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York Castle Prison
Come and see York Castle Prison's infamous residents and fascinating history brought to life in our special exhibition. Experience a brutal and crooked prison system and meet our most notorious prisoner: the legendary highwayman, Dick Turpin.

On: 09:30 Thu 9th Jan 2014
Until: 17:00 Sat 31st Dec 2016
Address: York Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY
Contact name: York Castle Museum
Phone number: 001904 687687
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk
Toy Stories
Take a trip back to your childhood and rediscover some of your favourite toys in this new exhibition.

Bikes, bath toys, computer games, Lego and beautiful handmade dolls are among the toys on show from the last 150 years so you can pick out your favourites and share stories with family and friends.

Play together in our exciting Castle inspired play area or head off on the teddy bear trail for children around the exhibition.

On: 09:30 Thu 9th Jan 2014
Until: 17:00 Sat 31st Dec 2016
Address: York Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY
Contact name: York Castle Museum
Phone number: 01904 687687
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk
The Sixties
The Sixties aims to recreate the spirit of this exciting decade which saw momentous change in so many areas of public and private life.

The gallery uses fascinating and iconic objects from the social history, art, fashion, military and astronomy collections to bring back the atmosphere of change which swept over the country during the 1960s. Highlights include a Lambretta scooter, a Dansette record player, Beatles singles and fashion by Mary Quant.

On: 09:30 Thu 9th Jan 2014
Until: 17:00 Sat 31st Dec 2016
Address: York Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY
Contact name: York Castle Museum
Phone number: 01904 687687
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk
Capital of the North
In the medieval kingdoms of Britain, the north was ruled from York. Anglian kings were baptised in its churches, Viking warriors plotted their southern raids and the Normans cruelly stamped their authority on the masses. From the ravages of war the city went on to flourish in a golden age of innovation, religion and trade.

Featuring some of the most prestigious and significant medieval objects ever found in Britain and exploring the lives of some of the most powerful people of the period, this new exhibition will tell the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York's walls.

On: 10:00 Thu 9th Jan 2014
Until: 17:00 Sat 31st Dec 2016
Address: Yorkshire Museum, York Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR
Contact name: Yorkshire Museum
Phone number: 01904 687687
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk
Chocolate & the People of York
York’s Chocolate Story announces its new exhibition: Chocolate and the People of York which will be opening on Friday 27th May.

At its peak, over 14,000 people were employed in York’s famous chocolate factories. Now, in a brand-new exhibition from York’s Chocolate Story, visitors will be able to hear the voices behind the industry as the people of York tell their own chocolate stories.
: The exhibition highlights include the coveted Rowntree’s Departmental Football Trophy with winners from 1904 to 2005, a century-old ornate fireman’s helmet from the Rowntree’s fire brigade as well as a number of amazing personal items and photography.

Bernie Fleck, who has been coordinating the exhibition says: We wanted to document some of the wonderful stories that our visitors have told us over the years. One of the most enjoyable parts of my job has been to hear about the amazing times that the workers had there. I’ve heard fantastic stories about romance and rivalries and mischief on the production line.

The new exhibition aims to show a unique perspective of a social history which is so important to the city of York and which York’s Chocolate Story is honoured to preserve.

On: 10:00am Fri 27th May 2016
Until: 4:00pm Sat 31st Dec 2016
Address: York's Chocolate Story, King's Square, YORK, YO1 7LD
Website: http://www.yorkschocolatestory.com
Exhibition: The Weird & The Wonderful
Fairfax House’s major summer exhibition will look at the social scene in English towns and cities including London, delving into the tempting array of decadent activities and pleasurable pursuits catering for all tastes and predilections, sometimes challenging the notions of what ‘polite’ entertainment encompassed in the eighteenth century.

From the pursuit of intimate pleasures to the raucous bedlam of the theatre, The Weird & The Wonderful opens a window onto the outrageous and sometimes shocking behaviour of ‘polite society’ – conducted in the name of entertainment.

Entry is included in admission to Fairfax House:
Adults £6 / Concessions £5 / Children under 16 Free

For more information please email info@fairfaxhouse.co.uk, phone 01904 655543, or visit www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk.

