Past Festivals

2019 – Pre-festival talks

Before the main festival weekend in 2019, three talks took place in York to help inform people about the walls, and plans for a World Heritage Site bid for the city.

Pictured below is Barry Crump of the University of York at one of the King’s Manor talks on 27th July.

His talk is covered at the end of our blog post here: Walls weekly 8

On July 9th the first event of the festival saw City Archaelogist John Oxley and former Lord Mayor Janet Hopton discuss the past bid to make York a World Heritage Site, and preparations for a new bid. This talk took place at York Explore. Pictured below is Festival Organiser Bill Hill in discussion with John and Janet.

A review of the talk is at the end of the blog Walls weekly 6


The first York Walls Festival took place in August 2018, and is reviewed in the Friends of York Walls newsletter here

News coverage in 2018:

Yorkshire Post

York Press

York Mix

Minster FM