“What’s on in York”: December 2012- February 2013

UK Snooker Championships 1st/9th Dec Barbican

Ukulele Orchestra 3rd Dec Grand Opera House

Woodland workout 3rd/17th Dec 1:00pm Rawcliffe / West Bank Park We will be thinning an area of woodland in Rawcliffe Country Park. This involves cutting down selected trees to create more light and space for other trees to expand and grow bigger. At West Bank Park we will be resurfacing the woodland paths with bark chip and replacing any sections of edging that have gone missing. All tools will be provided – Please come prepared to get muddy! Please contact Jenny Cairns on 07833 436832 or jennifer.cairns@york.gov.uk for more details

Beyond the barricade at Christmas 4th Dec Grand Opera House

Ding Dong Merrily 4th Dec 7:30pm Early Music Centre Part of a fortnight of Early Music Christmas Festival

A Christmas Carol (promenade) 5th/21st Dec The Golden Fleece

Mostly Autumn 6th Dec Grand Opera House

Children’s Chapel 6th 3rd Jan York Minster http://www.yorkminster.org/whats-on/2012/12/06/the-children-039-s-chapel-in-york-minster.html

Carol Concert 7th Dec Minster

Jimmy Carr 7th/8th Dec Grand Opera House

Minster Minstrals 8th Dec 1:00pm Early Music Centre

Christmas Tree-Top Angels 8th Dec Minster. Create your own unique Angel inspired by the Minsters stained glass

Big Band Christmas Party 8th Dec De Grey Rooms

Handel’s Messiah 8th Dec Minster (YMS)

Santas Steam Adventure 8th /23rd Dec NRM Everything is ready for Christmas but Santa has lost his presents! Come and help us track them down at the North Yorkshire Pole. The journey begins in our Station Hall which has been transformed into Santa’s depot. From here Santa’s helpers will climb onboard a beautiful festive carriage pulled by a steam engine to take part in a special interactive story telling adventure. Before the magical steam journey is over, children will meet Santa Claus himself and receive a special present to take home.

York’s Festive Fayre 8th/23rd Dec Parliament Street York’s Festive Fayre brings a sweep of Christmas traditions with music and decorated wooden huts. Open Daily from Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 9.30am to 6.30pm, Thursday/Friday & Saturday 9.30am to 7.30pm, Sunday 9.30am to (approx 6.30pm) you are sure to find that extra special Christmas gift. Then escape the hustle and bustle and relax in the twinkling haven of the Festive Inne and enjoy a glass of delicious Winter Pimms and other festive offerings.

Jingle Jog 9th Dec Sun 10:30am York Knavesmire Why not come along and try a festive fun run with a difference, sign up and get your free Santa suit to run your chosen distance in. Two distances are available, a shorter 2km route suitable for participates as young as 2 and as old as Santa Clause himself. If you would like a bigger challenge why not try the 5km route around York’s famous Knavesmire. The fun does not stop with the run, feed the reindeer and try some festive treats – a great family fun day for all. For more information register at 0121 661 5161 www.bhf.org.uk/yorksanta

Stand up York 12th Dec 7:30pm Barbican

Rock DJ 12th Dec Wed 6:30pm Door 84 Lowther Street York Arts Academy rock bands, and local young D.J’s get a chance to show what they can do at this exciting performance! All welcome, tickets available on the door – cost £1 For more information contact Ted Schofield ted.schofield@york.gov.uk or 01904 554275

Robin Hood & his Merry Mam 13th Dec/2nd Feb Theatre Royal

Sleeping Beauty 14th Dec/6th Jan Grand Opera House

Carol Concert 14th Dec Minster

Kate Rusby at Christmas 14th Dec 7:30pm Barbican

Christmas Crafts 14th Dec Fri 10:00am Rowntree Park Join us on the terrace of the cafe to make your own Christmas wreath. We will use willow to make a frame that you can then decorate with materials collected from the parks. Afterwards why not pop into the cafe for a hot drink to warm up! Cost: Free Please book your place by contacting Jenny Cairns on 07833 436832 or emailing jennifer.cairns@york.gov.uk

Festival of Angels 15th/16th Dec 10:00am The Quarter The Festival of Angels is a true winter festival, bringing York a winter wonderland of ice-sculptures, stalls, outdoor food and drink, street entertainment. A true Christmas festival, transforming York’s most unique streets into a winter wonderland of ice-sculptures, stalls, al fresco dining and street entertainment. Popular with both visitors and residents, across the streets of the Quarter (Swinegate, Back Swinegate, Grape Lane) through to St Sampson’s Square, Stonegate and Petergate

Football City v Bristol 15th Dec Bootham Cres

A Ceremony of Carols 15th Dec Minster (Ebor Singers)

Create a “Christingle” 15th Dec Minster

Santa’s Circular Cycle 15th Dec Sat 11:00am Millennium Bridge A circular bike ride to Heslington common via the golf course and the University, approximately 6.5 miles. We will be using mostly off-road cycle paths, tarred tracks and bridleways. This will be the last ride before Christmas and will finish at Rowntree Park Café for refreshments and a Festive quiz! Ho Ho Ho! For more information contact Sarah Prescott on 01904 553377 or Email: sarah.prescott@york.gov.uk or visit www.york.gov.uk/cyclerides

Musical Family Day 15th Dec Sat 10:00am Canon Lee School

Community Carol Concert 16th Dec 2:30pm Barbican

“La Nativite du Seigneur” 17th Dec Minster A meditative organ recital with readings featuring the Minster’s Grand Organ

A Victorian Christmas 18th Dec 7:30pm Early Music Centre

Carols by Candlelight 19th /21st Dec Minster (Chapter House Choir)

