York Minster Choir

Eight adult singers from the York Minster Choir, under the direction of Robert Sharpe, Director of Music at York Minster rehearse and then perform a newly commissioned anthem written to celebrate the return of choral singing in York Minster for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown. The members of the choir have been unableContinue reading “York Minster Choir”

Beckett’s First Love

The Park Bench Theatre perform Samuel Beckett’s First Love during an open air play in a socially distanced covid secure space in Rowntree Park on August 12, 2020 in York, England. As coronavirus lockdown restrictions are eased in many areas, the theatre and the arts sectors begin to re-start their businesses. First Love is aContinue reading “Beckett’s First Love”

Jorvik Viking Festival

Hundreds of Viking re-enactors from all over the country take part in a march through the centre of York before fighting a battle during the finale of a living history display in the city. The battle saw hundreds of Viking warriors take to the field recreating the Battle of Stainmore which saw the betrayal andContinue reading “Jorvik Viking Festival”

Clifford’s Tower

English Heritage re-enactors prepare to leave Clifford’s Tower in York on foot and horseback as they follow the 300-mile route of King Harold to the site of the Battle of Hastings. The journey marks the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066 where the forces of King Harold and Duke William of NormandyContinue reading “Clifford’s Tower”