Most nights in York there are a number of excellent Ghost Walks and tours that guide you through THE MOST HAUNTED CITY IN ENGLAND! The old snickleways of York and old period buildings make for a really spooky atmosphere! Get into the spirit this halloween and join the fun.
Halloween Half Term at Beningbrough Hall
2016 : There's a brand new spooky trail to enjoy - running every day that we're open. Listen to terrifying Halloween tales written and read by professional story teller Eden from Stories Alive on Saturday 29th and this is the day to come in your scariest outfit for the costume parade in the afternoon. Artrageous runs on Thursday 27th - Saturday 29th where you can decorate a Halloween lantern to take home. nationaltrust.org.uk
Sunday 9 October 2016
Are you stuck for ideas on what to do this October half term? Why not head to the National Railway Museum in York this October for a hi-tech, hands-on half term family experience. Explore the challenge zones, collect fascinating facts and discover your potential to be part of the next generation of engineers.
Weds 26 - Sat 29 October 2016
As the nights draw in, York marks the change of seasons with its annual celebration of light, the illuminating York festival. The festival, one of the first of its kind in the UK.. In 2016 illuminating York continues to pursue new ways of showcasing this beautiful historic city in a different light.
York Minster - Jason Bruges Studio
After a triumph lighting The Shard in London on New Year's Eve, Jason Bruges Studio will become 'light masons' within the cavernous nave of York's gothic cathedral. Using only white light and particulate suspended in the air, visitors will experience spectacular choreographed spaces carved out of light.
This is the only paid-for commission, with standard admission prices of £8 for adults and £3.50 for children, which also includes admission to the East End exhibition and Chapter House. Each ticket is allocated a time slot and family ticket deals are available.
Tickets are available from York Theatre Royal and York Minster box offices. Early bird discounts are also available until 9 October, priced at £6 and £3. Family tickets are also available.
York St John University - David Ogle's 'Lumen'
A new venue for illuminating York, the historic quad at York St John's Lord Mayor's Walk campus will be occupied by a forest of light. Visitors can walk between skeletal coloured luminescent trees, to experience the unusual light and shade cast by their glowing branches, with further exhibitions and performances by York St John Students to discover around the campus. Free.
(NRM) National Railway Museum - Heinrich and Palmer
Pioneers of large-scale illuminated art, Heinrich and Palmer turn their attention to the Workshop at NRM, creating an experience that brings together projection, light drawings, film and sound in the working heart of the museum, where engines are maintained and restored.
Visitors will also see the return of Locos in a Different Light, at the NRM, where the halls and locomotives are transformed with colour and light by theatre lighting design students. Free.
Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate - Helen Maurer
Secrets in the stained glass inspire the displays inside this historic building as Helen Maurer creates a compelling installation using light, glass and mirrors to project shape and colour onto the walls and ceiling. Free.
King's Square - 'Loopy Lou' by Rémi Brun
"Loupy Lou" presents a skipping figure, whose movements are created by just a few LED lights. In daylight, Brun's sculpture looks like an abstract wire construction, but after dark, the LED lights that dance around create a depiction of a skipping girl, based on the artist's daughter playing. Remi Brun lives and works in Paris and this is the first time his work has been shown in a UK light festival. Free.
Shambles - 'Orbit' by Studio PSK
Regularly voted one of Britain's most picturesque streets, Studio PSK has designed 'Orbit' which will be installed along the entire length of the world-famous Shambles. Arcs of light will revolve above the heads of the visitors encircling views of the iconic street, prompting them to look up from the historic street. Free.
Society of Light & Lighting Projects - various locations
The Society of Light & Lighting- the top industry body for those working in the lighting sector - will be working with schools around York to create lighting schemes for three venues, including parts of the city walls and St Michael-le-Belfry. Free.
Bunny Light Trail - various locations
Making a return after its debut last year will be the popular Bunny Light Trail, in collaboration with York contemporary design store Snow Home, where 50 bunny lights customised by artists and creatives will be placed in shop and business windows across the city centre.
Illuminating York can be experienced in any order and is designed for visitors to be able to jump in and out of the trail, this may be over one evening or across the duration of the festival. Follow the dotted pink line on the map to experience the festival highlights. Map Here
The popular Illuminating York Festival is back! See Illuminating York
York Maze Hallowscream opens to the public. A ticket only event, tickets must be purchased online in advance. yorkmazehallowscream.co.uk
If you have a young family, the York Maze Halloween by day event may be more suitable. yorkmazehalloween.co.uk
Come along to the Yorkshire Museum and Castle Museum this half-term and take part in lots of family-friendly activities. Bloody battles, terrifying tales and spooky shadows are in store for those who dare visit the Yorkshire Museum, York Castle Museum and York Art Gallery this October half term!
At York Art Gallery create shadowy shapes and layers of light by making your own shadow puppets and window pictures to take home.
Head to York Castle Museum for chilling stories in the prison cells and learn about the superstitions of the past and present.
Meanwhile the Yorkshire Museum marks 950 years since the battles of 1066 – the Battle of Hastings but also the Battle of Stamford Bridge and Fulford in Yorkshire. more..
Friday 14 - Sunday 16 October 2016
We are excited to announce that due to a fantastic weekend last year, we will again be staging events at Pickering Showground for this years 'PICKERING WARTIME & 1940'S WEEKEND' in October!
Latest Newletter here (pdf)
If you would like to help support the YAS in any way you can, please speak to Peter Cooke or one of the committee members at the next demonstration / self help workshop.
Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 October 2016
Performances start at 7pm
Shakespeare Schools Festival is proud to present a series of unique performances by young people from local schools. All are welcome to this inspiring evening of theatre. Whether you are a parent, friend or another local school, SSF is a wonderful way to experience the language, magic and possibilities of Shakespeare. Please contact the box office direct for a list of schools and the plays they are performing.
Come and celebrate the future of Shakespeare with your local schools. For adults and children alike an evening at Shakespeare Schools Festival will create a night to be treasured and remembered!
Tickets Adult £9.50. Concessions £7.50. Groups (20+) £7