York Festival of Ideas 2017 will take place from 6th – 18th June. One of the festival themes this year is ‘The Story of Our Planet’. A number of free events are on offer:
Flying High: A Birding Triple Bill – Saturday 10th June, 10:00 am – 12:15 pm
Free admission to this family friendly event, including a poetry show and guided bird walk. For more details and to book tickets, visit the Festival of Ideas website.
One Planet York: A Liveable City – Tuesday 13th June, Talk 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm, and Expo, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Typically in the UK we use the resources of three planets when we only have one. One Planet York is a growing network of organisations working to build a thriving local economy, strong communities and a sustainable way of life; a city where residents are healthy, happy and prosperous.
In celebration of the 60th anniversary year of York’s twinning with Münster in Germany, Mayor Markus Lewe tells his city’s story as one of the world’s most liveable cities. The talk takes place from 12 noon to 2 pm. For further information and tickets, visit the Festival of Ideas website.
Following the talk, One Planet York will hold an Expo, with examples of practical action and leadership from local organisations and businesses. No pre-booking required – for further details, visit the Festival of Ideas website.
WasteBuster’s Fest – Saturday 17 June, 12:00 pm – 4 pm
St Nicks Environment Centre are holding a WasteBusters’ Fest on Saturday 17 June. Find out what happens to your rubbish and more about the benefits of recycling. You can also bring your bike along to the event for a check over by Dr Bike from Eyup Cycling, enjoy a Yourcafe lunch, take part in a swap shop, browse the reclaimed book shop, and be part of St Nick’s first Fix It Cafe.
No pre-booking required. For details, visit the Festival of Ideas and St Nicks webpages.
Beginnings of Life: Campus wildlife tour – Saturday 17 June, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Learn more about the wildlife on Campus East on this guided walk. Booking is required through the Festival of Ideas website.
Where the Wild Things Were: How Cheap Meat Drives Extinction – Sunday 18th June 2017, 2:50 pm – 3:40 pm
Author Philip Lymberry, Chief Executive of international farm welfare organisation, Compassion in World Farming (CIWF), and visiting Professor at the University of Winchester, will talk about the impact of consumer demand for cheap meat and the devastating effect this has on animals facing extinction.
Find out more and book a place at the Festival of Ideas website.