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Festival 2020: in memory of Simon Perry

Since our last blog in February the world is a very different place. Even opening an old tower for a few hours as we plan to do on Saturday is a refreshing change after so many weeks of enforced quiet time. Planning has continued in a low-key way through the[…]

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2020 preparations underway

Planning has begun for the third York Walls Festival, which takes place in August. A January meeting, hosted at York Explore, established a seven-strong committee to help bring plans together. Ideas discussed included the following: York Explore could either run the tile-decorating workshop (as in 2019) or Map Attack with[…]

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Walls Weekly 9

Time has flown by since we wrote our first Walls Weekly post over 8 weeks ago, we now have less than a week to go until the York Walls Festival 2019 commences! This week, we have been busy delivering our York Walls Festival posters around the city, have you seen[…]

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Walls Weekly 8

Walks and Talks:  With only 2 weeks to go until the York Walls Festival 2019 we are nearly prepared for festival weekend! Have you planned what activities you will be doing yet? Here’s a reminder about what walks/ talks we have on offer for you!   York’s Red Brick Treasures Walk:  Firstly,[…]

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Walls Weekly 7

As we get closer and closer to festival weekend, plans that were once just notes on a piece of paper are pulling together. With only three more weeks to go, we have more exciting updates to make sure the weekend is jam packed with activities for all our visitors.  If[…]

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Walls Weekly 6

General Update:  Welcome back to Walls Weekly 6! This week will be a general update of what we have been up to for the past week! With only 4 weeks left until the York Walls Festival 2019 we are very busy over here with finalising events, activities, plans and much more!    […]

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Walls Weekly 5

As we celebrate the fifth instalment of our Walls Weekly blog posts and only five more weeks until the festival itself, I thought I’d keep with the theme of five and give you five exciting updates that have taken shape this week. First of all, at our festival meeting on[…]

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Walls Weekly 4

Map and App Hello from Festival Organiser Martin, writer of your latest weekly update. In addition to the events taking place over the York Walls Festival weekend lots of work has been going on to develop a new walls map and also a festival mobile phone app. This post gives[…]

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Walls Weekly 3

The Million Step Man:  Another week has flown by and there are now only 7 weeks until the York Walls Festival 2019! In this episode of Walls Weekly I will introduce you to Brian Mullins our ‘Million Step Man’ who is full of enthusiasm and positivity and is raising money[…]

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