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Updated:  18 January 22:18

 Events in February 2017 – Visitors are most welcome !  

Wednesday 22 February 7.30pm in the Music Room at Hartrigg Oaks, Lucombe Way, York YO32 4DS.  There is ample parking on site.  (Please note updated venue) :  Harri the Falconer – an odd tale from seventeenth century Iceland.  To be related by YASS member, Ruth Ellison.

Jorvik Viking Festival:  Monday 20 to Friday 25 February.  Recognised at the largest Viking Festival in Europe, this annual festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s Viking heritage.   Taking place over the half-term week the festival has a programme of family-friendly events, lectures, guided walks and battle re-enactments so there is something for everybody !   Over 40,000 visitors attend each year coming from across the globe.  Click here to view the festival website

News roundup: the  fourth Sankta Lucia at York Minster – a congregation of over 1,000 !
On Friday 9 December York Minster hosted the fourth Sankta Lucia procession. This service is a joint collaboration between YASS and the minster.  We were delighted to see an attendance of over 1,000,  which is the highest so far!   The service was attended by The Lord-Lieutenants of North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire and the Civic Party of the City of York. 
We are very grateful to everyone who made this service possible,  including Matilda Jarl (the Lucia), Järfälla Kammarkör and their conductor Alexander Klimentov Löfstrand,  the Vaxholm Boys’ Quintet (who were the ‘starboys’),  the  staff of York Minster, many members of YASS and our sponsors the Embassy of Sweden,  Lord Mayors Charities 2015-16,  IKEA,  Senior Architectural Systems and Carlbom Shipping Ltd.
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Photographs by Barry Male ( are shown here with his permission and the permission of the Chapter of York.