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York Festival of Ideas

Tue Jun 4 @ 5.00 pm - Sun Jun 16 @ 8.00 pm

York Festival of Ideas returns from 4 to 16 June with over 150 FREE and inspiring events under the banner of A World of Wonder.

Featuring world-class speakers, exhibitions, theatre, music, films, guided walks, children’s activities and much more, the packed programme of events offers something for everyone.

Don’t miss the inspirational launch event at York Minster when journalist Anne McElvoy introduces three incredible speakers – Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, broadcaster Misha Glenny, and former Beirut hostage and humanitarian Terry Waite.

Other headline speakers at this year’s Festival include filmmaker Mike Leigh; Poldark writer, Debbie Horsfield; historian Tracy Borman; V&A ‘Dior’ curator Oriole Cullen; chef Frances Atkins; and poet Paul Muldoon.


Tue Jun 4 @ 5.00 pm
Sun Jun 16 @ 8.00 pm
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Various venues across York

Various venues across York
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