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

MAY 2012

Longer Term events/exhibitions etc Currently Running
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11th February
-
10th June
2012

Gordon Baldwin: Objects for a Landscape - This exhibition showcases more than 100 works by one of the country's leading ceramic artists.

Baldwin, born in 1932, is internationally regarded as the UK's most distinguished living sculptural potter, who, for the last fifty years, has been producing the most radical and exciting work in clay.

He has been highly influential both as a teacher and artist and can be seen as a key post-war artist, whose activity has helped move ceramics onto a sculptural platform and away from its more traditional functional concerns.

Gordon Baldwin is a sculptural potter who has been very influential in moving ceramics towards sculptural forms and away from traditional functional pots. This show will display his works thematically, alongside related drawings, collages and photographs.

Most of the work on display will be from the 1980s onwards, including new works made by Baldwin as he approaches his 80th birthday.



York Art Gallery



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



26th April -
19th May
2012

'blue/orange' - Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play and The Evening Standard Best Play of the Year.

In a London psychiatric hospital, an enigmatic patient claims to be the son of an African dictator.

blue/orange is an incendiary tale of race, madness and a Darwinian power struggle at the heart of a failing NHS.

Exuberant… Penhall has the gift of making serious points in a comic manner and of conveying moral indignation without preaching...Stinging satire’ The Guardian

Provocative, blackly funny...taut with thought-provoking ambiguity’ Independent



York Theatre Royal

Future Events and Attractions


1st May
2012

Yorkshire Philosophical Society - Promoting the understanding of science for over 180 years.

Lecture Programme 2011/12 - tonight - Fifty Years of Lasers: Lasers for consumer products, communications, sensing and time-keeping. A lecture by Dr Jeremy Everard, Department of Electronics, University of York.

This talk starts at 7.30pm. For more information please call 01904 656713.


Tempest Anderson Hall
Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Philosophical Society



1-5th May
2012

'Love's Labour's Lost' - Take four dashing young men. Add a vow of celibacy. Throw in a handful of beautiful young women…and wait for the sparks to fly!

Northern Broadsides celebrates its 20th anniversary year with a delicious comedy that will entertain and delight. Romantic, mischievous and filled with youthful exuberance, Love’s Labour’s Lost fizzes like bubbles in a champagne glass.

Barrie Rutter directs a charismatic cast of 17 multitalented northern actors who will literally fill the stage in this fast-paced battle of the sexes. In true Broadsides’ style there’ll be rousing song and dance, scintillating performances, jaw-dropping comic timing and hilarious ‘steal-the-show’ scenes.

“The best Shakespeare around.” The Independent on Sunday



York Theatre Royal


2nd May
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 - Making Corn Dollies with Margaret Wilding.

The making of corn dollies is an ancient craft that can be incorporated into flower arrangements, used at harvest or as a pretty decoration in its’ own right. You will make a dolly called “A Neck” during the workshop. All materials are provided but please bring a pair of scissors if possible. Seed will also be available if you would like to grow your own materials for next year.

Runs from 10.00 am to 12 noon.



Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

2nd May
2012

YAS Free Public Star Party - YAS Free Public Star Party on the Knavesmire. From 7pm till late, weather permitting.

We will be there, even if it rains, for about half an hour for a chat. Observe through our telescopes, or feel free to bring your own along for help and advice if needed.

Objects on show should include: the Moon, planets, star clusters, and galaxies.

Knavesmire

York Astronomical Society



2nd May
2012

The Ebor Lectures - The Ebor Lectures are a response to the growing need for theology to interact with public issues in contemporary society.

2011-2012 The Good Society? Re-invigorating Public Life - There has been recent political debate about the importance of re-invigorating society, and increasing the engagement of citizens in public life. As part of this debate, the Government has proposed the development of the Big Society, encouraging people to engage in neighbourhoods and communities. They propose a shift of power from the state to communities, through support of social enterprise, charities and co-operatives. Some argue that the Big Society represents a retreat from state provision.

Within this context the 2011-12 Ebor Lectures, in partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, ask fundamental questions about the nature of the 'good society', and the role of citizens, government, faith communities and voluntary organisations in the re-invigoration of civic life.

Tonight - 'Title TBC' with Will Hutton.

Admission is free but by ticket only.



York Minster

The Ebor Lectures


2nd May
2012

York Concerts present Peter Seymour organ.

University organist Peter Seymour plays music by Bach and his contemporaries, many of whom influenced his compositional style. The Grant, Degens and Bradbeer instrument in the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall is one of the finest recital organs in the country and is the ideal instrument for this exhilarating programme which serves also as an appropriate aperitif to Saturday 5th's Baroque Day.


Sir Jack Lyons
Concert Hall
UoY

York Concerts

2nd May
2012

Pontefract Races

Pontefract Racecourse

3rd May
2012

York Barbican presents - 10cc In Concert.

Not only were 10cc makers of some of the greatest hits of the 70’s, but they are currently one of the most exciting live bands in the country! They are coming to the York Barbican next May, celebrating 40 years in the business. Catch up with 10CC as they perform their Greatest Hits and more including: Rubber Bullets, I’m Not In Love, Dreadlock Holiday, Donna, Art For Art’s Sake, Good Morning Judge, The Things We Do For Love, I’m Mandy Fly Me, Life Is A Minestrone, The Dean And I and The Wall Street Shuffle.

One of the definitive sounds of the 1970’s, 10cc have been compared to many greats, including The Beatles and the Beach Boys. 10cc have sold over 15 million albums in the UK and about 30 millions albums worldwide. Their art rock music has influenced the likes of Axel Rose, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and The Flaming Lips, to name but a few!