The York Waits 20th Dec 7:30pm Early Music Centre

Football City v Gillingham 22nd Dec Bootham Cres

Music Night 22nd Dec Jo Ro Theatre

Festive sing along 22nd Dec Sat 6:00pm Micklegate glass centre http://www.micklegatequarter.co.uk/events/winter-festival

Nine Lessons and Carols 23/24th Dec 4:00pm Minster

Cinderella 21st/30th Dec Barbican Starring Dani Harmer

See in the new year 31st Dec/ 1st Jan Duncombe Place

• Football City v Burton 1st Jan Bootham Cres

• Football City v Exeter 5th Jan Bootham Cres

• Brighouse & Rastrick BB 12th Jan 7:30pm Barbican

• Rugby League Knights v Crusaders 13th Jan Sun 3:00pm Huntington Stadium

• HUGE 19th Jan Grand Opera House

• Football City v Aldershot 19th Jan Bootham Cres

• Rugby League Knights v Hunslet 20th Jan Sun 3:00pm Huntington Stadium

• Motowns greatest hits 22nd Jan Tues Grand Opera House

• Classic rock show 23rd Jan Grand Opera House

• MAYHEM 26th Jan Grand Opera House

• Burns Night Ceilidh 26th Jan De Grey Rooms

• Rugby League Knights v Hull 27th Jab Sun Huntington Stadium

• Paloma Faith 1st Feb Barbican

• Football City v Morecambe 2nd Feb sat Bootham Cres

• 20th Century Choral Masters 2nd Feb 7:30pm St Michael le Belfrey

• Moscow Ballet The Nutcracker 2nd/3rd Feb Barbican

• Dolly Parton Musical 4th/9th Feb Grand Opera House

• Home-Start schools concert 7th Feb Minster

• Little Mix 8th Feb 7:00pm Barbican

• Anton & Erin go to Hollywood 9th Feb 3:00pm/7:30pm Barbican

• Rugby League Knights v Swinton 10th Feb Sun 3:00pm Huntington Stadium

• Harry Hill 11th 12th Feb Grand Opera House

• Rumours of Fleetwood Mac 13th Feb Grand Opera House

• Russell Kane 14th Feb Grand Opera House

• Steve Knightly 15th Feb Early Music Centre

• Guinness World Records 15th Feb Fri 7:00pm Barbican

• Billy Fury Story 15th Feb Fri Grand Opera House

• Football City v Barnet 16th Feb Sat Bootham Cres

• JORVIK Viking Festival 16th 24th Feb Various

• The Rat Pack 16th Feb Sat Grand Opera House

• The Nolans 16th Feb Sat 7:30pm Barbican

• The Ratcracker 17th Feb Sun Grand Opera House

• American Wrestling 18th Feb Mon Grand Opera House

• Dubliners 18th Feb Mon 7:30pm Barbican

• Moscow State Circus 10th 21st Feb Grand Opera House

• Miss Saigon 22nd Feb 2nd Mar Jo Ro Theatre

• ELO Experience 22nd Feb Fri Grand Opera House

• Milton Jones 22nd Feb Fri 8:00pm Barbican

• York Guildhall Orchestra 23rd Feb Sat 7:30pm Barbican

• Roy Orbison & friends 23rd Feb Sat Grand Opera House

• Dance on Yorkshire 24th Feb Sun 7:00pm Barbican

• Rugby League Knights v Halifax 24th Feb Sun 3:00pm Huntington Stadium

• The Soldiers 24th Feb Sun Grand Opera House

• Yiddish Twist Orchestra 26th Feb Tues 7:30pm Early Music Centre

• The Woman in Black 25th 2nd Mar Theatre Royal

• Goodnight Mister Tom 26th 2nd Mar Grand Opera House

• VentureFest 28th Feb Racecourse

Amy Macdonald 2nd Mar Sat 7:00pm Barbican
Hairy Bikers 3rd Mar Sun Grand Opera House
Oliver 5th 16th Mar Theatre Royal
Ebor Lectures 6th Mar Minster with Revd Dr Giles Fraser Priest in charge St Mary’s Newington/The Guardian Columnist
Bach’s St Matthew Passion 9th Mar Minter (YMS)
The Way of the Drum 14th March Early music centre
An evening with Freddie Flintoff 15th March Racecourse
Martin Carthy 19th March Early music centre
June Tabor 21st March Early music centre
Aled Jones 19th April 2013 Minster

For more information on events in York please visit the following web sites. Please check ticket availability asap as several of the listed events will SELL OUT

1. Barbican http://www.yorkbarbican.co.uk/ tel. 0844 854 2757

2. Early Music Centre <a href="http://www.ncem.co.uk/?idno=152
http://www.ncem.co.uk/?idno=152<br />
tel. 01904 658338

3. Grand Opera House http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/grand-opera-house-york/
tel. 0844 847 2322

4. Minster http://www.yorkminster.org/whats-on.html
tel. 0844 939 0015

5. Racecourse http://www.yorkracecourse.co.uk/
tel. 01904 620911

6. Theatre Royal https://www.yorktheatreroyal.purchase-tickets-online.co.uk/public
tel (01904) 623568

7. Visit York http://www.visityork.org/seeanddo/whats-on/
tel. 01904 550099

8. Yortime https://www.yortime.org.uk/eCommunityEvents/yortime/Default.aspx

9. York City Football Club http://www.yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk/
tel. 01904 624447

10. York Knights RLFC http://www.yorkcityknights.co.uk/york-city-knights-fixture-list-2013
tel. 01904 767404

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