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York celebrates its Viking heritage with light festival
2:37pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
YORK’S ever popular light festival will this year celebrate its Viking history as the city celebrates 1,000 years since the first Danish King of England landed.
A trail of light installations will be put in place across the city, at some of its most historic venues, for October’s Illuminating York event.
Artists this year were asked to create an artwork based around York's Viking heritage.
There will be an art installation by Ross Ashton and Karen Monid at Clifford's Tower which will tell the tale of the three Viking Kings of Denmark, who had a great influence on York and England.
In particular the first Danish King of England, Sweyn Forkbeard, who was briefly buried at York, and his son Cnut the Great.
There will also be a film and animation projection, entitled The Storyteller, projected onto the Yorkshire Museum, in the city’s Museum Gardens as well as fire installations and other illuminated artworks across the city centre.
The festival runs from October 30 until November 2 from 6pm to 10pm each evening.
Tickets to the event at Cliffords Tower and the Yorkshire Museum are available from York Theatre Royal Box Office from October 1 and will be £6 for both events.
Other art events throughout the city will be free.
The theatre can be contacted on 01904-623568. For more information, visit; www.illuminatingyork.org.
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