Guided walks and events, 2018

 Programme Changes: Will be posted on the cemetery notice board, in our Walks & Events leaflet (which is updated at regular intervals but does not necessarily cover all changes) and on this webpage.  Or contact us for more details.

Ticketed events: All tickets (unless otherwise stated) are available from the cemetery office and sell out fast due to limited numbers.  See individual events for prices and details. Bat Night and Butterfly Walk cost £3 per person which includes a drink and biscuits.

Non-Ticketed events: Just turn up – no need to book.

If no price is stated, the Friends of York Cemetery suggest a donation of £3 per non-member or, for members and children, £1.  Includes drinks and biscuits.

Walks meet at the Gatehouse, last 1 1/2 – 2 hours and finish with your drink & biscuits in the chapel.

Please note: Only assistance dogs are permitted in the cemetery

World War 1 Remembrance Event: lead by The Royal British Legion

Saturday 3 November, 11am – 2.30pm

A programme of remembrance events:

From 11am – The Prichett Chapel will be open to view an exhibition about WW1 and a brief history of York Cemetery

1pm – Tribute and wreath laying at The Cross of Sacrifice

Followed by refreshments in the chapel

2pm – A guided walk by Dennis Shaw, to include the newly revamped Soldiers’ Lawn

 

Big City Read Walk: Cemetery History and Gothic Monuments

Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 October, 1.45 – 4pm

As part of the city-wide Big City Road programme of events, join Dennis Shaw on a 90minute walk and tour of the cemetery with tea and biscuits afterwards. A suggested donation of £3 per adult of £1 per child is appreciated.

www.exploreyork.org/bigcityread

Exhibition: York Textile Artists

Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 November 10am – 4pm

Christmas Workshop

Monday 10 December 10am – 12pm

Join Hazel Hall in the chapel to create your own table centrepiece, all materials provided. Refreshments included.

£15 per person. Must be pre-booked at the cemetery office.

Annual Carol Concert

Friday 14 December, 7.30 pm (gates open 7 pm)

In the beautiful grade 2* listed cemetery chapel: Drama, traditional carols and readings, a musical performance by Quodlibet, home-made mince pies and fruit punch. A wonderful evening to get you into the Christmas spirit! FREE