They are magicians, mentalists and mind readers on a mission – to boggle your brain with their trickery. We catch up with the Magical Events collective to learn about playing Russian Roulette with a staple gun and being buried alive
Can a 1,400-seat open air stage be built in less than two minutes? Why yes – if you’re seeing it happen on a time-lapse film at any rate. Watch and wonder as the Mystery Plays set takes shape before your eyes.
Our picture gallery gives you a glimpse into the life of Sir Noel Terry, boss of Terrys of York chocolate factory, in the 1930s. His former house, Goddards, has been opened up to the public for the first time by the National Trust.
Look at them, the little perishers. Like newly-hatched starling chicks they are demanding more from their parents. More things to do, days out, fun. But fear not, York has a host of new stuff for the summer holidays, and here’s our pick.
She was a long way from Oscars and Damehoods in 1951, but Judi Dench’s role in the York Mystery Plays set her on the path to superstardom. From being a forgetful angel aged 17 to the Virgin Mary six years later, Dame Judi will never forget those special, not to say rainy, performances in Museum Gardens.
No sign of Noah, so the Archbishop of York took to his ark. Fortunately Dr Sentamu’s not planning on sailing the Ouse floodwaters, but was there to publicise the Mystery Plays in his role of patron. The ark was made by York College students.