During 2012, York marked 800 years since the granting of its city charter.

Details of York 800 events can be found at yorkfestivals.com

Pictures from the York 800 celebrations>>

Photos of York’s ‘great women’ go on show

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.

Time capsule to be buried in York's city walls

York Press: Coun Sonja Crisp and artist Kane Cunningham with volunteers with the clay pot that will become a time capsule in York’s bar walls

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.

Seven inspirational women chosen in York 800 competition

York Press: Sharon Moore

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.

Film show to end York's year of celebrations

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.

As cool as ice at the Festival of Angels

York Press: A youngster admires an ice sculpture at the Festival Of Angels, in Swinegate, 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.

Christmas cheer for York pensioners

York Press: The Lord Mayor of York, Coun Keith Hyman, joins in the fun during the Christmas Cheer event at the Assembly Rooms, with, from left, Edeltraud Ludwig, Colin Foster, Joyce Foster, Beryl Lockwood and Patricia Hawksby

9:33am Tuesday 27th November 2012

HUNDREDS of pensioners from York have enjoyed their first taste of 2012 Christmas cheer.

York’s first human rights festival

8:22am Tuesday 27th November 2012

HUMAN rights campaigners are heading to York for the city’s first festival on the issue.

Still chance to join in this year’s Christmas Cheer

York Press: People enjoying the festivities at last year’s Christmas Cheer event

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.

Schools to take part in York 800 public-speaking contest

8:13am Tuesday 13th November 2012

PUPILS in York are to be given the chance to showcase their public-speaking skills.

Lectures to bring York’s past to life

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.

800 elderly residents to attend Christmas Cheer receptions

York Press: Coun Keith Hyman, the Lord Mayor of York, with Yorkshire Building Society staff Leanne Jones, Rosie Brierley, Sally Tomlinson and Hannah Turney, and fundraiser Graham Bradbury

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.

York gets ready for film festival

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.

Free tickets for York 800 concert

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.

Spotlight on local democracy

7:47am Tuesday 16th October 2012

A SERIES of events are throwing the spotlight on local democracy in York this week.

Spiral of candles to honour loved ones

York Press: York Minster marketing assistant Katy Wood in the Chapter House with the spiral of lights which is eventually hoped to contain 800 candles

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.

‘Read’ letter day for York youngsters

York Press: Pupils at St Aelred’s RC Primary School with residents at Woolnough House in Tang Hall

8:21am Wednesday 3rd October 2012

YOUNGSTERS who took part in a York Stories 2012 project have received their certificates.

Concert celebrates York's musical history

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.

Return of the York Dragon Boat Challenge

York Press: The Double Dees (No 5) pull away from The Rat Pack to win their heat

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.

York 800 Christmas lunch plans revealed

York Press: At the Christmas Cheer fundraising launch are, from left, Graham Bradbury, Mark Granger, Duncan Bartlett,the Lord Mayor of York, Coun Keith Hyman, and Anne Platt

AMBITIOUS plans have been revealed by the Lord Mayor of York to mark York 800 by inviting 800 elderly guests for Christmas lunch.

Choir to sing for York 800 celebrations

8:21am Wednesday 19th September 2012

THE York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir is to perform in the city’s Guildhall on Saturday, October 6.

York 800 poetry and photography book launched

York Press: York 800 book launch and reading event at the Guildhall. From left are Michael Hildred, John Gilham, Rose Drew, Sue Whittaker and Alan Gillott

8:16am Wednesday 19th September 2012

AN anthology of poetry, artwork and photographs has been released as part of the York 800 celebrations.

York becomes Quilt City to celebrate York 800

York Press: York becomes Quilt City to celebrate York 800

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.

New guide for York 800 events

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.

Hundreds attend Festival Of Cycling

York Press: Tom Neal shows off his BMX skills at the Festival Of Cycling in Rowntree Park, York

9:14am Monday 10th September 2012

CYCLING enthusiasts headed to Rowntree Park for a weekend celebrating pedal power.

York Festival of Traditional Dance takes to the streets

York Press: Ebor Morris Dancers take part in the 25th York Festival of Traditional Dance

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.

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December 2012

15-16 December: A York Christmas/Festival of Angels

31 December: Community New Year’s Eve

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