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Travel facts

Currency: GBP.

Visas:
Generally tourists from Europe, USA and the Commonwealth do not require Visas for UK holidays. Check out: www.ukvisas.gov.uk
Getting there:
Flights into Leeds Bradford are serviced by a direct hourly coach service into York Centre. Check Out: York Aircoach
Getting around:
Most of Yorks major sights can be reached on foot. But if you want to visit further afield the First York buses are the cheapest option. Day passes enable you to hop on and off, and are available from the driver.
Tipping:
10-15% is normal in cabs and restaurants (where a service charge is usually included in your bill).

Theatre

Sinbad the Sailor - 13 December to 2 February
York Theatre Royal - St. Leonard`s Place, York, YO1 7HD
Tel. 01904 623568

The most powerful book of spells ever written falls to earth from outer space. Warlock, an evil, alien sorcerer is dispatched to find the book and use its contents to destroy Planet Earth. Sinbad ( a poor old washerwoman`s adopted son), armed only with an amulet and a Blue Peter badge for swimming the river Nile with one arm tied behind his back, sets off on his greatest comic adventure to save our world from the evil clutches of Warlock.
1984 - 28 Feb - 01 Mar
York Theatre Royal - St. Leonard`s Place, York, YO1 7HD
Tel. 01904 623568

A dystopian future where society is under the control of Big Brother. Every aspect of life is closely monitored, while any hint of free-thought is ruthlessly suppressed by the Thought Police. A secret rebel, Winston yearns for liberty and finds new hope when he falls in love with Julia. Instead he discovers a nightmare world of terror where the price of freedom is betrayal.

Exhibitions

York Festival of Food and Drink -19th to 28th September 2008
Food Festival
Tel. 01904 466687

Yorkshire`s historic market place, York`s Food and Drink Festival is set in and around the City`s many unique historic venues. The Festival`s main focus is local and regional food and drink. The City is also an excellent touring base for gastronomic tours of the region. This year the Festival wants to emphasise its educational programme, which runs in the Guildhall and the new Festival areas of the Coppergate centre and at Autumn Feast. There is an extensive 10-day programme featuring - tutored tastings - delivered by `Slow Food North Yorkshire` (of both food and drink of all kinds) - an extensive range of Yorkshire and visiting markets - themed lunches and dinners - a diverse drinks programme (everything from champagne, wine and port through to whisky and real ale) - meal deals in many restaurants in the city - hands on cookery workshops - cookery competitions - children`s cookery - community progamme.