York’s Festival of Ideas will be running from 14-30 June and showcasing over 50 events it promises something for all ages.
Reveling in the city as a centre for innovation, the festival will provide its goers with stimulating and interactive events. Based around the signature theme of ‘metamorphosis’ the festival this year will deal with such themes as the turbulence of the financial markets, the perils of aging and will be introducing many new writers that are tipped to be destined for great things.
Throughout the festival there will be chance to hear from various guest speakers ranging from Andy Horowitz, who is responsible for the children’s spy books, featuring Alex Rider, to John Lanchester, whose fictionalised account of the financial market crash is stirring up a storm in the publishing world. And it won’t only be writers displaying their work there will also be chance to see sculptures and drawings from Jane McAdam Freud.
The festival has been created by a Partnership of many organisations around York. Joan Concannon, Director of External Relations at the University of York and one of the festival’s organisers said: “York is an incredibly vibrant and diverse city, rich in heritage and discovery where ideas spring to life and flourish. The aim of the festival is to put York on the ‘ideas map’ and to showcase the city as a centre of innovation, thought and great ideas.”
York as a City has much to offer, from its heritage and history to its innovative and radical ideas. For more information on the event visit the website at yorkfestivalofideas.com or contact York University’s events office.