Since opening its doors in early 2018, York Mansion House has hosted a range of events from parlour games to product launches, black tie dinners to immersive theatrical feasts. In 2019 our schedule is packed with even more delights; our Chinese New Year celebrations, intimate live concerts, fashion shows and screenings.
ADVENTURERS TO EAST AND WEST
Saturday 15th June 2019 6:30pm
Speakers from our twin city Nanjing and from the Yorkshire Coast debate the great sea-faring figures of Zheng He and Captain Cook. Learn about the phenomenal great ships and the exploration from East to West and vice-versa. A twinning ceremony of the two esteemed historical figures will follow the debate.
Price £6 includes a glass of Prosecco.
Tickets available from eastwestadventurers.eventbrite.com
with the University of York Drama Society
Friday 21st 7:30pm
The setting is the sumptuous stateroom of the York Mansion House. There awaits Captain Jack with his romantic plot to capture the hand of Miss Lydia Languish. Will he succeed or will Lydia's aunt, the loquacious Mrs Malaprop, ruin his endeavours?
The University of York's Drama Society delivers a reinvigorated and innovative performance of The Rivals, R B Sheridan’s magnificent play of 1775, that captures the entertainment and society of the elegant pleasure seekers of the eighteenth century. The Georgian playhouse was a place of lively chatter and excitement and to set the scene on this theatrical experience Dr. Chloe Wigston Smith (University of York) will give a short introduction.
Tickets available from yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/show/the-rivals/
CANNONBALLS, BATTLES, RIOTS - AND A BEAR: THE STORY OF YORK'S MUSEUM GARDENS
with Peter Hogarth
Thursday 27th June, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
What other city has, at its heart, anything to compare with York’s Museum Gardens?
The Gardens, and the Yorkshire Museum, were created nearly two centuries ago by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, with the history of the land is pieced together by the surviving remains. St Mary’s Abbey and the Multangular Tower, as well as Romans, Northumbrian Earls, Benedictine monks, Henry VIII, and the Civil War, all left their mark on the land that became the Gardens.
Join Peter Hogarth for this fascinating talk, as he explores the history of the Museum Gardens through the eyes of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society, and those who have cared for the garden; drawing on their archives to show how the gardens were planned, and reveal hidden stories and personal memories.
A glass of prosecco is included with your ticket, £6 and available from mhmuseumgardens.eventbrite.com
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