7.30 pm




York Barbican

3rd May
2012

The Black Swan Folk Club present - Andy Irvine.

8.00 pm
Black Swan,
Peasholme Green
B.S.F.C.


4th May
2012

York Concerts present 'Lamentations'.

Lamentations - theatre of sorrow.

Greek singer Angelica Kathariou joins Black Hair musicians Damien Harron and Jos Zwaanenburg, in an evocative theatrical presentation of Roger Marsh's powerful 'Lamentations' and Damien Harron's exploration of Samuel Beckett 'What is the Word?'

This Black Hair production is a 60 minute event without interval.



Rymer Auditorium
UoY

York Concerts


4th May
2012

York Astronomical Society presentation - 'Images of the Space Shuttle' by Paul Money.

In Paul Money's second talk of the year, he gives a tribute to the Space Shuttle in what he personally feels are the 10 best, or most iconic images that sum up the Shuttle era. Paul will then go on to tell the story behind the image and why he feels it belongs in his "top 10".

This talk also forms part of the YAS 40th anniversary events. 8.00 pm

Denham Room
Priory St Centre
Priory Street

York Astronomical Society

4th May
2012

Al Parrish in Concert.

Reeth Memorial Hall

4-7th May
2012

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Spring Steam Gala.

The event will feature locos and activities portraying both the history of line and of railways in general. Visiting locos will attend - list still to be confirmed.


NYMR


5th May
2012

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

A celebration of the variety of fish landed on the Yorkshire Coast.

- Hot-Smoked Mackerel (straight from the smoker) with Horseradish Relish
- Fritto Misto with a Duo of Dips
- Roast Turbot (cooked on the bone) with Hollandaise Sauce
- Bread and Butter Pudding


Meltons Restaurant
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5th May
2012

York Concerts present Baroque Passions - The Passion of Christ and Passions of the Soul.

The theme for this year's Baroque Day has inspired a choice of repertoire dealing not only with Christ's Passion and Resurrection but also with passions – emotions – in both vocal and instrumental music. Buxtehude's exquisite cycle of seven cantatas was composed in 1680 and is considered to be the first Lutheran oratorio; Schütz's biblical narratives are from earlier in the century and are the finest examples of Passion Histories before Bach's great Passions of the 1720s. Purcell's great opera, Dido and Aeneas, vividly portrays the emotions not only of the title characters but also of the members of the Queen's court.

12.30 pm Compagnia d'Istrumenti: programme to include works by Biber, Schmelzer and Telemann.

3.00 pm Buxtehude Membra Jesu nostri. Buxtehude's exquisite cycle of seven cantatas was composed in 1618 and is considered to be the first Lutheran oratorio.

4.30 pm Schutz St John Passion; Seven Last Words.
Biber Mystery Sonatas. Continuing the day's theme of Baroque Passions - the Passion of Christ and Passions of the Soul - Schutz's biblical narratives date from the early 17th century and are the finest examples of Passion histories before Bach'sgreat Passions of the 1720s. Biber's virtuosic Mystery Sonatas are taken from his set of 15 sonatas, each depicting a mystery of the rosary.

7.30 pm Purcell Dido and Aeneas and music by Blow, Purcell and Jeffreys.


National Centre
for Early Music
York

York Concerts




5th May
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 - Ligeti String Quartet.

Philip Glass: String Quartet No 4
John Adams: Fellow Traveller
Steve Crowther: String Quartet No. 1
Nicola LeFanu: String Quartet No 2
David Lancaster: New Work WP
Philip Glass: String Quartet No 2



The Unitarian Chapel
St Saviourgate

Late Music Concerts




5th May
2012

York Barbican presents - Sing-a-long-a ABBA.

From the producers of the smash hit “Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music.” The concert event Abba fans have been waiting for… The Swedish supergroup’s greatest hits performed live with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in!

With live singers on stage, a party bag for everyone, fancy dress, Dancing Queen competition, the big screen with lyrics and of course some of the best music you’ll ever hear – Sing-a-long-a ABBA is the perfect night out for all!

Fancy dress is not obligatory but highly recommended!

7.30 pm




York Barbican

5th May
2012

York Astronomical Society 40th Anniversary Spectacular.

You're only 40 once and YAS are celebrating in style! A special full-day event, packed with lectures from Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Prof. Monica Grady, Dr. Allan Chapman and Nik Szymanek.

Full details of the days events will be posted nearer the date, so make sure you keep coming back for more.

Denham Room
Priory St Centre
Priory Street

York Astronomical Society

5th May
2012

Thirsk Races 2012 - Thirsk Hunt Cup.

Thirsk Racecourse





5-7th May
2012

The Dales Festival of Food and Drink - held at Leyburn in the Heart of Wensleydale.

Weaving together the three fundamental elements that make the Dales Festival of Food and Drink a success – Food, Farming and Fun - this event already has a real buzz about it.

Not least because the Farming for Food events include talks and demonstrations on beekeeping by the Richmond and District Beekeepers Association. Visitors will find something for everyone from the best locally sources organic meats to award-winning beers within the festival's own Drinks Marquee and 'Beer Festival'.

To entertain the DFFD brings together live cookery demonstrations from the region's top chefs, a 'Speakers Corner' featuring established authors and speakers, plus a range of rides and entertainments for children and young people.

But the festival is not just about a great show – it is organised by the Leyburn and Mid-Wensleydale Partnership Ltd, a registered charity and any financial surplus from the event goes to community causes. Since its inception in 2002, the Dales Festival of Food and Drink has generated surplus funds of over £140,000.

