Events Diary

The World Heritage Site is a hive of activity, with many concerts, plays, talks and other events. What will you find of interest?

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World Heritage Site Lecture Series: Beyond World Heritage – the wider UNESCO Designations across the UK: UNESCO Creative Cities – York City of Media Arts

  • 22 Friday 22nd March 2019 at 6.00pm Location: Learning Centre, Palace Green Library and followed by a reception in the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre Tickets Free, but see below for booking details

Friday 22nd March, 2019. 6pm in the Learning Centre, Palace Green Library (Please note change of venue from previous lectures) Drinks reception in the WHS Visitor Centre afterwards.

Beyond World Heritage – the wider UNESCO Designations across the UK

UNESCO Creative Cities – York City of Media Arts

Professor Chris Bailey, Visiting Professor, York Business School will bring to life some of the exciting activities and opportunities explored in York City of Media Arts

Chris is an experienced academic manager having worked for four decades in the vibrant UK art college, polytechnic and university sector. He has consistently forged winning partnerships with creative organisations that have benefited local economies, students and staff. Over the same period he has held numerous Trustee and Company Directorships in creative enterprises and Arts Council regularly funded organisations.

He is well acquainted with cultural policy frameworks having held many voluntary positions in the regional arts structure including a period as Chair of West Midlands Arts. He has conducted research and consultancy in culture led regeneration and skills development for Carlow County Council, Ireland, the government of Cyprus, the South African Department of Arts Culture Science and Technology, Johannesburg Development Agency, Newcastle and Gateshead Councils, the UK museums body Re:source, and the Dartington Hall Trust.

UNESCO Creative Cities aim to:

  • Create a positive, shared identity for the city
  • Promote creative integrations and participation of minority or vulnerable groups
  • Develop local partnerships, projects and opportunities
  • Develop international partnerships, projects and opportunities

York, UNESCO City of Media Arts: The ancient city of York was designated a UNESCO City of media Arts, the first in the UK, in 2014. The designation reflected the strength of the creative and cultural sector in the city, its reputation for excellence in higher education and high levels of investment in media and creative industries. The programme aims to ensure that the media arts provide inspiration for the next generation of cultural leaders, that York attains an international profile for media arts through Mediale, a biennial festival which commenced in 2018 and that the cultural sector itself thrives and supports the developing economy of York into the future


Events Diary

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    Landscapes Exhibition

    Today at 9.30am
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    Feasting and Fasting: The Great Kitchen at Durham Cathedral

    Today at 10.00am
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    Homelands: Documenting Centuries of Cham Migration

    Today at 12.00pm
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    The Art Studio presents: Behind the Mask

    Today at 12.00pm
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    Things from Home

    Today at 12.00pm

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