This will take place in the York Castle Museum between 1800 and 1930. Included in the cost of registration is entry to the museum and light refreshments. The museum documents the history of York from the late middle ages until the present day. The exhibits include the original prisoner cells of York prison and a reconstructed Victorian street, with shops, houses and a school. After the reception you are free to explore the centre of York, and have dinner in one of its many restaurants.
This will take place at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It is about 40 miles from York. Buses will leave the conference venue (Ron Cooke Hub) around 1715, and bring you back at about 2200 (arriving in York around 2300). You will reach the Sculpture Park at between 1800 and 1830, Between arrival and 1930, you will be free to explore either the park or its exhibition galleries. The galleries will contain an exhibition of works by the contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare. A one-hour walk in the park and along the banks of the large ornamental lake will take you past an open air collection of works by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth (both natives of Yorkshire), Anthony Caro, Antony Gormley and Elizabeth Frink. At 1930 there will be a drinks reception and at 2000 a barbecue buffet.