These funds have been distributed to local community organisations which have ranged geographically from Hunton to East Witton and from Constable Burton to Bainbridge, and range from Christmas lights and small Rotary Club initiatives, to village hall expenditure in Newton-le-Willows, Wensley and Thornton Rust, for example. We are proud to have contributed to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and it is fair to say that the Leyburn Band has benefited hugely from Community Fund Grants.

The event supports small, local businesses, and has often acted as a springboard to success. At the 2004 Festival, for example, one trader was running home at the end of each day to make more stock. They are now well established and selling to Fortnum and Mason!





Dales Festival of Food and Drink



5-7th May
2012

Preparing for Royalty - Take a step back to the Edwardian era, the year is 1912 and the gentleman of the house has responsibility for a forthcoming royal visit.

Meet the household and servants of Brodsworth as they prepare the master and mistress for this royal occasion, from fashion, to etiquette, food and drink and a healthy mix of gossip, intrigue and chatter – and that's just the servants!

Witness a series of scenes inside and outside the Hall during this event. 12.00 noon - 5.30 pm (House open 1.00 - 5.00 pm



Brodsworth Hall


5-7th May
2012

Meet the Executioner.

Meet Gilbert Savage, medieval executioner, fearsome and imposing with his heavy axe and block. Hear his grisly tales of crimes and punishment medieval style. 11.00 am - 4.30 pm


Conisbrough Castle


7th May
2012

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

A celebration of the variety of fish landed on the Yorkshire Coast.

- Hot-Smoked Mackerel (straight from the smoker) with Horseradish Relish
- Fritto Misto with a Duo of Dips
- Roast Turbot (cooked on the bone) with Hollandaise Sauce
- Bread and Butter Pudding


Meltons Restaurant
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7th May
2012

May Day Celebrations - Alongside crafts there will also be traditional Maypole dancing on site for May Day. Come along and join in the fun!

Ryedale Folk Museum

8th May
2012

Yorkshire Museum Curators Talks - York’s Mystery Plays. 12.30 pm

Yorkshire Museum

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme
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8th May
2012

Catterick Bridge Races

Catterick
Racecourse


9th May
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 - Shade Plants with Vanessa Cook.

Learn about different types of shade, how to improve the conditions and to view it as an asset, not a problem. See the numerous plants which thrive in shade, followed by a walk around the garden to see many of them growing.

Runs from 10.00 am to 12 noon.



Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens



9th May
2012

Camille O'Sullivan - 'Feel'

Camille enjoys a formidable international reputation for her dramatic interpretations of the songs of Brel, Cave, Waits, Bowie and more.

The awardwinning singer has stunned audiences around the world including a show-stealing appearance on Later with Jools Holland (BBC TV).

Dark, fierce, amusing and mesmerizing, Camille transforms each song into an intense theatrical experience.



York Theatre Royal


9th May
2012

The Black Swan Folk Club on Tour present - Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams STATE OF THE UNION Tour.

Here is an exciting collaboration between two apparently different musicians who have found a creative writing and performing chemistry. Tapping into wide-ranging influences, they make music that will delight fans of hook-laden songs, fiery and emotional guitar playing and soulful vocals. Whether it is authentic Americana, delicate ballads, modern pop or reworked classics, this Union delivers.

A cult English songwriter with over 400 recorded cover versions, Hewerdine was lead singer of The Bible and has worked with artists such as Eddi Reader, Heidi Talbot and Jerry Douglas, while Williams is a bluesy American singer and composer with a reputation as one of the world’s best slide guitarists. Two guys, two guitars and a clutch of songs – the old formula has seldom worked better.



8.00 pm
The National Centre
for Early Music
B.S.F.C.

10th May
2012

The Black Swan Folk Club present - Singers & Musicians Night

All acoustic performers are made welcome, and listeners besides, at our popular Open House session. The more the merrier, so do come along.

8.00 pm
Black Swan,
Peasholme Green
B.S.F.C.

11th May
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



11/12th May
2012

Birmingham Royal Ballet.

This breathtaking programme presents a work from great British choreographer John Cranko, alongside a brand-new ballet by Jessica Lang, and thrilling excerpts from some of the world-famous classics with which Birmingham Royal Ballet has made its name.

In Pineapple Poll we get to see what a classic cartoon might look like if brought to life on stage. With the aid of a foottapping medley of the best of Gilbert and Sullivan and a comic choreographic touch, this is your opportunity to find out.

Following the success of the excerpts on last year's tour, Birmingham Royal Ballet presents two more highlights from some of our best-loved ballets. The Clog Dance and Lily of Laguna pas de deux from Director David Bintley's Hobson's Choice, is a funny and warming peek into the lives of two unlikely lovers. The programme finishes with the stunning, virtuoso pas de deux from Marius Petipa's great classic, Don Quixote.



York Theatre Royal

11-13th May
2012

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Spring Steam Gala.

The event will feature locos and activities portraying both the history of line and of railways in general. Visiting locos will attend - list still to be confirmed.


NYMR

11-13th May
2012

The National Model Engineering and Modelling Exhibition 2012

The Great Yorkshire Showground
Harrogate

Model Engineering and Modelling Exhibition

12th May
2012

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme - Early Drawing Techniques.

A day of practical drawing activities exploring the materials and techniques used by European artists from the Renaissance to the 1700s.

10.00 am – 2.00 pm

York Art Gallery

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme
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12th May
2011

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme - Silver Clay Pendants.