On: 10:00 Fri 29th Jul 2016
Until: 17:00 Sat 31st Dec 2016
Address: Fairfax House, Castlegate, York, YO1 9RN
Contact name: Fairfax House
Phone number: 01904 655543
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk
FLESH
Human and animal, alive and dead, familiar and strange; this major exhibition will explore how artists represent Flesh in their work.
Paintings by artists including, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, Circle of Rembrandt and Francis Bacon will show how the body and flesh have long been subject to intense scrutiny by artists.
These will be contrasted with contemporary works by internationally acclaimed artists Bruce Nauman, Jenny Saville and Adriana Varejeo as well as pieces by Sarah Lucas, John Coplans, Berlinde de Bruyckere and John Stezaker recently acquired by York Art Gallery through the Art Fund’s RENEW scheme.
The exhibition will raise questions about the body and ageing, race and gender, touch and texture and surface and skin.
Jointly curated with Dr Jo Applin from the University of York, the exhibition will be accompanied by a publication based on new research and a varied events programme including a symposium.

On: 10.00am Fri 23rd Sep 2016
Until: 5.00pm Sun 19th Mar 2017
Address: York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW
Website: http://www.yorkartgallery.org.uk
The Men Who Said No - A York Quakers Exhibition
As part of York Castle Museum’s First World War Exhibition 1914: When the World Changed Forever, York Quakers have curated an exhibition that looks at the stories of some of York’s 220 known Conscientious Objectors.

Through photography and poignant extracts from personal statements, including recently discovered documents thought to have been destroyed in the 1920s, you will hear about those who challenged conscription, the reasoning behind their decisions not to go to war and the punishments they endured.

The Community Room at York Castle Museum invites community groups to display works that relate to the First World War.

On: 9am Tue 1st Nov 2016
Until: 5pm Sun 29th Jan 2017
Address: Community Room at York Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY
Contact name: York Museums Trust
Phone number: 01904 687 687
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk
Edward Hersey & Gordon Lees Exhibition 2016
York Fine Arts is delighted to announce its annual Edward Hersey and Gordon Lees exhibition. The exhibition brings together an exceptional collection of original paintings from two leading British artists whose work consistently captures and preserves the classic charm of Britain’s most beloved towns and landscapes.

For the discerning collector or first time buyer, the exhibition is a chance to view an exclusive collection of work from two of the gallery’s most recognised artists. From Edward Hersey’s warming, in situ farmhouses to Gordon Lees’ tranquil winter village scenes, the exhibition features a wide range of paintings to suit a variety of tastes.

All paintings at the exhibition are available to purchase and range from £440 to £24,885. Included is the magnificent, specially commissioned ‘Riverside Farm’ by Edward Hersey. A selection of signed limited edition prints by both artists is also available from £88.

On: Fri 18th Nov 2016
Until: Sun 11th Dec 2016
Address: York Fine Arts, 83 Low Petergate, York, YO1 7HY
Contact name: Deanna Dawkins
Phone number: 01904 634221
Contact email: email
Website: https://www.yorkfineartsonline.co.uk/exhibitions/edward-hersey-gordon-lees-2016_59
Christmas Party Nights 2016 at York Racecourse
At York Racecourse we have some each way bets for you...
Choose from a live band, or if you’ve got the moves we’ve got a disco to suit you.
You could even take in a Take That2 tribute or a 70’s and 80’s fancy dress theme night
Or why not dance the night away with Yorkshire band The Monotones ?

We’re all about the biggest Christmas parties going...... featuring delicious meals with award-winning wine lists and resident DJ Nightshift Disco. Whichever you choose, you're sure to have a night to remember .....
It’s never too early to book.........view our 2016 Christmas brochure here, or if you would prefer a copy in the post to show your colleagues, please do ask and we would be delighted to send you one.
Reserve your places by paying a £15 per person deposit , or e-mail n christmas@yorkracecoursehospitality.co.uk, call us on 01904 638971, or visit our book online page.

On: 7.00pm Fri 25th Nov 2016
Until: Carriages 1.00am Sat 31st Dec 2016
Address: York Racecourse, Knavesmire Road, York, YO23 1EX
Contact name: Sue Shorte
Phone number: 01904 638971
Contact email: email
Website: https://www.conferenceandeventsyork.co.uk/christmas-new-year.html
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