his “Cirque Du Byrne” Tour, Jason Byrne is bringing a brand new show back to the cities of Britain. “People’s Puppeteer”, will have new stories, new props, and more of his trademark high octane lunacy.

Jason’s inspired, high-energy mad-cappery has made him the biggest selling comedian at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. There is no other comedian like him and his sell out shows have won him many awards including Chortle Award for Best Headliner 2007, Perrier Newcomer Award Nomination 1998 and Perrier Award Nomination 2001. Jason’s Sony Radio Gold Award for The Jason Byrne Show (Radio 2) and “The best use of an audience” in 2011, confirmed his place as the definitive clown of modern comedy.

You will have seen him on Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), The Channel 4 Comedy Gala (Channel 4), Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford (ITV1), Marco’s Kitchen Burnout (ITV1), and heard him on The Jason Byrne Show (Radio 2), The Odd Half Hour (Radio 4) and Father Figure (Radio 2).




York Barbican

28th September
2012

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick in Concert.

Reeth Memorial Hall

28-30th September
2012

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Autumn Steam Gala.

NYMR


29th September
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

29th September
2012

Ripon Races - Ripon Racecourse commonly known as the Garden Racecourse is suitably located in one of the country's most beautiful and quaint cities. With the market town being one of the oldest cities in England it is a great place to visit.

Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse known widely for its picturesque surroundings was fittingly presented with the Gold Rose Award by the Yorkshire in Bloom; the county's regional body representing the national Britain in Bloom campaign.



Ripon Racecourse


29/30th September
2012

The Medieval Year – Michaelmass.

Meet the medieval townsfolk as they show us some of tasks, customs and celebrations of the medieval year. Celebrating Michaelmass, these costumed performers present life in the 15th Century with a day of presentations and living history. 11.00 am - 5.00 pm


Rievaulx Abbey


30th September
2012

Sunday Afternoon Band Concerts.

Hear the best local bands perform against the stunning backdrop of Brodsworth Hall. Bring along your deck chairs and picnics for an afternoon of superb music. 3.00 - 5.00 pm



Brodsworth Hall

 

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