During 2012, York marked 800 years since the granting of its city charter.
Details of York 800 events can be found at yorkfestivals.com
7:45am Monday 24th June 2013
AN EXHIBITION venue has been found for a collection of photographs of “great women of York” following an appeal in The Press.
9:28am Monday 18th March 2013
AN edition of The Press which reported on celebrations to mark York’s 800th anniversary has gone into a time capsule which will be buried in the city walls.
7:48am Saturday 9th March 2013
SEVEN “great women of York” have been chosen in a York 800 competition aimed at highlighting inspirational women in the city.
6:00pm Friday 28th December 2012
WITH York 800 drawing to a close, City of York Council will be presenting a film that looks back on what has been a spectacular year for the City of York.
9:25am Monday 17th December 2012
Angels, a very cool pig and Santa Claus brought smiles to children’s faces while snowflakes fell and adults sipped mulled wine.
9:33am Tuesday 27th November 2012
HUNDREDS of pensioners from York have enjoyed their first taste of 2012 Christmas cheer.
8:22am Tuesday 27th November 2012
HUMAN rights campaigners are heading to York for the city’s first festival on the issue.
8:20am Friday 23rd November 2012
THERE is still a chance to join in the festivities as hundreds of York pensioners enjoy the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Cheer functions which start next week.
8:13am Tuesday 13th November 2012
PUPILS in York are to be given the chance to showcase their public-speaking skills.
8:36am Friday 2nd November 2012
THE University of York is celebrating York 800 with a series of public lectures designed to bring the city’s history to life.
9:39am Wednesday 31st October 2012
THE Lord Mayor of York is this year extending his annual Christmas Cheer reception invitation to 800 of York’s elderly residents.
8:15am Monday 22nd October 2012
VENUES across York are preparing to welcome film fans next month for a festival which is being held as part of the York 800 celebrations.
7:56am Thursday 18th October 2012
HUNDREDS of York schoolchildren will be given free tickets to the York Guildhall Orchestra’s York 800 concert at the Barbican this Saturday.
7:47am Tuesday 16th October 2012
A SERIES of events are throwing the spotlight on local democracy in York this week.
9:14am Thursday 11th October 2012
AN endless spiral of lights will gleam on the floor of York Minster in memory of the departed in three weeks’ time.
8:21am Wednesday 3rd October 2012
YOUNGSTERS who took part in a York Stories 2012 project have received their certificates.
7:48am Tuesday 2nd October 2012
THE York Guildhall Orchestra is marking York 800 with a concert featuring music, musicians, soloists and composers who have connections with the city.
8:55am Monday 24th September 2012
WHAT a difference two months makes. York’s Dragon Boat Challenge was staged on the River Ouse in glorious sunshine at the weekend - in stark contrast to the foul weather which forced its cancellation back in the summer.
AMBITIOUS plans have been revealed by the Lord Mayor of York to mark York 800 by inviting 800 elderly guests for Christmas lunch.
8:21am Wednesday 19th September 2012
THE York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir is to perform in the city’s Guildhall on Saturday, October 6.
8:16am Wednesday 19th September 2012
AN anthology of poetry, artwork and photographs has been released as part of the York 800 celebrations.
9:54am Tuesday 18th September 2012
YORK is a chocolate city, a science city and a cycling city, and now The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles is making it a Quilt City to celebrate the 800th year of the city’s charter.
7:30am Saturday 15th September 2012
A NEW guide outlining York 800 events which are running until the end of the year has been produced.
9:14am Monday 10th September 2012
CYCLING enthusiasts headed to Rowntree Park for a weekend celebrating pedal power.
8:02am Monday 10th September 2012
MORRIS men and folk dancers brought a splash of colour to York city centre in an annual celebration of traditional dance.
York 800 what’s on
15-16 December: A York Christmas/Festival of Angels
31 December: Community New Year’s Eve