Be inspired by our jewellery collection at the Castle Museum, and make your own silver clay pendant to take home. With jewellery and craft expert Lynne Glazzard. 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

York Castle Museum

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme
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12th May
2012

York Guildhall Orchestra present -

Mozart - Piano Concerto No.23 with soloist– Sarah Beth Briggs

Mahler – Symphony No.9

Concert at 7.30 pm


York Barbican Centre

York Guildhall Orchestra

12th May
2012

Thirsk Races 2012 - Country & Western Night Evening Meeting.

Thirsk Racecourse

12th May
2012

Sowerby Music present Metropolitan Brass – ace Manchester brass quintet with Horovitz, Bernstein, Piazzolla and traditional tunes.

St. Oswald's Church
Sowerby
Thirsk

Sowerby Music



13th May
2012

Martin Taylor & Alan Barnes.

In this inspired pairing, world-class guitarist Martin Taylor meets multi award-winning reeds man Alan Barnes. Taylor is known for his long association with Stephane Grappelli and his highly successful solo career which includes the recent 'Last Train to Hauteville' CD, which featured Barnes as part of his Spirit of Django group.

Barnes is Britain's number one mainstream reeds player and concentrates solely on clarinet on their new album – Two for the Road. The repertoire is wide-ranging and unusual yet is complemented by two catchy and accessible originals from the pen of each player.

Martin Taylor: ‘…. one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument’ Pat Metheny

Alan Barnes: ‘Whatever the instrument, he plays it hard and fast and with the sort of inventive flexibility and invention that ensures that he has his own sound and style..’ Jazz Journal



National Centre
for Early Music


14th May
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 - Watercolour Painting with Helen Wright.

Helen Wright, an inspirational teacher will help you to produce a wonderful painting in the glorious surroundings of Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens at this beautiful time of year. If you have any equipment please bring it along though we can provide basic equipment for beginners.

Runs from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.



Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens


14th May
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 - Suzanne Dekker, glass artist.

Suzanne found her niche after taking part in a taster day at York College, where she had the opportunity to make some leaded glass. Three years of night classes followed and then she started her degree course. In 2008 she won the student category of the Warm Glass Prize, a national competition for glass artists. In 2010 she graduated with first class honours.

Her work is inspired by nature, with a strong interest in the work of British Land Artists. Reuse of waste glass is something that she is passionate about and she uses a wide range of techniques in her work, including copper foiling, leading, painting, fusing, slumping, casting and lamp working to achieve the desired outcome. Talk starts at 7.30 pm


Jacob's Well
Trinity Lane
Micklegate

York Artworkers Association


15th May
2012

Yorkshire Philosophical Society - Promoting the understanding of science for over 180 years.

Lecture Programme 2011/12 - tonight - Looking down on Roman Yorkshire: an aerial archaeologist's view. A lecture by Dave MacLeod, BA, Senior Investigator, Aerial Survey and Investigation, English Heritage.

This talk starts at 7.30pm. For more information please call 01904 656713.


Tempest Anderson Hall
Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Philosophical Society

15th May
2012

Beverley Races

Beverley Racecourse



15-18th May
2012

'Henry IV' - Written by: Luigi Pirandello.

After he is knocked off his horse during a masquerade, a man loses his mind and remains locked in a castle for the next 20 years believing he is the medieval emperor Henry IV.

A troupe of actors collude in this delusion daily, until one day he receives a visit from the woman he once loved and a psychiatrist determined to cure him. But who is sane and who is mad? And what is madness anyway?

Exploring the knife edge between illusion and reality, Out of Character bring their unique perspective to this fascinating and darkly humorous 20th Century classic. Out of Character make challenging work for inquisitive audiences with the aim of transcending the boundaries of modern theatre and our perceptions of mental health, claiming the territory between inspiration and medication.



York Theatre Royal

16th May
2011

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme - Victorian Chocolate Making.

Learn how Victorian chocolates were made back in a time when a fancy box of chocolates was an extraordinary treat. You’ll learn the art of sugar boiling, a skill at the centre of Victorian confectionery and medicines.

During the Victorian era chocolate from the west encountered sugar from the east and became an accessible luxury that thrived in York.

Discover how amazing flavours were made back then that are still enjoyed today. With York chocolatier, Sophie Jewett of ‘Little Pretty Things’ and to celebrate the reopening of Kirkgate. 1.00 - 3.00 pm



York Castle Museum

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme
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16th May
2012

York Concerts present Tim Lowe cello with James Bailieu piano.

JS Bach Viola da Gamba sonata in G minor
Beethoven Cello sonata in C op. 102
Kodaly Adagio
Bloch Three Pieces from Jewish LifeBrahms Cello sonata no. 2 in F op. 99

A former York Minster chorister, Tim Lowe is now enjoying huge success as a solo cellist after studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he is a fellow and tutor. With James Baillieu, he has given concerts at major venues around the country, supported by awards from the Kirkman Concert Society and the Tillett Trust.

He will give his first solo Wigmore Hall recital on 17 February 2012, accompanied by James Baillieu in a programme of Saint-Saens, Beethoven and Brahms. South African pianist James Baillieu is fast establishing himself as the leading accompanist of his generation, working with instrumentalists and singers in the UK and Europe.


Sir Jack Lyons
Concert Hall
UoY

York Concerts


16-18th May
2012

York Races - The Dante Festival.

York in May is a fantastic place to come racing, the season lies ahead and many star horses have risen to prominence on the Knavesmire over these three fantastic days.

Last season, saw the Queen’s Carlton House ridden to victory by Ryan Moore in the totepool Dante Stakes, held on Thursday, become the subsequent favourite for the Investec Derby. Look out for this year’s winner who will likely be favourite again for the Classic.

