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All set for York's Illuminating York Festival
SOME of the best-loved historic buildings in York can be seen in a new light at this year’s Illuminating York Festival.
The festival which runs from October 30 – November 2 will feature artworks, including Triquetra, projected on Clifford’s Tower, and The Story Teller on the Yorkshire Museum, but also opportunities to wander around the city centre to see hidden and favourite gems.
Candle-lit tours of some of York’s most beautiful buildings include Barley Hall, the Mansion House, the Merchant Taylors’ Hall and the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall as well as Fairfax House After Dark and Ghostly Shadows at Treasurer’s House.
Other attractions include late-night opening and chocolate tasting in the dark at York’s Chocolate story, while Jorvik Viking Centre will be open late with Jorvik Alive, as warriors and citizens once again populate the streets.
One of the most popular events from previous years the NRM’s Locos in a Different Light returns this year featuring Mallard and her five sisters.
Lauren Marshall, of the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, said: “We are delighted to once again be involved in the Illuminating York Festival. This year there is more and more going on and York during this time really does come alive.”
Hannah Phillip, from Fairfax House, said: “This year in the 250th anniversary of Fairfax House, After Dark has a special flavour as it harks back to 1763 and the trials and tribulations of making ready this gorgeous new townhouse in time for its grand opening.”
Illuminating York is supported by City of York Council, Arts Council England, Visit York, York St John University, English Heritage, York Museums Trust, York Archaeological Trust and the people of York. The 2013 Festival runs from 6pm to 10pm each evening.
Tickets for the two main projections, The Storyteller and Triquetra, cost £6 per adult and £5 for under-16s. The events will be free for under-5s, and under-12s must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets from York Theatre Royal or on 01904 623568 or yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
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