Would you like to volunteer and light up the city?
Illuminating York attracts over 50,000 people to the city, experiencing York in a new light. Celebrating the city’s unique heritage by merging the historical with today’s cutting-edge technology, IY transforms spectacular sites and the city’s hidden gems.
Illuminating York 2013 is set the be the biggest spectacle yet with the festival taking over the city with 11 brand new illuminating artworks, and you can be part of Europe’s leading outdoor arts spectacle. Taking place from the 30 October to the 2 November, IY2013 are looking for volunteers who want to be part of the experience, acting as Festival Ambassadors. A friendly face within the crowds of spectators, Festival Ambassadors help to create a magical experience for all those that have come to take in the sights, ensuring it’s accessible for all and distributing and collecting feedback forms to ensure that Illuminating York continues to thrive. Volunteers are at the heart of Illuminating York, making it possible for the festival to take place, now a much anticipated event of the year.
Volunteers have to be over 18 and available for a briefing session on Saturday 26 October that will run from 10am until midday. Required to do one shift, though volunteers are welcome to do more if they wish, the Illuminating York volunteering team are looking for those who could volunteer for the 5pm-10.30pm shift on any day of the festival. Though they’re particularly looking for those able to volunteer on Wednesday and Thursday.
So if you’re passionate to see our city lit up for the world to see you can find out more information on how to volunteer, and request an application form by clicking on the ‘Volunteer Today’ button at the right-hand side of the article.
Illuminating York is supported by City of York Council, Arts Council England, Visit York, York St John University, English Heritage, York Museums Trust, York Archaeological Trust and the people of York.
The 2013 Festival runs from 30 October – 2 November from 6pm – 10pm each evening. Tickets for the two main projections (Triquetra at Clifford’s Tower and the Story Teller at the Yorkshire Museum) cost just £6 per adult and £5 for under 16s for both (£4 individually). The events will be free to for Under 5s (under 12s must be accompanied by an adult). Tickets will be available from 1 October from York Theatre Royal in person or on 01904 623568 or www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk. For more information, visit www.illuminatingyork.org