Highlights of the Dante Festival in previous years have included Sariska, winning the Tattersalls Musidora in 2009 which is held on the opening day of the festival, going on to win both the English and Irish Oaks. The top horses from the action on Friday will often reappear in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, as the leading stayers take centre stage in the Yorkshire Cup. Last year’s winner, Duncan, went on to win the Group One, Irish Field St.Leger.

The winners at this year’s festival will again be the ones to watch throughout the season.




York Racecourse



16-19th May
2012

'That's Entertainment!' - Enjoy a dazzling night in the West End.

A company of principals and chorus will be joined on stage by a full live orchestra for an evening of the very best of musical theatre. Let the music take you to the glittering lights of the West End with songs from shows including Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Wicked, Guys & Dolls, Chicago, Mamma Mia, Cabaret and Oliver.

2012 is a year to celebrate, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympics, the 800th anniversary of the City of York receiving its Royal Charter and our own 110th anniversary.



York Theatre Royal



17th May
2012

NCEM Composers Award 2012.

Hear music composed by the finalists of the 2012 NCEM Composers Award presented in association with BBC Radio 3 and The Tallis Scholars.

This National Award, now in its 4th year, has attracted much interest. Shortlisted finalists will have the opportunity to work with composer Christopher Fox and York’s Ebor Singers to prepare their pieces for this public performance.

The winners will be announced on the night and the winning pieces performed by The Tallis Scholars in Durham Cathedral in June.


All Saints’ Church
North Street

National Centre
for Early Music

17th May
2012

Tutored Wine Tastings - Champagne & Sparkling.

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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17th May
2012

The Black Swan Folk Club present - Chris Sherburn & Denny Bartley.

8.00 pm
Black Swan,
Peasholme Green
B.S.F.C.


18th May
2012

York Concerts present Zamar Gospel Choir.

Zamar Gospel Choir performs across Yorkshire in carnivals, concert halls, festivals, weddings, churches and schools. Singing a range of traditional and contemporary gospel songs from across the globe, Zamar has developed a reputation of providing lively and joyous performances full of infectious enthusiasm. Numbering around 50 singers with a smaller semi-chorus, the choir performs both a cappella and with instrumental accompaniment.


Sir Jack Lyons
Concert Hall
UoY

York Concerts

18th May
2012

York Astronomical Society presentation - The Kielder Observatory – its first years... by Gary Fildes, Kielder Observatory.

8.00 pm

Denham Room
Priory St Centre
Priory Street

York Astronomical Society



18/19th May
2012

Museums at Night: Brodsworth Hall by Candlelight.

Visit the magnificent time capsule of Brodsworth Hall at twilight in conjunction with “Museums at Night”, for a unique view of the Hall.

Evoking the atmosphere and feel of the Hall in its heyday as the rooms are lit by chandeliers and “candlelight”. This event is confined to the Hall only and not the Gardens and provides a unique opportunity to see the Hall in darkness. Be aware - areas and rooms may be quite dark.

Tea rooms and Shop will be open. House open 6.30 - 9.30 pm



Brodsworth Hall




19th May
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


19th May
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 - A Guided Walk through Chelsea Flower Show with Lizzie Tulip.

Pre-2012 Chelsea Flower Show, renowned York based garden designer (and Chelsea Flower Show Medal Winner), Lizzie Tulip provides a guided walk through Chelsea past and present. Lizzie will give you so many practical ideas to take home and implement to give your Yorkshire garden the look and feel of an award winner. She will explain about designers planting combinations and the many different materials used in Chelsea gardens and illustrate ways to use these to add character and style to your own garden.

Runs from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.



Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

19th May
2012

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme - A Thousand Years of Gardening in York.

Tutor: Peter Goodchild, Director of GARLAND (The Garden & Landscape Heritage Trust).

Session 1: Gardening in York in the Middle Ages

Session 2: Gardening in York from 1822 to 1922

Both these sessions involve an introductory talk in the morning and a guided tour in and around the Gardens in the afternoon.

Session 3: York’s Gardeners and Botanists.

A day focussing on gardeners and botanists and their connections with York. ‘A Thousand Years of Gardening in York’ can be taken as a course or as individual sessions. See also 16th June & 14th July 2012



Yorkshire Museum

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme
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19th May
2012

A Young Person’s Guide to the Brass Band - presented by the York Railway Institute Golden Rail Band.

Come along and try out the whole range of brass and percussion instruments, from cornets to drum kit and trombones to tubas.

The afternoon begins with a short performance by the Development Band and ends with a community concert featuring some of our talented young players performing solos backed by the York Railway Institute Golden Rail Band. Fun for all the family!

If you think you might like to play in a brass band or you are a parent with an enthusiastic child (or want to learn yourself) come along for a warm welcome!



National Centre
for Early Music


19th May
2012

Yorkshire Bach Choir present - Celebrated Psalms. Settings of psalm texts by Sweelinck, Tye, Dering, Philips, Gibbons, Tomkins, Lassus, Schütz and Gabrieli.

This programme explores the response of different composers from across Europe to the same psalm texts, variously in Latin, English and German. Each composer responds in an individual way, enlightening and illustrating the meaning and providing music of both simplicity and richness.

7.30 pm
St Michael le Belfrey Church

Yorkshire Bach Choir

19th May
2012





The 203rd Otley Show - Otley Show is the first major agricultural show of the season. It is thought to be the oldest one day show in the country and is set in the picturesque Wharfe Valley. It attracts an average 15000 visitors, in addition to which, exhibitors in Cattle, Sheep, Horse, Goats, Poultry, Dogs, Rabbits,Produce, Handicrafts, Floral Art and Farriers.

