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October 2020

  • Exploring a new collaborative, inter-perspective narrative for our city.

    26th October - 1st November 2020

    York is a part of a landscape of creativity that works to support, facilitate and encourage GOOD CHANGE across sectors, public, private and third sector to influence a positive shift towards Zero Carbon City status, with social justice at its core.

    Through a variety of interdisciplinary design led events, you are invited to ask questions about ourselves, and of the way we live, to collectively investigate WHY things are the way they are, and question if that is the most positive way of doing it.

    Their aim is to create a city of activists, who crack on with what they care about and are good at, for the right reasons. Together, we can move towards a shared vision of a happier, more sustainable, fairer and more creative future for our city.

    So if we know where we want to go, how do we want to get there? Join us for some EVENTS - do what tickles your fancy, discover something you weren’t expecting.

    York Design Week is run by a team of volunteers working across different design disciplines inside and outside York.


    This event is not organised by the Joseph Rowntree Theatre. For any enquiries, please contact the organiser via their website.

    • Mon 26 Oct
  • Art, meet the future.

    York Mediale 2020 is here. We are excited to present six major new commissions, including five world premieres and one UK premiere.

    Starting on October 21st and continuing into the new year, YM2020 is a cacophony of experiential digital art conceived for and influenced by 2020.


    • Wed 21 Oct
  • Emilia Clarke, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Jennifer Saunders and more to star in Real Inspector Hound reading

    A virtual reading of Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound will take place via Zoom at 7pm on 25 October.

    Jonathan Church will direct Sanjeev Bhaskar (Magnus), Samantha Bond (Cynthia), Simon Callow (Moon), Emilia Clarke (Felicity), Freddie Fox (Simon), Derek Jacobi (Birdboot), Jennifer Saunders (Mrs Drudge) and Gary Wilmot (Hound) in the production, which is narrated by Robert Lindsay.

    Stoppard's farce, which first premiered in 1968 with a cast including the likes of Richard Briers and Ronnie Barker, parodies the Agatha Christie thrillers.

    The show won't be recorded or repeated, with all proceeds from tickets (costing £35) going to the Royal Theatrical Fund. A previous reading of Private Lives raised more than £44,000 earlier this year.

    • Sun 25 Oct 7:00 PM
  • The BFI London Film Festival 2020 goes online!

    7th - 18th October

    The 64th BFI London Film Festival is here. Running until 18th October, experience the best new films online and in cinemas, free talks and events and a virtual XR exhibition wherever you are in the UK. 


    • Wed 7 Oct