As part of the forthcoming York Festival of Ideas, the Conversion Narratives team will be offering a free walking tour of York, exploring its intriguing highways and byways as well as the drama of social and religious change. Following in the footsteps of religious converts from the past, we will take in the prisons, homes and sacred spaces which bear witness to the dramatic changes and trials of faith undertaken by the men and women of this ancient city. We will recount the stories of people who suffered martydom for their faith, black sheep who turned away from their families, and emperors intent on changing the course of history.
Please join us to learn more about York’s turbulent and bloody past and to discover the hidden histories of York’s bustling centre. Entrance is free — just meet us by the Fountain in Exhibition Square (outside the historic King’s Manor and the York Art Gallery) at 11.00 on Saturday 2nd July, and we’ll be happy to give extra hints and tips to help you make the most of this beautiful city. If you have any queries or questions about the walk, please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.