In excess of 100 Trade Stand Exhibitors and 40+ Craft Exhibitors also attend the show.

Main attractions have recently included - Dog Display Teams, Falconry Displays, Motorcycle Displays, The Sheep Show and The Hawkmaster attired in mediaeval costume, riding a Shire Horse, flying Birds of Prey.

During it's long history, Otley Show has rarely been cancelled - twice in the 1800's, throughout the war years, 1983 when the showground was waterlogged and most recently in 2001 with the outbreak of Foot and Mouth. The effects of this disease were felt throughout the farming community and the many who were associated with the farming and agricultural industries. Many of the regular livestock exhibitors at Otley Show were affected by Foot and Mouth and many agricultural shows were cancelled that year, marquee contractors, mobile caterers, penning contractors etc were all badly hit. However, Otley Show is still one of the most successful events in Otley's calendar and will continue to promote farming and agriculture for many years to come.





Otley Show

19th May
2012

Thirsk Races 2012 - Irish Day.

Thirsk Racecourse

19th May
2012

Spring, the sweet Spring with The Chanticleer Singers - With the approach of the church Flower Festival, The Chanticleer Singers will perform a selection of seasonal songs and arrangements of well-known pieces from the popular repertoire. 7.30 pm

St Mary's Church
Scarborough

The Chanticleer Singers



19/20th May
2012

Malton Food Lovers Festival 2012 - The 2012 Festival aims to showcase the very best produce from the surrounding countryside with 100 varied producers offering visitors the chance to taste and buy the best that Yorkshire has to offer.

As well as the producers, two separate theatres will host a series of cookery demonstrations by award-winning cooks including ‘Celebrity Chef’ Antonio Carluccio, Rosemary Shrager and Andrew Pern and famous food writers Tom Parker Bowles and Matthew Fort.

For families there will be the chance to enjoy the Young Chefs’ Competition, Mayoral “Cook Off” as well as the Army Kitchen complete with Scimitar Tank. Festival sausages will play a big part being cooked all over town and of course there will be our superb street food stalls outside the Milton Rooms. All this and there was a brilliant programme of live music throughout the two days. There are several new attractions to the festival but these will be revealed in due course!

For a family day out in foodie heaven come and try Malton Food Lovers Festival, we are proud to be know as Yorkshire’s Best!



Malton Food Lovers Festival



19th May -
3rd June
2012

The Swaledale Festival - music, arts and walking in the Yorkshire Dales.

The 2012 Festival opens on 19 May with a free open-air concert on Reeth Green by The Olympianist, the internationally renowned pianist and avid cyclist Anthony Hewitt.

He is celebrating the London Olympics by cycling the length of Britain, in aid of charity, from Land’s End to John O’Groats, with his piano trailing in a van.

An exciting outdoor visual extravaganza from Swung Low at Richmond Castle, is planned to mark the Festival's end on 3 June.

Work is well underway on the rest in the middle, but it's still under wraps! The 2011 Festival was an outstanding success, with exceptional music from around the world - solo violin to jazz guitar, folk to brass, Arabic music to string quartets - as well as poetry, drama, art exhibitions and wonderful walking.

Swaledale Festival



20th May
2012

Kate Williams & Bobby Wellins.

Jazz pianist/composer Kate Williams, daughter of guitarist John Williams, has released four CDs, to critical acclaim. Her trio CD ‘Scenes And Dreams’ was rated in the top ten jazz albums by Mojo magazine. Most recently, 'The Embrace’ (2008) displays her rich and sonorous quintet writing, featuring tenor sax player Steve Kaldestad and award-winning flautist Gareth Lockrane.

Bobby Wellins is one of the most exceptional figures in modern jazz and featured on Stan Tracey’s ‘Under Milk Wood’, recorded in the late ‘60s. He has his own quartet featuring pianist Liam Noble and recently toured with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. Bobby and Kate will perform jazz standards and originals recently released on their new CD.

A superbly lucid and inventive pianist and composer’ Humphrey Lyttleton, BBC Radio 2



National Centre
for Early Music

20th May
2012

Classic Car Rally - Many fantastic and varied Classic Cars on site.

Ryedale Folk Museum

20th May
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

21st May
2011

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme - An Introduction to English Patchwork.

Take inspiration from the Castle Museum’s patchwork quilt collection. Qualified tutor Kath Allaway from ‘The Silver Thimble’ craft workshop will show you how to start your own interpretation of English Patchwork, with a variety of designs and your own colour choice. If you wish, you can even create a miniature version. Suitable for beginners and improvers. 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

York Castle Museum

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme
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21st May
2012

York Barbican presents - Brit Floyd - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show.

Brit Floyd, the world's greatest Pink Floyd tribute Show, is back with a brand new show celebrating the amazing musical legacy of Pink Floyd.

Especially created by Brit Floyd musical director Damian Darlington to celebrate the November release of the brand new official Pink Floyd Best Of album A Foot In the Door, Brit Floyd will perform a collection of Pink Floyd's best work in its entirety - track by track - and as selected, personally, by the Pink Floyd band members themselves.

And as an extra bonus, and back by popular demand, Brit Floyd’s new show will also include its full 23 minute show-stopping rendition of Echoes, taken from Pink Floyd's classic 1971 album, Meddle. The Brit Floyd performance will include; Hey You, See Emily Play, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Another Brick In The Wall pt2, Have A Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Time, The Great Gig In The Sky, Money, Comfortably Numb, Echoes, High Hopes, Learning To Fly, The Fletcher Memorial Home, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Brain Damage, Eclipse and Run Like Hell.

