RIBA Stage One Design Team Announced For York Castle Museum Major Redevelopment

RIBA Stage One Design Team Announced  For  York Castle Museum Major Redevelopment

York Museums Trust have appointed the team that will work on the initial design phase of a major multi-million pound redevelopment at York Castle Museum.

The RIBA stage one phase of the project will see the creation of masterplan and concept designs for the reimagined museum in preparation for the funding campaign.
The proposed development will be a significant part of the City of York Council’s plans for the regeneration of the Castle Gateway area.

Forget The Handmaiden’s Tale – Shield Maidens arrive in York

Forget The Handmaiden’s Tale – Shield Maidens arrive in York

Here come the girls – and they are armed to the teeth! Straight from the Viking sagas, visitors to York this February will see Norse warrior women fighting alongside – and occasionally leading – male warriors, as the JORVIK Viking Festival explores the untold stories of women in the Viking age.

Magical relics join displays at JORVIK Viking Centre’s celebration of Viking women

Magical relics join displays at JORVIK Viking Centre’s celebration of Viking women

The importance of the mystical Viking role of ‘seer’ is being retold at JORVIK Viking Centre with the arrival of a series of artefacts discovered in the Isle of Man and Orkney to coincide with this year’s theme for JORVIK Viking Festival – the untold story of women in the Viking age.

10 REASONS FAMILIES LOVE JORVIK VIKING FESTIVAL

10 REASONS FAMILIES LOVE JORVIK VIKING FESTIVAL

On the face of it, large, bearded men carrying an array of fearsome weaponry might not seem particularly family-friendly, but with 60,000 visitors expected to descend on York to spend some time with the resident Norse invaders during the 2019 JORVIK Viking Festival (20 – 27 February 2019), here are 10 of the highlights which will appeal to families.

V O I C E S O F T H E C I T Y Come share your stories of arriving in York

V O I C E S   O F   T H E   C I T Y  Come share your stories of arriving in York

Voices of the City, a weekly drop-in ‘creative expression’ cafe, starts again this week giving York’s growing immigrant community a welcoming space to come together and share stories with one another and other York residents.

Pantomime legend Berwick Kaler is bowing out after 40 wonderful years

Pantomime legend Berwick Kaler is bowing out after 40 wonderful years

Pantomime legend Berwick Kaler is bowing out after 40 wonderful years as York Theatre Royal’s Dame. This year’s production The Grand Old Dame of York will be his last panto at the theatre, he announced today (23 November).

Beyond the homestead: Viking women take centre stage for 2019 JORVIK Viking Festival

Beyond the homestead: Viking women take centre stage for 2019 JORVIK Viking Festival

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.