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An international Stone Carving Festival, celebrating the ancient craft and showcasing the skills of stonemasons and carvers from across the UK and Europe, will take place in Dean’s Park this summer.
The festival will see the park transformed into a tented village with the Mason’s Marquee forming the centre-piece and hub for expert craftspeople to carve designs based on the theme ‘All creatures great and small’.
Festival-goers will be able to see world-class stonemasons and carvers at work, try their hand at stone carving and enjoy food and drink supplied by some of York’s finest producers. Music will be provided by York’s community of buskers and a range of craft based activities will also be available for children and families.
Day two of the festival runs from 8am to 5pm on Sunday 19 August and includes an auction of the stones carved during the weekend.
The York Minster Stone Carving Festival also includes a Stoneyard Open Day on Friday 17 August.
Want to take part in the festival? Registration is now open to all masons, carvers, sculptors and stonework apprentices here.
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