In less than one year the new Brit Floyd phenomena has been embraced by Pink Floyd fans worldwide, and been acclaimed for its musical note-for-note perfection, unique Floydian animation and its state-of-the art sound and lights production.




York Barbican

22nd May
2012

Yorkshire Museum Curators Talks - St William of York. 12.30 pm

Yorkshire Museum

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme
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22nd May
2012

Yorkshire Philosophical Society - Promoting the understanding of science for over 180 years.

Lecture Programme 2011/12 - tonight - Peat bogs, climate change and prehistoric pyromania. A lecture by Dr Jeff Blackford, Department of Geography, University of Manchester.

This talk starts at 7.30pm. For more information please call 01904 656713.


Tempest Anderson Hall
Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Philosophical Society

23rd May
2012

YAS Free Public Star Party - YAS Free Public Star Party on the Knavesmire. From 7pm till late, weather permitting.

We will be there, even if it rains, for about half an hour for a chat. Observe through our telescopes, or feel free to bring your own along for help and advice if needed.

Objects on show should include: the Moon, planets, star clusters, and galaxies.


Knavesmire

York Astronomical Society


23rd May
2012

York Concerts present Gamelan Sekar Petak.

The tuned percussion and gongs of Gamelan Sekar Petak create an enchanting and ethereal sound world in this programme of traditional music from Java and new music written for gamelan.

Sir Jack Lyons
Concert Hall
UoY

York Concerts

24th May
2012

The Black Swan Folk Club present - Bill Adair.

8.00 pm
Black Swan,
Peasholme Green
B.S.F.C.

24th May
2012

Wetherby Races - Yorkshire's premier National Hunt Racecourse presents Yorkshire Post Ladies' Day

Wetherby Racecourse





24th May
2012

Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival 2012

STILE ANTICO present - 'THE ROSE IN FLOWER': MASTERPIECES FROM THE TUDOR ERA.

William Byrd Four-Part Mass: Kyrie and Gloria
John Taverner Ave Dei Patris Filia
William Byrd Four-Part Mass: Credo
Robert White Exaudiat te Domine
Christopher Tye Quaesumus omnipotens
William Byrd Four-Part Mass: Sanctus and Benedictus
Walter Lambe Nesciens Mater
William Byrd Four-Part Mass: Agnus Dei
Thomas Tallis Gaude Gloriosa

Take a step back to 16th century England - full of memorable characters, political intrigue and religious tumult, the Tudor era never loses its allure and fascination. Alongside their great matters of State, the Tudors oversaw an extraordinary flowering in poetry, painting, architecture and - perhaps most of all - in music.

Stile Antico's programme spans the entire range of this greatest period of English musical achievement. Each of the five Tudor reigns, from Henry VII to Elizabeth I, is represented by a large-scale antiphon - several dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the 'mystic rose'.

Interspersed between these works are the movements of William Byrd's four-part mass: an affectionate tribute by the last great Tudor master to his illustrious heritage.




7.30 pm
Beverley Minster


National Centre for Early Music





25th May
2012

Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival 2012

WILLIAM CARTER - BACH AND THE LUTE.

William Carter, a founder member of the much admired Palladian Ensemble, appears on numerous recordings with period orchestras across the UK playing lute, theorbo and guitar.

Today we have the pleasure of hearing him perform one of the most complex of musical genres, J S Bach’s music for lute – rarely heard – but as intensely beautiful as the more famous cello suites.

The compelling artistry of William Carter makes this often complex music sound disarmingly simple and natural, making each and every movement a unique and treasurable listening experience” Classic FM Magazine




1.00 pm
The Quire
Beverley Minster


National Centre for Early Music

25th May
2012

Catterick Bridge Races

Catterick
Racecourse





25th May
2012

Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival 2012

LA SERENISSIMA - Katy Bircher flute, Adrian Chandler violin and Peter Whelan bassoon present VIVALDI: MAESTRO DE’CONCERTI.

We are delighted to welcome back this award-winning orchestral ensemble as they present Antonio Vivaldi’s most famous concerti Le Quattro Stagioni played with staggering virtuosity by Adrian Chandler and his band.

Contrast this explosion of sound with Vivaldi’s fantastic Paris concerto and three virtuosic concertos for soloist and orchestra, including the recently-discovered flute concerto Il Gran Mogol. This programme is a tour de force!

impeccable form” Early Music Review




7.30 pm
Beverley Minster


National Centre for Early Music

26th May
2011

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme - Wild Willow Flowers.

What could be more cheerful & welcoming at home than multicoloured willow or cane flowers? Add ribbons & hang them where you can enjoy them, or pop them in a pot for year round colour! With artist Heather Dawe. 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

York Castle Museum

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme
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26th May
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. Walk starts at 10.30 am


Yorkwalk


26th May
2012

York Races - May Spring Meeting.

A chance to take a spring weekend at York on a relaxed Saturday, with quality racing.

The first Saturday of the York season will see us welcome back families, with accompanied under 16’s being admitted free of charge. A spring Saturday at York always offers a great atmosphere as people enjoy the award winning facilities and take in the exciting action on the course.

The Stowe Family Law LLP Grand Cup, is a Listed race, which means it will be won by a horse of real quality; last year’s winner, Times, went on to be placed in two Group races and win another Listed. It’s likely that twenty thoroughbreds will hurtle down the home straight in the feature sprint, the sportingbet.com Stakes; being close to such a spectacle is always a treat. Last year’s victor, Masamah, returned here to win a Listed race during the John Smith’s Cup Meeting and went on to win a Group 2 during Glorious Goodwood.




