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

NOVEMBER 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


26th October -
4th November
2012

The Enchanted Garden - A sublime night-time experience.

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

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



Brodsworth Hall

27th October -
4th November
2012

Ghosts & Ghouls Quest.

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


Conisbrough Castle

27th October -
4th November
2012

Time Travellers Go…Ghosts & Ghouls.

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


Whitby Abbey

29th October -
2nd November
2012

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

Ryedale Folk Museum

Future Events and Attractions


1st November
2012

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (York Group) lecture - "Wildlife of the Pennines" by Gordon Yates. 7.30 pm

Temple Hall
York St. John University

RSPB York


1-3rd
November
2012

'Dracula at Night' - Bram Stoker's classic Victorian gothic tale is brought to life with a cast of 4 actors.

The tale begins with Jonathan Harker, a newly qualified English solicitor, journeying from England to Count Dracula's crumbling, remote castle. From here the story reveals, a shipwreck, a large black dog and vampires.

Our tale is told as a promenade performance within the ruins of Whitby Abbey, itself the author's inspiration for the setting of this tale. 2012 is also Bram Stoker's centenary.

The 5.30pm performance is suitable for families and children aged 8 and above. Performances at 5.30 pm, 7.30 pm & 9.30 pm


Whitby Abbey


1-4th
November
2012

Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2012 - In 2011 we screened over 150 films across 15 beautiful, iconic venues in the historic city of York, representing over 35 different countries and a range of genres from music video to animation, thriller to comedy.

We also hosted a series of industry talks with leading professionals such as Barry Ryan (Head of Production at Warp Films), Ivana Mackinnon (Associate Producer for Slumdog Millionaire) and Susie Wright (Commissioner for Channel 4).

Inside each of issue of Aesthetica Magazine, we report on the latest independent theatrical and DVD releases, as well as focusing on topics in the film world such as issues around funding, festivals and events. The magazine also works in close partnership with many British and international film festivals, and has a strong presence in the film world. In 2010, the company launched the Aesthetica Short Film Competition and received and overwhelming response from filmmakers in 37 countries. The finalists were showcased on the Aesthetica Short Film DVD (December 2010), and ASFF continues the drive to bring films of excellence to a wider audience.


Aesthetica Short
Film Festival


2nd November
2012

Yorkwalk Historical Guided Walking Tours - The Guy Fawkes Trail.

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


Yorkwalk

2nd November
2012

Alistair Anderson in Concert.

Reeth Memorial Hall


3rd November
2012

Yorkwalk Historical Guided Walking Tours - The Guy Fawkes Trail.

A walk exploring the (several!) birthplaces and haunts of one of York's most infamous sons - Guy Fawkes of Gunpowder Plot fame. Walks start at 10.30 am and 2.00 pm


Yorkwalk


3rd November
2012

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

Fresh natural flavours lie at the heart of 'Traditional Turkish' food, using fresh vegetable juices instead of heavy sauces.

- Trio of Meze
- Imam Bayildi stuffed Aubergine
- Hunkar Pilavi - Rice with Lamb, Pistachios and Blackcurrants
- Almond Cake with Yoghurt and Dried-Apricots


Meltons Restaurant
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5th November
2012

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

Fresh natural flavours lie at the heart of 'Traditional Turkish' food, using fresh vegetable juices instead of heavy sauces.

- Trio of Meze
- Imam Bayildi stuffed Aubergine
- Hunkar Pilavi - Rice with Lamb, Pistachios and Blackcurrants
- Almond Cake with Yoghurt and Dried-Apricots


Meltons Restaurant
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11th November
2012

Yorkshire Air Museum - Remembrance Sunday Service & Parade.

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


12th November
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 - John Maine RA, sculptor. In association with the York Museums Trust.

John was the first artist in residence at the start of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 1979 and has since created many outdoor sculptures in Britain and abroad, with work in over thirty public collections. His talk will include his Howden Sequence, recent coastal projects in Vietnam and the Bristol Channel, as well as the new work at Green Park tube station in London. Talk starts at 7.30 pm



Tempest Anderson Hall
Yorkshire Museum

York Artworkers Association

15th November
2012

Tutored Wine Tastings - Shiraz Wines.

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


Meltons Too
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16th November
2012

Appalachian Roots (Riley Baugus & Ira Bernstein) in Concert.

Reeth Memorial Hall




17th November
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


17th November
2012

Yorkwalk Historical Guided Walking Tours - The St. Nicholas Tour.

A fascinating Yuletide look at the life and legends of St. Nicholas - the origin of Santa Claus. The walk includes a tour of York Minster with its many representations of St. Nicholas in mediaeval stained glass and other works of art. Walk starts at 10.30 am


Yorkwalk


24th November
2012

Yorkwalk Historical Guided Walking Tours - The St. Nicholas Tour.

A fascinating Yuletide look at the life and legends of St. Nicholas - the origin of Santa Claus. The walk includes a tour of York Minster with its many representations of St. Nicholas in mediaeval stained glass and other works of art. Walk starts at 10.30 am


Yorkwalk


24th November
2012

York Barbican presents - The Overtones.

Following their incredible sold out performance in October 2010, male vocal harmony group The Overtones will be returning to the York Barbican.

Since releasing Good Ol’ Fashioned Love in November last year the male quintet’s star has risen meteorically with sales of the album already passing the 200,000 mark and their first headline tour selling out instantly. As well as inspired interpretations of hits from yesteryear, including The Darts' Come Back My Love and The Chords’ SH-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream), The Overtones’ impressive armoury includes the co-written album title track and their own timeless compositions Carolyn and showstopper Gambling Man.

Having been performing in pubs and clubs as a four-piece for four years and, with the addition of bass Lachie Chapman, as a five-piece for two years this is no overnight success: 'We’ve been working towards this for a long time but the last six months have been a complete whirlwind. We're living our dream and it's just incredible!' - enthused falsetto Darren Everest.




York Barbican

29th November
- 2nd December
2011

St Nicholas Fayre - St Nicholas Fayre is one of the most popular Christmas markets in the UK, with thousands of visitors coming to York over the four-day event.

The Fayre offers a range of markets specialising in gifts, crafts, and the very best in local farm produce. Outside markets move into Parliament Street, St Sampsons Square and Coppergate while York's grand medieval Guild Hall provides a home for 'Made In Yorkshire' artists and crafters from across the region.

The magnificent medieval townhouse, Barley Hall, presents a special medieval market with live crafting, mulled wine and costumed traders and St William's College houses an arts and crafts market for fine hand-made items not to be found in the shops. Carol singers and buskers flock to the city to perform over the weekend to thousands of festive shoppers.



A York Christmas
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December

 

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