A Celebration of the Best of York’s Arts Scene Throughout October – Comedy Music & Spoken Word

York Alive takes place for the first time this October, in the city’s theatres,  music venues and pubs. Miles Salter and his team are working with venues throughout the city to bring an exciting and dynamic programme of events to York this October.

York Alive is the brainchild of Miles Salter, who ran the York Literature Festival successfully for2008 until 2016.  ‘I’m driven by a desire to see York have a great arts festival’  says the author, storyteller and band leader Miles. ‘We have so much to offer. Badging things together helps to raise awareness of the fantastic arts scene in York.’  

The acts will perform at various venues across York, including York Barbican, Grand Opera House York, the National Centre For Early music and Victoria Vaults.  Contributing acts in 2023 include: Howard Jones, Paul Carrack, Gabrielle, Ruby Wax and poet Helen Mort and acclaimed spoken word performer Luke Wright.  For blues lovers there’s York blues band DC Blues, American guitar wizard Toby Walker and Belfast emerging blues star Dom Martin.

 ‘I hope that this festival can become a regular yearly event, I must be crazy!’ says Miles