York Woman Count Marking 100 years since the first women cast their vote
Friday 14th December, 12pm - 2pm, St Helen’s Square, York
2pm – 4pm Kyra Women’s Project, St Saviourgate, York
With a theme of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, you might expect Castle Howard’s 2018 festive opening to be shorter than usual, but this year will see the historic house open for longer than ever – 42 days, right up to New Year’s Eve, to enjoy the stunning displays created by theatrical designers, Charlotte Lloyd-Weber and Bretta Gerecke.
York charity using creative technology to help relieve stress and anxiety
York charity Accessible Arts & Media are using creative technology to help people improve their mental wellbeing.
Their iMUSE (Interactive Multi-Sensory Environment) programme uses interactive technology to help people relax whilst making music and creating visuals. Motion sensors in the iMUSE space detect movements that are transformed into sounds and music. And a microphone picks up sounds and turns them into calming visuals that are projected into the room. These elements are combined with a gently vibrating mattress that relaxes muscle tension, along with deep breathing and other relaxation techniques, making iMUSE a calming, therapeutic experience.
Europe’s largest Viking Festival returns to York next February, telling the stories of Viking women beyond the homestead through the voices of seers, queens and shield maidens – a story of women whose influence was as great as any mighty warrior. JORVIK Viking Festival runs from 20 – 27 February 2019.
York's human rights film festival in mid-November celebrates the 70th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights.
The multi-media festival, celebrated at three different venues within the city, runs from 16-18 November and includes live theatre, art and panel discussions as well as four award-winning films.