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The Romans Return to March on York!

The Legions of Rome return to invade the ancient City of York for the annual Eboracum Roman Festival with events taking place from May 31- June 2. From 1 – 2 June, Roman Eboracum comes to life in the historic York Museum Gardens as the Six Legions and their families set up a living history camp. Visit the many …

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New Exhibition Celebrates the Life and Work of Internationally Acclaimed Sculptor from Yorkshire

3 May 2019 Large scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Lyons will be displayed in a major new outside exhibition in York this spring. Ancient and Modern will include nine sculptures inspired by nature, myth and ancient cultures. Lyons, who died suddenly in April 2019, worked from Cawood, North Yorkshire, with this the first major exhibition of …

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Berwick Kaler Oversees the Installation of His Pantomime Dame Glitterball Dress in the Shaping the Body Exhibition

1 May 2019 One of York Theatre Royal pantomime dame Berwick Kaler’s spectacular costumes will be installed as the highlight of the re-display of York Castle Museum’s Shaping the Body exhibition. The glitterball costume was worn by Berwick in the ‘walk-down’ finale of the 2018-19 pantomime The Grand Old Dame of York, his 40th and …

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Jurassic Success! Yorkshire Museum Has Its Most Successful Year Since Formation of York Museum Trust

23 April 2019 The dinosaurs and sea monsters of Jurassic Yorkshire have helped the Yorkshire Museum have a huge 12 months – with visitor numbers the highest since York Museums Trust was formed in 2002. More than 163,000 people came to the museum between April 2018 and April 2019. This was 36% up on the previous financial year which is the second most successful …

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Internationally Acclaimed Sculptor Displays Work in Major Outdoor Exhibition

3 April 2019 Large scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Lyons will be displayed in a major new outside exhibition in York this spring. Ancient and Modern will include nine sculptures inspired by nature, myth and ancient cultures. Based in nearby Cawood, this is Lyons’ first major exhibition in York. They will be displayed in the …

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Tea-United: Teapot to Mark Reunion of Long Lost Siblings Features in Exhibition of Broken Relationships

22 March 2019 A can of love incense that “doesn’t work”, a torn wedding dress from a failed marriage and a York teapot bought for a reunion of a long lost brother and sister are included in a brand new exhibition at York Castle Museum. Just as Britain is set to break up with the European …

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Culture Café: Building Bridges on Brexit, One Brew at a Time

19 March 2019 We’re sorry to say this event has now been cancelled. Do you think the European Union is a tired teabag ready for the bin or a perfectly blended cup of the good stuff? Either way, York Castle Museum would like to invite you to join us in our Brexit Café next month to …

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New Café to Open at York Art Gallery

11 March 2019 The owners of a highly regarded restaurant and café in Helmsley will bring their unique blend of freshly prepared food and great coffee to York Art Gallery next month. ‘Sketch’ at York Art Gallery is the latest venture by Maria Rodriguez and Philip Veal who established Origin in 2017 to rave reviews. The café will …

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New Chair of Trustees Appointed at York Museums Trust

21 February 2019 An expert in large scale strategic property and regeneration projects has been named the new Chair of the Trustees for York Museums Trust (YMT). James Grierson, from York, has been a member and Vice Chair of the Trustees since 2014. A qualified chartered surveyor, James was a partner and executive board member of the UK’ …

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Future Greats: Aesthetica Art Prize 2019

19 February 2019 The Aesthetica Art Prize returns with 18 shortlisted artists whose works explore themes of disconnection in today’s world, inviting audiences to discover and engage with new ideas. The 2019 edition (8 March – 14 July, York Art Gallery) covers a range of themes from technology, urbanisation and digitisation to population growth and ecological destruction and climate change. The …

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