Where: Venues across York
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the event. Many events are free
What is it?
York Festival of Ideas will take place from Tuesday 6th to Sunday 18th June, at venues across the city.
This year’s festival is centred around a central theme of ‘The Story of Things’ and will feature performances, film screenings, talks and exhibitions. There will be special free focus days during the festival which will concentrate on specific themes; a Date with History, Democracy Under Threat, Changes and Challenges in Healthcare, and the Future of Work.
This year’s talks will cover a range of topics from mental illness and race and racism in modern Britain, to Jane Austen and vampires. Exhibitions will include Anne Frank: A history for today at the JB Morrell Library, University of York, and Genders of Indian Music Exhibition at The Exhibition Room, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York. There will also be special digital exhibitions following the festival talks in the immersive, interactive display space at the Ron Cooke Hub.
Other events will include puzzles in the pub, guided walks highlighting ten little-known ‘things’ on each walk, codebreaking, zombie dissection, stories against the clock, Anglo-Saxon crafts, tea with a refugee, and a science walk.
More info: yorkfestivalofideas.com/2017