York Minster Stone Carving Festival 2018 – registration now open

Festival dates: 17 – 19 August 2018

Venue: Dean’s Park, York Minster

Masons, carvers, sculptors and stonework apprentices from across the UK and Europe are invited to take part in a weekend festival celebrating the craft of stone carving.

The theme for the festival will be ‘All creatures great and small’ and two types of limestone will be available - Ancaster Hard White and Magnesian Limestone, both measuring 200 x 200 x 300mm.

The stones will be auctioned on the Sunday afternoon and a prize will be presented to the best stone, judged by all of the participants.

Toilets, showers and basic accommodation including bed space* will be provided in the Minster School Hall and included in the registration fee.   If you wish to arrange your own accommodation a list of accommodation in York can be found on the Visit York website here

Registration fee: £50 per person (£25 for apprentices), all skill levels.  The price includes a festival t-shirt, BBQ on Friday 17th August and food during the weekend as outlined in the itinerary.

*Please note you must provide your own sleeping bags/covers

Festival itinerary:

Friday 17 August
Arrive afternoon/evening – registration before 6pm.  BBQ starts.

Saturday 18 August
7am: Breakfast
8am – 6pm: Stone Carving Festival
7pm: Evening Meal

Sunday 19 August
7am: Breakfast
8am-3pm: Stone Carving Festival continues
3:30pm: Festival Stone Auction to public
5pm: Festival Closes

Food and refreshments will be served throughout the two days

Registration form

Please fill out the below form

By selecting 'Bank Transfer' as a payment method; please forward £50 using our details: HSBC Bank, Sort code: 40-47-31, Account number: 00292052. Please mark the reference as ‘SF <your surname used on application form>’.
Cheques made payable to Chapter of York

If you prefer to send cheque and/or wish to manually print and fill out a form to send in - use the document and information here.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2018.
Places are limited to 80 bankers so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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