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 you’re a fan of song, dance and lots of energetic fun, then on Sunday 11th August there will be plenty of performances for you to see. First of all, between Fishergate Postern Tower and Walmgate Bar, Ebor Morris, York’s only men’s Morris dancing group, will be performing between 12-2pm. Plan your walk around the walls so you land here between these hours to see the fun! As well as this, performances will continue at the Red Tower where SharpStick Productions have organised for Lizzey and Claire to present live music and performance art. This event will take place between 17:30-18:15, it is free, but tickets must be reserved here on Eventbrite.

In last weeks Walls Weekly post, we updated you on the exciting addition of The River Foss Society to the festival who will be along Foss Islands Rd between 10.30am and 4pm on both days. This will be family friendly with children’s activities whereby you can use magnifiers to look at different types of Foss invertebrates, and even the opportunity to win prizes in other games!

This week, designer Dick Raines has been hard at work building our archaeological display case ready for the festival. I can now happily say that after some careful manoeuvring up two floors of Fishergate Postern Tower’s spiral staircase, it is in place and reading for the finds from the excavation. The display will be showcased for the first time on festival weekend and is free to see, so make sure you come along. For now, here is a sneak peak of Bill, Dick and Rebecca from YAT working on the case.

It has been a busy week for Martin, Rebecca and me (Holly) this week as we have been out walking the walls to film festival updates. With the help of SharpStick productions, this will be made into footage for everyone to see to make sure you know what is happening at each venue, so you don’t miss out! Keep your eyes pealed to see what we have been up to.

Rebecca (Festival Intern)
Holly (Festival Intern)

Finally, as you might have already seen, Rebecca and Martin have been blitzing our social media this week with your first look into the map, programme, activity booklet, explorer trail, app and poster. Keep an eye on our social media for regular updates, and don’t forget to tag us in your posts using the hashtag #yorkwallsfestival. We look forward to seeing you in three weeks!

Festival Programme
Map designed by Emily Hayes

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