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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
A Window for Shandy Hall
A new artwork will go on show at Shandy Hall in Coxwold, North Yorkshire, this summer, inspired by the museum and the author Laurence Sterne, who lived there in the 1700s.

Artist Anne Vibeke Mou is creating a temporary window for Shandy Hall’s panelled dining room, which will be displayed from 1 June to 1 October 2016.

Laurence Sterne was the author of ‘The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman’, as well as being the vicar of Coxwold, near York.

One of the recurring themes in Sterne’s books is the passing of time and this is one of the influences on Anne Vibeke Mou’s artwork, created especially for Shandy Hall.

The artwork, which is called ‘A Window for Shandy Hall’, also reflects the author’s use of marbled pages in his books, which turned each book into an artwork in its own right.

The commission is part of the Meeting Point project, managed by Hexham-based Arts&Heritage. Please visit the Shandy Hall website for opening times.

On: Wed 1st Jun 2016
Until: Sat 1st Oct 2016
Address: Shandy Hall, Coxwold, York, YO61 4AD
Website: http://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk/shandy-hall.php
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
Shades of Black & White: An Exhibition

An exhibition celebrating the endless possibilities of using black, white and all that lies in between, in printmaking, drawing, painting and ceramic arts. This newly curated exhibition features an array of artists and makers whose work each challenges the idea that black and white is lifeless, instead revelling in the beauty of shape, form and tone highlighted through the process of using a monochrome pallet.

Artists in the exhibition include: Anthony Gross, Colin Self, David Hockney, Derrick Greaves, Dexter, Florence Boyd, Jean Arp, Julie Fewster (of Inner Finn Ceramics), Kathryn Sherriff, Kyra Cane, Peter Coates, Shefford Smith, Salvador Dali, Tom Phillips & Yuta Segawa.

Open Wed-Sat 10am-6pm. Other times by appointment.

On: 10:00 Fri 2nd Sep 2016
Until: 18:00 Sat 15th Oct 2016
Address: Lotte Inch Gallery, 10 Bootham, York, YO30 7BL
Contact name: Lotte Inch
Phone number: 01904 848660
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.lotteinch.co.uk
York Food Festival
2016 theme: Explore the Taste of York!

Celebrating its 20th year in 2016, York Food Festival showcases Yorkshire’s finest producers, chefs and cooking. Expect a large market, pop-up bars, street food, chef demonstrations, tastings, dinners, cookery lessons and more.

The September festival will take over the city celebrating the tastes, sights and smells of York’s food. Explore and discover some of the finest artisan producers, cafes and restaurants with the festival’s events, demonstrations and trails.

Shop till you drop in the Festival’s large markets featuring local cheeses, breads, chocolate, cakes and Yorkshire wine!

Learn how to master Yorkshire produce in the Festival Cookery School which will offer free lessons from local cookery experts. Or, take the kids along to Little Viking’s activity tent, where they can get hands on with making foodie crafts.

Enjoy craft beer and fantastic wines in the festival’s pop-up bar accompanied by live music and York’s best street food offerings.

Discover York’s food and drink scene with the Festival’s Taste Trail and Ale Trail which lead you across the city to explore delicious new tastes.

Taste York’s finest food and wine by booking a special evening dinner or wine tasting with some of Yorkshire’s best restaurants, chefs and wine professionals offering fantastic foodie events.

A more detailed programme of events is to be confirmed. Visit www.yorkfoodfestival.com for more information.

On: 10am Fri 23rd Sep 2016
Until: 5pm Sun 2nd Oct 2016
Address: Parliament Street, York, YO1 8XS
Website: http://www.yorkfoodfestival.com
UK Premiere of Disenchanted!
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ‘em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that's anything but Grimm. Forget the Disney princesses you think you know.

After multiple sold-out runs in America, these royal renegades toss off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical from New York City to Old York City for its UK premiere – fairy tales will never be the same!

DISENCHANTED! was nominated for a 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical and a 2015 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical.

On: 7.30pm Fri 23rd Sep 2016
Until: 10.00pm Sat 1st Oct 2016
Address: John Cooper Studio theatre, 41 Monkgate, York, YO31 7PB
Website: http://www.pickmeuptheatre.com
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