About Us

About Us

York Walls Festival takes place every Summer in the vibrant and historic city of York, in Yorkshire, England. Founded in 2018, the festival focusses on community and heritage, to celebrate all that goes on within and without the world-famous Bar Walls.

Friends of York Walls

Friends of York Walls

The Friends of York Walls are a registered charity who work closely with the Festival Team to deliver and support events at the Festival. The Friends look after the 500 year-old Fishergate Postern Tower on behalf of City of York Council, and have open days and events all year round at the tower, staffed by volunteers. Fishergate Postern Tower is open on Festival weekend, where additional festival events are held.

2021 Festival

2021 Festival

The 2021 York Walls Festival is coming in August this year. Building on the success of former festivals, the Festival Team are again planning a wide-range of in-person and on-line events throughout the city, again partnering with local organisations and community groups. All in-person events will comply with government guidance, and ensure the safety of visitors and volunteers

The York Walls Festival is back on Sat 14th and Sun 15th August 2021.

Details are listed on our planned events page.

Woollen Walls

 

As part of this year’s York Walls Festival, we’d love you to join in with our ‘Woollen Walls’ project! We want to create a wall-hanging/tapestry inspired by York’s history and heritage, by combining knitted squares designed and made by you! Please knit a square 8.5 x 8.5 inch (22cm x 22cm). Make it as simple or as intricate as you like! The final wall-hanging combining all submissions, will be on view during the festival (14th/15th August), and also displayed at Holgate Windmill and Fishergate Postern Tower at dates TBC. Please feel free to dedicate your square to someone you’ve not been able to see over the past 12 months, and we’ll add pictures of the squares and the dedications to the Festival website.

Post to York Walls Festival c/o 27 Millfield Road, York YO23 1NH, making sure postage is paid and the package can fit through a letter box. Sadly, we are not able to return the squares or repay postage. By sending a square you agree we can use it and the image. We may edit dedications for clarity. Please provide name and contact details. You can choose to remain anonymous. Closing date 31st July. Questions: contact yorkwallsfestival@gmail.com

Festival News!

Friends of York Walls and the York Walls Festival has been in the news! Yorkshire Post have released an article discussing some of the exciting things that will be at the festival this year. Click on the link above to read the article!

 

Some great reasons to walk the City Walls. Remember that they are clockwise only at the moment.