York Racecourse





26th May
2012

Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival 2012

GRAND DESIR - Anita Orme Della-Marta recorders, harp, Anne-Marieke Evers mezzo-soprano, Marc Lewon lute and Elizabeth Rumsey viola d’arco present 'DANSE ET CHANSON'.

A medieval banquet of musical delights linking together some of the most important musical genres of the 15th century - presented in one of England’s finest medieval Minsters, surrounded by myriad carvings of musicians who lived and worked in Beverley over 600 years ago.

Grand Désir won the Friends’ prize at the 2009 York Early Music International Young Artists' Competition.




12.30 pm
The Quire
Beverley Minster


National Centre for Early Music





26th May
2012

Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival 2012

ALVA - Vivien Ellis voice and Giles Lewin fiddle present 'A BEVERLEY BANQUET' - 18TH CENTURY SONGS FROM YORKSHIRE.

Join us in one of Beverley’s finest Georgian buildings for this specially devised programme which gives us a unique insight into the region’s musical history.

Discover what it was like to hear a convivial song at a fashionable Assembly in Hull, the ballad of a beggarwench at Scarborough Fair, a drunken catch at a Beverley tavern, or a seaman's lament for his love on the shore – all newly discovered treasures from popular song-books of the 18th century.

“Alva unveiled these catchy ballads - typical of what ordinary 18th-century folk would sing and play at home, in the taverns, on the streets, at the fair or racecourse – all brought vividly to life” The York Press




3.00 pm

Beverley Guildhall


National Centre for Early Music





26th May
2012

Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival 2012

BEVERLEY MINSTER CHOIR directed by Robert Poyser - Choral Evensong.

Introit - O Nata Lux ThomasTallis
Responses - ThomasTomkins
Canticles - Second ServiceWilliam Byrd
Anthem - Laudibus in Sanctis Byrd
Voluntary - A Fancy Byrd




5.00 pm

Beverley Minster


National Centre for Early Music





26th May
2012

Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival 2012

RED PRIEST - Piers Adams recorders, Julia Bishop violin, Angela East cello and David Wright harpsichord present BACH AND THE PIRATES.

Stolen masterworks and long lost treasures of the baroque performed with swashbuckling virtuosity!

The programme will include music by Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann, Albinoni and will feature Red Priest's pirated versions of several Bach classics, such as the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor and Brandenburg Concerto no.3.

red-hot virtuosic” The Times




7.30 pm

Toll Gavel Methodist Church
Beverley

National Centre for Early Music




26/27th May
2012

Yorkshire Air Museum - Battlegroup North “Jubilee” Wheels & Wings Show.

Huge gathering of over 250 historic military vehicles, full wargaming show and Living History displays. Field Gun Salute to mark the Queen’s Jubilee. A superb event for all the family - not to be missed!

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

26/27th May
2012

York Asparagus Fair.

York Food and Drink Festival

26/27th May
2012

A Multi Period History: Re-enactors demonstrating on site all weekend, covering different periods and demonstrating their traditional ways of living.

Ryedale Folk Museum


26/27th May
2012

The Medieval Year – Spring & Summer.

Meet the medieval townsfolk of the York City Levy as they show us some of tasks, customs and celebrations of the medieval year. Looking back to Spring and forward to Summer, 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


27th May
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 - Bosworth Battlefield and Kirby Muxloe Castle (Leicestershire).

A Richard III Day! We visit the Battlefield site at Bosworth and have a short but informative guided tour to the traditional battle site at Ambion Hill. We will also meet a 15th C soldier in armour for a fascinating private demonstration of mediaeval warfare and weaponry in a private tent. There will also be a Living History or Falconry display; all of this is included in our price.

Later in the afternoon we go to the picturesque moated late mediaeval castle of Kirby Muxloe (EH) again with Richard III connections.




Yorkwalk

28th May
2012

Kirkby Fleetham Folk Club presents - International Ladies Night featuring Flossie Malaviaille, Sarah McQuaid & Wendy Arrowsmith. On stage together!

Kirkby Fleetham
Village Hall

Kirkby Fleetham Folk Club


29th May
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


29th May
2012

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme - Yorkshire's Sea Dragons.

Yorkshire is a special place for 'sea dragons' - marine reptiles that swam in the seas when dinosaurs roamed the land. Find out more about these amazing creatures, including the science behind how they lived and stories of their discovery. Explore and handle specimens from the Museum's collections with curator Isla Gladstone.

2:00 – 4:00 pm


Yorkshire Museum

York Museums Trust Adult Learning Programme
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29th May
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


29th May
2012

Yorkshire Philosophical Society - Promoting the understanding of science for over 180 years.

Lecture Programme 2011/12 - tonight - Tulipomania: Banking with Bulbs during the Golden Age of Dutch Culture. A lecture by Dr Eric T Haskell, Professor of French Studies & Interdisciplinary Humanities Director, Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College, Claremont University Centre, California.

This talk starts at 7.30pm. For more information please call 01904 656713.


Tempest Anderson Hall
Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Philosophical Society

29th May
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


30th May
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

30th May
2012

Beverley Races

Beverley Racecourse

31st May
2012

The Black Swan Folk Club present - Al Parrish.

8.00 pm
Black Swan,
Peasholme Green
B.S.F.C.

31st May
2012

Wetherby Races - Yorkshire's premier National Hunt Racecourse presents Evening Meeting

Wetherby Racecourse

 

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